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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. 

Dawson community enjoyed being together again at BBQ

May 18th, 2022

It was so nice to have a big Dawson community event for the first time in more than two years! More than 800 students and employees were treated to ice cream and almost the same number enjoyed a BBQ meal outside on campus May 10. Food was served by our cafeteria staff and from food trucks and there was live music.

Thanks to Campus Life and Leadership, Student Services, the Dawson Student Union, Facilities Management, Information Systems and Technology and Director General Diane Gauvin!

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Your input is needed for the strat plan

April 20th, 2022

Student success is the topic, and strategic planning is the reason. The strategic planning process does not happen frequently (typically every five years), but it is a very important one. Within the broad context of an organization’s mission, values and vision, the strategic planning process is intended to position an organization for success, to align…

April 10 deadline for Teaching Excellence Award nominations

April 6th, 2022
  • Recognize a Dawson teacher by nominating them for a Teaching Excellence Award.
  • Deadline extended to April 10.
  • Students and staff may submit a nomination for Fall ’21 and Winter ’22 teachers in the My Dawson Portal (Omnivox).
  • Look for the Teaching Excellence Award under the My Dawson Life menu.
  • Click Read More to go to Omnivox

Save the date for Dawson’s Recognition of Service

April 6th, 2022

It’s finally time to celebrate! We will have a special celebration the evening of Thursday, June 16 to recognize all those who have retired and all those who have arrived at the major milestone of 25 years of service to Dawson since July 1, 2019.

The evening will include a cocktail hour and a dinner. Dawson’s traditional Recognition of Service aims to treat our long-serving and dedicated employees to a very special night.

Invitations will be sent in May.

Dawson students brought petition to Quebec

March 23rd, 2022

Members of the Dawson Student Union were at the National Assembly on March 16 to see Member of the National Assembly for Westmount–Saint-Louis Jennifer Maccarone officially present the petition, which had garnered 19,883 signatures in only three weeks! They also gave a press conference with the Leader of the Official Opposition Dominique Anglade and Jennifer Maccarone. You can watch our articulate student leaders address the Quebec media in this short raw video of the press conference.

Director General Diane Gauvin will address the Quebec government’s decision on Dawson’s infrastructure project on Thursday in a letter to the Dawson community.

Teaching Excellence Awards are back!

March 23rd, 2022

In past years, nominations were held in both Fall and Winter semesters, but this year they will be held all at once. From March 21 through April 3, students and faculty may nominate a teacher who best embodies teaching excellence through their outstanding teaching performance in the classroom, lab, and/or field work.

Dawson College is proud of its teachers and the Director General wants to thank them by allowing students and faculty to recognize teachers by giving them the opportunity to win an award that highlights their devoted work.

Five teachers will be selected: two in pre-university programs, one in a career program, one in general education, and one in a continuing education program (including AEC). Results will be announced in September of the following academic year during Ped Day.

More information on the criteria and procedures can be found through the My Dawson Portal (Omnivox) in the My Dawson Life menu under Teaching Excellence Award. Please read through them carefully before you nominate a teacher. Happy voting!

Five more days to show support for Dawson students

March 9th, 2022

The impact of the cancellation of Dawson’s pavilion project does not only affect Dawson students, but the whole Montreal community and all English-language institutions in Quebec. We need your help to gather as much support for Dawson as possible in the next five days!

Please share this message with your friends, family and network of contacts.

The Dawson community has rallied around Dawson following Premier François Legault's decision to cancel the pavilion project, take away space from our students and future students and shelve a downtown community clinic.

It is thanks to you that our petition is #1 on the National Assembly petition platform. In one week, an impressive 10,000 signatures of support for Dawson were collected. However, we need your help to get as many Quebecers as possible to sign before our MNA Jennifer Maccarone presents the petition with the Dawson Student Union to the National Assembly on March 17.

The deadline to sign the petition is March 15. Here's how you can help:

  • Ask your friends, family, neighbours and contacts to sign it. Explain that they need to fill out the form and then confirm their signature by clicking a link in their email. A direct request one-on-one is probably more effective than sharing on social media.
  • Send a request by email with the petition link to your friends and ask them to sign it.
  • Ask your colleagues and neighbours if they have signed it yet.
  • Write to your Member of the National Assembly, template letters and resources are here: 
  • If you are a teacher, take two minutes of class time to explain the situation and invite your students to take a moment to sign it. It is for their future!

Dawson continuing to advocate for student space

February 16th, 2022

In the coming days and weeks, Dawson will be rallying our students, employees, graduates, supporters and community to put pressure on the Quebec government to reconsider its decision to cancel the infrastructure project that it agreed to in December 2020. The project was meant to alleviate the overcrowding in the main building and to provide a dedicated space for Dawson’s healthcare programs and other units.

The College is collaborating with CEGEP partners, the Dawson Student Union, friends of Dawson and community organizations, as well as with Jennifer Maccarone, our local Member of the National Assembly.

Your support as Dawson colleagues will be called upon through an All Dawson email from the Communications Office. Students will be contacted via Omnivox and the community in general will be informed through traditional and social media.

These messages will provide suggestions on how you can help as individuals and by sharing with your networks as we actively seek support for Dawson through various channels. Stay tuned!

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Last Modified: August 24, 2022


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