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North-South Soirée on April 27 in 5B.16

April 19th, 2023

On Thursday evening, April 27, it is finally time to come together, celebrate solidarity and raise funds to support NSS activities, including the 2023-2024 Field Trip to Cuba. It is a North-South tradition to have a community building and fundraising event once a year. In the past, we have held the Spaghetti dinner, the Gallo Pinto dinner, and the Viva Cuba event, and now we would like to invite you to the North-South Soirée on April 27 at 5:30 p.m. in 5B.16.

The evening program includes:
• A celebration of the North-South Studies history
• Introduction to the new Social Change and Solidarity Profile
• A retirement celebration for Tio David Olesik
• Student presentation of Field Trip experience to Cuba and Q&A
• Student Art Exhibit

Tickets are $8 for students and available at

Teachers, students, alumni, and friends and family of NSS are welcome!

Interview with screenwriter & Dawson grad Ryan Christopher Churchill

March 22nd, 2023

Ryan Christopher Churchill (Creative Arts, 1999) is the screenwriter of Simulant, a science fiction thriller that will be released in Canada on April 7.

Simulant tells the story of a humanoid A.I.'s attempt to win over a widow's heart, which places it in the path of a government agent trying to stop the rise of machine consciousness. The film stars some of the most popular actors right now: Simu Liu, Sam Worthington, Jordana Brewster and Robbie Amell. The trailer can be viewed here.

Visit the link below to read a Q&A with Ryan, learn how he landed his dream job and find out how Dawson prepared him.

Literary duo Arizona and Heather O’Neill share thoughts on Dawson experience

March 22nd, 2023

Ahead of their guest appearance at a Dawson Reads event on March 22, Arizona O’Neill (Fine Arts, 2013) and Heather O’Neill (Social Science, 1992) shared some thoughts on their Dawson experiences, the creative process and writing. Thanks to organizer and English teacher Sarah Gilbert for interviewing the mother-daughter duo.

For the short Q & A with the O'Neills, visit the link below.

Read more about: Dawson Reads with Heather & Arizona O’Neill March 22

Dawson Reads with Heather & Arizona O’Neill March 22

February 22nd, 2023

Montreal literary duo and Dawson graduates Heather O’Neill (Social Science, 1992) and Arizona O’Neill (Fine Arts, 2013) will be at the College on March 22 to speak about their lives and read from their work. The event takes place in 4C.1 and begins at 12 p.m. HEATHER O’NEILL is the beloved award-winning author of When We Lost Our Heads, The Lonely…

Basketball homecoming Jan. 13

January 25th, 2023

Athletics Manager Sébastien Rivest posted photos and an appreciation post on Facebook following the homecoming games on Jan. 13:

"Thank you to everyone who was on hand for the Basketball Homecoming, despite the not-so-friendly weather conditions.

Alumni from the 70's to the 2020's came out and it was great seeing everyone interacting with the actual members of the Division 1 Blues teams following their respective games.

One thing is for sure, there will be a 2023-2024 Basketball Homecoming Event."

Bradley Heaven conquers marathon with “no limits” mindset

October 19th, 2022

Bradley Heaven (Class of 2020, Social Science) and his partner Danny O’Connor are sharing their inspiring “No Limits” message with the world. Bradley and Danny created their organization All Access Life to do this. Despite being born without the ability to speak, control his muscles, feed himself, or do most routine daily activities autonomously, Brad’s positivity and “No Limits” mindset allow him to live his life to the fullest. Brad never fails to constantly amaze and inspire everyone around him. Danny has been by his side as his aide since 2010 and is his partner in All Access Life.

“Dawson played a vital role in helping mold Brad's No Limit mindset,” Danny said. They would like to share their latest project with the Dawson community. They trained for a year to run the Montreal Marathon and their goal is to raise enough funds to continue working on All Access Life and create content that empowers people with disabilities all over the world.

Click Read More to find out how you can help.

Dawson alumni wins the 2022 Scrabble Player Championship!

August 24th, 2022

Dawson College graduate Michael Fagen (Class of 2014, Pure & Applied Science) took home Scrabble's top prize. For a CTV news report about his achievement, click Read More.

Dawson celebrates its largest graduating class ever

August 24th, 2022

In case you missed it: nearly 3,000 Dawson students made up the Class of 2022, graduating from the College in the Summer and Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 sessions, making it the largest group of graduates yet. Over 800 attended three ceremonies at Place des Arts on June 22.

Arwen Low was one of three valedictorians and you can watch her inspiring address on YouTube.

For a full report and link to photos, click read more.

Support from AccessAbility Centre and caring community leads Anastasia De Sousa recipient to McGill

June 1st, 2022

Kenza Bennani struggled at school since she was a kid. She thought it was because she didn’t like school.

“When I was 13, I was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia,” she said in an interview with Dawson’s Communications Office. “Suddenly, everything made sense and I was able to get better support in school. I had tutors and specialists helping me all throughout high school.”

Click Read More for the homepage news story about this year's recipient of the Anastasia De Sousa Memorial Award.

“True leader” and Social Service grad to receive Paul Gallagher Award

June 1st, 2022

Winning the Paul Gallagher Award is a validation for the hard work that Ken'Nikahontehsa Norton-Montour has done over the last three years.

In her nomination letter, teacher Vanessa Robillard said that Ken'Nikahontehsa “has shown a consistent commitment to persevere and excel in any circumstance and strikes the balance between academic and personal responsibilities. Not only is Ken’Nikahontehsa dedicated to her studies, but has actively contributed to College life.”

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

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Last Modified: April 19, 2023


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