Fall Awards celebrate our students’ perseverance in tough times
We are so proud to present this year’s outstanding cohort of recipients of the Fall Awards of Dawson College with a special web feature.
Congratulations to all our Fall 2020 Award recipients! And a BIG thank you to our dedicated teachers and to all who support our students, including the donors and friends of the Dawson College Foundation who make many of the awards possible.
Visit the Fall Awards Celebratory Web Feature and meet our recipients of the Fall 2020 Awards:
Richard Filion’s farewell video
Our Director General Richard Filion will be retiring on Dec. 31, 2020 after 40 years of work in the CEGEP network!
Click Read More for a news brief and a link to Richard's Farewell Video addressed to Dawson colleagues.
Photography exhibit can be viewed from outside
Take a stroll along de Maisonneuve Blvd. along the walls of Dawson and you can see the third-year photography students' exhibit, Interrupted, until Jan. 15.
Click Read More to go to the homepage news story, see some of the students' photos and get more information.
Two fundraising professionals join Foundation Board
Fundraising consultant Elaine Lalonde (mother of North-South Studies alumna) and Claudia Mastrocola (Class of 2013, Community, Recreation and Leadership Training) joined the Board of Directors of the Dawson College Foundation at the Nov. 23 meeting.
The Foundation has bolstered its in-house fundraising expertise by welcoming these two new board members.
Elaine brings over 30 years of experience in fundraising to the Foundation. After several fundraising roles in the nonprofit sector, she is now a Senior Consultant with Global Philanthropic Canada Inc.
Claudia has seven years of experience managing fundraising events. She works as an event manager with the Italian-Canadian Community Foundation.
Governor General’s Medal recipient rowing her way to the top
Catherine Chénier-Gagnon returned to Dawson College on Nov. 24 to receive the Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze Medal. Academic Dean Diane Gauvin presented the medal to Catherine at an intimate and socially distanced ceremony witnessed by her parents and a few teachers.
Read the Homepage News story to find out what she liked best about Dawson, her advice for students and what she is up to.
Howlett family doubles Nursing award recipients during pandemic year
The Howlett family thought that Nursing students needed extra encouragement in the context of the pandemic. This semester, four future nurses from Dawson College were honoured and encouraged by receiving the Anne-Marie Howlett Memorial Award.
Click Read More for the Homepage News story.
Gabriel Tordjman’s book published
Gabriel Tordjman’s book was published this summer. The book is entitled: Darwin’s Tea Party; Biological Knowledge, Evolution, Genetics and Human Nature.
The book by the Dawson College Humanities teacher examines how biological knowledge has transformed the planet and reshaped humanity. Using the concept of biological knowledge, the author explores key persons, places, ideas and events that have shaped the world. He shows that while the development of biological knowledge has opened vast new vistas in our understanding of the living world and promises material abundance for some; refracted through the distorting lens of ideology, it has also contributed to great inequality and oppression.
Last Modified: January 19, 2021