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17 years today

September 13th, 2023

It has been 17 years since the Dawson community suffered the tragic loss of one of its students, and many others were left wounded.

In honour of Anastasia De Sousa's memory and as an avenue for healing, the Dawson community planted a tree within the Peace Garden. The green space embodies life, renewal, peace, and remembrance, and stands as an inspiration for both teaching and learning. The College also presents the Anastasia de Sousa Memorial Award each year at graduation.

Another legacy of the community response is the Dawson Peace Week, held every year from September 13 to 21.


In memoriam Eugeniusz Zamorski

August 30th, 2023

We regret to inform you that retired faculty member Eugeniusz Zamorski passed away on June 6.

He was a teacher in Interior Design from 1980 to 2007. Visit the link to see his obituary.


Funeral and viewing for Frédéric Bastien is June 4

May 31st, 2023

On May 17, all Dawson employees were informed of the sad and untimely passing on May 16 of our colleague Frédéric Bastien, faculty member of the History Department since January 2007.

The viewing and funeral will take place on Sunday, June 4. Please visit the link for his obituary and details.


In memoriam Doug Rollins

May 17th, 2023

We regret to inform you that Doug Rollins passed away on April 26. Doug was one of the pioneering members of the Arts Sector of Lafontaine Campus in 1973. He taught English and Humanities courses, among them West Indian Literature and Jazz Listening.

He served on the Senate for many years. He played with the Blue Devils, the Dawson faculty jazz band, helping to organize their annual fundraiser concert for the Dawson Teachers’ Union scholarship fund that sent women to study engineering at École Polytechnique (following the 1989 tragedy there). He was also instrumental in the founding of the Dawson Blue Ring Society.

From 1997 to 2000, Doug and his wife Jill, an occasional Cont. Ed. teacher at Dawson, lived and taught in Singapore. Upon their return, Doug rounded out his Dawson life teaching Cont. Ed. in the early 2000's.

To see his obituary, visit the link below.


Dear Joe Rose: a Dawson love story

February 22nd, 2023

The Dear Joe Rose project started with a rose tattoo in 2011. A student of Kim Simard’s showed her his tattoo and shared the story of Joe Rose. He was working to get a plaque installed in the Conrod’s student space at Dawson in honour and memory of Joe. This plaque was installed in 2013.

For the homepage news story, click Read More.


Vigil held at Dawson for MMIWGT2S

February 22nd, 2023

The First People’s Centre organized a vigil in the Oliver’s student space at Dawson on Feb. 14 to commemorate the MMIWGT2S (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans and Two-Spirited.) There is an epidemic of violence against Indigenous women in Canada. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has reported that Indigenous women and girls make up 24 per cent of female homicide victims in Canada, despite only making up four per cent of the country’s female population.

The report cited research that “Indigenous women and girls are 12 times more likely to be murdered or missing than any other women in Canada, and 16 times more likely than Caucasian women. … Other than murder, statistics also reveal how Indigenous women consistently experience higher rates and more severe forms of physical assault and robbery than other groups in Canada. Sexual violence is a huge problem in all its forms: Indigenous women are sexually assaulted three times more often than non-Indigenous women, and most of the women and children trafficked in Canada are Indigenous.”


Netflix honours filmmaker Jeff Barnaby

February 8th, 2023

Acclaimed Mi’gmaq filmmaker and former Dawson Creative Arts student Jeff Barnaby is being honoured posthumously by Netflix.

CBC Indigenous posted a news story Jan. 30: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/indigenous-netflix-imaginenative-grant-jeff-barnaby-1.6731133


In memoriam: Mike Dellar

January 25th, 2023

We regret to inform you that Civil Engineering Department faculty member Mike Dellar passed away at his residence on Jan. 12. He had been a member of the Dawson community since 2010. 

Stephen Hinton wrote: "Mike was a huge part of the Civil Engineering department and the college as a whole. His dedication to student success, as well as the health and future of his department, were inspiring and will leave a lasting impression."

Click Read More to go to the obituary.


In memoriam: Mara Gutmanis Grey

November 30th, 2022

   

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In memoriam: Cin | Comm graduate and Mi’gmaq filmmaker Jeff Barnaby

October 19th, 2022

Acclaimed Mi’gmaq filmmaker and Dawson Cinema| Communications alumni, Jeff Barnaby died on October 13, 2022 at the age of 46, after a year-long battle with cancer. Jeff was an immensely gifted and highly original filmmaker whose exceptional talents were clear from the start. Fresh out of film school, his early, surrealistic shorts From Cherry English…

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