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Support from AccessAbility Centre and caring community leads Anastasia De Sousa recipient to McGill

June 1st, 2022

Kenza Bennani struggled at school since she was a kid. She thought it was because she didn’t like school.

“When I was 13, I was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia,” she said in an interview with Dawson’s Communications Office. “Suddenly, everything made sense and I was able to get better support in school. I had tutors and specialists helping me all throughout high school.”

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Interprofessional Education project wraps up successful semester & plans symposium, new learning activity for fall

June 1st, 2022

Around this time of year, the Interprofessional Education (IPE) team likes to share some of the highlights from the project. As always, the IPE mission is for the students within Medical Technologies and Social Service programs to learn with, from, and about each other.

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“True leader” and Social Service grad to receive Paul Gallagher Award

June 1st, 2022

Winning the Paul Gallagher Award is a validation for the hard work that Ken'Nikahontehsa Norton-Montour has done over the last three years.

In her nomination letter, teacher Vanessa Robillard said that Ken'Nikahontehsa “has shown a consistent commitment to persevere and excel in any circumstance and strikes the balance between academic and personal responsibilities. Not only is Ken’Nikahontehsa dedicated to her studies, but has actively contributed to College life.”

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Science Valedictorian lived the full Dawson experience despite pandemic

June 1st, 2022

It was challenging to live life to the fullest during the early phase of the pandemic. If you need some inspiration for making the most of life, read on about Enriched Science soon-to-be graduate Megan Oleksiw, one of Dawson’s three valedictorians for the Class of 2022.

Speaking as valedictorian “is a touching honour,” Megan said in an interview with Dawson’s Communications Office, “especially given the heartfelt attachment I feel toward our college community. Dawson College and the exceptional people I’ve been privileged to exchange with have empowered me to actively strive to be my best self.”

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Chapeau les filles

Hats off to Mech Tech student Erica Dubois and Computer Science student Kausar Mussa!

June 1st, 2022

Always being the different one. Having to adjust to other ways of thinking. Working with people who hold misogynistic attitudes. These are just a few things that are still experienced by women in male-dominated fields of study and work.

The Chapeau, les filles! (Hats Off to You) awards are given to women in Quebec to encourage and support those who choose to study in these fields and persevere. This year, two Dawson students have won at the provincial level: Erica Dubois in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Kausar Mussa in Computer Science Technology.

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Linnea Nguyen, poised to take on the world

June 1st, 2022

You can feel the spark, even on a Zoom call. A few minutes with Linnea Nguyen and you know this young woman is ready to take on the world. It’s no wonder she has been chosen to represent the graduating Class of 2022 as the valedictorian at the June 22 Social Science graduation ceremony at Place des Arts.

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SALTISE Award: Cory Legassic’s rising star

June 1st, 2022

Don’t be fooled by Cory Legassic’s youthful appearance. He will be the first to pull off his cap to show you a shock of gray hair. It’s all in the attitude that makes some mistake him for a student.

While student engagement and student success have been foremost on his mind since he began at Dawson in 2009 as a New School facilitator with retired New School maverick Greta Hofmann Nemiroff, Cory’s own academic success is being rewarded by SALTISE with its Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award for College instructors.

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Another successful DCMUN season draws to an end

June 1st, 2022

This year brought an exciting blend of in-person and online opportunities for the students in the Dawson College Model United Nations (DCMUN). They have continued to offer students an enriching para-academic experience, whether they be online or in-person, and they found a sense of community and belonging in DCMUN.

Their Executive team supported delegates in a fall training program that culminated in a successful winter conference season. Delegations attend national and international conferences, as well as several CEGEP conferences. Their delegates earned awards at every conference this season.

More importantly, they were able to engage in debate, discussion, and collaboration with delegates from a variety of contexts to find solutions to real problems facing the world today.

Photo credit: Julie Johnson
Caption: DCMUN delegation at ConMUN

SALTISE conference

SALTISE is happening June 2-3

June 1st, 2022

The annual SALTISE conference takes place this week on June 2-3.

Dawson community members Cory Legassic, Monica Lopez, Cathy Roy and the DALC community will be presented with awards.

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Celebrating 10 years of the Dawson Active Learning Community June 2 at special 5 à 7

June 1st, 2022

The 10th anniversary of the Dawson Active Learning Community will be celebrated at the SALTISE Conference. The Honourable Marc Garneau will be awarding the DALC with a community prize. Special guest, Dawson College’s Former Direct General, Richard Fillion will also be in attendance.

The community prize will be awarded at the cocktail (5 à 7 event) on Thursday, June 2 in room 5B.16.

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