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New Code of Conduct promotes safe environment for entire Dawson Community

May 18th, 2021

Everyone who comes to work, attends class or visits the College campus has a right to not only a safe and healthy environment, but to be treated with respect and civility. These principles are the basis of Dawson’s new Code of Conduct Policy that will apply to the entire Dawson Community, including students, employees, as…

News from April 14 Board Meeting

April 20th, 2021

The last meeting of the Board of Governors of Dawson College took place April 14.

The Board approved the preliminary capital budget for 2021-2022, which considers all new equipment required at the College including computers, accessories, software and furnishings. The budget also covers renovation projects for the upcoming year. The College is planning several renovation projects, including but not limited to the construction of a rapid prototype lab in the Industrial Design studios in 1G, the beautification of Oliver’s, the phase I renovation of Interior Design labs in 3G and more.

Dawson’s new Code of Conduct was also approved by the Board. The Code of Conduct was drafted by a committee comprised of representatives from all unions and associations of the College, student representatives from the Dawson Student Union, members of Student Services, Human Resources, the Academic Sector and the Ombudsperson.

The Code of Conduct will replace the Student Code of Conduct and apply to all members of the Dawson Community as well as visitors and contractors who come to the College. It will be effective in August and more details will be shared with the Community in the near term.

Finally, the Board also approved the sale of a small parcel of land to the Société de Transport de Montréal to allow clearance for the construction of an elevator for the Atwater Metro. The addition of an elevator will benefit the general public and the Dawson Community by improving access to the Atwater metro landing.

News from the Feb. 23 Board meeting

March 9th, 2021

The last meeting of the Board of Governors of Dawson College took place Feb. 23. The Board approved the selection process for the recruitment of the next Academic Dean and created a selection committee. The members of the committee are: Michael Goldwax (Chair of the Board), Diane Gauvin (Director General), Anna Villalta (Vice-Chair of the…

Two new members join the Board of Governors

February 9th, 2021

Two new members have joined the Board of Governors of Dawson College.

Émilie Richer (Faculty, Mathematics) will represent Faculty and Stéphane Beaudet from Services Québec will represent Labour Market Partners.

Read more about: Carmela Gumelli to serve as Interim Academic Dean

Carmela Gumelli to serve as Interim Academic Dean

December 1st, 2020

The Board of Governors appointed Carmela Gumelli to the position of Academic Dean at their Nov. 25 meeting.

Carmela will serve an interim term from Jan. 1- June 30, 2021. With the support of the managers in the Registrar’s Office and her fellow deans, Carmela will continue as Dean of Academic Systems while taking on this new role.

After working as a teacher, program coordinator and campus director at a private college, Carmela joined Dawson College in 2005 as Manager of Admissions and Scheduling. She later served as Coordinator of Academic Systems before becoming the Dean of Academic Systems in 2014. Carmela holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting from McGill University and is a CMA-CPA.

Carmela is looking forward to new challenges and to working more closely with faculty.

Click Read More for homepage news story, which includes a link to the French version.

News from the Nov. 25 Board meeting

December 1st, 2020

A brand new program of study was approved at the Nov. 25 meeting of the Board of Governors. The Medical Ultrasound Technology Program will be offered at Dawson College for the first time in the fall of 2021. Faculty member and program developer Ania Stosiak presented the new program to the Board. She said Dawson…

Read more about: Diane Gauvin will be our new Director General

Diane Gauvin will be our new Director General

November 19th, 2020

Diane Gauvin will be the new Director General of Dawson College. On Nov. 18, following a recommendation from the Selection Committee and unanimous support from Senate, the Board of Governors appointed her to a five-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

Diane has strong assets to lead a vision for Dawson College and to rally and engage the community to move forward on that vision, according to the Board of Governors.

Click Read More for the full appointment notice on our homepage.

News from Oct. 28 Board meeting

November 3rd, 2020

Dawson AI report Joel Trudeau, co-lead of Dawson AI, presented the progress report. There are now distinct Communities of Practice (C of P) related to Dawson AI: one is focused on teaching and the other is on applied research. Carl Saucier-Bouffard (Humanities) is the co-lead of Dawson AI and also leads the teaching C of…

Job posting for new Director General

September 22nd, 2020

The search for the new Director General is well underway. Advertisements have already appeared in The Montreal Gazette, La Presse and The Globe and Mail as well as in more education-specific job boards and sites. Click Read More for the full job posting.

Search for new Director General begins

September 8th, 2020

Richard Filion has served as Director General of Dawson College since January 2005. His leadership and what he has brought to Dawson has been “remarkable,” said Michael Goldwax, Chair of Dawson’s Board of Governors. This decade and a half of service to the College will end Dec. 31, 2020. At the Aug. 31 meeting, the…

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