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Snow and ice plans

November 16th, 2022

This week's first snow fall means it's time to remind everyone about Dawson's snow and ice communications plan.

If there is severe weather in the forecast, Dawson's Communications Office will let the community know we are monitoring the developing weather situation. The College will later let the community know if the College remains open or decides to close.

In the event of a school closure, all employees will be informed first by an All Dawson email through the Communications Office account. Then students will receive an Omnivox mandatory document. Parents and the public will be informed via our website homepage and our Facebook and Instagram pages.




College responding to Oct. 31 incident

November 2nd, 2022

Dawson College is currently investigating an incident that occurred on campus on Halloween, Oct. 31. The College issued this statement on Nov. 1. This Friday, the College will be co-hosting with Hillel Dawson a listening event for students. Director General Diane Gauvin, Academic Dean Rob Cassidy and Hebrew Professor Leila Roiter will be present. Special thanks to Diana Rice of Dawson’s Peace Centre and the Office of Academic Development for helping create a constructive space for dialogue.

Reunited at Dawson Holiday Party Dec. 9

November 2nd, 2022

All Dawson employees are invited to save the date for our first-in-three years Holiday Party! It will take place on Friday, Dec. 9. Keep an eye out for an email invitation soon.

Meet the 2022 cohort of Teaching Excellence recipients

October 19th, 2022

Dónal Gill (Political Science), Angela Rose Lapierre (Biology), Jaya Nilakantan (Computer Science), Gregory Polakoff (Humanities) and Emilie Richer (Mathematics) were honoured on Oct. 14 when they each received a Teaching Excellence Award from Dawson’s Director General Diane Gauvin.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

Coffee for faculty during World Teachers’ Day

October 5th, 2022

Last week Dawson celebrated Support Staff Appreciation week, and October 5 is World Teachers’ Day. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize the vital contribution of teachers and to thank them for their dedication and their commitment to the education of our students. As a sign of appreciation, Director General Diane Gauvin offered a cup of coffee and cookies to all of Dawson’s teachers on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Thank you to our outstanding faculty!

Coffee for Support Staff during Appreciation Week

September 21st, 2022

Support Staff Appreciation Week begins Sept. 26. As a gesture of gratitude, Director General Diane Gauvin is offering a cup of coffee to all of Dawson's support staff on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the 4A-4B corridor between the Director General's Office and the Academic Dean's Office. Thank you to all our support staff who provide service to every department and office!

Strength and resolve: Welcome back Fall 2022

August 24th, 2022

Meeting in person for the first time since January 2020, the community was invited to attend the Director General and Academic Dean’s welcome back general assembly and lunch on Aug. 17. Nearly 500 people participated for what was also the first time Diane Gauvin and Rob Cassidy were able to convene the traditional Fall meeting since they took office in January and August 2021, respectively.

To learn what the DG and Academic Dean spoke about, click Read More.

Recognition of Service … and a good time was had by all

August 24th, 2022

The large room in 3C.1 was dressed up in its finest to receive the 130 guests during the Recognition of Service reception and dinner. It was the largest gathering of its kind in Dawson history as the retirees from 2019-2022 were celebrated as were employees marking 25, 26 and 27 years of service.

The trend toward retirement truly showed itself as there were more than three times as many retirements, 101, as there were in the group marking the years of service, 33. The mood was light and convivial, and those in attendance were happy to reconnect after long absences due to campus shutdown or having taken retirement.

The last honouree to be presented with a gift and certificate was former Director General Richard Filion who retired in December 2020. He received a rousing introduction by Michael Goldwax, Chair of the Board of Governors, which was met with equally rousing remarks from Richard, who spoke of his admiration for the Dawson community, its spirit and its resolve, and to continue to fight the good fight for the benefit of our students.

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News from the Communications Office

August 24th, 2022

On Aug. 22, Director General Diane Gauvin welcomed back Megan Ainscow as the Head of Communications. “I am most grateful to Donna Varrica for leading the Communications Office for the last year,” Diane said. “It was an action-packed year and we are fortunate that we could count on Donna’s experience and wise counsel.” Donna will…

Save the date: Welcome Back lunch is Aug. 17

June 1st, 2022

Director General Diane Gauvin and Academic Dean Rob Cassidy wish to warmly welcome everyone back after summer holidays on Wednesday, Aug. 17 with a Dawson community lunch. It will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will take place in 3C.1. 

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Last Modified: November 16, 2022


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