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Over at the Faculty Hub

December 15th, 2020

Mark your Calendars!
From Jan. 7-26, a variety of pedagogical development webinars will be offered to faculty. Visit the Faculty Hub website in January for a complete list of events.

Intercollegiate Ped Days
Organized in collaboration with other English colleges: Jan. 7-15

Faculty Hub Pedagogical Webinars
Featuring a variety of presenters from the Dawson community: Jan. 18-26


Over at the Faculty Hub

December 1st, 2020

Dec. 2: Quizzes, Assignments and Assessment in Moodle: Drop-in at 10 a.m.

Dec. 3: National Building Reconciliation Forum - Preparatory Webinars Begin

Dec. 4: Quizzes, Assignments and Assessment in Moodle: Drop-in at 10 a.m.

Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC) - Virtual Wine and Cheese at 2:30 pm

Dec. 15: ECQ Info-Session:  Tips for a Successful Entente Canada-Quebec Grant Application at 10 a.m. Learn more about ECQ Funding here

Recommended article: Remote Exams in Teams for an Inclusive, Honest, and Fair Evaluation

Join events through the Faculty Hub website. Click Read More to go there.

Diana Rice

Peace Centre update

November 19th, 2020

Diana Rice, Coordinator of the Dawson College Peace Centre, is back on duty after 11 months of maternity leave.

“I am excited to get back to work, dream big and continue to collaborate across the College with faculty, staff, professionals and management,” Diana said. “I will begin to plan online Peace Centre activities for the Winter Semester. As always, I welcome the whole community to contact me with your ideas or requests for support.”

Dean of Academic Development Catherine LeBel has also assigned Diana a supporting role as a pedagogical counsellor to faculty involved in certificates.

“We are happy to have Diana back and grateful for the service of Ildikó Glaser-Hille,” said Catherine. “Ildikó ​ did a great job as the interim programming coordinator of Dawson’s Peace Centre. She followed through on Diana’s plans and also made her own unique contribution to the mandate of the Peace Centre. It was a smooth and fruitful collaboration.”


Over at the Faculty Hub

November 19th, 2020

  DALC Meeting Friday November 20 from 2:30-4 Join your peers in exploring the updated and revitalized SALTISE website. As we begin to think about returning to the classroom and face-to-face teaching, the SALTISE website has new resources to offer teachers and the best way to explore those is to do it with other faculty…


Over at the Faculty Hub

November 3rd, 2020

Virtual Workshops from the Intercollegiate Decolonization Network (IDN)

Session 1: Friday November 6 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Haudenosaunee ways - Learning from the custodians of this territory
Kanien'kehá:ka values and vision, tradition and innovation, ongoing struggles and paths forward

Session 2: Wednesday November 25 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Walking with care: Respectful living on Kanien'kehá:ka territory
What does it mean to be a guest on these lands? What are the responsibilities of guests? How can guests enact that responsibility? How can teachers teach this awareness and responsibility to students of diverse backgrounds?

Contact Julia Lijerón for session Zoom links.

Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC) Webinar - November 6, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Thriving in the future: Teaching in a post-pandemic world

What strategies can we take from our pandemic-forced online teaching experience into a post-pandemic teaching world? How can we make face-to-face learning better by using some of the lessons, technologies and techniques we are currently using? Join us for a rich exchange of ideas about how we might use this experience to make teaching better in the near future.

Join this webinar through the Faculty Hub.

Crispesh Webinar - November 4, 2020 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

First Nations Voices of Disability: Qualitative research as a tool for understanding an emerging Indigenized model of disability

Ped Days 2020

Recordings of the opening and closing keynote presentations are now available here. Documents and recordings of all other presentations can be found here (sign in to MS365 required).


Subscribe to CLÉO’s newsletter

November 3rd, 2020

Have you subscribed to CLÉO’s newsletter? It is an excellent source of information to find out all about CLÉO’s cultural and pedagogical services.

For the Fall 2020 semester, our new activities include:

  • A conversation and film workshops
  • Coaching for the OQLF exam
  • A brand new French language learning podcast, The CLÉO Podcast, now available on Spotify and wherever you listen to podcasts.

You can book your spot for any of these activities right here. For the workshops, book your spot with the resources entitled "Short Film Club" and "Conversation Workshop - Roleplay".

The schedule and themes for the conversation and film workshops are available here.

For the OQLF coaching, book an appointment directly with a technician.

Subscribe to our newsletter here and get all the latest news from CLÉO.

Have a safe semester!

The CLÉO team:

Anne-Marie Turcotte

Florence Tétreault

Catherine Côté


Over at the Faculty Hub

October 20th, 2020
  • Highlighted Article: 

Intelligent authoring systems can produce essays that rival that of college students.

Check out this AI produced article from The Guardian that was part of a Ped Day presentation last week by the Dawson AI Community of Practice:

A robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human?

  • Webinars Continue Next Week 

See the schedule and join through the Faculty Hub website 

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DawsonAI Updates: Renewing the Call for College-Wide Collaboration

October 20th, 2020

Dean of Academic Initiatives Ray Bourgeois Retires This past summer, Dean of Academic Initiatives Ray Bourgeois retired. The Director General Richard Filion tasked Ray with managing the DawsonAI initiative as the early-stage work of the steering group developed. Ray guided DawsonAI to author its three-year plan, to launch the initiative with immediate impact across the…

Usha James Square

Online Ped Days a success!

October 20th, 2020

About 325 teachers, professionals and managers attended the first-ever online Ped Days event last week. Usha James of The Critical Thinking Consortium returned to Ped Days for the opening keynote Oct. 13 and Michelle Miller, author of Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology gave the closing keynote address Oct. 16. Many firsts at this year’s Ped…


Amplifying Sustainable Happiness

October 20th, 2020

Dawson participants, as well as many from outside the College, are experiencing the concept of Sustainable Happiness (SH) and exploring its implications, both personally and professionally.

During the next six months, SH facilitators will be offering programs for Dawson students, staff and managers. A program for another college will start next week.

A recent SH certificate was also just completed by Colleges and Institutes Canada staff in Ottawa, while a certificate offered in Spanish is on-going with an international group. Both external groups piloted the use of the SH Journal, also introduced to students within four Dawson psychology courses this semester.

Student Services will make 500 additional journals available to students, serving as a method that may help students distance from stress.

Sustainable Happiness programs review sustainability principles and actions that help us as individuals, help others, and/or help the planet. How these actions contribute to happiness, in turn, is identified as a component of well-being that involves positive emotions, satisfaction and fulfillment. Find more information about Dawson’s SH programs here.

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