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Retirees: we will celebrate you in style in Spring 2022

June 1st, 2021

We wish to extend our gratitude for your service to all our colleagues who are retiring this year.

Traditionally, we host a special Recognition of Service Dinner to salute our retiring colleagues as well as those marking milestones of service to the College.

So we will not say farewell because we plan to see you in late Spring 2022 when we will host a great party for all our retirees of 2020, 2021 and 2022 as well as those marking major work anniversaries.


Joint statement from DGs of English-language Montreal CEGEPs on Bill 96

May 18th, 2021

Diane Gauvin, Director General of Dawson College; John Halpin, Director General of John Abbott College and John McMahon, Director General of Vanier College are issuing the following joint statement in response to the Quebec government’s tabling of Bill 96 “Loi sur la langue officielle et commune du Québec, le français” :

We, the Directors General of the English-language CEGEPs on the island of Montreal, welcome the Québec government’s initiative to protect and promote French as the common language of Quebec.  We are proud of the role our institutions play in higher education and of our contribution to Quebec society.

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Dawson College launching Branding Project

April 7th, 2021

Building on over 50 years of history, Dawson College is embarking on a Branding Project today. “Over the years, Dawson has established a reputation as a CEGEP with excellent and innovative academic programs and an active campus life, with opportunities to grow and learn both inside and outside of the classroom,” said Director General Diane…


Message from the Director General

March 9th, 2021

Dear colleagues, This Thursday will mark one year since the global pandemic was declared. A few days later, our work life was radically transformed. Over the past year, I have been impressed by your resourcefulness and dedication despite enormous challenges. Dawson has risen to the occasion and once again proved to be a community of…

Statement from Dawson College

February 9th, 2021

The new pavilion project of Dawson College is not an expansion of the downtown Montreal CEGEP. We reject the use of the word expansion, which is inflammatory in this context. Almost seven years ago, in the spring of 2014, Quebec’s Ministry of Education recognized that Dawson College has a significant space deficit.

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Welcome Back video

January 26th, 2021

Our new Director General Diane Gauvin has recorded a five-minute video to share some updates and to welcome everyone back for the new Winter 2021 Semester that begins on Jan. 27.

Click the Read More link to go to the video.


Richard Filion’s farewell video

December 15th, 2020

Our Director General Richard Filion will be retiring on Dec. 31, 2020 after 40 years of work in the CEGEP network!

Click Read More for a news brief and a link to Richard's Farewell Video addressed to Dawson colleagues.


Thank you to Dawson’s professionals

November 19th, 2020

On the occasion of CEGEP Professionals Week, Director General Richard Filion would like to thank all the professionals who contribute to the mission of Dawson College.

Dawson’s new pavilion subject of debate

November 3rd, 2020

L’agrandissement du Collège Dawson La désinformation doit cesser Depuis quelques mois déjà, le projet d’agrandissement du Collège Dawson fait la manchette depuis les tribunes médiatiques occupées par certains de nos commentateurs politiques les plus en vue.  Pour la plupart d’entre eux, ce projet devrait tout simplement être abandonné.  Le prétexte : s’il se réalise, ce projet…


Message from Director General Richard Filion

October 20th, 2020

Dear colleagues, Traditionally, I recognize outstanding teachers with the Director General’s Teaching Excellence Awards at the conclusion of our annual professional development event, Ped Days. This year, this challenging and unprecedented year, I decided that I cannot give this award to only a few teachers. Teachers as well as the support staff, professionals and managers…

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