Student wins Silver for Quebec in Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge
It is a pleasure to announce that Sohon Ye, first-year student in Enriched Science obtained the Silver Award - Quebec – Championship, Silver Award - Quebec - Grade 12 or CEGEP in the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge organized by the Canadian Mathematical Society.
The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) is Canada’s premier national mathematics competition open to any student with an interest in, and grasp of, high school math. It is the most prestigious math competition in Canada, and one of the most prestigious in the Americas. The COMC is the only way to be invited to the CMS’ free, exclusive training camps and compete internationally as part of Math Team Canada!
Sohon was invited to write the Canadian Math Olympiad this year on March 7. Andreea Panait, math teacher and Coordinator of external math competitions at Dawson since 2007, said: "It is an excellent result which is hard to obtain. In my experience of almost 20 years, we have had only one student with a similar result. We are very proud to have Sohon as one of our students in the Science program. In the coming weeks we will be preparing for the Canadian Math Olympiad."
-Thanks to Andreea Panait, Co-Chair of the Mathematics Department
6th annual SPACE writing competition: winners and honourable mentions
In 2023-2024, SPACE held its sixth annual writing competition. Students from all disciplines across Dawson College were invited to submit writing that offered a personal interpretation of this year’s theme, Uncertainty. The submissions were divided into three categories—prose (fiction and creative non-fiction), poetry and essay—and were judged in a blind fashion by Lois Valliant (retired Faculty, Fine Arts) and Hannah Rahimi (Faculty, English).
Entries were evaluated according to originality and depth of thought, style, arts-sciences connections and relation to the theme. The winners received gift certificates from Argo Bookstore, and the winners and honourable mentions have been published and highlighted on the SPACE website. You can read and comment on their thought-provoking work here.
Stay tuned as well for the announcement of a public reading by the winners and honourable mentions during the first week of May for SPACE Week.
Illustration by Léa Crépeau
Free Video Game Playtesting Event on Feb. 23
The Independent Video Game Design program is presenting a new edition of its bimonthly indie game playtesting event in room 3C.1 of Dawson College on Friday, Feb. 23 from 6 PM to 9 PM.
The Playtest @ IVGD event will showcase over a dozen new independent video games created by local developers including current Dawson students, graduates, IVGD faculty, and several Montreal-based indie studios.
Come celebrate the emerging talent in Montreal's continually growing game development scene by trying out the games, chatting with developers and enjoying a few snacks.
The event is free and open to all ages. Full details available in the link below.
Pictured in the image, from left to right: Dion by Baobab Games, Shards Between Us by Queensgard Games, and 9-To-Fight by Osama Dorias.
Retiree Ken Fogel speaking at the world’s largest Java conference
Retired Computer Science faculty member Ken Fogel continues to keep quite busy. In April, he is conducting an all-day workshop at the Devnexus conference in Atlanta, the largest Java conference in the world. Ken will be talking about RESTful web services.
Ken also has a Spotify podcast. With the release of the Payara podcast, Packt Publishing is offering discounts on Ken’s book Transitioning to Java.
Celebrating extraordinary Dawson students
Last semester, Dawson College celebrated 33 students at the Fall Awards Night on Nov. 30. It was an occasion to celebrate the achievements, community involvement and perseverance of some of our extraordinary students. A big thank you to the donors, the partner organizations and of course, to the Dawson faculty and staff who help our students reach their potential.
In total, $19,800 was distributed to students who received awards last semester.
In this issue of D News, we have two features on the recipients of the new Dawson College Perseverance Award and the Mahsa Amini Scholarship.
To see all the recipients, visit the Fall Awards Celebration page: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/awards-scholarships/award-recipients/
Street art mural created by students brightens up hallway
Twenty-four students took part in a street art mural project in December at Dawson. Their work has added colour, beauty and a youthful feel to the 2C hallway, the location of student clubs and close to common spaces of the college.
This art project was fully funded by Equitas, a nongovernmental organization based in Montreal that works to advance human rights in Canada and around the world. The project was overseen by MU Mtl, which has a mission to beautify the city of Montreal by creating murals.
For the homepage news story, including interviews with some of the students involved, visit the link below.
Be inspired by the journeys of our first four Perseverance Award recipients
Noella Dorothy Beersa (Liberal Arts), Wynter Bryant (Arts and Culture), Eléonore Martin-Menga (AEC in Commercial Photography) and Judy Phuong Trinh Le (Pure & Applied Science) are the first four recipients of the new Dawson College Perseverance Award.
This award is funded through the Student Academic Enrichment Fund and is intended to encourage Dawson students from all programs and sectors to continue in their studies.
Visit the link for the homepage news story.
Meet the first recipients of the Mahsa Amini Scholarship
Tara Balador and Chloe Jung are the first two recipients of the new Mahsa Amini Scholarship, which was presented by Candice Zhong of the Dawson Student Union at the Fall Awards Night Nov. 30. The Mahsa Amini Scholarship aims to help international and refugee students at Dawson who are affected by conflict and in need of financial aid.
“Being honoured with this award presented a significant chance for me,” said Tara, a student in Pure & Applied Science, in an interview with the Communications Office. “As an international student, it helped me to pay my college tuition fees. Moreover, it instilled confidence in me and conveyed a sense of importance, indicating that the college values and supports me in the challenges I face as an international student.”
To read the homepage news story with interviews of both recipients, visit the link below.
Last Modified: February 22, 2024