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It’s time to smell the flowers! Last D News before summer break

June 1st, 2021

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 before 12 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13.


Meygan Brody is Dawson’s Valedictorian for the Class of 2021

June 1st, 2021

This year’s valedictorian is a future physician with a passion for social justice. Enriched Science student Meygan Brody has been selected to address Dawson’s Class of 2021 at Virtual Graduation on June 30.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

Two more D News issues before summer

May 4th, 2021

The last two issues of D News before the summer break are scheduled for:

Tuesday, May 18 (deadline May 14 at 12 p.m.)

Tuesday, June 1 (deadline May 28 at 12 p.m.)

Members of the Dawson community are welcome to submit ideas, news and information to share.

Share your news:
Use the submit news form here:

or email

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Graduates will star in personalized Convocation experience

April 20th, 2021

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

April 7th, 2021

Your opinion is important! Please take 5 minutes before April 14 to participate in a survey, which will provide important insights for the College's Branding Project.

Employees and students can find a survey on Omnivox under what's new:

Retirees, alumni, employment partners, donors and others are invited to fill out a survey here: 


Dawson College launching Branding Project

April 7th, 2021

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

March 23rd, 2021

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


Communications Coordinator appointed

February 23rd, 2021

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.

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Virtual Information Evening draws about 10,000 visitors

February 9th, 2021

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:
    • Admissions/Advising
    • Science Program
    • Medical Ultrasound Technology Program
  • Prospective students also participated from other countries: Albania, Guadalupe, Columbia, U.S., U.K., France, Haiti, Philippines.

Participant feedback:  

“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.”


Student Wellness Challenge begins Feb. 15

February 9th, 2021

A Wellness Challenge for Students is being launched Feb. 15

Student Services, Sustainability and Communications have developed a peer to peer model that will encourage students to sustain healthy minds and healthy bodies through awareness and prevention.

Students will learn about how to create positive habits and find motivation from one another to combat the mental and physical burden they may be experiencing. Participants will earn entries into a draw for prizes throughout the semester.

Mental health and well-being are essential to student success. To find out more, students can follow @dawsoncollege on Instagram.

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