Change at the helm of the Dawson Foundation
Earlier in February, Steve Hatajlo (Class of 1981, Computer Science) handed over the presidency of the Dawson College Foundation to Sean Smith (Class of 2001, Pure and Applied Science). Steve has served as a volunteer on both the Dawson Foundation Board of Directors and Dawson’s Board of Governors for many years. He remains a member of both boards.
Dawson’s Communications Office interviewed the outgoing and incoming president. Visit the link for the Q & A.
More space for Nursing at the Forum
Dawson’s Nursing department has moved into a new home across the street from the main campus on the second floor of the Forum. They join Physiotherapy Technology and Medical Ultrasound Technology, which are also housed at the Forum.
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Dawson 2024-2029 Strategic Plan prioritizes student development through the lens of well-being
Over the next five years, Dawson College will deliver on its academic mission led by the overarching value of Well-being for All, which emphasizes the cultivation of a stimulating, inclusive and caring environment for learning and working. Other core values of the plan include Student Achievement, Institutional Excellence, Collaboration, and Innovation and Creativity.
In its newly released 2024-2029 Strategic Plan, the College’s strategic goal setting is guided by the interrelationship between students, communities both internal and external to the College, and the environment. Emphasis will be placed on supporting students to develop as a whole person: to lead meaningful lives and take on rewarding work while considering the impact on others and the planet, all while prioritizing their own physical and mental health.
To read the rest of the homepage news story and to get a copy of the plan, visit the link.
Costa Rica course: an encounter with Nature and life-changing experience
Twenty-four Dawson students travelled to Costa Rica on Dec. 30 to take a complementary course entitled Ecology & Culture. Accompanied by biology teachers Brian Mader and Tonia De Bellis, the students explored several different ecosystems, including the rare and threatened tropical dry forest.
“This experience will be with these students for the rest of their lives,” Brian said in an interview with Dawson’s Communications Office after he returned Jan. 13. He added that each student has a different answer about what they appreciated best.
To read what the students thought of the experience, visit the link for our homepage news story.
Street art mural created by students brightens up hallway
Twenty-four students took part in a street art mural project in December at Dawson. Their work has added colour, beauty and a youthful feel to the 2C hallway, the location of student clubs and close to common spaces of the college.
This art project was fully funded by Equitas, a nongovernmental organization based in Montreal that works to advance human rights in Canada and around the world. The project was overseen by MU Mtl, which has a mission to beautify the city of Montreal by creating murals.
For the homepage news story, including interviews with some of the students involved, visit the link below.
Be inspired by the journeys of our first four Perseverance Award recipients
Noella Dorothy Beersa (Liberal Arts), Wynter Bryant (Arts and Culture), Eléonore Martin-Menga (AEC in Commercial Photography) and Judy Phuong Trinh Le (Pure & Applied Science) are the first four recipients of the new Dawson College Perseverance Award.
This award is funded through the Student Academic Enrichment Fund and is intended to encourage Dawson students from all programs and sectors to continue in their studies.
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$40,000 in grants from the Dawson Foundation for 14 projects
An interesting assortment of projects to benefit Dawson students in all programs was selected for grants by the Student Academic Enrichment Fund committee.
Visit the homepage news story for more info and a link to all the projects.
Meet the first recipients of the Mahsa Amini Scholarship
Tara Balador and Chloe Jung are the first two recipients of the new Mahsa Amini Scholarship, which was presented by Candice Zhong of the Dawson Student Union at the Fall Awards Night Nov. 30. The Mahsa Amini Scholarship aims to help international and refugee students at Dawson who are affected by conflict and in need of financial aid.
“Being honoured with this award presented a significant chance for me,” said Tara, a student in Pure & Applied Science, in an interview with the Communications Office. “As an international student, it helped me to pay my college tuition fees. Moreover, it instilled confidence in me and conveyed a sense of importance, indicating that the college values and supports me in the challenges I face as an international student.”
To read the homepage news story with interviews of both recipients, visit the link below.
Dawson is presenting the Canadian premiere of Leopoldstadt
Sir Tom Stoppard’s play Leopoldstadt will have its Canadian premiere at the Dawson College Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Directed by Matt Holland, the play features the 2024 graduating class of Dawson’s Professional Theatre program.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students because Sir Tom Stoppard is a renowned, award-winning British playwright with a 60-year career in theatre,” said Professional Theatre faculty member Leah Esau. “He is best known for his screenplay Shakespeare in Love (1998), as well as his plays Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and Travesties.”
Visit the link to the read the homepage news story featuring interviews with the actors.
Last Modified: February 22, 2024