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Over $52,000 raised for students at Dawson Golf Classic

August 30th, 2023

Thank you to all our golfers, friends and partners, colleagues and sponsors, whose contributions have shaped the 16th edition of the Dawson Golf Classic on June 8 into a grand success!

Thanks to you, over $52,000 was raised by the Dawson Foundation event to support Dawson students. Money raised will go towards transformative para-academic activities for students and supporting the College’s development plans for our campus under our forthcoming five-year strategic plan.

As a Québec CEGEP, its operations are funded by the government through the Ministry of Education. However not all of its activities are supported financially. Para-academic initiatives often need to find alternate funding sources.

The Foundation looks for support from the community it serves to enhance resources so that no worthwhile project goes unfunded.

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.

1,000 species in 1,000 days update

May 17th, 2023

Dawson is more than halfway toward our objective of identifying 1,000 species in 1,000 days!

Since the last D News issue on May 3, there were 369 new observations, 40 new observers and 56 new species identified in the iNaturalist community called Dawson College-Campus Biodiversity Network.

Ink Cap mushrooms (pictured) were observed and posted by second-year Environmental Science student Ruisi Yang on May 4. They are expected to be added officially to the species count shortly.

As of May 15, Dawson’s species count was at 532.

Everyone is invited to participate, download the free iNaturalist app, create an account, join the project Dawson College-Campus Biodiversity Network and log your observations on Dawson’s campus. You can also donate to this Living Campus project here.

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.

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.

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

Four Dawson students presented abstract at Lunar and Planetary Science conference

March 22nd, 2023

When it was time to submit an abstract to the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas, the Dawson student team was not sure which category described them best.

“I think we are the first CEGEP students to present research at the LPI! Undergraduate was the category closest to us,” said Darcy Loane-Billings (Pure & Applied Science), lead author of the abstract and second-year student at Dawson.

For the homepage news story, visit the link below.

25th Edition of Artists in Bloom is April 20

March 22nd, 2023

Springtime means that Artists in Bloom is back! The event will be in-person on Thursday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. in 3C.1 It will also be possible to buy prints online from April 11-28. This year will be the fundraising event’s 25th annual edition— a quarter century! We are excited to welcome you to the event and to see what our talented student artists will produce. Advance tickets are only $20 and will be for sale as of Monday, March 27 in 2E.6 and 4A.1 Your ticket gives you entrance to the event, one drink and hors d'oeuvres.

For the details, see the homepage news story in the link below.

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Hockey icon Larry Robinson to join Dawson’s golf tournament

March 21st, 2023

Exciting news! Hockey legend and 10-time Stanley Cup champion, Larry Robinson, will be joining golfers at the 2023 Dawson Golf Classic, sponsored by the Montreal Forum and Luxury in Transit. The tournament will be held at the beautiful Summerlea Golf Club in Vaudreuil-Dorion on Thursday, June 8. After the tournament, participants will enjoy a night…

International Women’s Day at Dawson

March 8th, 2023

Each year on March 8, International Women's Day marks the day when we are all invited to reflect on the role gender plays in our lives, work and the planet.

Have you ever wondered why March 8? Well, it all started in New York City on March 8, 1857, when female textile workers marched in protest of unfair working conditions and unequal rights for women. It was one of the first strikes organized by working women.

The theme this year is DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality. The goal is to highlight the need for inclusive and transformative technology and digital education.

At Dawson, there will be two events marking the day. One is a lunch and book sale co-organized by the DSSU and DTU on March 8 in 7C.5 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The money raised via the book sale and donations will be donated to Chez Doris, a nearby shelter that offers a wide range of services and programs to meet the basic needs of vulnerable and homeless women. A light lunch will be offered for staff and faculty (in limited quantities).

The second event is organized by the Women/Gender Studies Certificate which is holding a Renaming and Reclaiming of Metro Stations activity and home-baked goods sale in Conrod's (2F.4) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The funds raised will go towards scholarships for Dawson students.

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