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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:

Joung Hwa Pak

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.


Start the Holiday Season with Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1

November 19th, 2020

Giving Tuesday is the annual kick-off to the giving season leading up to the Holidays. It is a worldwide movement to counter the consumer madness of Black Friday.

The Dawson College Foundation once again invites the Dawson community to celebrate Giving Tuesday:

  1. Commit to being a secret Santa Claus for a child in care of Batshaw Youth and Family Centres (Click here for how to participate)
  2. Support the efforts of our North-South students, faculty and alumni to raise emergency funds for Tuapi, Nicaragua, which was struck by a category 4 hurricane (Donate here)
  3. Make a donation to the Support for Educational Assessment Services Fund (SEAS) to provide Dawson students the support they need in order to succeed in higher education and pursue their dreams. These assessments are required for students to receive services they need from the Student AccessAbility Centre.(Donate here)


Students can now apply for new bursary

October 20th, 2020

The Dawson College Financial Aid Bursary (DCFAB) is now live. Dawson students may access and apply to the DCFAB by completing the form here.

The goal is to provide financial aid to students who need short-term financial relief.

The bursary is thanks to the collaborative efforts of Student Services, the Dawson Student Union and the Dawson College Foundation. With additional support from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, a student in need may receive a bursary of up to $1,500.


Financial Aid Bursary now live

October 7th, 2020

The Dawson College Financial Aid Bursary (DCFAB) is now live. Dawson students may access and apply to the DCFAB by completing the form here. Students will be informed soon about the new bursary and how to apply. The new bursary aims to provide financial aid to domestic and international students who need short-term financial relief encouraging them…


Coming together for our students

September 22nd, 2020

The Dawson Student Union (DSU), the Student Services team of Dawson College and the Dawson College Foundation have come together to help students in need.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.


Nominations for David Oliver Award open until Sept. 30

September 22nd, 2020

REMINDER: The Awards Office is accepting nominations for the David Oliver Award until Sept. 30.  If you know a second or third year student in good academic standing, who shows great promise in leadership, responsibility, and integrity within student activities, please nominate them through your Omnivox portal under Student services> Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships.


R.I.P. Gordon Masten

August 25th, 2020

We regret to inform you that Gordon Masten (Professional Theatre) passed away suddenly on July 26. Gordon was the beloved husband of Jude Beny, Chair of Professional Theatre (Acting).

Donations can be made in Gordon's memory to the Dawson College Foundation here.

His talent agency posted this tribute: 

An obituary was published in The Montreal Gazette:

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Last Modified: January 19, 2021


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