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SALTISE webinar on Dec. 2

November 30th, 2022

Picking up from the 2022 SALTISE Conference and the insights from Dr. Gomez’s webinar on Oct. 6, our panel of emerging researchers reunite to critically explore their own experiences of collaborative design in education, research and teaching. From educational innovation projects to STEM research on perinatal trauma, these emerging scholars explore the messiness of collaborating across people, time and space. This talk is inspired by the following questions: what partnerships emerge in the process of centering inclusive and equitable pedagogies? What biases disrupt these partnerships? What conditions enable these partnerships to create sustainable pedagogical change?

This event is taking place on Friday, Dec. 2 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. To register, click on Read More.

Faculty Hub

November 30th, 2022

A new faculty orientation session will be held in person on Jan. 16 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Dawson’s New Faculty Orientation is designed to introduce new faculty to information about college services and procedures, teaching at the college-level, and tips for engaging students.

The orientation includes asynchronous and synchronous components:

  • Welcome from the Deans and Directors of Dawson
  • Competency based education and the program approach
  • Academic integrity at Dawson
  • Faculty deadlines
  • Faculty roles and responsibilities
  • Classroom scenarios and discussion
  • Professional development opportunities

This event is open to all new Day and Continuing Education faculty with a winter 2023 workload. Registration is required.

Register Here

Read more about: Everyone wants more interprofessional education- feedback about learning last semester

Everyone wants more interprofessional education- feedback about learning last semester

November 30th, 2022

This semester, the Interprofessional Education team has implemented many successful learning opportunities for the medical technology and health students. As always, the team’s mission is to create and implement IPE learning opportunities that help the students learn with, from, and about each other in order to improve the quality of patient/client care. Here are just…

Teachers involved in active learning share experiences in video

November 30th, 2022

Dawson faculty members share their experiences about adopting active learning pedagogy and some examples of how it enriches learning in a bilingual video made on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC). The video features interviews with Jean-François Brière (Physics), Daniel Goldsmith (Humanities), Selma Hamdani (Psychology), Carmen Leung (Chemistry), and Jocelyn Parr (History).

Click Read More to go the homepage story and watch the video.

Read more about: Joanna Farmer’s book on improving posture now available

Joanna Farmer’s book on improving posture now available

November 16th, 2022

During the last two years, Joanna Farmer (retired Faculty, Physical Education) has been working with the English devision of the Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique (CCDMD) to develop a Physical Education text ‘Stand Tall and Move Easy’. The text follows six college students, from different backgrounds and ages, as they improve their posture…

Over at the Faculty Hub

November 16th, 2022

The Creative Collective for Change (CC4C) is a Dawson para-academic initiative that seeks to bring students, teachers, administrators, activists, artists and curators together to work towards developing opportunities for addressing complex social issues in creative, constructive and critical ways. The approach is interdisciplinary, inspired by artistic forms of activism and the theory and practice of nonviolence.

See what they’re up to by reading the November issue of the CC4C Newsletter: Creative Collective for Change Happenings-November, 2022

Radiology Week a success at Dawson

November 16th, 2022

Dawson's Diagnostic Imaging Program students hosted a fun and informative session on Nov. 10 for Radiology Week.

Here’s what some of their students say about the program:

“It is an important job that is very much in demand. It offers many opportunities allowing you to specialize in one or more modalities. This career path will take you to different places such as hospitals, clinics, in both private and public sectors in many countries all over the world.” - Rebecca Assouline

"Through hands-on learning both on campus and in health facilities, students will be fully qualified to provide optimal service and experience to patients in hospitals, private clinics, medical research and much more. de of class.” – Marjanah Rahma

Accessible Documents – How To OCR Documents To Ensure Accessibility

November 16th, 2022

Digital documents are unfortunately not always accessible. For example, not all PDF documents are accessible to screen readers (such as JAWS or Read & Write), which may be used by individuals who have low vision or who are blind, among others. In effect, the format of a file is extremely important in ensuring its accessibility.

Click on Read More for the steps to follow and ensure that your PDF documents are accessible :)

Author Sheila Arnopoulos speaks at Dawson Nov. 17

November 16th, 2022

On Nov. 17, from 1 to 2:15 p.m., author and journalist, and recipient of the Governor General's Literary Award, Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos, will speak to the Dawson community about her research in India on the difference that microcredit has made to women's lives.

The presentation will take place in room 3E.9.  If you would like to bring your class, please contact Johanna Rabbat at

Here is a flyer with more info about Arnopoulos' book entitled Saris on Scooters: How Microcredit Is Changing Village India: 


Student perspectives on Dawson’s active learning pedagogy

November 16th, 2022

The Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC) is celebrating 10 years of promoting active learning pedagogy at Dawson. More than 100 faculty members have been part of DALC. Active learning is established as a proven pedagogy that transforms students and teachers.

As the anniversary year nears its close, we asked some students to share their experiences with active learning classrooms. Click Read More to read what the students think.

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