There is a major initiative to prevent cyberattacks at public institutions across Quebec. “If I could only say one thing to colleagues, it would be: ‘don’t click on a link in an email before thinking,’” said François Paradis, Director of Information Systems and Technology at Dawson College. Email is #1 entry point Network Security Analyst…
Dawson’s white pine and its great meaning
For almost two years, Dawson’s white pine has stood near the Peace Garden just west of the main entrance at 3040 Sherbrooke Street West.
Click Read More to find out more about the significance of the white pine and to see a 14-minute video segment of Kanien’kehá:ka storyteller and Sub Chief Aronhiaies Herne's lecture at Dawson. This video is a suggested activity for Dawson's Earth Weeks.
Escape with a short fantasy film
Retired colleague Simon Davies shared a film with Dipti Gupta (Faculty, Cinema | Communications). "I sent it to our students and I got a lot of messages this morning - so I realized that others might feel the same," Dipti wrote.
"We could all enjoy a little bit of escape and float in our dreams," she said in her message encouraging it to be widely shared with Dawson employees and students. "The end is a bit abrupt - but I was thinking it would be wonderful if students and all who watch the film add their dreams and thoughts to it."
Click Read More to view the short film Anywhere Can Happen by Argentinian filmmaker Fernando Livschitz.
DawsonAI presents Coded Bias April 12-18
Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya´s Coded Bias, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, will be available to everyone at Dawson College for a week beginning Monday, April 12. Presented by DawsonAI, the film explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini´s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces and women accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all.
For faculty wishing to screen this film synchronously with their students and/or make the screening part of their asynchronous curricular activities, please inform Myriam Dimanche via email at email@example.com.
To get your free access to view the film on demand April 12-18, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawson teacher’s film opens March 30 across Canada
From writer-director Jesse Noah Klein (Faculty, Cinema | Communications), LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE stars Sarah Sutherland, Jared Abrahamson, Hubert Lenoir, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Margaux Vaillancourt, Amanda Brugel, Sheila McCarthy and Michael Riley.
Distributed by Entract Films, LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE is produced by Colonelle Films and Woods Entertainment.
Dara returns home to reconnect with her husband and her young daughter, whom she left two years earlier. When she arrives, she discovers that a woman who is seven months pregnant has taken her place.
LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE will open in select theatres March 26 and be available on-demand across Canada in English and French on March 30.
Click Read More to see the trailer.
Last Modified: June 1, 2021