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First online classes Monday

March 24th, 2020

The first online classes are planned for this coming Monday. Dawson's Online Response Team is working hard to support our teachers and our core educational mission.

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Read more about: Resistance, Resilience and Beyond workshop by Cathy Richardson March 24

Resistance, Resilience and Beyond workshop by Cathy Richardson March 24

March 10th, 2020

Dr. Cathy Richardson will be presenting her 1.5 hour workshop, “Resistance, Resilience and Beyond” March 24 at noon as part of the Warren G Flowers Art Gallery’s Resistance and Resilience Series, and sponsored by the Peace Centre and the Faculty Hub. In this presentation, Dr. Cathy Richardson will discuss the concepts of resistance, resilience and responses…

Read more about: Anna-Liisa Aunio & team are finalists for $5 M grant

Anna-Liisa Aunio & team are finalists for $5 M grant

March 3rd, 2020

Implementing Smart Cities: Interventions to Build Healthy Cities is the name of a training platform and research project that is in the running for a $5 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Anna-Liisa Aunio (Sociology) is a co-applicant in the multi-disciplinary project led by David Ma of the University of Guelph,…

Lex Fridman podcast with Michael I. Jordan

March 3rd, 2020

Wolfgang Krotter (Creative and Applied Arts) recommends the Feb. 24 episode of Lex Fridman's podcast about artificial intelligence, deep learning, autonomous vehicles, and beyond. In podcast #74, Lex interviews Michael I. Jordan, one of the most influential computer scientists of our time, about Machine Learning (as opposed to Artificial Intelligence) and Recommender Systems. Available on YouTube; click Read More for link.

Read more about: DawsonAI projects selected by PIA

DawsonAI projects selected by PIA

March 3rd, 2020

Two projects that count DawsonAI as a partner have been selected by PIA to go forward. The organizaiton made the announcement Feb. 26. Here are the two DawsonAI projects:  How virtual assistants and applications powered by artificial intelligence can help promote student academic success. Comprising members from Dawson College, Concordia University and McGill University, the team…

Ped Days resources now online

March 3rd, 2020

Select resources from the keynote of Usha James on critical thinking pedagogy and the teacher-led workshops during Ped Days Jan. 13-14 are now available. The Next Ped Day will be Oct. 16. Click Read More for the link to the Ped Days webpage featuring all the resources.

Dawson helping move SDGs forward in CICan national project

March 3rd, 2020

CICan is partnering with Dawson and eight other colleges to help Canada reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ImpAct, with the support of the McConnell Foundation and the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, will help advance Canada’s commitment to sustainability.

Chris Adam, who represented Dawson, said: “It was clear that the sustainability-related work implemented by Dawson staff and students is recognized across Canada as innovative, current and entrepreneurial!”

Anyone interested in identifying how their existing course content meets SDGs or are interested in integrating SDGs into their programs, profiles or courses can contact Chris Adam. To read more about the project, see the CICan news release in the Read More link.

Read more about: Thinking about W/GS at Dawson and beyond

Thinking about W/GS at Dawson and beyond

March 3rd, 2020

Following the panel discussion with Greta Hofmann Nemiroff, Shree Mulay, and Alanna Thain (10am in 5B.16),  all interested Faculty are invited to join in helping us envision how Dawson’s W/GS certificate can meet the challenges of tomorrow. 1-2:30 p.m. in the CoLab (3F.43)                         …

Read more about: Ethical Eating debate March 5

Ethical Eating debate March 5

March 3rd, 2020

Contentiousness with Compassion Debate Series: “Ethical Eating” The Peace Certificate and the Peace Centre presents Contentiousness with Compassion, a moderated debate series aimed to bring civility and respect to difficult conversations with someone whose views you might fundamentally disagree with. On March 5, at 2pm in the Amphitheatre (4C.1), we will host our first debate,…

Making the world more inclusive

March 3rd, 2020

Improving the lives of people living in a disabling situation has been the work of CRISPESH for almost 10 years. CRISPESH is Dawson's unique College Centre for the Transfer of Technologies (CCTT). The project is in partnership with Cégep du Vieux Montréal. Currently, there are about half a dozen teachers from CVM working on CRISPESH research. Dawson teachers are invited to contact CRISPESH to find out about research opportunities. Click Read More to access the news piece.

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