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In memory of Silvio Zenone

November 3rd, 2020

Silvio trained as a Civil Engineer in the University of Rome in Italy, his birthplace, and worked with his father on roads and bridges damaged by the war. After coming to The States, he focused on his true interest, Physics, and received his Doctorate in Physics from Syracuse University in 1969. He taught at Syracuse…

R.I.P. Emile Hajjar

October 20th, 2020

We regret to inform you that Emile Hajjar passed away Oct. 8. Emile taught in the Business Administration Department at Dawson for four decades (1973-2013). He was a true original according to Business Administration faculty member Robert Soroka.

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R.I.P. Norman Bimson

September 22nd, 2020

We regret to inform you that Norman Bimson passed away Sept. 1 after a lengthy illness. He taught Humanities at Dawson College from 1979-2001.

R.I.P. Gordon Masten

August 25th, 2020

We regret to inform you that Gordon Masten (Professional Theatre) passed away suddenly on July 26. Gordon was the beloved husband of Jude Beny, Chair of Professional Theatre (Acting).

Donations can be made in Gordon's memory to the Dawson College Foundation here.

His talent agency posted this tribute: 

An obituary was published in The Montreal Gazette:

Tony Proudfoot Park opens

August 25th, 2020

On Aug. 21, the City of Pointe-Claire announced the opening of the new Tony Proudfoot Park.

Tony was a beloved teacher at Dawson College and a former Alouette who passed away in 2010. For more about Tony, read this Dawson news piece from 2018: 

Click Read More for the Pointe-Claire news post about the park opening.

R.I.P. Marian-Ellen Ring

May 12th, 2020

We regret to inform you that Marian-Ellen Ring has passed away.

Marian-Ellen had taught at Dawson since 1996 and served on the Humanities Executive, most recently as Curriculum Coordinator. In addition to teaching, Marian-Ellen was involved in the Active Learning community. She was always present at social events and was often one of the last to leave a good party.

Her obituary is in the Read More link.

R.I.P. Mary Wawrzetz

March 10th, 2020

We regret to inform you that Mary Wawrzetz passed away suddenly on February 27. She had worked at Dawson College from 1980 until her retirement in 2016. Mary was a valued member of the College management team and served as the Bookstore Manager for several years.

Read more about: R.I.P. Nick Gabrilopoulos

R.I.P. Nick Gabrilopoulos

March 3rd, 2020

The presence of Nick Gabrilopoulos is still felt in the Department. He set up our website, edited and posted our website profiles. He catalogued and made working copies of many materials we still use. He also helped many of us in setting up our courses, especially the hardest ones – the methods courses. Nick had the…

Rob Springer Game this Friday

February 18th, 2020

The Rob Springer Game, which was postponed Feb. 7 due to the snowstorm, will now take place this Friday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m.

The Dawson Blues will play John Abbott College at Westmount Recreation Centre (4675 Saint-Catherine St, Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1S4). Light refreshments will be served from 7:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. Please come and support the team and the Rob Springer Scholarship Fund by buying a sticker and wearing it to the game. Get your stickers in 1H.4.

Read more about: Rob Springer Hockey Game Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.

Rob Springer Hockey Game Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.

February 4th, 2020

Feb. 3 marked five years since we lost Rob Springer in a traffic accident on his way to work at Dawson College. Rob worked in IST, and was known as Bear for his tireless support of the Dawson Blues, especially women’s hockey. His legacy lives on in the Rob Springer Scholarship Fund. Athletics has produced…

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Last Modified: November 3, 2020


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