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Eight faculty projects approved for funding through Dawson Foundation

May 31st, 2023

Eight projects proposed by faculty have been approved for funding available through the Dawson Foundation’s Student Academic Enrichment Fund.

The projects that will receive funding in 2023-2024 are: Illustration Quebec membership and events, AR Cité - AI production tools and community awareness, Ecology & Culture (Costa Rica complimentary course), Resources for Science on tourne, Sonic levitator kits for student labs, Interprofessional Education Symposium, Facilities visit for outdoor education programming, and the Cuba Trip (North-South Studies/ Social Change and Solidarity).

Three of the projects – the Cuba trip, the Interprofessional Education Symposium and the Facilities visit for CRLT – have been approved for three years of funding.

This year, all proposals received were reviewed and approved by the SAEF committee: Megan Ainscow, Communications; Fred Jansen, Foundation; Geoff Kloos, Student Services; Catherine Lebel, Dean of Academic Development; and three student representatives from the Dawson Student Union. Each relevant sector dean also approved.

A total of $39,795.17 will be distributed by the Dawson Foundation to implement these projects that will enhance the academic experience of our students in a wide array of programs.

Exclusive Dawson signature tulip sale to benefit Living Campus projects

May 17th, 2023

A bulk order of spring bulbs- direct from the Netherlands- has been put in. Buy them at a discount for your own garden or a friend’s garden or donate them to Dawson's Peace Garden. All proceeds will benefit Dawson's Living Campus.

 To get on the pre-order list, email

An online store is being developed and more info about our special Dawson bulb selection to come soon. Pick up on campus end of September/early October for planting time.

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Dawson Golf Classic welcomes three new VIP guests

May 3rd, 2023

Excitement is building for the Dawson Golf Classic, which is set to take place on Thursday, June 8, at the Summerlea Golf & Country Club. This year’s event promises to be a star-studded affair, with three new VIPs set to make an appearance. RDS personality Valérie Sardin, soccer legend Amy Walsh, and three-time Grey Cup…

Toward 1,000 species update

May 3rd, 2023

More people are joining Dawson's 1,000 Species in 1,000 Days initiative every week.

The total number of species identified on Dawson's one-block campus is now at 479! For the week of April 17, Dawson's iNaturalist community, Dawson College-Campus Biodiversity Network, there were 31 new species counted, 24 new observers joining the community and 361 new observations. The week of April 24, there were 12 new species, 4 new observers, and 97 new observations.

One of the species added last week to Dawson's count is the Eastern Screech Owl. Photo by Doug Smyth (Physical Education).

Everyone is invited to join this initiative by using the free iNaturalist app.

Artists in Bloom raises over $11,000 for Living Campus!

May 2nd, 2023

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the talented student artists at the 25th edition of Artists in Bloom!

Congratulations to all the talented artists who created works of art over a two-hour period, and put on a fantastic live artistry show. Special thank you to radio host Donna Saker of The Beat 92.5 for auctioning off the beautiful artwork, and Dawson students Mathew Anania and Alessia Vigna for their live musical performances.

The event has raised over $11,000 which will go to support Dawson’s sustainability activities under the Living Campus fund.

Students learn leadership skills and make lasting friendships at Model UN

April 19th, 2023

About 60 students were able to participate in the Dawson College Model United Nations (DCMUN) para-academic activity this year thanks in part to funding from the Student Academic Enrichment Fund of the Dawson Foundation.

Model UN has a long history at Dawson College, with the activity running on and off since the late 1990s. The current iteration of DCMUN was established in the 2010-2011 academic year and has been running ever since.

To continue reading, visit the link below.

Call for proposals open until May 7 for Student Academic Enrichment Fund

April 19th, 2023

Dawson employees and current students can apply for funding for projects beginning in the Fall 2023 semester from Wednesday, April 19 through Sunday, May 7.

Up to $40,000 is available for projects commencing in the Fall 2023 semester. The objective is to fund approximately eight to ten projects. There is a new option available which allows applicants to request up to 3 years of funding for recurring projects.

In order to be considered, projects must:

  • Demonstrate a clear benefit for Dawson students
  • Represent an activity that goes over and above core competencies for completion of a DEC
  • Staff and students are encouraged to send in their applications, which will need to include a project description and cost estimate.

To apply or donate, visit

Dawson Golf Classic sells out: waiting list now open!

April 19th, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that the 2023 Dawson Golf Classic is officially sold out! We thank all our golfers and sponsors for their contributions to this event to date.

For those who missed out on the registration, we invite you to sign up on our waiting list by contacting Fred Jansen at

While the tournament is full, it is possible to join the cocktail reception, dinner and evening activities starting at 5 p.m. To reserve your spot, visit

If you are unable to attend the event, you can still support the Foundation by making a donation to the Student Academic Enrichment Fund at

Let's make this a fantastic day and show our support for Dawson students!

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Annie Larouche and Joel Anthony Join Dawson Golf Classic

April 5th, 2023

Annie Larouche and Joel Anthony from the professional basketball team The Montreal Alliance are set to join the list of our esteemed guests for the 2023 Dawson Golf Classic, which will take place at the Summerlea Golf Club in Vaudreuil-Dorion on Thursday, June 8. Hosted by CTV Montreal’s Christine Long and chaired by Honorary President…

Tickets now on sale for Artists in Bloom!

April 5th, 2023

The 25th annual Artists in Bloom art auction will be taking place on Thursday, April 20 in 3C.1 with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and painting beginning at 6 p.m. The money raised this year will be going to Dawson’s Living Campus/Sustainability.

We are returning to the live event that you all have come to know and love. There will also be an online component (link to be available starting April 11) where you can purchase your ticket for the event as well as prints designed by Illustration students.

Printed tickets can now be purchased in the following locations: 4A.1 (cash only) and 2E.6 (cash or card).

We will also be in the Upper Atrium (in front of escalators) from April 11-14 and 17-19 for tickets and/or prints.

Adults $20 in advance
$25 at the door/online
Students of any institution (with ID) $15
12 and under Free


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