Dawson community enjoyed being together again at BBQ
It was so nice to have a big Dawson community event for the first time in more than two years! More than 800 students and employees were treated to ice cream and almost the same number enjoyed a BBQ meal outside on campus May 10. Food was served by our cafeteria staff and from food trucks and there was live music.
Thanks to Campus Life and Leadership, Student Services, the Dawson Student Union, Facilities Management, Information Systems and Technology and Director General Diane Gauvin!
Rock climbing hours
Rock-climbing is available for employees and students in -1h.02:
Tuesdays: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursdays: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost is $4; no experience needed.
Parking lot only accessible from de Maisonneuve Blvd.
Access to Dawson's parking lot is only possible via de Maisonneuve Blvd., which is a one-way westbound street. De Maisonneuve Blvd. is currently only open to local traffic (signage says accès local) between Atwater and Wood. That means that if you are headed to Alexis Nihon or Dawson, you are allowed to drive on de Maisonneuve. However, there isn't a priority turn signal from Atwater or green light on de Maisonneuve.
The metamorphosis of Oliver’s
Upgrade or renovation are words that do not do justice to the complete metamorphosis of student space Oliver’s on the second floor of Dawson in the 2C clubs hallway.
Click Read More to see the before picture and learn more about our beautiful new space for students.
Oliver’s, G & H wing washrooms completed
The dramatic transformation of Oliver's student space in the 2C clubs hallway has now been completed. The washrooms in the G and H wings are also fully operational again.
Drivers must enter parking lot from west bound de Maisonneuve
De Maisonneuve Blvd. is open and the access to Dawson’s parking lot is now only from west-bound de Maisonneuve Blvd. Drivers have become accustomed to entering the parking lot via Wood Avenue in Westmount. That is no longer possible since the boulevard is a one-way street going west. To access the parking lot, drivers must turn west on to de Maisonneuve from Atwater Avenue or other cross streets east of Atwater. The de Maisonneuve doors are also now open for pedestrians. Please note that the de Maisonneuve entrance to Alexis-Nihon Mall is currently closed.
Holiday building operating hours
Dec. 24: Regular Hours (essential services only)
Dec. 25–31: Closed to Students & Public
Jan. 1-3: Closed to Students & Public
Jan. 4: Regular Hours
Students and public:
No access to the building is permitted during the holidays.
Faculty and staff:
College access and operating hours between Dec. 25 and Jan. 3 are limited.
ONLY faculty and staff are permitted to enter the building between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. through the parking lot entrance via the Security door (E Wing) at 4011 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
All other doors, Metro entrance and gate access to the College will remain locked during this period.
When everyone came back to the campus in August, there was a mix of excitement and anxiety among students and employees about how the semester would unfold during the ongoing pandemic. “Overall, the semester has gone very well,” said Dan Boyer, Coordinator of Student Services and Chair of the Space Access and Health Care Committee,…
New bird feeder installed in Peace Garden
Chickadees and nuthatches have already been spotted at Dawson’s new bird feeder, installed in the Peace Garden in early November.
“We hope to attract 15-20 species over the winter,” said Chris Adam of Dawson’s Sustainability Office. Chris made the bird feeder and installed it with help from Phys. Ed. faculty member Doug Smyth, who is also an avid birdwatcher and photographer.
The 10-foot-high untreated cedar bird feeder will be up year-round and holds a variety of seeds high in protein, restocked by student volunteers. A separate suet feeder on the nearby ash tree snag is a much-needed source of fat to non-migrating birds.
Special thanks to a group of Mechanical Engineering Technology students who made a squirrel and raccoon baffle so animals can’t climb to the feeders or jump up over it. Snow will also be cleared around the bird feeder to prevent squirrels from raiding it.
Students and employees are encouraged to observe our bird visitors. Observations and photos can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can drop by the Sustainability Office in 4B.3. Maybe you will be the one to identify and document the 53rd bird species to visit Dawson!
Last Modified: May 18, 2022