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Students and local developers host playtesting event Feb. 23

February 21st, 2024

The Independent Video Game Design program is presenting its bimonthly independent game playtesting event in room 3C.1 of Dawson College on Friday, Feb. 23 from 6 PM to 9 PM.

The Playtest @ IVGD event will showcase over a dozen new independent video games created by local developers including current Dawson students, graduates, IVGD faculty, and several Montreal-based indie studios.

Come celebrate the emerging talent in Montreal's continually growing game development scene by trying out the games, chatting with developers and enjoying a few snacks.

The event is free and open to all ages. Full details available in the link below.


Free Video Game Playtesting Event on Feb. 23

February 7th, 2024

The Independent Video Game Design program is presenting a new edition of its bimonthly indie game playtesting event in room 3C.1 of Dawson College on Friday, Feb. 23 from 6 PM to 9 PM.

The Playtest @ IVGD event will showcase over a dozen new independent video games created by local developers including current Dawson students, graduates, IVGD faculty, and several Montreal-based indie studios.

Come celebrate the emerging talent in Montreal's continually growing game development scene by trying out the games, chatting with developers and enjoying a few snacks.

The event is free and open to all ages. Full details available in the link below.

Pictured in the image, from left to right: Dion by Baobab Games, Shards Between Us by Queensgard Games, and 9-To-Fight by Osama Dorias.


Free French course registration extended to Jan. 30

January 25th, 2024

Professionals and support staff members are invited to register for free French courses through Dawson’s Centre for Training and Development.  The deadline to register has been extended to Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 12 PM.

Check out the flyer for more info: French course for support staff and professionals


New Dawson ads running in the metro

November 8th, 2023

Have you noticed the new Dawson advertisements from Continuing Education and Community Services in the metro?

You can check them out here:


IVGD attracted over 50 people to playtest event

October 11th, 2023

The Independent Video Game Design program hosted a very successful Indie Game Playtesting Night on Sept. 29.

Audrey Vanasse from Continuing Education and Community Services reported that:

  • We had 78 confirmed tickets on Eventbrite, and it felt like easily that many people showed up, with 50+ visually accounted at once during the peak!
  • We had 12 teams presenting games, including:
    • Our Term 4 students, playtesting their current end-of-year project (which is part of their assignment)
    • A team of IVGD graduates from last year who are working on their first commercial games
    • Several teachers including Osama Dorias, Salim Larochelle and Ramy Daghstani showcased the games they are currently developing with their teams

Elaine Gusella, our Independent Video Game Design Program Coordinator, says "we are already getting a lot of interest for the next edition, which we're hoping to hold in November (date TBD). We're really looking forward to hosting more events as often as we can."


Free non-credit Cont. Ed. courses for Dawson employees

September 13th, 2023

Any Dawson employee who has been employed for at least six months may take courses for free in the College’s Centre for Training and Development (CTD).

Fall registration is on now and many courses begin in mid to late September. To register, a Dawson employee must email either Cindy Cousins ccousins@dawsoncollege.qc.ca or ctd@dawsoncollege.qc.ca and fill out a form.

Dawson’s CTD offers a wide array of courses:

Computer and Technology

Languages

Chinese

Art courses

Photography


Read more about: Dawson College is a TEF, TEF Canada, and TEFAQ Testing Centre

Dawson College is a TEF, TEF Canada, and TEFAQ Testing Centre

August 30th, 2023

Continuing Education & Community Services (CECS) is pleased to announce that Dawson College is now designated as an official testing centre for Test d’Évaluation de Français (TEF).  This is a remarkable achievement that highlights our commitment to providing valuable opportunities for language proficiency. Thanks to our accreditation by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry…

Free Cont. Ed. courses for Dawson employees

August 30th, 2023

Any Dawson employee who has been employed for at least six months may take courses for free in the College’s Centre for Training and Development (CTD).

Fall registration is on now and many courses begin in mid to late September. To register, a Dawson employee must email either Cindy Cousins ccousins@dawsoncollege.qc.ca or ctd@dawsoncollege.qc.ca and fill out a form.

Dawson’s CTD offers a wide array of courses:

Computer and Technology

Languages

Chinese

Art courses

Photography


Check out summer programming from Cont. Ed.

May 31st, 2023

Enhance your language skills with our non-credit language courses, capture memories with our photography classes, and stay ahead in the digital era with our computer and technology courses. Enroll today! Visit dawsoncollege.qc.ca/ctd/ to explore our course catalogue and take the first step towards personal growth and professional development.


Have you heard the Cont. Ed. ads on 92.5 FM?

February 8th, 2023

Our Continuing Education, AEC and CTD offerings are now being broadcast around the greater Montreal area through radio for the first time!
If you’ve heard the commercial and have any feedback, the CECS team would love to hear it. You can email Audrey Vanasse.

Your input as a member of the Dawson Community is invaluable to our advertising process.


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Last Modified: February 21, 2024

 

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