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Testimonies reveal impact of New School on alumni

May 23rd, 2024

Leading up to the reunion and 50th anniversary celebration on April 13, New School alumni were asked to share their stories “because of New School.”

To read a selection of testimonies from alumni of various decades, visit the link.

Indigenous students reflect on their work exhibited at Dawson’s gallery

May 23rd, 2024

Indigenous students at Dawson celebrated a year of land-based learning at a vernissage of their artwork and projects on May 10 at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery.

The work was created in the Learning Perspectives course of the Journeys program co-taught by Amanda Lickers and Jocelyn Parr over the last academic year of 2023-2024.

Student Zye Rashontiiostha Mayo said there were two goals for the exhibit: “sharing our artwork and sharing our voices.”

Visit the link for a homepage news story, which includes interviews with three student artists and photos from the exhibit.

Food researchers from around the world gathered at Dawson

May 23rd, 2024

Industrialized food production and international food supply chains significantly increase food insecurity, worsen environmental degradation, and lead to inadequate livelihoods especially for women and youth. Food systems have the potential to be multi-functional levers for change. Small-scale, Indigenous, and traditional approaches can offer needed solutions for transformation.

Last week at Dawson College, a group of food researchers from Kenya, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and other parts of Canada met each other for the first time as part of a new major international project to identify, measure, and tell the stories of regional sustainable food systems. The project is called FLOW (Food, Learning and Growing) Partnership: Seeding Sustainability Transformation.

Visit the link for the homepage news story.

Architect recalls transforming the motherhouse into Dawson

May 23rd, 2024

David Wigglesworth was never a teacher or staff member at Dawson but he worked here for 10 years.

David was the architect who oversaw the transformation of the Motherhouse of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame into Dawson College in the 1980s. On May 16, the Westmount Historical Association invited him to tell the story of this enormous project.

Visit the link for the homepage news story.

Meet Dawson’s 2024 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal

May 9th, 2024

Nominated by Student Services staff Sandra Gravel and Trudy Ste. Croix, Dawson student Kiera Robak received the Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal at a ceremony on April 20.

The commendation recognizes sustained volunteer involvement or an inspiring and determined attitude with a positive influence on society.

Visit the link for the homepage news story, which includes an interview with Kiera.

Antonietta Grassi is a 2024 Guggenheim Fellow

April 25th, 2024

On April 11, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced the appointment of 188 Guggenheim Fellowships, including Dawson’s own Fine Arts faculty member Antonietta Grassi!

“I am thrilled and incredibly honoured to have received a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2024,” Antonietta said. “Many thanks and appreciation to the Guggenheim Foundation for their recognition and support and to those who have supported me in this process.”

Visit the link for the homepage news story.

Take part in the worldwide BioBlitz at Dawson April 29

April 10th, 2024

People around the world will be participating in a four-day BioBlitz April 26-29, including students, staff, alumni, retirees, friends and neighbours of Dawson on Monday, April 29. Take a break and drop by the Peace Garden at Dawson anytime between 3 PM and 6 PM on April 29. This global BioBlitz is part of the City Nature Challenge.

Photo by Doug Smyth

Visit the link for the homepage news story and invite your friends and family to join you at Dawson on April 29!

Founder of New School reflects on 50th

April 10th, 2024

Dawson invited Greta Hofmann Nemiroff, a living legend in innovative education and women’s studies in Canada as well as a beloved retiree of Dawson, to write a personal reflection on the occasion of New School’s 50th anniversary. Greta was a founding member of Dawson’s New School in 1973 and served as its director from 1975-2015. She is also the author of a book about the New School: Reconstructing Education: Toward a Pedagogy of Critical Humanism. Toronto: OISE Press, 1992.

Visit the link for Greta's personal reflection.


April 9th, 2024

Andrew Katz has made New School up on the 8th floor a home for his dynamic and creative English classes for the last six years. In the lead up to the reunion event on Saturday, April 13, New School co-coordinators Cory Legassic and Mari Heywood interviewed Andrew on how New School has impacted his teaching career and involvement at Dawson.

Visit the link for the homepage feature interview.

New AEC in Cyber Security

March 27th, 2024

Dawson is launching a new AEC in Cyber Security: Prevention and Intervention to meet the growing demand for jobs in the workforce in Quebec, Canada and the world.

Susie Bouchard of Dawson’s Continuing Education and Community Services expects to welcome the first students in the fall of 2024, probably in November.

Visit the link for the homepage news story.

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Last Modified: May 23, 2024


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