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Marianne Pelton is the new Chair of Senate

June 1st, 2021

After four years, Jonathon Sumner’s term as Chair of Senate is coming to an end. In his role as Program Coordinator for Science, Jonathon will remain a senator while continuing to teach Physics. Marianne Pelton (Faculty, Political Science) will begin her term in the fall semester. During Senate, her main responsibilities will be to facilitate…


Carmen Leung recognized with 2021 SALTISE Award

June 1st, 2021

Dawson Chemistry teacher Carmen Leung “dedicates herself to teaching in ways that keep her students engaged and she contributes to all aspects of College life,” reads the announcement from SALTISE.

This week, Carmen will be honoured with a 2021 SALTISE Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award at the SALTISE Conference happening June 2-4.

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Selma Hamdani receives a mention d’honneur from the AQPC

June 1st, 2021

Dawson’s Psychology Profile Coordinator Selma Hamdani is incredibly grateful to receive a mention d’honneur from the Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale (AQPC).

“Whatever I do, it is not by myself,” she said. “So many vibrant and great ideas are sparked everywhere at Dawson. I share this honour with the Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC), the Office of Academic Development, the Psychology Department, the Communities of Practice and so many other people who helped me be the teacher I am today. Dawson is fertile ground and a special community!”

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Chris Bourne

Law, Society and Justice Faculty Reflect on their Newly Developed Learning Community

June 1st, 2021

Reflection on the Process – Chris Bourne This has been a fascinating project to work on, and a great introduction to building a paired course, particularly in the context of Social Science profiles. Catherine and I both teach courses in the Law, Society, and Justice Profile, and noticed that we often had common students who…

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Rethinking Dawson’s general classrooms: Classroom 2.0

May 18th, 2021

In 2018, the Academic Dean launched an initiative to rethink learning spaces and improve the learning environment in the college’s general-purpose classrooms. Teachers and students were surveyed about how these classrooms should be equipped and configured to facilitate student engagement. The findings were analyzed by Melanie Doyle (Psychology) and Leigh Shapiro (Interior Design), who presented…

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Highlights of HyFlex High-Tech experience

May 18th, 2021

A small group of Dawson faculty members opted to meet some of their students on campus for optional in-person classes when this was permitted from March 22-April 12. It was a lot of work to outfit classrooms with cameras and up-to-date technology in preparation for the in-person activities. Due to public health restrictions, a limited…


Two students share 2021 Liberal Arts Brick Books Poetry Prize

May 18th, 2021

Dawson College English Professor and poet Susan Elmslie is pleased to announce that Arwen Lawless Low & Lucie Markus have won this year’s Liberal Arts Brick Books Poetry Prize. The prize is awarded to a student in the second-term Liberal Arts poetry class who shows promise in poetry writing, as reflected in work completed in…

Homepage News Item – Vernissage Season

It’s Vernissage Season next week!

May 18th, 2021

Vernissage Season begins on May 26 with a series of virtual events.

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Dawson students place third in college research contest

May 18th, 2021

Graduating Health Science students Isabeli Pizzani Maurutto and Jennifer Robert were selected by a jury as third-place winners of a province-wide competition for the best student research projects at the college level announced by the Association pour la recherche au collégial (ARC) on May 11.

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Liberal Arts students stage “Philosophy Play” May 14

May 4th, 2021

Never ones to be daunted by a pandemic, a group of Liberal Arts students have been busy this past year writing and rehearsing a Zoom version of the annual "philosophy play."  The result is an uproarious comedy called B.A.B.O.O.N., set to premiere on YouTube at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 14.

Using utilitarian algorithms, an AI called BABOON (Beneficent Analytics Behavioural Optimization and Operationalization Network) has determined that a worldwide COVID lockdown will be made permanent. In order to address discontent with its decision, BABOON has convened a townhall meeting of "luminaries" from various areas of expertise. Hilarity ensues... until the discovery of a paradox in BABOON's programming leads to a dark and cataclysmic turn.

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