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Graduation is June 25

April 10th, 2024

Exceptionally this year, Dawson’s graduation ceremony will be held after Saint Jean on Tuesday, June 25. The later grade deadline this semester is the reason that graduation is later this year.

Two ceremonies will take place at Salle Wilfred-Pelletier at Place des Arts. The Social Science and Business Technologies program graduates will celebrate at 2:30 PM, and all other graduates at 7:30 PM.

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.

Graduation date is June 25

February 7th, 2024

Exceptionally this year, Dawson graduation ceremonies will be held after Saint Jean on Tuesday, June 25. The later date is because the grade deadline is exceptionally later this semester. Time is required to confirm students have in fact graduated.

The good news is that Dawson has secured the 2,996-seat Salle Wilfred Pelletier at Place des Arts so there will be enough space to host two ceremonies instead of three.

Dawson students surveyed on CEGEP perceptions

January 23rd, 2024

At the end of September, 900 Dawson students took part in a survey conducted by Léger Marketing for the Fédération des cégeps du Québec. Students across Quebec aged 17-24 were asked a series of questions about their perceptions of CEGEP. The results for Dawson were shared with the Communications Office before the holiday break.

Some of the things Dawson’s Head of Communications Megan Ainscow found interesting:

  • The top reason that students chose Dawson was because they have heard favourable things about it (67%)
  • 84% of students say they are satisfied with their program
  • 75% of students do not wish to have courses at night and 90% do not wish to have courses on weekends
  • 88% of students say it suits them to study in person, and 57% of students say distance learning does not suit them

Members of the Dawson community who are interested in reading all the results (and are signed in to Microsoft 365) can check out the survey data here.

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.

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Last Modified: April 11, 2024


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