It’s time to smell the flowers! Last D News before summer break
Summer is almost here and Dawson's Peace Garden continues to bloom and evolve. Here is a photo captured by Suzanne Bellefleur (Student Services, Dawson College Library) on Friday.
We wish everyone a peaceful and relaxing summer, with lots of time to smell the flowers, enjoy your loved ones and do your favourite activities.
This is the last issue of D News before the summer break. The next D News issue will be Wednesday, Aug. 18. If you have news or information to share at the beginning of the semester, use the submit news button or email email@example.com before 12 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13.
Two more D News issues before summer
Graduates will star in personalized Convocation experience
Students on track to graduate this semester received their invitation on April 19 to a special experience of Convocation. While it will be virtual, each graduate who chooses to participate will be the star of their own experience.
Each graduate can submit their personalized and shareable content through Stage Clip, a platform Dawson has chosen to give the Class of 2021 something special.
Convocation is scheduled to take place as a virtual ceremony on June 30 at 7 p.m. All names of graduates will be announced and speeches will be given by the valedictorian, some teachers and presenters of awards. Details to follow for employees who would like to attend.
Click Read More to preview the experience.
Help Dawson rebrand by participating in our survey
Building on over 50 years of history, Dawson College is embarking on a Branding Project today. “Over the years, Dawson has established a reputation as a CEGEP with excellent and innovative academic programs and an active campus life, with opportunities to grow and learn both inside and outside of the classroom,” said Director General Diane…
Next D News is April 7
The next issue of D News is coming out Wednesday, April 7 following the long weekend.
Everyone in the Dawson community is welcome to contribute news and information to D News. Deadlines are usually the Friday before at 12 p.m. For the next issue, the deadline is end of day Thursday, April 1. You can share your idea or content by contributing through the Submit News button on the D News page or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Coordinator appointed
Communications professional Megan Ainscow joined Dawson College last week as Coordinator of Communications. Megan (Class of 2004, Liberal Arts) will oversee the Communications Office and guide overall strategy and decision making in order to enhance the reputation and visibility of the College.
With over 10 years of experience in communications and public relations, Megan joins Dawson after serving most recently as Head of Communications for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an international organization established under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Virtual Information Evening draws about 10,000 visitors
Last week, Dawson’s web traffic increased by about 10,000 unique visitors compared to the same period last year. The visitors were stopping by for Virtual Information Evening, which was held Feb. 3.
It is the last student recruitment event before the March 1 application deadline and a great opportunity for potential students to ask questions. In previous years, when the event was in person, it would typically draw about 800 prospective students.
The event featured web content, new social media videos for spotlight programs and chats with teachers, students, advisors and employees.
Some interesting numbers and facts from Virtual Information Evening:
- 9,192 unique page views of the microsite since launch
- 943 chat sessions
- 13,000 video views by 4,500 unique viewers since launch
- 3 most popular chats:
- Science Program
- Medical Ultrasound Technology Program
- Prospective students also participated from other countries: Albania, Guadalupe, Columbia, U.S., U.K., France, Haiti, Philippines.
“I've assisted to two other chats from different subjects before you, and honestly y'all made my day. It just gives the proof that Dawson is the perfect school for me. Thank you so much! I really hope that I'll meet you next year in person.”
Last Modified: June 1, 2021