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182 students have received DCFAB bursary to date

May 18th, 2021

A total of $ 127,250 has been distributed through the Dawson College Financial Aid Bursary (DCFAB) to 182 students to date. The average bursary was $699.

As a response to the economic hardships brought about by the pandemic, the DCFAB was set up last fall by the Dawson Student Union (DSU), the Student Services team of the College and the Dawson College Foundation (DCF). The Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur has provided additional support.

“We are working to ensure that Dawson students can continue their education without interruption. The creation of the DCFAB reflects our commitment to promote excellence in education, especially during difficult times," said Ursula Cabral of the DCF.

Students can continue to apply for the bursary through the DCF website.

Donations are still needed to keep helping our students in this unprecedented situation. Donate here


Art sale benefitting Peace Garden

May 18th, 2021

Until the end of May, you can purchase an original artwork by a Dawson student or employee. All proceeds benefit the Peace Garden.

The goal of the Peace Garden is to create a green space that is both commemorative and symbolic of life and renewal, while making a positive environmental impact.

The Peace Garden grows a variety of native flowers and shrubs, and has pathways built in the shape of infinity loops, circular and flowing, that not only beautifies the grounds, but benefit local wildlife.

Check out the art sale in the Read More link. Photo from the archives. 

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Golf Tournament cancelled for 2021

April 7th, 2021

The Annual Dawson College Foundation Golf Tournament has been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. However, we look forward to the next tournament, planned for June 2022.

The Golf Tournament brings together the Dawson community and friends of Dawson to raise funds to benefit students. Over the years, the tournament has raised over $500,000 to benefit the College.

While the tournament has been cancelled, there is still a need for donations. We invite those who usually attend to consider making a donation to help support our students. Click here to donate now.

We sincerely hope that we will see you on the greens in 2022! We can look forward to a daylong event, which includes breakfast, a round of golf, a banquet supper and prizes. Past honourary chairpersons include Dawson Blues hockey player and Olympic gold medallist Marie-Philip Poulin and actor Catherine Bérubé (Class of 2004, Theatre).

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Seeking artist contributions for Earth Week event

March 23rd, 2021

Dawson's Earth Week is fast approaching. We are reaching out to any staff, faculty or student who would like to contribute a piece of art: canvas painting, digital painting prints, photographs, sculptures, etc. to this year's Earth Week fundraiser. The theme for the pieces is anything nature, animals, sustainability, Earth. They will all be put up for sale online between April 19 and April 30. Your name and/or social media accounts will be mentioned, and all the money raised will help fund Dawson's beautiful Peace Garden.

No pieces will be turned away. Thank you in advance for caring for our garden!

Please contact if you would like to be part of this wonderful cause.


Students go to Cuba on virtual field trip

March 23rd, 2021

The North-South Studies Profile students are currently on a virtual field trip to Cuba.

Click Read More to go to the homepage news story and learn about the experience, what the students think about it and how you can support them.

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Over 100 students in need receive new bursary

February 9th, 2021

Students have greater needs this year so Dawson College is delivering more support. One example is the Dawson College Financial Aid Bursary (DCFAB), which was set up last fall by the Dawson Student Union (DSU), the Student Services team of the College and the Dawson College Foundation. The Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur has provided additional support.

“I am pleased to report that as of Feb. 1, we have distributed $83,250 through the DCFAB to 123 students,” said Monique Magnan, Director of Student Services.

Click Read More for the news report.


Fall Awards celebrate our students’ perseverance in tough times

December 15th, 2020

We are so proud to present this year’s outstanding cohort of recipients of the Fall Awards of Dawson College with a special web feature.

Congratulations to all our Fall 2020 Award recipients! And a BIG thank you to our dedicated teachers and to all who support our students, including the donors and friends of the Dawson College Foundation who make many of the awards possible.

Visit the Fall Awards Celebratory Web Feature and meet our recipients of the Fall 2020 Awards:

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Howlett family doubles Nursing award recipients during pandemic year

December 1st, 2020

The Howlett family thought that Nursing students needed extra encouragement in the context of the pandemic. This semester, four future nurses from Dawson College were honoured and encouraged by receiving the Anne-Marie Howlett Memorial Award.

Click Read More for the Homepage News story.


4 ways to celebrate Giving Tuesday today

December 1st, 2020

1. Help students struggling with learning challenges get a costly assessment required to access support from the Student AccessAbility Centre. Donate to the Support for Educational Assessment Services Fund 

2. Feed our students during these difficult times with your donation of non-perishable food. Drop off items at the shipping doors at 4011 de Maisonneuve (parking lot entrance) Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.

3. Become a Secret Santa for children in care of Batshaw. To date, 20 Dawson employees have committed to 42 children. There are still two children waiting to be matched with a member of the Dawson community and there are more kids who are available. Contact faculty member Janice Harvey if interested. You can also refer to this info from the last D News.

4. Support basic needs in Tuapi
, Nicaragua, the community that welcomed North-South students for their Field Trip a few years ago. Two powerful hurricanes struck the community last month. The alumni and community have raised more than $6,000 but are hoping to reach their $10,000 goal to supply food and basic necessities. Donate here.


Two fundraising professionals join Foundation Board

December 1st, 2020

Fundraising consultant Elaine Lalonde (mother of North-South Studies alumna) and Claudia Mastrocola (Class of 2013, Community, Recreation and Leadership Training) joined the Board of Directors of the Dawson College Foundation at the Nov. 23 meeting.

The Foundation has bolstered its in-house fundraising expertise by welcoming these two new board members.

Elaine brings over 30 years of experience in fundraising to the Foundation. After several fundraising roles in the nonprofit sector, she is now a Senior Consultant with Global Philanthropic Canada Inc.

Claudia has seven years of experience managing fundraising events. She works as an event manager with the Italian-Canadian Community Foundation.

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