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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.

Click Read More for our homepage news story.

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.

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.

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.

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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