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Friday, March 8 is International Women’s Day

March 1st, 2024

The Women’s/Gender Studies Certificate faculty and students organized a number of events during the week leading up to Women’s Day and the events continue.

On Friday, March 8 at 10 AM, there will be a Bake Sale fundraiser & Button-making Activity in Conrod’s (2F.4). Proceeds will benefit the Financial Aid Food Bank.

Looking for volunteers to bake and sell goods; sign up here:

Please feel free to bring a class!

Change at the helm of the Dawson Foundation

February 22nd, 2024

Earlier in February, Steve Hatajlo (Class of 1981, Computer Science) handed over the presidency of the Dawson College Foundation to Sean Smith (Class of 2001, Pure and Applied Science). Steve has served as a volunteer on both the Dawson Foundation Board of Directors and Dawson’s Board of Governors for many years. He remains a member of both boards.

Dawson’s Communications Office interviewed the outgoing and incoming president. Visit the link for the Q & A.

Sign up for Dawson Blood Drive Feb. 20-21

February 8th, 2024

Giving blood is an easy way to make a difference and give back to your community. Héma-Québec is making it even easier by coming to Dawson. There will be a blood drive by reservation in 3C.1 on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 20-21.

To give blood, you can visit the link below or drop by the info and appointment booking kiosk in the Upper Atrium on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Free meals three days a week

February 7th, 2024

The Office of Sustainability, the Peace Centre, and the Dawson Student Union are thrilled to announce a new food justice initiative to expand access to food security for students and employees during the Winter 2024 semester.

Beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 13, Dawson Dining will be offered two days every week, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as a collaboration between the Office of Sustainability and the Dawson Student Union. This service will end on May 22. Students and employees can drop off their labelled containers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by 11 AM at Conrod’s (2F). All meals are vegan and zero-waste (90 per cent of waste will be diverted from a landfill).

As of Thursday, Feb. 15, the Peace Centre, under the auspices of the Office of Sustainability, will offer free Early Bird Breakfast to the Dawson community on a first come, first served basis. This will continue every Thursday at 10 AM in Conrod's (2F) for the winter 2024 semester. All meals will be clearly indicated vegetarian or vegan and will also be zero-waste. The service will end May 23.

Cano reusable containers (also available in the cafeteria to reduce our waste) will be provided to students that can be returned to the Cano dispensers near the cafeteria.

If you would like to help out with the meal services, please email Diana Rice, who says: “This is a wonderful way to meet new colleagues, get to know the students we work so hard for every day, and just feel good about being of service."

Handmade earrings sale to benefit our Food Bank

February 7th, 2024

Give a gift to yourself or a friend: handmade crochet earrings in your choice of colours. All proceeds go to Dawson’s Financial Aid Food Bank.

The suggested price is $5 per earring or $10 for a pair (or more if you can afford it).

Email Sonia Zylberberg ( for more info and to order your earrings.

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Thanks to Dawson’s secret Santas!

January 23rd, 2024

The Dawson community once again showed its care for the well-being of all through our participation in the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres Holiday Campaign. More than 2,000 children and teens this year received holiday gifts through the campaign, reported Janice Harvey (retired Faculty, History), coordinator of the Dawson mobilization. The Dawson community provided gifts…

Be inspired by the journeys of our first four Perseverance Award recipients

January 23rd, 2024

Noella Dorothy Beersa (Liberal Arts), Wynter Bryant (Arts and Culture), Eléonore Martin-Menga (AEC in Commercial Photography) and Judy Phuong Trinh Le (Pure & Applied Science) are the first four recipients of the new Dawson College Perseverance Award.

This award is funded through the Student Academic Enrichment Fund and is intended to encourage Dawson students from all programs and sectors to continue in their studies.

Visit the link for the homepage news story.

Beloved Dawson fundraiser Artists in Bloom will be April 18

January 23rd, 2024

Artists in Bloom will be back for the 26th edition on the evening of Thursday, April 18!

The beloved Dawson fundraiser invites those who appreciate art and those who love to support young people to come and enjoy appetizers and drinks while watching student artists create works of art live. Later in the evening, the art works are auctioned off. In addition, a curated selection of art prints by student artists will be available for sale.

This year, all proceeds from ticket sales, the art auction and art print sales will benefit Dawson Athletics, providing some essential funding to allow student athletes to travel to away games.

$40,000 in grants from the Dawson Foundation for 14 projects

January 23rd, 2024

An interesting assortment of projects to benefit Dawson students in all programs was selected for grants by the Student Academic Enrichment Fund committee.

Visit the homepage news story for more info and a link to all the projects.

Two new awards to be presented at Fall Awards Night

November 29th, 2023

Dawson College is holding our annual Fall Awards Night on Nov. 30.

“We will celebrate our students who are committed, perseverant, hard-working, caring and kind,” said Academic Dean Leanne Bennett. “The achievement of our students is our collective achievement- the ultimate result of the dedication of our teachers, support staff, professionals and managers and is, of course, shared with our students’ parents, activity leaders and coaches.”

Visit the link for the homepage news story about the two new awards that will be presented.

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Last Modified: March 1, 2024


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