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Dawson students and graduates speak about attachment to Quebec

December 15th, 2020

Journalists and politicians in Quebec have said a lot of things about Dawson College recently. We thought it would be interesting for you to hear what some current Dawson students and some recent graduates think about their attachment to the French language and québécois culture.

Click Read More for our homepage news story.


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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.


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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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Governor General’s Medal recipient rowing her way to the top

December 1st, 2020

Catherine Chénier-Gagnon returned to Dawson College on Nov. 24 to receive the Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze Medal. Academic Dean Diane Gauvin presented the medal to Catherine at an intimate and socially distanced ceremony witnessed by her parents and a few teachers.

Read the Homepage News story to find out what she liked best about Dawson, her advice for students and what she is up to.


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The Confinement Diaries of AEC in Commercial Photography grad

December 1st, 2020

Carlos Viani (Class of 2009, AEC in Commercial Photography) spent a few months during the pandemic capturing ordinary people living through extraordinary times in St-Henri.

Click Read More for news about his exhibit, a link to his website with galleries of his photos and a link to The Montreal Gazette feature on his project.


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North-South alumni mobilize support for Nicaraguan community

December 1st, 2020

Six alumni of the North-South Studies Profile in Social Science moved into action in early November when they heard that Tuapi, Nicaragua was in the line of Hurricane Eta.

Click Read More for the homepage news story with details of how you can support the community that was struck by two hurricanes last month.


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Three Dawson students featured as inspiring young Canadians

November 19th, 2020

Dawson students Kahenientha Cross and John Nathaniel Gertler and Dawson graduate Ella Noel were featured in a CBC news report in the lead up to The Nature of Things documentary, Rebellion. Scenes of students preparing for the climate march were filmed at Dawson last year.

Nov. 4 CBC News Report

Nov. 6 The Nature of Things – Rebellion


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Dawson’s climate rebels on The Nature of Things Nov. 6

November 3rd, 2020

The 60th anniversary season premiere of The Nature of Things hosted by David Suzuki on Nov. 6 features an action-filled documentary that captures the beginnings of a movement that is changing the world.

Rebellion brings viewers to the front lines of the climate rebellion, including Dawson College on Sept. 26, 2019, the day before the historic climate march in Montreal with Greta Thunberg and 500,000 peaceful protesters.

Read the homepage news story in the Read More link to find out what Dawson's climate march leaders are up to a year later and how to tune in to the show.


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Lizanne Murphy returns to Dawson!

October 7th, 2020

Lizanne Murphy is back at Dawson as an assistant coach for the Division 1 Women's Basketball Team.

"Dawson felt like home," she said. "It's such a great feeling to be back."

Lizanne was part of the first team recruited by Head Coach Trevor Williams and graduated from Health Science in 2003. She went on to play professionally, represented Canada at the Olympics and won a gold medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Lizanne believes there are many young players on Dawson's team who could follow in her footsteps and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge with them.

The team is currently meeting online and training at home while they look forward to practicing and playing games again in January.


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Resistance and Resilience opens Oct. 8

October 7th, 2020

Following the success of Skénn:en: Peace and Decolonization (2017) and Queer and Peace (2018), Diana Rice (Programming Coordinator, Peace Centre) prophetically conceived of a project that would provide a space for those voices traditionally unheard and often ignored: Legacy and racialized immigrant communities. Once again collaborating with Rhonda Meier of the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery, the work began in 2018 to create a platform for artists to display their experiences of racism and systemic oppression.

This vision is brought to life in Resistance and Resilience. Click Read More for the homepage news story.


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