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D Announcements

D Announcements is your virtual bulletin board for Dawson community information, events, and news briefs, released on Thursdays every other week between issues of D News.

Want to let us know about an upcoming event/fundraiser/workshop in your program/profile/department? Click on the link at the bottom of this page and fill out the form, and we will include it in the next edition.

Black History Month Events at Dawson:

    • Underground Comedy Railroad: Thursday, Feb. 15 @ 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Conrod’s (2F)
    • Djamboola Dance Activity hosted by Rich’Art will be taking place in Conrod’s on Wednesday, Feb. 21 during the DSU Multicultural Week.

Boxes Available at Bookstore

There is a stack of empty photocopy paper boxes piled up outside the Bookstore’s back entrance.

The boxes have covers, are used, have writing on them, and some are not perfect.

First-come, first-served.

Dawson Dining is expanding!

Lunches on Tuesdays & Wednesdays starting February 13th, 2024. Containers should be dropped off before 11:30 a.m. and then picked up after 1 p.m. Containers must be clean. This is a zero waste event. Vegan food is served. It is sponsored by the DSU & Office of Sustainability. Volunteers welcome!

Early Bird Breakfast: Sponsored by the Dawson College Peace Centre. Starting February 15th, every Thursday all semester. Pick-up starts at 10 a.m. Vegetarian. Zero Waste. Reusable Cano containers will be provided for your convenience. Volunteers welcome!

Community Rock Climbing

Do some rock climbing right on campus. On Mondays from 6-9 p.m. and Thursdays from 12-2 p.m. in 1H.0. Cost is $5. Open to the entire community.

Dawson Nursing program 3rd year Exposition – March 1st in Lower Atrium

It is with great excitement that we’re announcing that the 3rd year Dawson Nurses students will host their first Nurses’ Fair on March 1. Join them in the Lower Atrium from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to see the innovative and creative nursing services the students have designed for the Dawson College community. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to support our future healthcare professionals and see firsthand their dedication to improving healthcare services!

Forces Avenir

You can apply for this award as a faculty member, or inform students that they can apply. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2024

Have you organized a cool project or initiative at Dawson?

Forces Avenir recognizes excellent student projects in CEGEPs across Quebec in the following categories:

    • Mutual Aid, Peace, and Justice
    • Environment
    • Social Economy, Entrepreneurship, and Business
    • Arts, Literature, and Culture
    • Science and Technology
    • Society, Communications, and Education
    • Health and Healthy Living

Committed Staff Category

– Be a staff member of a CEGEP/College participating in the Forces AVENIR program at the CEGEP level;

– For a provincial application: Must never have won an AVENIR in the same category for the Forces AVENIR program at the college level.

More information: https://www.forcesavenir.qc.ca/apropos.html

If interested in applying to Forces Avenir for funding and recognition, please contact Trudy Ste. Croix at tstecroix@dawsoncollege.qc.ca for information.

Craig Commanda: Wìdjideyamawowin/Interconnection exhibition

Wìdjideyamawowin brings together Craig Commanda’s work in film, video, beadwork, and other media. Also known as a poet and musician, this artist from Kitigan Zibi territory (near Maniwaki, Quebec) presents work which is a meditation on being, identity and culture.

The artwork will be on display at the Warren G. Flowers Gallery from February 1 through March 16.

Dawson presents the Canadian premiere of LEOPOLSTADT

Performances: at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15-16-17.
To make reservations for a large group, please email lesau@dawsoncollege.qc.ca.

Online box office: https://thepointofsale.com/tickets/leopoldstadt

The Dawson Theatre is located at 2000 Atwater Avenue. The only access to the theatre is through the separate outdoor entrance on Atwater Avenue.

Push-up challenge for staff and students

From now through Feb. 23, all staff and students are invited to participate in the Push-up Challenge.

How it works:

  • Sign up as an individual or a team: https://www.thepushupchallenge.ca/
  • Download the app and track your progress there
  • Do 2,000 reps of any exercise (push-ups, jumping jacks, skipping rope, lunges, squats, sit-ups, etc)

Both staff and students have the opportunity to win prizes, sponsored by Human Resources and Student Services.

  • $500 in prizes for staff (four individual prizes of $50 and three team prizes of $100)
  • Great way to take a micro-break from work
  • Improve your health
  • Feel good!

Visit the Push-up Challenge station: Upper Atrium from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. every day until Feb. 23.

Adaptech Research Network would like to hear from the faculty at Dawson

What “general use” technologies do faculty utilize in their teaching? How can these benefit students with disabilities? We at the Adaptech Research Network want to know from Dawson faculty about what general use technologies they utilize in their teaching and any concerns they may have about these. You will hear more about this project soon as we reach out to ask you for your input.

For more information about this project, or to share your experiences related to this subject, please get in touch with Catherine Fichten, co-coordinator of Adaptech, at cfichten@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Events Calendar – Stay up to date about events at Dawson

We have a lot of upcoming events happening at Dawson, stay up to date by periodically checking the Events calendar.

Submit your Upcoming Events or Screen Visuals using the Events Calendar

People interested in publicizing their events on the Dawson website or putting an image up on the Dawson TV screens are invited to complete the online submission form available on the Events website.

Doing this helps us publicize your event and keeps the entire community aware of what is happening at Dawson.

Next D Announcements and D News

D News will be on February 22.

Next D Announcements will be on February 29.

NoteWant to submit your D Announcement? Fill in the submission form.

Last Modified: February 14, 2024