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Practice your French with The CLÉO Podcast

November 19th, 2020

Dawson’s French-language tutoring centre, CLÉO, is offering a new way to practice French and share québécois culture: The CLÉO Podcast.

The podcast (balado en français) episodes are between five to 10 minutes and are offered on an array of interesting topics, including author Gabrielle Roy, filmmaker Denis Villeneuve and Expo 67. The first one was about the classic québécois snack poutine!

Click Read More for the homepage news story and to find out how to listen.

Ann Lambert’s second book published

November 3rd, 2020

The new book of Ann Lambert, who taught English at Dawson for almost three decades, has just been published. The Dogs of Winter is a compelling story full of hot button Canadian topics pulled from the headlines.

A murderer with a twisted mission targets the most vulnerable on the frigid streets of Montreal while scenes unfold revealing how the #MeToo movement has changed the conversation, but not nearly enough.

It is Ann's second novel in the Russell and Leduc mystery series.

Click on Read More to read the first chapter.

Amplifying Sustainable Happiness

October 20th, 2020

Dawson participants, as well as many from outside the College, are experiencing the concept of Sustainable Happiness (SH) and exploring its implications, both personally and professionally.

During the next six months, SH facilitators will be offering programs for Dawson students, staff and managers. A program for another college will start next week.

A recent SH certificate was also just completed by Colleges and Institutes Canada staff in Ottawa, while a certificate offered in Spanish is on-going with an international group. Both external groups piloted the use of the SH Journal, also introduced to students within four Dawson psychology courses this semester.

Student Services will make 500 additional journals available to students, serving as a method that may help students distance from stress.

Sustainable Happiness programs review sustainability principles and actions that help us as individuals, help others, and/or help the planet. How these actions contribute to happiness, in turn, is identified as a component of well-being that involves positive emotions, satisfaction and fulfillment. Find more information about Dawson’s SH programs here.

Phones as teaching tools in the classroom

October 7th, 2020

Just before this semester began, the Adaptech Research Network completed a one-year ECQ-funded project entitled “Smart Phones: a Neglected Pedagogical Tool.”

Click on Read More for the homepage news story and a link to the videos produced by Adaptech.

Digital Maclean’s articles featuring Dawson now available

October 7th, 2020

Dawson College is featured in the Maclean's 2021 Canadian Colleges Guidebook, which came out across Canada in September. You can now access the two features digitally:

Dawson's extraordinary vernissage season for the graduating students in six programs in Creative and Applied Arts was featured: These Dawson College students missed out on a live gallery show. So they went virtual.  

Dawson's environmental profiles in Science and Social Science as well as our Sustainability Office were featured: In a climate-anxious world, these colleges are training students to fight back 

Refugee Boulevard wins another major prize

October 7th, 2020

Refugee Boulevard: Making Montreal Home After the Holocaust ( has won the U.S. Oral History Association Mason Multi-Media Award. The SSHRC-funded project is the work of Dawson faculty members Nancy Rebelo and Stacey Zembrycki along with Anna Sheftel from St. Paul University and Eszter Andor from the Montreal Holocaust Museum.

The project was created in close collaboration with Holocaust survivors who settled in Montreal in the post-WWII period.

Over the summer, the team created a virtual component to accompany the audio for those who can’t experience the tour in the neighborhood. Here are the links to the virtual tour:

English version:

French version:

"It is our hope that listening to survivors share their stories in the tour will open up conversations that help validate the roles immigrants play in our past and current communities," Nancy said.

To access the project, go to:


How masks work

August 25th, 2020

The College Nurses, Julie Drolet and Julie Gosselin, recommend a great video about how masks work.

"Wearing masks significantly diminishes the spreading of the virus," said Julie and Julie. "We think this video depicts how effective masks are and we think all students and employees should view it."

Click Read More for the link to the video.

Read more about: 100-day Sustainable Happiness Semester Journal: new tool for teachers and students

100-day Sustainable Happiness Semester Journal: new tool for teachers and students

June 16th, 2020

Post-secondary aged youth are a social group too often consumed by uncertainty about their future and inadequate opportunities for personal fulfillment. They are immersed in questions relating to adolescence, to their current relationship with family, their community, and the overall system they live in. Known causes of stress Normal adolescent development, the climate crisis, and…

New Dawson Blues Band video release today!

June 16th, 2020

The Dawson Blues Band (the DBB) has grown to 18 members now! They have put together a new video to cheer us and raise support for the students of Dawson College who could use some help.

The name of the DBB song is: “With a lot of help from our friends” inspired by “With a Little Help From My Friends” by the Beatles (released in 1967) and by Joe Cocker (released in 1969) and “You've Got a Friend" by Carole King (released in 1971).

"I want to congratulate all the participants for the great work you accomplished for this project," said organizer and musician Vincent Maggiore (Business Administration).

Enjoy the DBB video, released today for you in the Read More link.

If you enjoy it and can help out, consider a donation to the Dawson College Foundation for the Dawson Financial Aid ProgramThe community and our friends have now donated more than $5,000. More news to come in August.

The DBB plans to be back in the Fall with more great music for us!

Recommended books for National Indigenous History Month

June 16th, 2020

June is National Indigenous History Month and this Sunday, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. Celebrate by reading one of these books by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors.

Click Read More for the books curated by CBC.

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