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Andrew Katz contributed to new series of Blue Met audio stories

February 16th, 2022

Metropolis bleu / Blue Metropolis just released a series of original audio stories for kids, in English and French, that they commissioned around the theme of ecology, the environment and sustainability. Andrew Katz (Faculty, English) is the author of one of the stories. “It was a great pleasure to have gotten the chance to write and record one of them, alongside two terrific creators for young people, Mireille Messier and Sylvain Rivard. Special thanks as well to Holly Gauthier-Frankel for her invaluable voice coaching,” Andrew wrote.

You can give "Jackie's Window" and the other two stories a listen here.

Read more about: Anti-racist videos help teachers dismantle racism and colonialism in the classroom

Anti-racist videos help teachers dismantle racism and colonialism in the classroom

January 19th, 2022

Our classrooms can mirror oppressive structures in our society. Those who wish to build an anti-racist future can work toward including more narratives, histories and teaching methods in their classrooms. This was the message of Jamilah A.Y. Dei-Sharpe, who gave the closing presentation at Intercollegiate Ped Day 2022 on Jan. 14 and presented her Anti-Racist…

Read more about: Radicalization and intervention lecture presented by the Psychology Profile and Peace Centre

Radicalization and intervention lecture presented by the Psychology Profile and Peace Centre

November 17th, 2021

The Psychology Profile teamed up with the Peace Centre to invite Dr. Michael King (see bio below) to speak to students on Oct. 27. Dr. King joined us virtually during a General Psychology class that forms a learning community triad with an Anthropology and a History course, under the theme of Race, Ethnicity and Migration. The talk on radicalization…

Fair Trade Handbook book launch is Oct. 1 at Dawson

September 29th, 2021

Framed within the common goal of advancing trade justice and South-North solidarity, The Fair Trade Handbook presents a broad interpretation of fair trade and a wide-ranging dialogue between different viewpoints.

North-South Studies in partnership with the Sustainability Office is hosting the book launch for The Fair Trade Handbook this Friday, Oct. 1 at 11:30 a.m. during the North-South Seminar in 5B.16.

For more about the book: 

If you wish to attend, please email

New book by Richard Soare, Dawson’s own Martian expert

June 1st, 2021

Richard Soare (Faculty, Geography) has a new book out about the Red Planet. Mars Geological Enigmas: From the Late Noachian Epoch to the Present Day (9780128202456) is well placed to carry on with the search for water and life and other deeply rooted Martian mysteries.

Richard's book was published on May 28. Click Read More to go to a short review and more info.

(Photo is courtesy of NASA and shows the Ingenuity helicopter parked on the tarmac at Jezero Crater on Mars)

Anne-Laure Teichet published in Profweb

May 18th, 2021

This week Profweb published two texts written by Anne-Laure Teichet (Faculty, French). Anne-Laure’s real-life stories describe her first-hand teaching experience in a HyFlex classroom. Here are the links to her texts:

Read more about: Stop, think and check to prevent cyberattacks

Stop, think and check to prevent cyberattacks

April 20th, 2021

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

April 20th, 2021

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

April 7th, 2021

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

April 7th, 2021

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

To get your free access to view the film on demand April 12-18, send an email to

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