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News from the Communications Office

August 24th, 2022

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…

Meet the awards recipients of Winter 2022

August 24th, 2022

In case you missed it: over 60 Dawson students were recognized for their hard work, perseverance and personal qualities.

Dawson College would like to thank the teachers and staff who have supported students throughout the last challenging academic year.  We are also grateful to our generous donors and friends who make these awards possible.

To see all the award recipients, click read more.

If you would like to participate in one of our Awards Selection Committees, please sign up here:

Dawson celebrates its largest graduating class ever

August 24th, 2022

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.

For a full report and link to photos, click read more.

Science Valedictorian lived the full Dawson experience despite pandemic

June 1st, 2022

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

June 1st, 2022

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

June 1st, 2022

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

During the summer, we will post news from time to time on our Dawson College social media channels:

Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter 

The Communications Office wishes our colleagues and the entire Dawson community a wonderful summer!

Liberal Arts valedictorian Arwen Low is passionate about civic activism

June 1st, 2022

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.

Click Read more to learn about her experience at Dawson.

Mugs, cookies and lemonade in celebration of Dawson’s new branding

June 1st, 2022

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 before June 20.

Greater demand to attend graduation

May 18th, 2022

There was an overwhelming response from graduating students indicating they plan to attend the graduation ceremony at Place des Arts on June 22. As a result, the Communications Office had to make some major changes to the proceedings, including the addition of a third ceremony at 10 a.m.

By the deadline to respond, over 800 about-to-be Dawson graduates had RSVP'd yes! Many of these students were deprived of their high school graduation in 2020. The last time Dawson had an in-person graduation was in June 2019.

A special gift for all employees on June 1

May 18th, 2022

To celebrate our new branding and our Dawson employees, please stop by the table set up between the Director General's office in 4A and the Academic Dean's office in 4B on Wednesday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All employees will receive a small gift from the College.

We look forward to seeing the Dawson community!

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Last Modified: August 24, 2022


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