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.
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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
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.
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…
In Memorium Jim Graham
October 5th, 2022
We regret to inform you that former Dawson Mathematics faculty Jim Graham passed away recently.
Jim, a native of Los Angeles, moved to Montreal in 1968 and began teaching at Dawson in 1973 after completing his PhD in Mathematics at McGill. The former coordinator of the Commerce profile was not only passionate about Dawson and the students but was famous for his backyard garden at his home in NDG and brewing his own beer and wine. His special green beer for St. Patrick’s Day was enjoyed by all who sampled it.
Read Jim's obituary.
Remembering Sept. 13, 2006
September 7th, 2022
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