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Dawson’s Chris Adam received Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal

March 26th, 2024

In recognition of Chris Adam’s remarkable contribution of creating a culture of sustainability and promoting the value of well-being for all at Dawson College, he received the Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division) from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, the Governor General of Canada, at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on March 21.

On the Governor General’s website, Chris’ achievement is described as follows: “Chris Adam introduced the Living Campus concept that has made Dawson College a model of sustainability and well-being. A persuasive leader and educator, he has inspired staff and students to integrate social and ecological responsibility into all aspects of the school’s teaching and operations. As a result, the connection between people, community and nature has become central to Dawson’s culture, and motivated its aspiration to being carbon-neutral forever.”

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SPACE students mastering physics by designing video game

March 4th, 2024

Eight Dawson students working in two teams have won an independent video game design competition in an extracurricular competition organized by Physics faculty member Nadim Boukhira.

The students are all in the SPACE student enrichment initiative.

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Students interview multidisciplinary artist Craig Commanda

March 1st, 2024

Craig Commanda is a multidisciplinary artist from the Algonquin nation at Kitigan Zibi. His current exhibition, WÌDJIDEYAMAWOWIN / INTERCONNECTION, features prints, videos, and complex sculptural beadwork at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery until March 16. On a recent Friday afternoon, two visual arts students, Katya Kieran & Lisseth Llorente Ruiz, had the chance to ask Craig a few questions about his artistic practice and this exhibition.

Visit the link for the homepage interview feature.

Change at the helm of the Dawson Foundation

February 22nd, 2024

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

February 8th, 2024

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

February 7th, 2024

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

January 25th, 2024

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.

Dawson student is a Loran Scholar finalist

January 25th, 2024

Out of a pool of over 5,200 applicants, Dawson General Social Science student Delice Betukumesu is one of 90 young Canadians selected as a Loran Finalist for the class of 2024.

In their press release, the Loran Scholars Foundation said these students “have demonstrated their intrinsic drive to step up in the face of challenges and positively impact their communities.”

For an interview with Delice, visit the link to go to the homepage news story.

Street art mural created by students brightens up hallway

January 24th, 2024

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

January 23rd, 2024

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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Last Modified: March 26, 2024


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