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Faculty are invited to sign up for Sustainable Happiness course

November 6th, 2023

“Happiness that contributes to individual, community or global well-being and does not exploit other people, the environment, or future generations,” is how Dr. Catherine O’Brien defines the concept of Sustainable Happiness. The Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce that a 20-hour Sustainable Happiness certificate will be offered to faculty during the winter 2024 semester. Many employees…

Over at the Faculty Hub

November 6th, 2023

Enrich your teaching practice by participating in a workshop developed for Dawson faculty!

Coming up:

  • Competency-based Programs: The Essentials - November 10
  • Constructive Feedback - November 29

Register Here or visit the Faculty Hub!

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October 25th, 2023

Upcoming Pedagogical Workshops

  • Intro to Chat GPT
  • Evaluation of Student Learning
  • Competency-based Programs: The Essentials
  • Constructive Feedback

Descriptions, dates and registration… HERE!

Save the date for Intercollegiate Ped Days

October 25th, 2023

Intercollegiate Ped Days will be online January 9-10, 2024.

The theme is Shifting Landscapes: Shared Practices in a Changing CEGEP System.

The introduction of Bill 96 (Law 14), undertaking multiple large program revisions, and witnessing a tectonic shift in teaching and learning due to a surge in generative AI - This year's theme crosses disciplinary boundaries to explore what it means to embrace and enact meaningful transformation in the English-language CEGEP system.

Keynote presenter Ollivier Dyens is full professor in the Département des littératures de langue française, de traduction et de création at McGill. He examines the impact of technology on humanity and has authored 14 books. He was previously Deputy Provost, Student Life and Learning at McGill.

Registration open.

Ped Day resources available

October 25th, 2023

Resources that have been made available by presenters at Ped Day on Oct. 13 are available on a SharePoint site:

Ped Days - Home (

To access the files, you must sign in to Office 365.

Indigenous youth share postcard series at Ped Day

October 25th, 2023

One of the workshops at Dawson’s 2023 Ped Day on Oct. 13 was Indigenous Youth Perspectives: Community Care and Practical Strategies, Bettering the Student Experience.

Two young people who are part of the Indigenous Stream of the Quebec Youth Research Chair at Concordia University presented a postcard series, one of the tools they have created to express themselves and to get people thinking and discussing.

This group has been meeting online and in person for a few years. Sébastien Lamarre-Tellier, a medical student at McGill University, is Innu and a member of the network’s youth advisory committee. Sebastien told Concordia communications that they have been “coming together to share our cultures, be visible and make some noise to show that our cultures are alive and growing.”

The postcard that stood out for many at Dawson was one with an image of two people in a canoe at the centre. The centre is bright and focused on Nature with positive words emphasized. The city and negative elements are there but in the background.

Sébastien said that young Indigenous people “need to express ourselves.” He also said they are looking for a guide in a teacher, someone “to walk in the forest with them.” The image of the canoe has the elder or the teacher in the back helping to steer.

Visit the link to see all the postcards, which can lead to great conversations and rich reflections.

Next CRISPESH lunch ‘n learn is Nov. 1

October 25th, 2023

Autonomisation enseignante grâce à l’élaboration et l’appropriation d’une approche réflexive et métacognitive de l’inclusion au collégial

Le mercredi 1er novembre à midi, rejoignez-nous pour une présentation des résultats d’une recherche portant sur l’adoption d’une posture réflexive et métacognitive en matière d’inclusion de la diversité en enseignement collégial. Grâce à une méthodologie basée sur la recherche-action collaborative réunissant des membres étudiants, enseignants, professionnels de quatre cégeps, l’équipe de projet a élaboré et expérimenté une démarche permettant à une personne enseignante de développer le réflexe de se questionner sur son propre rapport à la diversité et à son inclusion. Appuyée sur une vision concertée du rôle de l’enseignant ou de l’enseignante inclusive, l’équipe présentera les résultats obtenus et des avenues afin de les intégrer dans les pratiques et de les mettre à profit dans les établissements collégiaux.

  • Sous-titrage pour les personnes sourdes ou malentendantes
  • Interprétation simultanée du français vers l’anglais

Réservez votre place et inscrivez-vous.

Four teachers honoured with Teaching Excellence Award

October 25th, 2023

Four outstanding teachers at Dawson received the Director General’s Teaching Excellence Award on the occasion of Ped Day on Oct. 13:

  • Hannah Heath-Engel (Biomedical Laboratory Technology)
  • Audrey Juhasz (Mathematics)
  • Roger Machaalani (Chemistry)
  • Nicola Martino (Italian).

Please visit the link for the homepage news story.

Over at the Faculty Hub

October 11th, 2023

Intercollegiate Ped Days (IPD) is inviting proposals for its fourth annual virtual event January 9-10, 2024. This year’s theme is:  Shifting Landscapes: Shared Practices in a Changing CEGEP System.

IPD is a platform for teachers and professional staff to explore ways to promote sharing between college educators, foster intercollegiate professional development, and strengthen collaboration between the English-language CEGEPs.

For more details, please consult the Call for Proposals

Reminder:  The Dawson Ped Day is October 13!

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September 27th, 2023

Curious about ChatGPT?

Join in on this introduction to ChatGPT, where we will discuss implications on the practice of teaching, and look at uses in the classroom. We will also discuss ethical and legal considerations and review how ChatGPT is already being used.

Presented by: Rafael Scapin (Pedagogical Counsellor, IST) and Cameron Campbell (Pedagogical Counsellor, IST)

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