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2022 Winner of the Liberal Arts Brick Books Poetry Prize

May 4th, 2022

The Liberal Arts Brick Books Poetry Prize is awarded this year to Catherine Salkeld for showing promise in poetry writing.

Catherine’s winning sonnet, “Hallowed Ground’’ will be published in the 2022 Liberal Arts Anthology. The prize, sponsored for the past eight years by Canadian poetry publisher Brick Books, will be awarded at the launch of the Anthology on May 12.

Kudos to Catherine and to the following poets whose work earns honourable mention:

Beatriz Artmann Sherren, “Holding onto my faith,” “Things that sing”

Harriette Bambrough, ‘’This is for You,” “Harriette,” “Poor Investments”

Tess Harty, “For the Girl, at the Crux of Her Womanhood,” “Things I am Grateful for”

Greta Rotzetter, “Poem to my brother and sister”

Elliott Trembecka, “burning, burning.”

Women’s/Gender Studies Certificate

May 4th, 2022

In Fall 2022, 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 W/GS students that deepens…

Team-teaching information session and workshop for Dawson certificates invitation

May 4th, 2022

Have you ever thought it would be interesting to work with another teacher in your classroom? To bring different perspectives into both of your classes To create interesting class-based projects that allow students from different courses, or even programs, to work together To combine your respective expertise and time to design learning opportunities that enable…

Humanities and Public Life Conference 2022: Crisis, conflict and resolution

May 4th, 2022

The Dawson College Humanities & Public Life conference is an annual conference that introduces CEGEP students to the ambiance, culture, and discovery of academic conferences.  We aim to provide a bridge between great ideas, new research, and exciting debates, as well as showcasing how the questions we tackle in the Humanities are relevant to concrete,…

A new local stream is underway for North-South Studies

May 4th, 2022

The North-South Studies Profile of the Social Science Program is working on a new local pilot stream that will provide students with the possibility to deepen their knowledge and involvement in social justice issues in Montreal. Until now, the profile has been centred around a three-week trip to a community in the Global South in…

Catherine Payne nominated as DALChampion

May 4th, 2022

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC) has named 10 of its faculty members “DALChampions” in honour of their extraordinary contributions to innovating the classroom experience. DALC is a group of teachers from various disciplines that strives to improve teaching and learning through Active Learning (AL) pedagogical practices, and the…

Students unveil AI work during academic research partnership with Ciena

May 4th, 2022

Eight Dawson students have presented the work they have been doing at ScienceFest 2022 as interns as part of DawsonAI’s collaboration with industry partner Ciena, a postdoctoral researcher and university partners from Concordia and ÉTS to promote the study of innovative AI-enabled applications for the future of 5G in Canada. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity…

Learning Communities winter semester update

May 4th, 2022

Three new Learning Community projects are in development this Winter 2022 semester.  Two projects, Physics for Physiotherapy and Inter-professional Education, illustrate the continued expansion of LC curriculum development to career programs, specifically in the medical technologies, where collaboration between program and contributing discipline faculty aims to optimize student learning.  A third project, LCs for Small Social Science Disciplines, is developing a new model for pairing courses by way of a common time-block, a complementary theme, and integrative learning activities.

Click Read More for the full report.

Vernissage Season is May 19-June 2!

May 4th, 2022

Vernissage Season is back in person at Dawson and begins on May 19 with the Visual Arts Vernissage. Graduating students from our arts programs will be presenting their work.

Click Read More to go to the Vernissage Season page with all the dates, times and locations.

It’s the first-ever SPACE Week at Dawson

May 4th, 2022

It’s the first-ever SPACE (Sciences Participating with Arts and Culture in Education) Week at Dawson!

From robotics demos to a collective drawing activity, the entire Dawson community is invited to experience exhibitions, project displays, interactive activities and more presented by the student enrichment initiative SPACE, which promotes exploration, discussion, and collaboration beyond the classroom and across disciplines.

As part of this week, Dawson Science student Michael Bomba unveiled an electric guitar he built from scratch in tribute to the Fender Broadcaster, or "The Blackguard", which was the prototype for the first mass-produced solid-body electric guitars in the late '40s.

Pictured from left to right: SPACE Coordinator and Physics teacher Joel Trudeau, student Michael, IST team member and musician Kirk Fontaine and Academic Development officer and SPACE assistant Ursula Sommerer.

Discover more of what SPACE week has to offer on Dawson's Events Calendar at

All events take place in 3C.1 unless indicated otherwise.

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