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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…


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…

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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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New book by Richard Soare, Dawson’s own Martian expert

June 1st, 2021

Richard Soare (Faculty, Geography) has a new book out about the Red Planet. Mars Geological Enigmas: From the Late Noachian Epoch to the Present Day (9780128202456) is well placed to carry on with the search for water and life and other deeply rooted Martian mysteries.

Richard's book was published on May 28. Click Read More to go to a short review and more info.

(Photo is courtesy of NASA and shows the Ingenuity helicopter parked on the tarmac at Jezero Crater on Mars)


Dawson students place third in college research contest

May 18th, 2021

Graduating Health Science students Isabeli Pizzani Maurutto and Jennifer Robert were selected by a jury as third-place winners of a province-wide competition for the best student research projects at the college level announced by the Association pour la recherche au collégial (ARC) on May 11.

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Submit your research for Dawson’s annual research report

May 4th, 2021

This is a friendly reminder that should you wish to submit your research activities for the past year (between April 1 2020 and March 31, 2021) to the Annual Research Report, please email your contributions to (a point-form list is fine or updated CV) by Monday, May 10. 


Learn from Inuit Elders Lizzie Irniq & Mary Kiatainaq

May 4th, 2021

Lizzie Irniq and the late Mary Kiatainaq of Kangisujuaq, Nunavik share stories of life on the land, the brilliance of dog teams and their experiences learning and teaching for the First Peoples Post-secondary Storytelling Exchange.

Watch their video! (scroll down the page to find it)


Walking Out Ceremony: Sharing Cree culture with the Dawson community through film

April 20th, 2021

Walking Out Ceremony is one of the many films you can find at, the First Peoples Post-Secondary Storytelling Exchange website.

The six-minute film follows Dawson College student Alexandrea Matthews as she and her family hold a traditional Cree ceremony on the Dawson grounds. A Walking Out ceremony is a long-held Cree tradition that honours a child's first steps and their future role.

Members of the Dawson Community were present to witness this special event and celebrate a milestone with Alex's niece and her family. For Alex, whose home community is nine hours north, she was "so happy to bring something from my home to Dawson."

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Students to take stock of trees in Montreal and Westmount this summer

April 20th, 2021

Environmental Science Coordinator Tonia De Bellis has found a way to give Science students a unique hands-on learning activity that is perfect for a pandemic.

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