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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
Peace Centre update
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.”
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…
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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).
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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…
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
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.
Last Modified: December 15, 2020