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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.

North South Soirée April 25

April 10th, 2024

Calling all 1998 to 2023 alumni, current and future students, present and retired teachers, and all friends of our profile. You are invited to this big community celebration and solidarity fundraiser! The event will take place in 5B.16 at Dawson on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

This year’s program will include:

  • Celebration of the final North South Studies graduating class
  • Launch of the Social Change & Solidarity local partnerships
  • Retirement celebration for Mary Ann Farkas
  • Alumni through the decades panel
  • Student presentation of their field trip to Cuba
  • Cuban appetizers, cocktails, and mocktails
  • Art exhibit and swag (NSS and SCS tote bags!)
  • Solidarity photo booth
  • Music and dancing!!

All proceeds will go to support Social Change & Solidarity activities – including the 2024-2025 Field Trip to Cuba, and the profile’s new local social justice partnerships.

Visit the link for tickets and more information.


April 9th, 2024

Andrew Katz has made New School up on the 8th floor a home for his dynamic and creative English classes for the last six years. In the lead up to the reunion event on Saturday, April 13, New School co-coordinators Cory Legassic and Mari Heywood interviewed Andrew on how New School has impacted his teaching career and involvement at Dawson.

Visit the link for the homepage feature interview.

Read more about: Call for papers and student artistic submissions for fall Humanities conference

Call for papers and student artistic submissions for fall Humanities conference

March 28th, 2024

Dawson’s Humanities and Public Life Conference will take place from Oct. 21-25, 2024, and the theme will be aesthetics. Philosophers have pondered the arts and artists since the time of Socrates. Our goal with this year’s humanities conference is to explore the very real relationship between the arts and humanities. How have philosophers and those…

New AEC in Cyber Security

March 27th, 2024

Dawson is launching a new AEC in Cyber Security: Prevention and Intervention to meet the growing demand for jobs in the workforce in Quebec, Canada and the world.

Susie Bouchard of Dawson’s Continuing Education and Community Services expects to welcome the first students in the fall of 2024, probably in November.

Visit the link for the homepage news story.

Read more about: CLÉO Pomodoro series for students and employees

CLÉO Pomodoro series for students and employees

March 26th, 2024

Dawson’s French tutoring centre, CLÉO, has a new series this spring open to students and employees. You are invited to come work on your personal, school-related or professional French-language projects during one of CLÉO’s Pomodoro Workshops. The Pomodoro method entails breaking up larger tasks into smaller more manageable timed units. The next ones will take…

Nursing students put on their first Health Exposition event

March 4th, 2024

Third-year nursing students recently hosted their first Health Exposition, showcasing their healthcare skills and commitment. The event, held on March 1, featured 10 kiosks addressing various community health needs relevant to the college population, set up in the Lower Atrium.

The students' displays were interactive and informative, covering topics such as safe drug practices, nutrition education, sex education, and student issues. Visitors praised the students' professionalism and dedication to promoting health.

The success of the Health Exposition was attributed to the students' hard work and dedication, providing valuable information and showcasing their nursing abilities and passion. The event highlighted the students' talents and commitment to community health and wellness.

The judges included various faculty members as well as Isabelle Carrier, Interim Dean of Academic Development, and Brid Nic Niocaill, Associate Dean of Science, Medical Studies and Engineering.

They were impressed by the students' innovations and dedication. The event's success has led to its inclusion in the nursing curriculum for future years.

-Submitted by Alfi Mahbub

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Last Modified: April 25, 2024


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