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Due to the strike, the College is expected to be closed from December 8 to 14 (including the weekend). Should the strike be cancelled, the college will reopen and students and employees will be informed promptly.



1,000 Species, a year in review

November 29th, 2023

Birds, beetles and fungi, oh my! Our 1,000 Species in 1,000 Days project has been running for a full year now.

Over that last year, students, faculty and staff have all contributed their talents and curiosity to get as many species identified on campus as possible. Our count after one year is 820 species, with 3,916 total observations and 279 people contributing to the project.

We have made amazing strides over the past year. However, as we approach 1,000 species, we will have to work harder than ever. If you would like to get involved, or get your classes involved in the spring, email

Happy identifying  everyone!

Photo: Red Milkweed Beetle on milkweed.

Submitted by Brian Mader, Faculty, Biology

Two new awards to be presented at Fall Awards Night

November 29th, 2023

Dawson College is holding our annual Fall Awards Night on Nov. 30.

“We will celebrate our students who are committed, perseverant, hard-working, caring and kind,” said Academic Dean Leanne Bennett. “The achievement of our students is our collective achievement- the ultimate result of the dedication of our teachers, support staff, professionals and managers and is, of course, shared with our students’ parents, activity leaders and coaches.”

Visit the link for the homepage news story about the two new awards that will be presented.

Dec. 7 deadline for donations for Cubans

November 29th, 2023

Twelve Social Change and Solidarity (North South Studies) students accompanied by three teachers will be traveling to Cuba over winter break (Dec. 26- Jan. 15), as a solidarity delegation in partnership with the Centro Martin Luther King (CMLK) in Havana. Students are currently fundraising and collecting donations to bring with them for CMLK and other community partners in the country. .

Donations can be dropped in the box outside 4A.0 at Dawson until the end of day, Thursday, Dec. 7. The needs list includes: toiletries, medical supplies, pain relievers and vitamins, school and art supplies, sports equipment, electronics (like new), toys, costumes, and sewing supplies. Financial contributions can be made here.

Questions can be sent to You can learn more about past field trips here.

Internship: The Bridge from Campus to Career

November 29th, 2023

You have probably never heard of Victoria Christensen. Why would you? She’s not a graduate of Dawson College but of the Washington State University College of Nursing. So why are we mentioning her name? Victoria was the subject of a documentary film that chronicles the experience of a nursing student who entered a baccalaureate program using a wheelchair.

It makes one wonder what her journey would look like if she were a student in the Dawson College Nursing Class of 2026. As researchers from the Adaptech Research Network, we became curious about the internship experiences of students with disabilities enrolled in Dawson College health-related, social service and community recreational leadership programs – how inclusive are they?

Fortunately, we were able to secure funds through Entente Canada-Québec (ECQ) that allowed us to conduct an extensive literature review and interview key stakeholders, including students and faculty internship supervisors from a variety of programs, along with AccessAbility staff.

Visit the link below to read the homepage news story by Alice Havel, Mary Jorgensen and Susie Wileman, Research Associates with the Adaptech Research Network

New science program for those interested in computer science and math

November 9th, 2023

Students applying for admission to CEGEP in the Fall of 2024 have a new option at Dawson in science.

The College plans to offer 70 seats in a new-to-Dawson pre-university program entitled Science, Computer Science and Mathematics (program code 200.C1).

Visit the link to learn more about the program and the differences between existing programs at Dawson.

Students share summer neuroscience research projects at Montreal labs

November 9th, 2023

Thirteen Dawson students spent their summer working on real research projects in various fields of neuroscience.

There were eight projects in partnership with Polytechnique/Ste-Justine, MNI, Douglas Institute, McGill departments of Physiology and of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. According to Neuroscience Research Group coordinator Hélène Nadeau: “some projects used images from dMRI, EEG, MRI, fMRI, MR spectroscopy, or PET modalities to probe questions related to the health of neonates, to audition in the normal population, or to pathologies such as schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, or Alzheimer’s disease.

“Other projects relied on experiments on mice or rats, to better understand physiological mechanisms related to pathologies. In the course of the academic year, several teams worked on a large array of projects combining behavioural and EEG data.”

Three of the students shared their projects in interviews with the Communications Office. Visit the Read More link to see their projects and interviews.

Read more about: An Open Call to the Dawson Community from the W/GS Certificate

An Open Call to the Dawson Community from the W/GS Certificate

November 8th, 2023

Call for Guest Teachers In Winter 2024, the Women’s/Gender Studies Certificate will once again be offering its foundational Learning Communities course GENDER MATTERS (see description and course competency below). Kim Simard from Cinema-Communications will be leading a group of faculty volunteers from across different disciplines. The goal is to offer a Learning Communities experience to…

Appreciating math from another perspective

November 6th, 2023

Students in Garry Ka Lok Chu’s course Language of Math and Computer Science: Introduction to Mathematics will be sharing their math inspired art at a special exhibit the morning of Nov. 28 from 10 AM to 12 PM. The student artwork will be exhibited in Conrod’s (2F.4).

Garry “would like the community to understand Math-related Art and appreciate Math from another perspective.”

All are welcome to drop by.

Toward 1,000 species on campus

October 25th, 2023

The Dawson Community continues to observe and log new observations into our iNaturalist community entitled Dawson College -Campus Biodiversity Network.

Everyone is welcome to join and all observations within the Dawson campus automatically count for our 1,000 Species in 1,000 Days.

The current total sits at 817 species on Dawson's downtown city block campus. In the last two weeks, we had:

  • 16 observations
  • 6 new species
  • 1 new observer

Photo: Doug Smyth (physical Education) captured this skunk visiting Dawson.

Sustainable Development Goals artwork by Illustration students showcased by Colleges and Institutes Canada

October 11th, 2023

“The 17 Sustainable Development Goals” illustrated by students in the Illustration program at Dawson won the 2023 student art competition of Colleges and Institutes Canada.

“36 illustration students collaborated on this fanzine project along with Sustainable Dawson,” said Stéphanie Aubin, co-chair of and instructor in the program. “They had to create an illustration that would be evocative and powerful visually. Their illustration could be based on a personal experience or a researched fact. Each student's approach to their subject was different, which makes the project even more unique.”

Three of the winning students shared their thoughts about the project. Visit the link below to read the three interviews and for a link to view the two fanzines of the SDG art.

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Last Modified: November 30, 2023


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