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Internship: The Bridge from Campus to Career

November 29th, 2023

You have probably never heard of Victoria Christensen. Why would you? She’s not a graduate of Dawson College but of the Washington State University College of Nursing. So why are we mentioning her name? Victoria was the subject of a documentary film that chronicles the experience of a nursing student who entered a baccalaureate program using a wheelchair.

It makes one wonder what her journey would look like if she were a student in the Dawson College Nursing Class of 2026. As researchers from the Adaptech Research Network, we became curious about the internship experiences of students with disabilities enrolled in Dawson College health-related, social service and community recreational leadership programs – how inclusive are they?

Fortunately, we were able to secure funds through Entente Canada-Québec (ECQ) that allowed us to conduct an extensive literature review and interview key stakeholders, including students and faculty internship supervisors from a variety of programs, along with AccessAbility staff.

Visit the link below to read the homepage news story by Alice Havel, Mary Jorgensen and Susie Wileman, Research Associates with the Adaptech Research Network

Students share summer neuroscience research projects at Montreal labs

November 9th, 2023

Thirteen Dawson students spent their summer working on real research projects in various fields of neuroscience.

There were eight projects in partnership with Polytechnique/Ste-Justine, MNI, Douglas Institute, McGill departments of Physiology and of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. According to Neuroscience Research Group coordinator Hélène Nadeau: “some projects used images from dMRI, EEG, MRI, fMRI, MR spectroscopy, or PET modalities to probe questions related to the health of neonates, to audition in the normal population, or to pathologies such as schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, or Alzheimer’s disease.

“Other projects relied on experiments on mice or rats, to better understand physiological mechanisms related to pathologies. In the course of the academic year, several teams worked on a large array of projects combining behavioural and EEG data.”

Three of the students shared their projects in interviews with the Communications Office. Visit the Read More link to see their projects and interviews.

Read more about: Research Ethics Board: Call for members 2024

Research Ethics Board: Call for members 2024

November 8th, 2023

Research Ethics Board: Call for Members 2024 Dawson College’s Research Ethics Board (REB) is currently recruiting new members. About the Dawson REB The Dawson College Research Ethics Board (REB) is an autonomous body mandated by Dawson College’s Board of Governors to review the ethical acceptability of research involving humans, where: 1. Dawson researchers and researchers…

Read more about: Better sleep and well-being during remote semesters

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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Last Modified: November 30, 2023


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