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50th anniversary reunion and celebration of New School April 13 

February 7th, 2024

Dawson’s “novel experiment” New School is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. That is what The Gazette called New School in an article published in April 1973.

Back then, New School was created to engage students in their own learning and to build communities so that students would not get lost in a big institution.

For the homepage news story including a link to RSVP for the reunion on April 13, please visit the link below.

Costa Rica course: an encounter with Nature and life-changing experience

January 25th, 2024

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

January 25th, 2024

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

January 24th, 2024

There is a diverse array of speakers and topics to interest everyone at Dawson’s Social Science Week 2024, from Monday, Feb. 12 through Thursday, Feb. 15. All events are taking place in 5B.16 at Dawson and every day concludes with a Cinema Politica film screening at 6:30 PM.

Check out the schedule here:

Teachers, please register your class here:  

1,000 Species, a year in review

November 29th, 2023

Birds, beetles and fungi, oh my! Our 1,000 Species in 1,000 Days project has been running for a full year now.

Over that last year, students, faculty and staff have all contributed their talents and curiosity to get as many species identified on campus as possible. Our count after one year is 820 species, with 3,916 total observations and 279 people contributing to the project.

We have made amazing strides over the past year. However, as we approach 1,000 species, we will have to work harder than ever. If you would like to get involved, or get your classes involved in the spring, email

Happy identifying  everyone!

Photo: Red Milkweed Beetle on milkweed.

Submitted by Brian Mader, Faculty, Biology

Two new awards to be presented at Fall Awards Night

November 29th, 2023

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

November 29th, 2023

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 You can learn more about past field trips here.

Internship: The Bridge from Campus to Career

November 29th, 2023

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

November 9th, 2023

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

November 9th, 2023

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.

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