17 years today
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
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
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
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.
In memoriam: Mike Dellar
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.
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…
Last Modified: September 13, 2023