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Better sleep and well-being during remote semesters

May 17th, 2023

SUMMARY: The COVID-19 pandemic and remote teaching, working and learning have resulted in a variety of sleep-related problems, as well as some favourable sleep-related outcomes. In a qualitative study, we recently conducted focus groups and interviews with members of the Dawson community and analysed the positive and negative impacts of the COVID-19 remote teaching/working period…

12th Annual SALTISE Conference on June 12 & 13

May 3rd, 2023

The Supporting Active Learning & Technological Innovation in Studies of Education (SALTISE) conference is dedicated to helping faculty discover evidence-based pedagogy that uses educational technology with the goal of leading to improved learning.

Each year it hosts national and international scholars and provides opportunities for local experts to share best practices in the exciting world of active learning pedagogy and the use of technology via its annual conference.

Educators as Designers: A Practice-Research Conversation is the umbrella under which the 2023 SALTISE Conference is operating. This year the conference will happen on June 12 and 13, 2023 at Concordia University. The conference will give attendees the opportunity to learn from a wide range of experts in their fields at talks, workshops and networking events.

Giving you a peek into what to expect, SALTISE has announced its keynote speakers and they are not to be missed! First is Diana Laurillard, who is a Professor of Learning with Digital Technology at the University College London in the U.K. Her keynote will be "Educators Collaborating to Innovate: The Roles Digital Technologies Can Play." Second, is Kelly Miller who will deliver a keynote entitled "Overcoming Challenges in Active Learning Environments." Kelly is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Physics at Harvard University.

Hosting and running the conference is a significant task that requires the support of many volunteers. You can volunteer for a few hours, and tasks may include registering attendees, directing the flow of people, preparing rooms, serving alcohol (for volunteers 18+), and cleaning up. Sign up to be a volunteer now.

Visit the link below for details and registration.

Seeking participants for study on sleep experiences

November 16th, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic and remote learning have resulted in a variety of sleep-related problems, as well as some favourable sleep-related outcomes. In a series of qualitative and quantitative studies, environmental and dispositional factors that are protective or have negative impacts on sleep will be identified, with a focus on post-secondary students, faculty, and non-teaching staff…

News from the Research Office

November 16th, 2022

As the semester is well underway, the Research Office would like to issue a friendly reminder regarding the policy of conducting research among the Dawson community, whether it is by a Dawson researcher or by an external researcher. Any internal or external researcher wishing to conduct research among the Dawson Community (including faculty, all staff,…

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Faculty Hub

September 7th, 2022

In July, the Minister of Higher Education announced a total of $214,988 in ECQ grants for Dawson from the 2022-23 call for projects launched last March. Grants were awarded to: Experiential Learning and Community-Based Fieldwork in the Local and Global Context Gisela Frias (Geography) and Sara Louise Kendall (Geography) The objective of this project is…

Announcements from the Research Office

August 24th, 2022

The Summer has not only seen a flurry of research activities but also produced a number of interesting announcements from both the Tri-Agency and the FRQ, especially when it comes to the advertising of new funding opportunities. Please note the following unique grants, and please check out our website for more funding: FRQNT Dialogue—Volet chercheurs…

First-year student wins research bursary for work with Adaptech Research Network

April 6th, 2022

First-year Dawson Social Science student Abigaëlle Vasseur is one of seven CEGEP students in Quebec to win a bursary for research work this winter semester. Abigaëlle joined Dawson’s Adaptech Research Network and it was through this work that she won a Bourse pour stage d’initiation à la recherche pour la relève au collegial, valued at $3,000, from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture.

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News from the Research Office

October 13th, 2021

If you are anything like us at the Research Office, you might be wondering what had happened to the semester. It seems like only yesterday that we excitedly opened our doors, welcoming a brand-new year that heralds a brand-new era. But alas! We are at the midpoint, and we have to admit the hard truth…

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Creative Collective for Change is next phase of Resist Violence

September 29th, 2021

Pat Romano (Faculty, Humanities) and Kim Simard (Faculty, Cinema | Communications) are beginning to implement the next phase of their Resist Violence project, which has been shared with administrators and educators across Canada and with faculty and professionals at Dawson’s Ped Days. The Creative Collective for Change is the name of a two-year project that…

Dawson part of $4.95 M grant to support healthy cities

August 18th, 2021

Dawson has been selected along with nine other institutions across Canada to implement a major federal grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

With over 80% of Canadians living in cities, the grant is intended to provide real-world data about what kind of environmental factors such as green space and air quality, or social supports such as housing and services, create better health outcomes, well-being and equity for different populations. The grant is a $4.95 million investment over six years in a research training platform that will guide the development of a new generation of health, social sciences and humanities, engineering and natural sciences researchers, to find ways to make Canadian cities healthier, more livable, and more resilient.

As part of the grant, Dawson has the opportunity to provide training to graduate students and act as a link between the lead researchers and community organizations in Montreal.

According to Anna-Liisa Aunio, Coordinator of Dawson’s Environmental Studies Profile and the lead for the project on behalf of Dawson, this type of applied research is becoming more and more common.

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