Costa Rica course: an encounter with Nature and life-changing experience
Twenty-four Dawson students travelled to Costa Rica on Dec. 30 to take a complementary course entitled Ecology & Culture. Accompanied by biology teachers Brian Mader and Tonia De Bellis, the students explored several different ecosystems, including the rare and threatened tropical dry forest.
“This experience will be with these students for the rest of their lives,” Brian said in an interview with Dawson’s Communications Office after he returned Jan. 13. He added that each student has a different answer about what they appreciated best.
To read what the students thought of the experience, visit the link for our homepage news story.
Postcard from Cuba
Students and teachers from the North-South Studies / Social Change & Solidarity profile of the Social Science program just returned from a three-week solidarity delegation to Cuba, in partnership with our amazing partner, the Centro Martin Luther King Jr.!
From youth exchanges and family homestays to visiting urban farms, art factories, community organizations and more – we're now getting ready for a semester of reflection, analysis, and sharing with our community. Stay tuned for more notes from our trip!
Social Science Week is Feb. 12-15
Two new awards to be presented at Fall Awards Night
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
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 email@example.com. You can learn more about past field trips here.
Internship: The Bridge from Campus to Career
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
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
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.
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…
Last Modified: January 25, 2024