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Peace Week begins Sept. 13

August 18th, 2021

The 5th Annual Peace Week will kick off Sept. 13 with an in-person beading workshop with Cory Hunlin, Keynote Speaker Tracy Lindberg and cap off on Sept. 22 with the amazing Dr. Philip  Howard's virtual professional development workshop. Full details will be released in the coming weeks through D News and the Peace Centre website. For any questions or inquiries, please contact Diana Rice.

Launch of the SPACE: Arts and Sciences Certificate

August 18th, 2021

SPACE is excited to announce the launch of the new SPACE: Arts and Sciences Certificate. The certificate will guide students in making connections between the arts and sciences, including the social sciences, through coursework as well as activities and projects that bridge the classroom and co-curricular activities. Students will explore topics across the arts and sciences and be offered the opportunity both to broaden their education beyond their chosen program and to deepen their knowledge and skills within their field of study.

Students will be able to complete the certificate through individualized pathways and be part of a dynamic learning community with the support of peer and faculty mentorship.

Faculty who are interested in cross-listing one or more of their courses with the SPACE certificate may do so by contacting Ursula Sommerer at

Image: detail of 2021/22 intersections theme poster design by Illustration student Evy Voyatzis.

Meet the new Academic Dean in 2-minute video

August 18th, 2021

Meet new Academic Dean Robert Cassidy in a two-minute video prepared to welcome new students to Dawson.

Robert officially begins at Dawson on Monday, Aug. 30.

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Faculty Hub team recognized with 2021 SALTISE Award

August 18th, 2021

SALTISE recognized Dawson’s team of Faculty Hub pedagogical counsellors for their work supporting teachers. The Faculty Hub team received the 2021 SALTISE Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award at the conclusion of the SALTISE conference in June.

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Tommy Diamantakos new Associate Dean of CAA

August 18th, 2021

Tommy Diamantakos (Class of 2002, Cinema | Communications) is happy to be back at Dawson.

In July, Tommy began his new role as Associate Dean of Creative and Applied Arts working with Dean Andréa Cole to support teachers and students. We are working hard to ensure everything is in place for a smooth start, he said, and added: “I’m excited to see the students and teachers return to campus.”

Tommy is especially looking forward to the end of year activities and the Vernissage Season.

Prior to coming to Dawson, Tommy served as Coordinator of Continuing Education at Vanier College. Other experiences include working at Heritage College as Associate Academic Dean, and teaching English as a second language.

Blanket Exercise open to all Aug. 19

August 18th, 2021

August 19th, 9 a.m. in 5B.16: Diane Labelle will facilitate a Blanket Exercise, open to all employees of the College. This is one of a series of events that will be hosted at the College in August & September leading up to and including Sept. 30, the National Day of Mourning for Residential School Victims and Survivors.

To join this session please click on the link to register: . For any questions, please contact Diana Rice.

A schedule of events will be released over the coming weeks that will invite the participation of the entire Dawson Community. Also, be on the lookout for special displays in the library featuring award winning Indigenous authors & different thematic book resources accessible to the Dawson Community.

If you would like to have a Blanket Exercise facilitated in your class by an experienced Indigenous facilitator, please contact Diana Rice.

Read more about: Marianne Pelton is the new Chair of Senate

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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Read more about: Law, Society and Justice Faculty Reflect on their Newly Developed Learning Community

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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