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Dawson’s white pine and its great meaning

April 20th, 2021

Most students and employees are probably not familiar with Dawson’s white pine tree or its significance. The white pine, described as the Great Tree of Peace, is a symbol of the unity of the five nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy — also known as the Iroquois Confederacy or the League of Five Nations — which…

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Students to take stock of trees in Montreal and Westmount this summer

April 20th, 2021

About 15 Dawson Science students will be participating in research projects from June to August. This is thanks to the work of Environmental Science Coordinator Tonia De Bellis and an ECQ grant she received. “There is a lot of data that shows that learning and retention are greater when students have a hands-on experience outside…

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Dawson student stars in Rustic Oracle

March 9th, 2021

Cinema | Communications student McKenzie Deer Robinson had been interested in acting since she was a kid. “I was always too shy,” she recalled in an interview with the Communications Office. When she was 16 years old, her mother noticed a call for auditions at the local bank in Kahnawake. “We both thought that maybe…

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Peer Mentor Program Continues to Support New Students

March 9th, 2021

In September of 2020, Dawson’s COVID-19 Steering Committee approved the creation of a student peer mentoring initiative. The plan was to assemble and train a team of second- and third-year students who would mentor new students adjusting to the remote learning environment. Once approved, the program was launched within the first three weeks of the…

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Turn on your camera for a better learning experience

February 9th, 2021

In a joint statement issued Jan. 13, the federations representing all CEGEP students, faculty and colleges urged students to turn on their cameras. Dawson shares the concern raised in this statement, namely that “offering pedagogical activities when cameras are deactivated is an issue that affects the learning experience for both students and teachers.” Dawson has…

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“Interrupted” Photography exhibit visible from outside on de Maisonneuve Blvd.

December 15th, 2020

Our lives are interrupted, but still moving forward. In a semester when our corridors are quiet, and the walls, usually full of colour, have been bare and blank, the Professional Photography program is proud to present “Interrupted,” an exhibition of our third-year students’ images. The photographs of our graduating-year students are hanging in the 2 G…

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Montreal UN Conference hosted by Dawson drew 500 participants

December 15th, 2020

Dawson College hosted the 7th Edition of the Montreal United Nations Conference on Nov. 20-22. This is an important Model United Nations event that welcomes delegates from both the Greater Montreal Area and abroad. Traditionally held on campus, this year required innovation and adaptation, like so many pedagogical activities, and the conference was moved online…

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Fall Awards celebrate our students’ perseverance in tough times

December 15th, 2020

More than anything, the purpose of the Fall Awards is to encourage Dawson College students to aim high, persevere and put their best efforts into their education. The Fall 2020 semester has been perhaps the most challenging semester for students in the history of the College. These awards are usually presented at a special evening…

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North-South alumni mobilize support for Nicaraguan community

December 1st, 2020

Six alumni of the North-South Studies Profile in Social Science moved into action in early November when they heard that Tuapi, Nicaragua was in the line of Hurricane Eta. The powerful Category 4 hurricane struck the community they had visited as their North-South Field Trip in 2016-2017 on Nov. 3. Sadly, Hurricane Iota struck the community…

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The Confinement Diaries of AEC in Commercial Photography grad

December 1st, 2020

Carlos Viani lost his job in the hospitality industry and returned to photography during the pandemic, which he calls a blessing in disguise. Carlos is a 2009 graduate of the AEC in Commercial Photography at Dawson College. “I have rarely seen such a dedicated and inspiring faculty,” Carlos said of his experience at Dawson College….

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