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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

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:

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


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

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…

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

Tuesday, Sept. 13 will mark 16 years since the terrible day when first-year student Anastasia de Sousa was lost and other members of the Dawson community were wounded.

It could be a time to experience the tranquility of the Peace Garden, which was created by the Dawson community as part of the healing process.

Other legacies from the community response include the Peace Centre, which will be hosting Peace Week Sept. 13-21, and the Sustainability Office, which leads sustainability efforts to promote well-being for all.

Every year, the College and the Dawson College Foundation honour the memory of Anastasia with the awarding of the Anastasia de Sousa Memorial Award at graduation.

To read about last year’s recipient:

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Read more about: In memoriam Lyle Cruickshank

In memoriam Lyle Cruickshank

May 4th, 2022

Obituary:  Those who are unable to attend can watch the service May 7 at 2:30 p.m. on Zoom or YouTube. Zoom: Meeting ID: 845 8785 6503 Passcode: 947671 YouTube:

Read more about: Pat Powers, retired New School teacher, has passed away

Pat Powers, retired New School teacher, has passed away

March 23rd, 2022

We were saddened to hear of the passing earlier this month of Pat Powers, retired teacher and driving force of the New School since its inception. He was 77. Pat’s remarkable life is told in the obituary lovingly composed by his spouse, which can be read here where you can post a message. Jacinta Luis,…

Read more about: History teacher Emmanuelle Simony has passed away

History teacher Emmanuelle Simony has passed away

March 9th, 2022

In the sadness of the passing of Emmanuelle, we can warmly recognize her life. She has always been an example of a class act, with a core of steel forged in personal experience. Barriers made her taller and challenges made her stronger. Her descriptions of her origins in Morocco resemble a fairy tale, from her…

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Last Modified: February 22, 2023


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