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It’s today! Virtual Open House runs Oct. 20-25

October 20th, 2020

You can help us spread the word to students in Sec.  IV and V and their parents:

Click Read More to go to the English homepage news story and a French version is available here.

Amplifying Sustainable Happiness

October 20th, 2020

Dawson participants, as well as many from outside the College, are experiencing the concept of Sustainable Happiness (SH) and exploring its implications, both personally and professionally.

During the next six months, SH facilitators will be offering programs for Dawson students, staff and managers. A program for another college will start next week.

A recent SH certificate was also just completed by Colleges and Institutes Canada staff in Ottawa, while a certificate offered in Spanish is on-going with an international group. Both external groups piloted the use of the SH Journal, also introduced to students within four Dawson psychology courses this semester.

Student Services will make 500 additional journals available to students, serving as a method that may help students distance from stress.

Sustainable Happiness programs review sustainability principles and actions that help us as individuals, help others, and/or help the planet. How these actions contribute to happiness, in turn, is identified as a component of well-being that involves positive emotions, satisfaction and fulfillment. Find more information about Dawson’s SH programs here.

Online experience of Dawson so far

October 20th, 2020

We spoke to a variety of teachers and students to find out how they are experiencing the online learning environment. While it is not ideal, Dawson College has to be online to keep the community safe. There are several positive things to appreciate and some new ways of doing things that will likely stay with us when we return to the campus.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

Phones as teaching tools in the classroom

October 7th, 2020

Just before this semester began, the Adaptech Research Network completed a one-year ECQ-funded project entitled “Smart Phones: a Neglected Pedagogical Tool.”

Click on Read More for the homepage news story and a link to the videos produced by Adaptech.

Digital Maclean’s articles featuring Dawson now available

October 7th, 2020

Dawson College is featured in the Maclean's 2021 Canadian Colleges Guidebook, which came out across Canada in September. You can now access the two features digitally:

Dawson's extraordinary vernissage season for the graduating students in six programs in Creative and Applied Arts was featured: These Dawson College students missed out on a live gallery show. So they went virtual.  

Dawson's environmental profiles in Science and Social Science as well as our Sustainability Office were featured: In a climate-anxious world, these colleges are training students to fight back 

Refugee Boulevard wins another major prize

October 7th, 2020

Refugee Boulevard: Making Montreal Home After the Holocaust ( has won the U.S. Oral History Association Mason Multi-Media Award. The SSHRC-funded project is the work of Dawson faculty members Nancy Rebelo and Stacey Zembrycki along with Anna Sheftel from St. Paul University and Eszter Andor from the Montreal Holocaust Museum.

The project was created in close collaboration with Holocaust survivors who settled in Montreal in the post-WWII period.

Over the summer, the team created a virtual component to accompany the audio for those who can’t experience the tour in the neighborhood. Here are the links to the virtual tour:

English version:

French version:

"It is our hope that listening to survivors share their stories in the tour will open up conversations that help validate the roles immigrants play in our past and current communities," Nancy said.

To access the project, go to:


46 new videos to be launched at Open House!

October 7th, 2020

It was lights, camera, action all last week as the Communications Office shot 46 videos for Dawson's first ever Virtual Open House, taking place Oct. 20-25.

Special thanks go to the program and profile coordinators and all others who acted as spokespersons as well as the team of people involved in script writing and preparing. You are all part of our Open House Miracle!

Everyone did a great job. We are happy to report that every program and profile will be represented by a video. For more information about the Open House experience, click Read More to go to the homepage news article.

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CLÉO can help your students with French

September 22nd, 2020

Do your students need help learning French? CLÉO (Centre de langue écrite et orale) has a wide range of services offered online. Not familiar with CLÉO? It’s Dawson’s French-language tutoring service. Dawson students can come to CLÉO to get help with homework and assignments, reading comprehension, proofreading, grammar, oral expression and presentations. For a quick…

Dawson’s first-ever Virtual Open House

September 22nd, 2020

This year Dawson College is creating a compelling digital experience for prospective students and their parents with our first-ever Virtual Open House taking place Oct. 20-25.

It is a big project that includes the sector deans and assistant deans, program and profile coordinators, the IST team, the Communications Office and others.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

Maclean’s magazine features Dawson in 2-page spread

September 22nd, 2020

Dawson College, our environmental profiles in Social Science and Science and our Sustainability Office are featured in Maclean's 2021 Canadian Colleges Guidebook, now available in print on news stands across Canada.

A two-page spread on pages 38-39 features a report by Jennifer Lewington entitled Where green is all there is to be that is accompanied by a large photo of our Sustainabili-Team volunteers working in the Theatre Garden this summerJennifer spoke to Chris Adam of the Sustainability Office, faculty members Anna-Liisa Aunio and Brian Mader and student John Nathaniel Gertler, who mentioned that he switched to Dawson for our environmental offerings.

Drop by the Sustainability Office or Communications Office to consult a copy.

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