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Less than a week to get in nominations/applications for Forces Avenir

February 22nd, 2024

Up to $60,000 will be given out this year through the Forces AVENIR awards.

Forces AVENIR awards recognize, honour and promote the commitment of students and staff in projects that contribute to the development of socially conscious, responsible, active and persevering citizens who are both dedicated to their community and open to the world.

Nominate or apply before Feb. 28. Visit the link for all the details.


Read more about: Applications/nominations open for Forces Avenir until Feb. 28

Applications/nominations open for Forces Avenir until Feb. 28

February 8th, 2024

Up to $60,000 will be given out this year through the Forces AVENIR awards. Forces AVENIR awards recognize, honour and promote the commitment of students and staff in projects that contribute to the development of socially conscious, responsible, active and persevering citizens who are both dedicated to their community and open to the world. Every…

Celebrating extraordinary Dawson students

January 24th, 2024

Last semester, Dawson College celebrated 33 students at the Fall Awards Night on Nov. 30. It was an occasion to celebrate the achievements, community involvement and perseverance of some of our extraordinary students. A big thank you to the donors, the partner organizations and of course, to the Dawson faculty and staff who help our students reach their potential.

In total, $19,800 was distributed to students who received awards last semester.

In this issue of D News, we have two features on the recipients of the new Dawson College Perseverance Award and the Mahsa Amini Scholarship.

To see all the recipients, visit the Fall Awards Celebration page: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/awards-scholarships/award-recipients/


Be inspired by the journeys of our first four Perseverance Award recipients

January 23rd, 2024

Noella Dorothy Beersa (Liberal Arts), Wynter Bryant (Arts and Culture), Eléonore Martin-Menga (AEC in Commercial Photography) and Judy Phuong Trinh Le (Pure & Applied Science) are the first four recipients of the new Dawson College Perseverance Award.

This award is funded through the Student Academic Enrichment Fund and is intended to encourage Dawson students from all programs and sectors to continue in their studies.

Visit the link for the homepage news story.


Meet the first recipients of the Mahsa Amini Scholarship

January 23rd, 2024

Tara Balador and Chloe Jung are the first two recipients of the new Mahsa Amini Scholarship, which was presented by Candice Zhong of the Dawson Student Union at the Fall Awards Night Nov. 30. The Mahsa Amini Scholarship aims to help international and refugee students at Dawson who are affected by conflict and in need of financial aid.

“Being honoured with this award presented a significant chance for me,” said Tara, a student in Pure & Applied Science, in an interview with the Communications Office. “As an international student, it helped me to pay my college tuition fees. Moreover, it instilled confidence in me and conveyed a sense of importance, indicating that the college values and supports me in the challenges I face as an international student.”

To read the homepage news story with interviews of both recipients, visit the link below.


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.


Read more about: Nomination deadline for Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal is Dec. 18

Nomination deadline for Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal is Dec. 18

November 20th, 2023

The Lieutenant Governor’s Medal recognizes the voluntary involvement, determination and dedication of Quebecers who make or have made a difference in their community or Québec nation. Dawson College can recommend up to two students. Faculty and staff members can nominate students to the Awards Office until Dec. 18. A selection committee will then choose the…

Dawson students’ Mahsa Amini Initiative wins Forces Avenir

October 11th, 2023

A student-led project at Dawson has won the provincial Forces Avenir award in the category of Mutual Aid, Peace and Justice. On Sept. 27 during a gala in Quebec City, the award was presented to a group of Dawson graduates and students who founded the Mahsa Amini Initiative.

Visit the link below for the homepage news story.


Read more about: Do you know any outstanding students?

Do you know any outstanding students?

September 27th, 2023

The Awards Office is accepting nominations for the following awards: David Oliver Award – 1 recipient of $500 ​​This award is offered by the Association of Dawson Professionals in memory of David Oliver. David was a beloved member of the Student Services staff who died at a young age and is fondly remembered by his…

Meet the awards recipients of Winter 2023

August 30th, 2023

In case you missed it: over 50 Dawson students were recognized for their hard work, perseverance, and community involvement in the Winter 2023 semester.

Along with many other graduation awards, the newly established Jeff Barnaby Award for Film Production was presented for the first time during the graduation ceremony on June 20. The award was created to honour the innovative Mi’gmaq filmmaker and Dawson Cinema|Communications alumnus, Jeff Barnaby (1976-2022). The award is given to a graduating student in the Arts, Literature and Communication Program as seed funding for script development or the production of a short film.

We would like to congratulate the first person to receive this award, Cinema | Communications student Caleb Gales, who said “I see this award as much more than a financial contribution; it is also an enormous milestone in my filmmaking career. I intend to put 100% of my effort into this project and use this as an opportunity to teach myself more about the world of professional filmmaking.”

The funds for this award were contributed as part of the Romany Eveleigh Gift for Students in the Arts.

Dawson College would like to thank the teachers and staff who support all our students and award recipients throughout the year.  We are also grateful to our generous donors who make these awards possible.

Please visit the link to see the Winter 2023 Award Recipients page.

The application and nomination period for Fall 2023 awards will take place from September 27 to October 11. To find out more about the awards being offered this semester, visit https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/awards-scholarships/fall-semester-awards/

If you would like to volunteer to serve on an award selection committee for the Fall 2023 semester, sign up here: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/awards-scholarships/awards-selection-committee-sign-up-form/


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