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Rethinking Dawson’s general classrooms: Classroom 2.0

May 18th, 2021

In 2018, the Academic Dean launched an initiative to rethink learning spaces and improve the learning environment in the college’s general-purpose classrooms. Teachers and students were surveyed about how these classrooms should be equipped and configured to facilitate student engagement. The findings were analyzed by Melanie Doyle (Psychology) and Leigh Shapiro (Interior Design), who presented…

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10% BIXI discount for Dawson community

May 4th, 2021

Dawson aims to keep you healthy and simplify your urban journeys. In hopes of getting you to consider cycling as part of your daily routine, we are offering employees a free one-month membership to BIXI.

If BIXI is already your choice for simple, fun, healthy, efficient, environment-friendly and affordable transport, Dawson is offering you the chance to subscribe to BIXI at a reduced rate! You can get a 10% discount on a yearly or monthly BIXI pass.

For more info on biking to Dawson, check out: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/about-dawson/biking-at-dawson


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Dawson’s achievement to be Carbon Neutral Forever recognized by CRE-Montréal

May 4th, 2021

The Carbon Neutral Forever commitment of Dawson College won an award as a réalisation championne at the Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal (CRE-Montréal) Gala on April 29.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.


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Carbon Neutral Forever project of Facilities Management nominated for CRE award

April 20th, 2021

The work of Dawson’s Facilities Management team to make Dawson College Carbon Neutral Forever has been nominated for an environmental award that is a Réalisation championne in the institutional category, announced the Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal (CRE-Montréal) on April 15.

Click Read More for the homepage news story and a link to the virtual event on April 29.


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Free bike tune-up with Dawson’s bike gang

April 7th, 2021

Do not miss Richard Dugas at Earth Week on April 27 at 12 p.m. for a Bike Tune Up Workshop. You will learn about bike inspection, cleaning, lubrication and inflating tires.

That afternoon Richard will also be on campus (outside the Security entrance) between 3 -4 p.m. for a Bike Café Meetup. He will be offering spring riding tips and personalized troubleshooting. RSVP to bring your bike.

Come say hi and join the bike gang!


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Join Dawson’s Bixi bike gang and get 10% off until May 31

April 7th, 2021

Bixi is offering 10% off to all Dawson students and employees who sign up for monthly or seasonal memberships before May 31. A season is only $89 for members of the Dawson community.

If you are not sure about signing up, Dawson will give you a free month of Bixi membership.

To get the promotional code for your 10% off Bixi or to receive a free month of Bixi courtesy of Dawson, contact Richard Dugas at rdugas@dawsoncollege.qc.ca


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Can Dawson recycle masks?

February 23rd, 2021

Dawson is distributing single-use procedural masks to everyone who enters the building. These masks have been proven to provide effective protection from COVID. Requests to recycle the masks have been considered.

The Sustainability Office, in collaboration with Facilities Management, has been reviewing recycling proposals by various companies. For the moment, we, like nearly all CEGEPs involved in a discussion, have not found a proven viable method to recycle the masks.

We are confident that directing masks towards landfill with our regular garbage is the least environmentally damaging option when considering cost, risk of exposure to pathogens, travel of the masks to recyclers, traceability, as well as the energy and effort involved in the imperfect processes, which lead to storage, incineration or recycled plastic.


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Happy Holidays and building access over the festive season

December 15th, 2020

Happy Holidays to all our employees and students! We hope that everyone enjoys this time of year, especially the fresh start and promise of a New Year! Take care and stay safe.

Access to Dawson College is restricted from Dec. 17 to 23 inclusive. Entry will only be available via Security at the 2E entrance off the parking lot near Dawson Daycare.

Between Dec. 24 and Jan. 3, the College is closed with access under exceptional circumstances only and should only occur between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The College reopens Jan. 4 with access only via Security until further notice.

To be granted access to the building, you must complete the COVID symptoms screening questionnaire and provide your ID and phone number.

The Dawson Holiday scene is the work of Maggie Zeng, Class of 2020 (Illustration).


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De Maisonneuve Boulevard closed to cars until June 2021

December 1st, 2020

De Maisonneuve Boulevard will remain closed to vehicle traffic until June 2021. We are continuing the work initiated in spring 2019 to replace the waterproofing membrane of Atwater station’s underground roof and preparing to install elevators. In partnership with the City of Westmount, we have agreed that De Maisonneuve Boulevard will remain closed to vehicle…

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Winter biking workshop Oct. 28

October 20th, 2020

The Federal Government has announced that the Jacques Cartier Bridge will be open for the first time to winter cyclists this year. This and an ongoing commitment from the City to plough the “route blanche” bicycle path network make this year an exceptional one to start winter biking. If this sounds like a possibility you…

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