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Richard Soare’s latest book

May 23rd, 2024

Richard Soare (Faculty, Geography) is one of the editors of Ices in the Solar System: A Volatile-Driven Journey from the Inner Solar System to Its Far
The book explores the origins, evolution and distribution of various ice species throughout the solar system.

Visit the link for more about the book.

Women’s/Gender Studies celebration of graduates May 28

May 23rd, 2024

Please join us to celebrate our wonderful Women’s/Gender Studies student graduates as they prepare to embark on their next adventure.

Tuesday, May 28, 2 PM-5 PM in Oliver’s (2C.17)

Our special guest speaker is Sandra Mouafo Nouadje. She is a queer second- generation Franco-Cameroonian immigrant, writer, community organizer, and the Executive Director for Project 10, a non-for-profit and registered charity supporting 2LGBTQ+ youth between 14-25 years of age.

It means a great deal for the students to celebrate with their friends and teachers.

Humanities teacher Timothy Slonosky’s new book

May 23rd, 2024

Civic Reformation and Religious Change in Sixteenth-Century Scottish Towns is the name of Timothy Slonosky’s new book.

The book demonstrates the crucial role of Scotland’s townspeople in the dramatic Protestant Reformation of 1560. It shows that Scottish Protestants were much more successful than their counterparts in France and the Netherlands at introducing religious change because they had the acquiescence of urban populations.

Timothy has been teaching in the Humanities department at Dawson since 2006. He graduated from Dawson’s Liberal Arts program in 1999 and went on to study history at McGill and Simon Fraser Universities. He did his PhD in Reformation history at the University of Pennsylvania.

“I started work on Civic Reformations in 2006. I was drawn to Reformation history, and religious history in general, because I’m curious about the role of religious motivations in people’s political and life choices, a topic I explore in my Humanities Worldviews class Visions, Rebellions and Elections.

Visit the link for more about the book.

Interior Design Vernissage is June 6

May 23rd, 2024

As we embark on a new chapter, we are excited to welcome you to our 2024 Dawson College Interior Design Exhibition: a celebration of our creativity and passion for Interior Design!

Throughout our time at Dawson, we've navigated a program revision and the uncertainties of a post-COVID world, emerging as stronger professionals and more connected than ever before. Despite the turbulence of change, we've upheld a culture of adaptability, high performance, and unwavering support for one another.

In this exhibition, you will experience the embodiment of our hard work and determination. With diverse projects and innovative solutions, each project mirrors our commitment to excellence and collaboration. We invite you to immerse yourself in our work, share in our triumphs, and witness the bonds that unite us; a close-knit family of passionate designers.

The Interior Design 2024 Vernissage is Thursday, June 6 from 5 PM to 9 PM in 3C.1. The exhibition continues on Friday, June 7 from 9 AM to 4 PM in 3C.1.


Illustration Vernissage is May 29

May 23rd, 2024

Join us at the Illustration 2024 Vernissage, an exciting showcase of 36 emerging illustrators who have honed their skills and artistic voices over the past three years. It will be held on May 29th in 3C.1 from 5:30-10PM. This year’s event, inspired by the imaginative artwork of student Juliette Lafleur-Loughrey, transports us to a whimsical world where animal and popcorn-like stylish creatures vividly represent diversity and community.

This event is open to the public and the Exhibition will continue on May 30th from 12:- 9:00 p.m and May 31st from 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. The theme of inclusivity and imagination is brought to life not only through the artwork but also through the design of the event space, including engaging signage and interactive displays.

This vernissage is not only a celebration of our students’ artistic achievements but also an homage to the careers of Pauline Fresco and Meinert Hansen, two esteemed faculty members who are retiring after years of dedication and inspiration. This event also marks their last semester, making it a particularly poignant moment for us all.

3D Animation and CGI Vernissage June 5-6

May 23rd, 2024

Students will showcase short thesis films completed during the final year of 3D Animation and CGI. Screenings take place in the Dawson Theatre (June 5 at 7 PM and June 6 at 3 PM 5 PM, 7 PM and 9 PM) and an exhibition of art boards and showreels will be set up in 5E.16, which will also have catering. Students have been working night and day, on their own and in teams, to plan all aspects of the event while also preparing to show off their amazing talents and skills.

Six staff & professionals completed Sustainable Happiness

May 23rd, 2024

Facilitators Azra Khan and Jenn de Vera led another group of support staff and professionals in the Sustainable Happiness non-credit course. Congrats to our new SH grads of Winter 2024!

In the photo from left to right, here are the grads and their final projects:

  • Azra Khan (HR, SH Facilitator)
  • Liam Barnes (Industrial Design): Multicultural potluck with Industrial Design students
  • Anne-Marie Marko (Library): Created music playlist with song ideas from Dawson community, posted board in library/partnered with Julien who also works in the library
  • Skyler Charlie Hudon (CLEO): Wellness pomodoro workshops
  • Anastasia Tzeckas (Finance): Community Coffee break for Finance and Social Science & Business Technology departments (partnered with Santa).
  • Santa Di Stefano (Social Science & Business Technology): Community Coffee break for Finance and Social Science & Business Technology (partnered with Anastasia)
  • Julien Procuta (Library): Created music playlist with song ideas from Dawson community, posted board in library/partnered with Anne-Marie who also works in the library
  • Jenn de Vera (Office of Sustainability, SH facilitator)

Six faculty members completed Sustainable Happiness

May 23rd, 2024

Facilitator Holly McIntyre led a group of faculty members through the Sustainable Happiness non-credit course pioneered at Dawson. Congrats to our first SH faculty grads!

In the photo from left to right, here are the Winter 2024 SH grads along with their projects:

  • Holly McIntyre (Phys ed, SH facilitator)
  • Richard Montreuil (Department Chair, Phys ed): Created a student survey to understand what makes students happy in Phys. Ed. classes and shared results with the group and his department
  • Cory Deegan ( Ed.): Adding SH activities and reflections to his Phys. Ed. courses
  • Caroline Haddad ( Ed.): (with Layal) Put up a gratitude board in the hallway, provided to the community ways of feeling and expressing gratitude, and hosted a Phys. Ed. gratitude coffee and snack break to share gratitude
  • Paul Wasacz ( Ed.): Planting three sisters with his Phys. Ed. class to prepare for the new Indigenous garden and arranging for students to take care of the seedlings
  • Layal Nakhlé ( Ed.) (with Caroline): Put up a gratitude board in the hallway, provided to the community ways of feeling and expressing gratitude, and hosted a Phys. Ed. gratitude coffee and snack break to share gratitude
  • Brian Mader (Program Co-Coordinator of Environmental Science,Biology): Ran a Bioblitz to identify species on campus

Indigenous student and grad featured in Warrior Up

May 23rd, 2024

Kayla Spencer-Young, who will graduate next month from Dawson’s Pure and Applied Science program, and Rotshennón:ni Two-Axe (Class of 2023, Health Science) will be featured in a TV series called Warrior Up on APTN. The series follows inspiring and activist Indigenous youth aged 15 to 26 as they face challenges and make positive changes happen in their communities and beyond. Kayla and Rotshennón:ni were chosen because they are student founders of IndigeSTEM, which also won a Forces Avenir award in 2022.

The series is airing now over the next 10 weeks or so. You can follow Warrior Up on social media for more info about the upcoming shows:

During promotion of the series, Kayla was interviewed recently on CBC North:

Forces Avenir Recognizes Outstanding Contributions at Dawson

May 23rd, 2024

On May 16, Dawson College hosted the annual Forces Avenir ceremony to honour outstanding contributions from students and faculty members. Hosted by Geoff Kloos from Student Services, the event highlighted notable achievements in various disciplines — Congratulations to all!

Following the ceremony, attendees were invited to a reception to celebrate the award recipients and their impact on the Dawson community.

Visit the link below to see the 2024 Forces Avenir Awards.

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