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Read more about: North South Soirée raises over $4,000

North South Soirée raises over $4,000

May 9th, 2024

The North South Soirée on April 25 brought together over 100 attendees, including students and their families, profile alumni, and retired and current teachers for an evening of music, food, and solidarity.  The event celebrated the last graduating cohort of students in the North South Studies profile, and the launch of the profile’s new name:…

Read more about: Electrical Engineering Technology Project Fair May 21

Electrical Engineering Technology Project Fair May 21

May 9th, 2024

The Electrical Engineering Technology Technology Department will be having its annual project fair which showcases electronic projects designed and built by our graduating students. When: Tuesday, May 21, drop-in anytime between11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Where:  Conrod’s (room 2F.4 located in the Upper Atrium) The Simon Game Redux This is an update of an electronic game…

Read more about: Eco-landscaping students make two new gardens

Eco-landscaping students make two new gardens

May 9th, 2024

Students in Paul Wasacz’s Physical Education course, Eco-landscaping, built two new gardens on the west side of the campus over the weekend of May 4-5. Chris Adam and Jenn de Vera from the Office of Sustainability were also both present to guide the students. “We were able to use fillers such as large branches and…

Read more about: Climate negotiation simulation at Dawson

Climate negotiation simulation at Dawson

May 9th, 2024

Today’s students are tomorrow’s decision makers. The prospects for successfully addressing the climate challenges ahead depend on their knowledge, skills and commitment. Ian MacKenzie’s Ecological Literacy classroom hosted a two-day UN climate negotiation simulation on April 22 and 24, with the aim of introducing students to the many technical variables and competing interests in play…

New School community from today and yesterday celebrated 50th anniversary

May 9th, 2024

About 150 current and former students, facilitators, faculty and friends of New School attended a 50th anniversary celebration at Dawson on April 13. For many, New School was a defining moment in their lives.

It was “really great to see so many people from such a span of years come out with fond memories of New School,” said Andrew Katz, an English teacher who has been teaching in the New School for the last six years.

Andrew, who served as MC, asked the guests what had brought them back to New School. Various guests in the audience offered answers: “community, acceptance, sharing, memories, inspiration, love, safe places, challenges, accountability, growth, laughter, humour, Greta, identity, empowerment, party, making a difference, humanism, activism, care.”

To read the homepage report on the celebration, including thoughts from Diane Gauvin and Greta Hofmann Nemiroff, visit the link.

Grads & retirees join students & faculty for New School’s 50th

April 25th, 2024

More than 125 alumni, faculty, both active and retired, as well as current students came together on April 13 to celebrate 50 years of New School at Dawson.

One of the founders, Greta Hofmann Nemiroff, gave the keynote address and many people shared "Because of New School" impacts on their life, such as:

"I learned that I had a voice and it mattered what I said."

"I made friendships that have lasted for decades."

"I learned how to have productive conversations on difficult subjects while staying respectful..."

"I am still alive!!!!"

There will be more coverage of New School's 50th in the next D News.

Read more about: CRLT hosted provincial recreation professionals event

CRLT hosted provincial recreation professionals event

April 25th, 2024

The Community, Recreation, and Leadership Training Alumni Committee hosted the 11th edition of the National Day of Leisure Professionals of Quebec on April 20. This day is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the dedicated work of leisure technicians. This was this first-ever bilingual event and the first time Dawson / CRLT has been asked to host…

Another successful playtest event by IVGD

April 24th, 2024

The Independent Video Game Design program held another public indie game playtesting event on Friday, April 12 in room 3C.1.

The event gathered teams of students, graduates and local independent game developers to showcase their games to the public. Some of the teams present included Superset Games (Carl Boisvert, Émeric Coude, Juan Osorio, Charles-Antoine Solis), a team composed of former graduates of the IVGD program who were showing Project Containment, their new multiplayer-focused survival game, as well as Obesquito (Shane Barnard, Sooah Kim, Vlad Sebastian Raducan), a team of current students who were showing Mark of the Knights, a classic action adventure game.

The IVGD hosts free public playtest events every two months for all students, graduates and local developers.

Beaucoup de plaisir à la Francofête

April 10th, 2024

Students and employees enjoyed three great days of programming at Dawson's Francofête just before the Easter long weekend.

Organizer and French faculty member Laetitia Desanti was very pleased with the participation and reported that the workshop and conference on maple syrup was a highlight :

"Les étudiants ont pu y apprendre des aspects très instructifs, techniques et amusants au sujet de ce sirop dont nous pensons tout connaître. Ils ont aussi eu l'occasion de déguster et de gagner des produits de l'érable. Cette activité a remporté un grand succès."

Founder of New School reflects on 50th

April 10th, 2024

Dawson invited Greta Hofmann Nemiroff, a living legend in innovative education and women’s studies in Canada as well as a beloved retiree of Dawson, to write a personal reflection on the occasion of New School’s 50th anniversary. Greta was a founding member of Dawson’s New School in 1973 and served as its director from 1975-2015. She is also the author of a book about the New School: Reconstructing Education: Toward a Pedagogy of Critical Humanism. Toronto: OISE Press, 1992.

Visit the link for Greta's personal reflection.

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