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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.


Read more about: Virtual launch June 16 for new children’s book by Andrew Katz

Virtual launch June 16 for new children’s book by Andrew Katz

June 9th, 2020

Next Tuesday, June 16 at 6 p.m., Andrew Katz (English Department) will be virtually launching his second picture book, I JUST WANT TO BE SUPER! / JE SUIS SUPER NINO!  illustrated by Dawson Illustration graduate Tony Luzano (2014).The story is about a young kid with TONS of energy. Here is what Kirkus Reviews had to say about the book:…

Take a video tour of our Living Campus in honour of Earth Day

April 21st, 2020

After watching the Living Campus guided tour video, Ivan Freud, Chair of Dawson's Religion Department, had this to say:

"As a teacher I have been involved with Dawson's Peace and Sustainability Communities for a number of years, and yet I was surprised to find some initiatives that I had never heard of in the latest Living Campus Orientation Video. What is being done in terms of peace and sustainability at Dawson is simply incredible! It makes me proud to be part of such a vibrant, visionary, creative, and caring community."

Why not celebrate Earth Day tomorrow by taking time to tour our Living Campus?

Click Read More to go to the Living Campus video.


Read more about: Art & Design recommendations

Art & Design recommendations

April 7th, 2020

Local Art, Design and Science Institutions: Musee d’art contemporain Montreal: https://macm.org/en/ Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/ Montreal Science Center: https://www.montrealsciencecentre.com/ American Institutions: American Museum of Natural History: https://www.amnh.org/ Childrens’ Museum of the Arts: https://cmany.org/ Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://www.metmuseum.org/ Berlin collection of museums: https://www.smb.museum/en/museums-institutions/museumsinsel-berlin/museum-buildings-collections/overview.html Industrial Design / Product Design: The 100 “Best designed products”…

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."


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.


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


Read more about: Some things to do for free and fun online curated by Dawson staff

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: https://gem.cbc.ca/ The NFB offers a ton of free films to stream: https://www.nfb.ca/films/ 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…

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