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Dawson’s first Homecoming is Sept. 23

May 31st, 2023

Dawson graduates, retirees and employees are invited to Dawson's first ever Homecoming! We are inviting our alumni back to reconnect with the Dawson community. Together, with our graduates, Dawson contributes to the strength of Quebec and our beloved and eclectically diverse City of Montreal! Now more than ever, we need to come together and show our Dawson values and pride.

Come and enjoy fun activities, walk down memory lane, go to program reunions and take in a Dawson Blues basketball game.

Dawson’s Homecoming will be on Saturday, Sept. 23. Plans are underway and we will be creating a webpage with all the updates.

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D News has “gone fishin'”

May 31st, 2023

This May 31 issue is the last issue for D News before the Fall 2023 semester. D News will be back on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

The Communications Office wishes you a wonderful summer!

In the meantime, keep up with Dawson news on our social media:

Eight faculty projects approved for funding through Dawson Foundation

May 31st, 2023

Eight projects proposed by faculty have been approved for funding available through the Dawson Foundation’s Student Academic Enrichment Fund.

The projects that will receive funding in 2023-2024 are: Illustration Quebec membership and events, AR Cité - AI production tools and community awareness, Ecology & Culture (Costa Rica complimentary course), Resources for Science on tourne, Sonic levitator kits for student labs, Interprofessional Education Symposium, Facilities visit for outdoor education programming, and the Cuba Trip (North-South Studies/ Social Change and Solidarity).

Three of the projects – the Cuba trip, the Interprofessional Education Symposium and the Facilities visit for CRLT – have been approved for three years of funding.

This year, all proposals received were reviewed and approved by the SAEF committee: Megan Ainscow, Communications; Fred Jansen, Foundation; Geoff Kloos, Student Services; Catherine Lebel, Dean of Academic Development; and three student representatives from the Dawson Student Union. Each relevant sector dean also approved.

A total of $39,795.17 will be distributed by the Dawson Foundation to implement these projects that will enhance the academic experience of our students in a wide array of programs.

Dawson élabore une nouvelle politique sur la langue française pour se conformer à la loi 96

May 17th, 2023

Afin de se conformer aux nouvelles exigences de la Charte de la langue française du Québec, promulguées en 2022, le Collège Dawson est en train de réviser sa Politique sur la langue française initialement adoptée en 2003. Le ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur a donné à tous les cégeps du Québec jusqu’au 1er juin 2023 pour soumettre…

Outstanding Dawson individuals honoured with Forces Avenir awards

May 17th, 2023

Three members of the Dawson community were honoured with Forces Avenir awards on May 4: students Kitenge Kayembe and Fred-Dgennie Louis were recognized, respectively, for commitment and perseverance. Physics faculty member Joel Trudeau was honoured for his commitment to students.

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Read more about: Effort underway to translate Dawson memos and website to French

Effort underway to translate Dawson memos and website to French

May 17th, 2023

In the coming weeks and months, Dawson will be taking steps to ensure compliance with the Quebec Charter on the French Language in its communications with employees and the public. Translation of employee memos Starting May 8, all mass emails sent to Dawson employees have and will be provided in both English and French.  Each…

A student community built on sustainability is definitely a Forces Avenir

May 17th, 2023

The student-run Dawson Sustainability Community is committed to supporting Dawson College’s award-winning, globally recognized commitment to sustainability.

Led by Environmental Science students Narcisse Hassan and Kaligua Rochon, the students have worked on a variety of projects that support Dawson’s goal of promoting sustainability through reconnecting people, communities, and Nature.

On May 4, Narcisse and Kaligua received a Forces Avenir award in the Environment category for their Dawson Sustainability Community project.

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Mahsa Amini’s legacy is alive at Dawson

May 17th, 2023

In September 2022, Mahsa Amini was arrested in Iran for not wearing a hijab correctly. Eyewitnesses say she was severely beaten. Hours later, she died at the age of 22. Mahsa had just been admitted to university and intended to pursue law. Her death sparked protests in Iran and around the world.

At Dawson, the Mahsa Amini Initiative was created by students Kiana Lalavi, Shaneli Yaghoubi, Kiera Robak and Lina Adda. Their work was recognized on May 4 with the Forces Avenir Award in the category of Mutual Aid, Peace and Justice. Their project has also advanced for consideration at the provincial level.

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Read more about: Communications Policy and Digital Guidelines for Dawson College now in effect

Communications Policy and Digital Guidelines for Dawson College now in effect

May 3rd, 2023

In order to ensure the reputation and logo of the College are well-represented externally, Dawson College has prepared a Communications Policy under the Office of the Director General. It comes into effect this week. Read the full policy in English and French. The usage of an institutional logo or insignia like Dawson’s on any printed…

Meet Dawson’s 2023 Forces AVENIR cohort

May 3rd, 2023

Every year, Dawson has had extraordinary students, teachers and staff who enrich our community with their projects, perseverance and passion.

This year, Dawson is recognizing individuals: student Kitenge Kayembe and faculty member Joel Trudeau for their commitment; and student Fred-Dgennie Louis for her perseverance. Dawson is also recognizing students for their great projects: Narcisse Hassan and Kaligua Rochon for the Dawson Sustainability Project in the Environment category; and students Kiana Lalavi, Shaneli Yaghoubi, Kiera Robak and Lina Adda for The Mahsa Amini Initiative in the Mutual Aid, Peace and Justice category.

The local ceremony will be Thursday, May 4 at Dawson. Both projects are moving forward for consideration at the provincial level of Forces AVENIR. Check the next D News on May 17 for a feature on our 2023 laureates.

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