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Fall Awards celebrate our students’ perseverance in tough times

December 15th, 2020

We are so proud to present this year’s outstanding cohort of recipients of the Fall Awards of Dawson College with a special web feature.

Congratulations to all our Fall 2020 Award recipients! And a BIG thank you to our dedicated teachers and to all who support our students, including the donors and friends of the Dawson College Foundation who make many of the awards possible.

Visit the Fall Awards Celebratory Web Feature and meet our recipients of the Fall 2020 Awards:

Dawson Holiday scene

Happy Holidays and building access over the festive season

December 15th, 2020

Happy Holidays to all our employees and students! We hope that everyone enjoys this time of year, especially the fresh start and promise of a New Year! Take care and stay safe.

Access to Dawson College is restricted from Dec. 17 to 23 inclusive. Entry will only be available via Security at the 2E entrance off the parking lot near Dawson Daycare.

Between Dec. 24 and Jan. 3, the College is closed with access under exceptional circumstances only and should only occur between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The College reopens Jan. 4 with access only via Security until further notice.

To be granted access to the building, you must complete the COVID symptoms screening questionnaire and provide your ID and phone number.

The Dawson Holiday scene is the work of Maggie Zeng, Class of 2020 (Illustration).

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Dawson gets GOLD for leadership in sustainability

December 15th, 2020

It's official! AASHE announced Dawson College's GOLD rating for leadership in sustainability on their website. Congratulations Dawson community!

We have been collecting reactions by video and text to the news in preparation for this week's announcement. We will be proudly sharing these thoughts from Dawson employees, government leaders and people active in environmental issues with the media this week.

In the New Year, we will be celebrating this as best we can during the pandemic and we will certainly share the videos and reactions with our community at that time. Today, you, the members of our Dawson community, get to know the good news first! 

We will be sharing our GOLD news with the media and on social media later this week. You can help us amplify the news by sharing the Dawson College posts (scheduled for Dec. 16) on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIN and Twitter.

Click Read More to go to the homepage news story.

Mia Kennedy

Dawson students and graduates speak about attachment to Quebec

December 15th, 2020

Journalists and politicians in Quebec have said a lot of things about Dawson College recently. We thought it would be interesting for you to hear what some current Dawson students and some recent graduates think about their attachment to the French language and québécois culture.

Click Read More for our homepage news story.


Most exams moved online

December 1st, 2020

Even though most exams will not be in person, there is still a great need for invigilators to maintain academic integrity online.  More news will be forthcoming about staffing. To read the news release issued to media on Friday, click Read More.


4 ways to celebrate Giving Tuesday today

December 1st, 2020

1. Help students struggling with learning challenges get a costly assessment required to access support from the Student AccessAbility Centre. Donate to the Support for Educational Assessment Services Fund 

2. Feed our students during these difficult times with your donation of non-perishable food. Drop off items at the shipping doors at 4011 de Maisonneuve (parking lot entrance) Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.

3. Become a Secret Santa for children in care of Batshaw. To date, 20 Dawson employees have committed to 42 children. There are still two children waiting to be matched with a member of the Dawson community and there are more kids who are available. Contact faculty member Janice Harvey if interested. You can also refer to this info from the last D News.

4. Support basic needs in Tuapi
, Nicaragua, the community that welcomed North-South students for their Field Trip a few years ago. Two powerful hurricanes struck the community last month. The alumni and community have raised more than $6,000 but are hoping to reach their $10,000 goal to supply food and basic necessities. Donate here.


First anniversary of your D News

November 19th, 2020

Up to 1,300 people read every issue and many contribute. Thank you to everyone who makes it a reflection of a great community.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.


Dawson’s climate rebels on The Nature of Things Nov. 6

November 3rd, 2020

The 60th anniversary season premiere of The Nature of Things hosted by David Suzuki on Nov. 6 features an action-filled documentary that captures the beginnings of a movement that is changing the world.

Rebellion brings viewers to the front lines of the climate rebellion, including Dawson College on Sept. 26, 2019, the day before the historic climate march in Montreal with Greta Thunberg and 500,000 peaceful protesters.

Read the homepage news story in the Read More link to find out what Dawson's climate march leaders are up to a year later and how to tune in to the show.


Virtual Open House was a success

November 3rd, 2020

The numbers show that Dawson's first ever Virtual Open House was a success.

Click Read More for the homepage news story with all the numbers and feedback from a cross-section of the more than 200 teachers, employees and students who contributed to this event.


It’s today! Virtual Open House runs Oct. 20-25

October 20th, 2020

You can help us spread the word to students in Sec.  IV and V and their parents:

Click Read More to go to the English homepage news story and a French version is available here.

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Last Modified: January 19, 2021


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