You’re invited to Dawson’s Holiday Party!
All employees, faculty and staff are cordially invited to Dawson’s Annual Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 8 in 3C.1.
Doors will open at 4:30 PM. Dinner will be provided and DJ Paul Cargnello will keep the party lively.
A cash bar will be available. Come as you are and don’t miss the fun!
An All Dawson e-mail will be sent next week with a RSVP form. For planning purposes, we will ask you to confirm your attendance.
Tickets on sale now for Henry V
The Professional Theatre Department proudly presents Henry V by William Shakespeare, performed by the graduating actors. This bilingual production, directed by Michael E. Hughes, features dialogue in both French and English.
Admission is $5 for Dawson staff, faculty, researchers, and students. Free previews are available on Monday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 14. All shows start at 7:30 PM.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to see this play! Visit the link to secure your tickets.
Appreciating math from another perspective
Students in Garry Ka Lok Chu’s course Language of Math and Computer Science: Introduction to Mathematics will be sharing their math inspired art at a special exhibit the morning of Nov. 28 from 10 AM to 12 PM. The student artwork will be exhibited in Conrod’s (2F.4).
Garry “would like the community to understand Math-related Art and appreciate Math from another perspective.”
All are welcome to drop by.
Henry The V rehearsals have begun
The third-year students from the Professional Theatre Program have started practicing for Shakespeare's Henry V. This bilingual version is thrilling, featuring both English and French language texts.
The lead role of Henry, affectionately known as Hal, is portrayed by a group of five actors. Here, Henry invades France to rightfully claim his throne. Directed by Michael E. Hughes, the show will run from November 13 to November 25 at 7:30 PM. Ticket sales will begin in November.
PAY WHAT YOU CAN PREVIEWS will be held on Monday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 14.
Dawson students, staff, and faculty can attend for $5, while regular admission is $15 and students/seniors pay $1.
Save the date for Intercollegiate Ped Days
Intercollegiate Ped Days will be online January 9-10, 2024.
The theme is Shifting Landscapes: Shared Practices in a Changing CEGEP System.
The introduction of Bill 96 (Law 14), undertaking multiple large program revisions, and witnessing a tectonic shift in teaching and learning due to a surge in generative AI - This year's theme crosses disciplinary boundaries to explore what it means to embrace and enact meaningful transformation in the English-language CEGEP system.
Keynote presenter Ollivier Dyens is full professor in the Département des littératures de langue française, de traduction et de création at McGill. He examines the impact of technology on humanity and has authored 14 books. He was previously Deputy Provost, Student Life and Learning at McGill.
Shirley Jackson’s Textual Hauntings: A Public Lecture by Dr. Emily Banks
This is a free public lecture by visiting U.S. scholar Emily Banks on the influence of Shirley Jackson's work. The event will be at Dawson on Friday, November 10 from 4-6 PM in room 5B.16. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Montréal Monstrum Society (MMS) and CORERISC with funding support from the FRQSC. For more information, on the MMS website: https://www.monstrum-society.ca/fall-2023.html.
Crowds of prospective students at Open House
Dawson’s Open House was Oct. 22 and thousands of prospective students and their families took us up on the invitation.
Sunday was a record crowd, according to organizer Carey-Ann Pawsey of the Communications Office and Geoff Kloos of Student Services, two staff members who have more than two decades of Dawson Open House experience.
The last time the College opened up without appointments was in 2019. That year, 14,000 Viewbooks were distributed. To be more sustainable, guests were invited to see the Viewbook online.
In the morning, guests arrived for tours and program experiences by appointment and in the afternoon, doors were open to all to come in and speak with teachers at program booths and ask questions to academic advisors. There were close to 2,000 people who went on student-guided tours, 700 at the Science info sessions and 300 at program experiences. The Science webinar on Oct. 18 and the How to Apply webinar on Oct. 24 drew a total of 600 participants online.
“I would like to sincerely thank everyone who gave up their Sunday to welcome our future students and their parents to Dawson,” said Megan Ainscow, Head of Communications. “We have an amazing team of colleagues at Dawson who go above and beyond to make this event possible. We feel very grateful.”
The next Open House will be Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024.
Peace Week 2023 proposed a world where everyone’s identity and voice can be celebrated
Dawson College's annual Peace Week has always been a platform for insightful discussions on pressing social issues. In 2023, the theme of the 8th Annual Peace Week was "Exultation: Queer Freedoms & Futures."
This event, which was held Sept. 13-21, celebrated the vibrant history of queerness while exploring the possibilities of a world where freedom of expression, safety, and unconditional love prevail for all gender and sexual identities. The event brought together a diverse group of speakers who shared their thoughts and experiences on the path towards true liberation from oppressive norms.
Visit the link below to read the homepage news story.
IVGD attracted over 50 people to playtest event
The Independent Video Game Design program hosted a very successful Indie Game Playtesting Night on Sept. 29.
Audrey Vanasse from Continuing Education and Community Services reported that:
- We had 78 confirmed tickets on Eventbrite, and it felt like easily that many people showed up, with 50+ visually accounted at once during the peak!
- We had 12 teams presenting games, including:
- Our Term 4 students, playtesting their current end-of-year project (which is part of their assignment)
- A team of IVGD graduates from last year who are working on their first commercial games
- Several teachers including Osama Dorias, Salim Larochelle and Ramy Daghstani showcased the games they are currently developing with their teams
Elaine Gusella, our Independent Video Game Design Program Coordinator, says "we are already getting a lot of interest for the next edition, which we're hoping to hold in November (date TBD). We're really looking forward to hosting more events as often as we can."
Last Modified: November 8, 2023