After an absence of two years, the revitalized Dawson golf tournament made a triumphant return on June 7 at the Summerlea Golf and Country Club in Vaudreuil-Dorion. Renamed the Golf Classic, the tournament reunited long-standing participants, suppliers and new recruits. The weather that had appeared ominous in the morning cleared in time for tee off…
Recognition of Service … and a good time was had by all
The large room in 3C.1 was dressed up in its finest to receive the 130 guests during the Recognition of Service reception and dinner. It was the largest gathering of its kind in Dawson history as the retirees from 2019-2022 were celebrated as were employees marking 25, 26 and 27 years of service.
The trend toward retirement truly showed itself as there were more than three times as many retirements, 101, as there were in the group marking the years of service, 33. The mood was light and convivial, and those in attendance were happy to reconnect after long absences due to campus shutdown or having taken retirement.
The last honouree to be presented with a gift and certificate was former Director General Richard Filion who retired in December 2020. He received a rousing introduction by Michael Goldwax, Chair of the Board of Governors, which was met with equally rousing remarks from Richard, who spoke of his admiration for the Dawson community, its spirit and its resolve, and to continue to fight the good fight for the benefit of our students.
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On Aug. 22, Director General Diane Gauvin welcomed back Megan Ainscow as the Head of Communications. “I am most grateful to Donna Varrica for leading the Communications Office for the last year,” Diane said. “It was an action-packed year and we are fortunate that we could count on Donna’s experience and wise counsel.” Donna will…
Dawson celebrates its largest graduating class ever
In case you missed it: nearly 3,000 Dawson students made up the Class of 2022, graduating from the College in the Summer and Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 sessions, making it the largest group of graduates yet. Over 800 attended three ceremonies at Place des Arts on June 22.
Arwen Low was one of three valedictorians and you can watch her inspiring address on YouTube.
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Science Valedictorian lived the full Dawson experience despite pandemic
It was challenging to live life to the fullest during the early phase of the pandemic. If you need some inspiration for making the most of life, read on about Enriched Science soon-to-be graduate Megan Oleksiw, one of Dawson’s three valedictorians for the Class of 2022.
Speaking as valedictorian “is a touching honour,” Megan said in an interview with Dawson’s Communications Office, “especially given the heartfelt attachment I feel toward our college community. Dawson College and the exceptional people I’ve been privileged to exchange with have empowered me to actively strive to be my best self.”
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Linnea Nguyen, poised to take on the world
You can feel the spark, even on a Zoom call. A few minutes with Linnea Nguyen and you know this young woman is ready to take on the world. It’s no wonder she has been chosen to represent the graduating Class of 2022 as the valedictorian at the June 22 Social Science graduation ceremony at Place des Arts.
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Next D News is Aug. 24
This is the last D News for the 2021-2022 academic year. The next D News is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 24 and the next D Announcements is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 17. Our invitation to you to share your news and information is always open. Use the contribution form or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
During the summer, we will post news from time to time on our Dawson College social media channels:
The Communications Office wishes our colleagues and the entire Dawson community a wonderful summer!
Liberal Arts valedictorian Arwen Low is passionate about civic activism
Despite spending her first year of CEGEP online, Liberal Arts student Arwen Low was quick to get involved in the Dawson community life. Her efforts in making a difference for her fellow students have led to her nomination as valedictorian. She will be addressing Dawson graduates in Social Science & Business Technologies of 2022 at the 2:30 p.m. Graduating Ceremony on June 22 at Place des Arts.
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Mugs, cookies and lemonade in celebration of Dawson’s new branding
On Wednesday, June 1, all Dawson employees were invited to drop by the 4A-B hallway to receive free pink lemonade, cookies, and a brand new Dawson mug to celebrate the college's new branding.
Thank you to all who came by, the giveaway was a great success!
Those who haven't had the chance to collect their mug may schedule a pickup at the Communications Office by contacting email@example.com before June 20.
Last Modified: August 24, 2022