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Take part in the worldwide BioBlitz at Dawson April 29

April 10th, 2024

People around the world will be participating in a four-day BioBlitz April 26-29, including students, staff, alumni, retirees, friends and neighbours of Dawson on Monday, April 29. Take a break and drop by the Peace Garden at Dawson anytime between 3 PM and 6 PM on April 29. This global BioBlitz is part of the City Nature Challenge.

Photo by Doug Smyth

Visit the link for the homepage news story and invite your friends and family to join you at Dawson on April 29!

Beaucoup de plaisir à la Francofête

April 10th, 2024

Students and employees enjoyed three great days of programming at Dawson's Francofête just before the Easter long weekend.

Organizer and French faculty member Laetitia Desanti was very pleased with the participation and reported that the workshop and conference on maple syrup was a highlight :

"Les étudiants ont pu y apprendre des aspects très instructifs, techniques et amusants au sujet de ce sirop dont nous pensons tout connaître. Ils ont aussi eu l'occasion de déguster et de gagner des produits de l'érable. Cette activité a remporté un grand succès."

Get your tickets for Artists in Bloom on campus or online

April 10th, 2024

The annual and very enjoyable evening of art fundraiser Artists in Bloom is happening next Thursday, April 18.

Tickets for adults are only $20 in advance and can be purchased every day until April 17, except Saturday and Sunday, on campus in the Upper Atrium from 12 PM to 2 PM or in 4A.1 and 2E.4 from 9 AM to 5 PM. They can also be purchased online here. Kids 10 years old and younger are FREE. Student ticket price is $15.

Buy your tickets ahead of the event as the price at the door is $25.

Postcard prints are also available for sale at the ticket table in the Upper Atrium. They are $5 each or 10 for $35.

Your ticket includes one complimentary drink/wine/beer and hors d’oeuvres. This is a great opportunity to enjoy an inexpensive night out while raising funds for our student athletes.

The event takes place in Room 3C.1 and doors open at 5:30 PM. Students in 3D Animation and CGI, Illustration, and Visual Arts will be creating works of art live, which will be auctioned off by Donna Saker of The Beat 92.5. Dawson students Lawrence He and Seungbi Yoo will be performing live music.

IVGD Program Hosting Bimonthly Free Playtest Event

April 9th, 2024

The Independent Video Game Design program is holding our bimonthly free indie game playtesting event on Friday, April 12 from 6 PM-9 PM in 3C.1 at Dawson.

The event will showcase games created by graduates and students from the IVGD program and by local developers.

Come play video games and learn more about the different ways to get into the local game industry. Faculty members from the IVGD program will be on site to provide information and answer questions about our classes and our unique approach to teaching independent game development!

Full details for the free event can be found at the link below.

Friday, April 12, 2024
6:00 - 9:00PM
Room 3C.1

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Call for papers and student artistic submissions for fall Humanities conference

March 28th, 2024

Dawson’s Humanities and Public Life Conference will take place from Oct. 21-25, 2024, and the theme will be aesthetics. Philosophers have pondered the arts and artists since the time of Socrates. Our goal with this year’s humanities conference is to explore the very real relationship between the arts and humanities. How have philosophers and those…

Dawson AI Expo is April 5

March 27th, 2024

Join us at Dawson College for a student-centred expo on Friday, April 5 showcasing innovative AI and data storytelling projects.

D.AI Expo ’24 will feature presentations from Dawson students and faculty, alongside contributions from our partner organizations AI Launch Lab and Mitacs. It is a unique opportunity to explore a spectrum of AI topics undertaken by students in and out of the classroom and to expose how AI can be integrated into education.

Visit the link for more information and the schedule of the day.

Read more about: Experiencing the Solar Eclipse at Dawson on Monday, April 8

Experiencing the Solar Eclipse at Dawson on Monday, April 8

March 27th, 2024

Montreal is in the zone of totality for the solar eclipse on the afternoon of Monday, April 8. Total solar eclipses occur when the moon passes in front of the sun, blocking out its light. Some people will be travelling to southern Quebec to see it, but we can enjoy this rare sight right at…

Advance tickets only $20 for beloved Artists in Bloom event

March 26th, 2024

Enjoy an evening of art with live music by pianist and Dawson student Seungbi Yoo and delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks on Thursday, April 18 at Dawson in Room 3C.1 starting at 5:30 PM. Students in Animation and CGI, Illustration, and Visual Arts will be creating works of art live, which will be auctioned off by Donna Saker of The Beat 92.5. All proceeds will benefit Dawson student athletes this year.

Your advance $20 ticket includes a selection of delicious appetizers and a free beer/wine/non-alcoholic drink. Plus- all proceeds go to support Dawson student athletes. Door ticket price is $25.

Visit the link to buy your ticket and save $5.

Some of our treasured trees must be cut

March 4th, 2024

After an extensive review of all trees on the Dawson grounds by forestry consultants, the College is presently securing permits from the City of Westmount to cut some of them.

“Many of our trees have suffered injuries and disease that have weakened them to the point where they are at a high risk of breaking. Others, like our large silver maples are reaching their age limit,” explained Luc St-Germain of Facilities Management.

About a dozen trees will have to be cut immediately, with another 30-35 being monitored during the next 12-24 months.

All trees have been thinned in the past to allow severe wind to pass through them. Chris Adam, of the Office of Sustainability, says that wind and ice related storms are more common now and causing damage.

The Facilities Management Team and the Office of Sustainability are cooperating to establish Dawson’s first tree management program. Every tree will have a health card that identifies their species, age and diseases as well as any maintenance procedures taken. Each tree will be followed by forest management consultants.

Stay tuned for more news about the trees of our Living Campus.

SPACE students mastering physics by designing video game

March 4th, 2024

Eight Dawson students working in two teams have won an independent video game design competition in an extracurricular competition organized by Physics faculty member Nadim Boukhira.

The students are all in the SPACE student enrichment initiative.

Visit the link for the homepage news story, which includes more photos and feedback from students.

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Last Modified: April 11, 2024


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