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Meygan Brody is Dawson’s Valedictorian for the Class of 2021

June 1st, 2021

This year’s valedictorian is a future physician with a passion for social justice. Enriched Science student Meygan Brody has been selected to address Dawson’s Class of 2021 at Virtual Graduation on June 30.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

Dawson didn’t make me an anglo: 2011 valedictorian

June 1st, 2021

Jean-François Garneau (Class of 2011) says his experience at Dawson College a decade ago was a positive one. He shared his opinion in The Montreal Gazette on May 21.

Click Read More to read his opinion piece.

Keynote Earth Week talk addressed struggles for environmental justice in Indigenous and Black communities

May 4th, 2021

Earth Week organizers were able to take advantage of our current online reality by virtually bringing in Keynote Speaker Dr. Ingrid Waldron of Dalhousie University, who is also a graduate of Dawson (Class of 1983, Social Science).

Click Read More for the report prepared by Diana Rice of the Peace Centre and the Office of Academic Development.

Vernissage Season 2021 begins May 26

May 4th, 2021

One of the beloved springtime traditions at Dawson College is Vernissage Season when the graduating students exhibit their work to the Dawson community, alumni, industry players and potential employers.

Click Read More for all the dates and find out what's new this year.

Join Montreal Kneels for Change Wednesday at 8:15 p.m.

February 23rd, 2021

Dawson graduate Denburk Reid (Class of 2000, Marketing and Management Technology) has organized Montreal Kneels for Change, a live event on Instagram on Feb. 24. The goals are to raise awareness of local social justice issues, honour the life of Sheffield Matthews and denounce the injustices committed against Mamadi III Fara Camara.

“As a community, we must come together and demonstrate our solidarity,” Denburk said.

We are invited to:

  • join the Instagram Live event on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 8:15 p.m.
  • take a photo standing with your hand on your heart
  • share the photo on your social media using the hashtag #kneelsforchange and tag @mtl_community_cares.


More info:

Instagram page of Montreal Community Cares:

Communications Coordinator appointed

February 23rd, 2021

Communications professional Megan Ainscow joined Dawson College last week as Coordinator of Communications. Megan (Class of 2004, Liberal Arts) will oversee the Communications Office and guide overall strategy and decision making in order to enhance the reputation and visibility of the College.

With over 10 years of experience in communications and public relations, Megan joins Dawson after serving most recently as Head of Communications for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an international organization established under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Dawson grad a candidate to watch on Star Académie

February 9th, 2021

Queenie Clément (Class of 2017, ALC- Cinema | Communications) is a candidate to watch on the upcoming season of Quebec talent show Star Académie.

Click Read More for the homepage news story with links to her performance and a self-produced video. Plus learn which teacher she remembers fondly.

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.

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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.

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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