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Two new awards to be presented at Fall Awards Night

November 29th, 2023

Dawson College is holding our annual Fall Awards Night on Nov. 30.

“We will celebrate our students who are committed, perseverant, hard-working, caring and kind,” said Academic Dean Leanne Bennett. “The achievement of our students is our collective achievement- the ultimate result of the dedication of our teachers, support staff, professionals and managers and is, of course, shared with our students’ parents, activity leaders and coaches.”

Visit the link for the homepage news story about the two new awards that will be presented.

Winter weather communications

November 29th, 2023

We have already had a few snowfalls and winter will soon be here officially.

Dawson will communicate any decision to remain open or, in exceptional circumstances, to close using the following channels:

The College will do its best to inform employees and students before 6 AM if there is a weather situation to monitor.

About the next issue of D News

November 8th, 2023

Due to the upcoming strike planned for Nov. 21-22-23, the next issue of D News that was originally scheduled for Nov. 22 is postponed. Currently, the Communications Office plans for a Nov. 30 release. This would be the last issue for the fall 2023 semester.

D News is your news. You can send your news or information via the contribution form or by emailing

You’re invited to Dawson’s Holiday Party!

November 8th, 2023

All employees, faculty and staff are cordially invited to Dawson’s Annual Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 8 in 3C.1.

Doors will open at 4:30 PM. Dinner will be provided and DJ Paul Cargnello will keep the party lively.

A cash bar will be available. Come as you are and don’t miss the fun!

An All Dawson e-mail will be sent next week with a RSVP form. For planning purposes, we will ask you to confirm your attendance.

Crowds of prospective students at Open House

October 25th, 2023

Dawson’s Open House was Oct. 22 and thousands of prospective students and their families took us up on the invitation.

Sunday was a record crowd, according to organizer Carey-Ann Pawsey of the Communications Office and Geoff Kloos of Student Services, two staff members who have more than two decades of Dawson Open House experience.

The last time the College opened up without appointments was in 2019. That year, 14,000 Viewbooks were distributed. To be more sustainable, guests were invited to see the Viewbook online.

In the morning, guests arrived for tours and program experiences by appointment and in the afternoon, doors were open to all to come in and speak with teachers at program booths and ask questions to academic advisors. There were close to 2,000 people who went on student-guided tours, 700 at the Science info sessions and 300 at program experiences.  The Science webinar on Oct. 18 and the How to Apply webinar on Oct. 24 drew a total of 600 participants online.

“I would like to sincerely thank everyone who gave up their Sunday to welcome our future students and their parents to Dawson,” said Megan Ainscow, Head of Communications. “We have an amazing team of colleagues at Dawson who go above and beyond to make this event possible. We feel very grateful.”

The next Open House will be Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024.

All are welcome at Dawson Open House 2023

September 27th, 2023

For the first time in four years, Dawson is opening our doors to welcome everyone on the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 22 from 1 PM to 4 PM. No reservations required; just come!

It is important to note that everyone is welcome to visit Open House, apply for programs and attend Dawson, whether or not you hold an English eligibility certificate.

Visit the link for the homepage story with all the details.

Good times and happy reunions at first Homecoming

September 27th, 2023

“I met my best friend at Dawson and we came together.”

“Dawson made such an impact on me during my first years in Canada; I had to come.”

“There is just something special about the Dawson community and I had to come back and be part of it again.”

These were the sorts of comments we heard from graduates, retirees, employees and even current students who attended Dawson’s first-ever Homecoming on Sept. 23.

Special thanks to the Homecoming Organizing Committee, the staff who worked on a Saturday to make it happen, the teachers who hosted reunions and our event sponsors: the Burgundy Lion Group, Shaughnessy Café and Chartwells Canada.

Visit the link below for the homepage news story and more photos.

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.

Have ideas? Want to contribute? Email

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.

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Last Modified: November 30, 2023


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