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FAMA’s Pierre Lefebvre honoured in the House of Commons

May 23rd, 2024

Our Facilities Management Coordinator Pierre Lefebvre received a great honour in the House of Commons in Ottawa on May 8. The Communications Office invited him to share the experience with his Dawson colleagues: First of all, I’d like to thank Dawson College for this kind gesture of including my news in D News, which means…

Some of our treasured trees must be cut

March 4th, 2024

After an extensive review of all trees on the Dawson grounds by forestry consultants, the College is presently securing permits from the City of Westmount to cut some of them.

“Many of our trees have suffered injuries and disease that have weakened them to the point where they are at a high risk of breaking. Others, like our large silver maples are reaching their age limit,” explained Luc St-Germain of Facilities Management.

About a dozen trees will have to be cut immediately, with another 30-35 being monitored during the next 12-24 months.

All trees have been thinned in the past to allow severe wind to pass through them. Chris Adam, of the Office of Sustainability, says that wind and ice related storms are more common now and causing damage.

The Facilities Management Team and the Office of Sustainability are cooperating to establish Dawson’s first tree management program. Every tree will have a health card that identifies their species, age and diseases as well as any maintenance procedures taken. Each tree will be followed by forest management consultants.

Stay tuned for more news about the trees of our Living Campus.

More space for Nursing at the Forum

February 8th, 2024

Dawson’s Nursing department has moved into a new home across the street from the main campus on the second floor of the Forum. They join Physiotherapy Technology and Medical Ultrasound Technology, which are also housed at the Forum.

Visit the link for the homepage news story.

Be prepared for upcoming drill and emergencies

August 30th, 2023

Do you know what to do if an emergency arises at Dawson College, either at the main campus or at the Montreal Forum?

It’s time for all employees and students to ensure you are familiar with the College’s emergency proceduresThere will be an evacuation drill this semester. An All Dawson email will be sent to give advance notice to all employees of the date range for the annual drill. The date is determined by the Montreal Fire Department and must be a surprise.

What you need to know:

  1. For any emergency on campus, including medical, call Campus Security by dialing 1000 on any college phone, including emergency phones (check evacuation plan posted in College corridors for phone locations). If calling from your mobile phone, call 514-931-8731 and dial 1000 as soon as your call is answered.
  2. Learn where the nearest exits are to your classrooms and offices.
  3. Follow the instructions of College marshals and monitors (wearing fluorescent vests).
  4. Dawson’s meeting point in the case of evacuation is Alexis-Nihon Mall or if unsafe, meet at the Hall Building of Concordia University (1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West).
  5. Know the emergency procedures:

Dawson Daycare roof project won award

August 30th, 2023

The new copper roof of the Dawson Daycare was among four Canadian projects that won awards in August at the Copper Development Association’s (CDA’s) 16th annual North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) Awards.

Dawson's Facilities Management oversaw the winning project led by TLA Architectes and contractor Toitures Trois Étoiles. The award was in the restoration category.

To read the news release, visit the link.

Temporary Closure of 6th floor Library

May 31st, 2023

Starting Monday, May 29 until the end of summer school, the 6th floor of the library will be closed due to painting. This project is part of our ongoing efforts to maintain and improve our library, ensuring a comfortable and pleasant environment for all.

Please note that the Chapel floor (5th floor) will be open for studying during the summer.

If you require any books located on the 6th floor (General Collection, Reference Collection or Paperback Collection), we kindly ask you to approach the library staff at the Circulation desk for assistance.

Don't forget that our online resources, including e-books, journal articles, research databases, and streaming collections are available 24/7 on the library’s website!

We will keep you updated on any changes to the closure schedule.

Ministry financing for additional space to Forum confirmed

May 31st, 2023

The Ministry of Higher Education has confirmed funding for Dawson to rent additional space at the Montreal Forum for the next 5 years.

With this additional space, the Nursing Program will have quadruple the space for simulation, which can also be used by other programs, and an additional 90 square metres for their labs.

Plans are being developed to renovate the former Future Shop space on the second floor. It will accommodate the Nursing Program as well as one low tech active learning classroom and eight general use classrooms. There will also be a new student space where students can relax and study between classes.  The preliminary layout of the renovation has been provided by Facilities Management and can be viewed here.

This is a temporary response to Dawson’s space deficit of more than 11,200 square metres confirmed by the Ministry of Higher Education in December 2021. The College continues to work on a longer-term solution to the space deficit after plans for the construction of a new medical studies pavilion were officially cancelled by the Quebec government in late March 2022.

Policy for new electric vehicle charging stations

February 22nd, 2023

There are four electric charging stations on two towers in Dawson’s P1 parking lot, the first lot to the right upon entering the parking entrance by the daycare.

Some key things to know:

  • Require a Flo card or Flo app
  • Dawson’s stations will not appear on the Flo app while there is no charge
  • Compatible with BEV and PHEV vehicles
  • No cost for charging during introductory period
  • Community will be informed when charges will apply
  • Reserved exclusively for appropriate vehicles
  • Maximum parking time is four hours
  • First-come, first-served basis
  • Facilities Management team counting on the community to use the charging stations properly
  • To access the stations, email Jorge Sanchez

For more information, read the policy.

Read more about: Are you prepared for an emergency?

Are you prepared for an emergency?

February 22nd, 2023

Do you know what to do if an emergency arises at Dawson College, either at the main campus or at the Montreal Forum? It’s time for all employees and students to ensure you are familiar with the College’s emergency procedures. What you need to know: For any emergency on campus, including medical, call Campus Security by dialing 1000 on…

Nursing moving to The Montreal Forum

February 22nd, 2023

Dawson’s Nursing Program will be gaining a lot more space when faculty and students move into their program’s new home at The Montreal Forum just before the Fall 2023 semester.

For the homepage news story, click Read More. 

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Last Modified: May 23, 2024


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