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Art & Design recommendations

April 7th, 2020

Local Art, Design and Science Institutions: Musee d’art contemporain Montreal: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: Montreal Science Center: American Institutions: American Museum of Natural History: Childrens’ Museum of the Arts: Metropolitan Museum of Art: Berlin collection of museums: Industrial Design / Product Design: The 100 “Best designed products”…

Be a mental health first aider

March 24th, 2020

Mental Health First Aid Canada has put together resources to help us help one another during this stressful time. Our Student Health Promotion team recommend watching this short video. We have resiliency skills. We can cope and also continue to support others.

Click Read More to view Helping Others During the COVID-19 Pandemic video.

100 documentaries that can change the world

March 24th, 2020

Dipti Gupta of Cinema-Communications sent her students a list of 100 documentary films worth watching.

Click Read More to view a list of documentaries that can inspire a beautiful, just and sustainable world.

Des classiques de la littérature française

March 24th, 2020

Laëtitia Desanti of our French Department offers this list of classic French literature for your reading pleasure. Many books and documents are available for free through the BANQ Library, get the link by clicking Read More

Des suggestions de classiques :

  • Les belles soeurs de M. Tremblay
  • Bonheur d’occasion de G. Roy
  • L’Avalée des avalés de R. Ducharme
  • L’Etranger de Camus
  • Les Misérables de V. Hugo
  • Vingt mille lieux sous les mers de J. Verne
  • Candide de Voltaire
  • Le Petit Prince de Saint-Exupéry
  • Les Fleurs du mal de Baudelaire
  • L’Homme rapaillé de G. Miron

Click Read More for the link to the BANQ and free books online.

“I will survive” 2020 teachers’ version

March 24th, 2020

Better to laugh than cry! Laurent Ruhlmann of Computer Science shares this funny video remake of Gloria Gaynor's 1978 hit "I Will Survive." Already viewed more than 1.5 million times since it was posted March 16 on YouTube, it is certainly resonating with teachers around the world.

Click Read More to view "I Will Survive, Coronavirus version for teachers going online."

Recommended reading & free access to books

March 17th, 2020

Bassel Atallah of our English Department offers these classic English literature reading recommendations for you and they are all available for free in the Read More link.

1) Wuthering Heights

2) Great Expectations

3) The Three Musketeers

4) Pride and Prejudice

5) The Mysterious Island

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Some things to do for free and fun online curated by Dawson staff

March 17th, 2020

Carey-Ann Pawsey’s recommended video resources: CBC Gem has plenty of shows and programs you can stream for free: The NFB offers a ton of free films to stream: Wolfgang Krotter’s recommendations: Online Art: Virtual Visits 12 World-Class Museums You Can Visit Online 2. Artificial Intelligence, Sustainability, Mankind at large: A look at the world through…

Lex Fridman podcast with Michael I. Jordan

March 3rd, 2020

Wolfgang Krotter (Creative and Applied Arts) recommends the Feb. 24 episode of Lex Fridman's podcast about artificial intelligence, deep learning, autonomous vehicles, and beyond. In podcast #74, Lex interviews Michael I. Jordan, one of the most influential computer scientists of our time, about Machine Learning (as opposed to Artificial Intelligence) and Recommender Systems. Available on YouTube; click Read More for link.

What does education entail?

February 18th, 2020

In a recent book entitled “The Fourth Education Revolution” (2018), Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, writes that he is "constantly surprised when he asks colleagues in the profession the (above) question, to be greeted by blank faces."

Noam Chomsky, well-known M.I.T. professor and American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist proposes his own answer to this question about education. Click Read More to watch Chomsky share his answer in a three-and-a-half-minute video.

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Entry level AI reading recommendations

February 11th, 2020

Interested in learning more about AI and considering implementing AI into your course curriculum?  Dawson AI’s Robert Stephens (Profile Coordinator of Arts & Culture; Faculty, Humanities and Philosophy) has some book recommendations to get you started. The Most Human Human, by Brian Christian (2012). Publisher Penguin Random House describes it as: “a provocative, exuberant, and profound…

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