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Dawson students build wind turbines in 3 hours

February 11th, 2020

Five teams of Dawson Science students participated in the annual Déplace de l'air competition at Polytechnique Montréal Feb. 8.  They had three hours to build an operational wind turbine from scratch using only the materials provided. The best among them produced 1150mV during testing. Dawson's best entry placed 14th of about 60 teams.

Read more about: Sustainable Fashion at Social Science Week

Sustainable Fashion at Social Science Week

February 4th, 2020

We are buying 60 per cent more clothes today compared to 20 years ago and we are only keeping these clothes half as long as we used to. This is one surprising fact that students learned at a lecture  Feb. 3 on sustainable fashion given by Kelly Drennan, Founding Executive Director of Fashion Takes Action. Kelly’s…

We can all participate in decolonization

January 28th, 2020

Decolonization was the subject of two workshops at Ped Days Jan. 13-14. Everyone can participate in decolonization efforts, Catherine Richardson said at her workshop. To read more of what she shared and to get practical tips and resources on decolonization, click Read More to go to the news article.

Read more about: Resist Violence project newsletter

Resist Violence project newsletter

January 28th, 2020

The most recent Resist Violence project newsletter is available now! Don’t forget to subscribe! Through the Resist Violence project, Pat Romano (Humanities) and Kim Simard (Cinema-Communications) have developed a pedagogical approach that integrates critical thinking, media literacy and artistic expression. This pedagogy allows students to deepen their insights into the problem of violence, including how…

30 events planned for Social Science Week

January 28th, 2020

Social Science Week is next week: Feb. 3- 7.

Plan your week: session descriptions 

To reserve for your class or for more info, contact organizers Vivien Watson or Nancy Rebelo. 

Read more about: Jan. 30: Mohawk Environmental Stewardship and Action

Jan. 30: Mohawk Environmental Stewardship and Action

January 28th, 2020

In the first environment seminar of the semester, the Environmental Studies and Science Profiles welcome Chief Ross Montour and Lynn Konwaia’tanón:we’s Jacobs to discuss environmental stewardship and action. Chief Ross Montour will speak about the work of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke Consultation Committee and Kahnawà:ke’s role in the review of environmental permits and authorizations…

Social Science Week Feb. 3-7

January 21st, 2020

An expert on sustainable fashion, speakers participating in a panel on Cabot Square, a lawyer fighting Bill 21 are just some of the guests coming to Dawson College to speak during Social Science Week. The Social Science Program is presenting a full week with over 30 events on a variety of topics of interest to the Social Science program as well as to the greater Dawson College community.

Plan your week by taking a look at the schedule and review the session descriptions for more information on each presentation.

To reserve for your class or for more info, contact organizers Vivien Watson or Nancy Rebelo: and

Read more about: Certificate of Decolonization and Indigenization Studies

Certificate of Decolonization and Indigenization Studies

January 21st, 2020

The Certificate of Decolonization and Indigenization Studies offers students the possibility of exploring Canada’s settler-colonial relationship to the wide diversity of Indigenous peoples who have been on these lands for millennia, while also learning about the many ways that Indigenous peoples have continued to strengthen their cultures amidst the challenges of settler-colonialism. The Decolonization and Indigenization Studies certificate will…

January issue of Academic Matters online

January 20th, 2020

Academic Matters is the academic journal of Dawson College. It is published digitally three times a year.

Click on Read More for the latest issue, which includes features on:

  • Teaching a contributing discipline in a technical program
  • Breaking down walls: using outdoor classrooms to stimulate learning
  • The changing student profile

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