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Understanding sex, gender and sexual orientation diversity with Julien R. Johnson

June 1st, 2022

Julien is a young trans person who has been working for trans rights and with trans youth for the past seven years. He has been the Support Services Coordinator and Intervention Worker for Project 10 for over three years and is the person behind Dawson’s three multi-stall gender-neutral bathrooms — a historical first for colleges…


New Faculty Orientation is Aug. 16

June 1st, 2022

The Fall New Faculty Orientation will be held in person on Aug. 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dawson’s New Faculty Orientation is designed to introduce new faculty to information about college services and procedures, teaching at the college-level, and tips for engaging students. The orientation includes asynchronous and synchronous components: Welcome from the Deans and Directors…

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Sustainable Happiness course for support staff and professionals- register by June 20

June 1st, 2022

“Happiness that contributes to individual, community or global well-being and does not exploit other people, the environment, or future generations.”  -Dr. Catherine O’Brien Dawson students, support staff and external groups have participated in the peer-to-peer Sustainable Happiness educational experience since Winter 2020. The weekly sessions are developed with a goal of reconnecting people, community, and…

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Being more aware of trauma helps us understand others better

June 1st, 2022

About two-thirds of people have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE).  There are so many kinds of trauma and different ways of experiencing it. These are some of the things participants learned at a Support Staff Training Day workshop on Trauma-Informed Care given by Denise Michelle Brend, an Assistant Professor at Université Laval…

Updates to the Sexual Violence Policy to be presented to Board June 9

June 1st, 2022

In order to comply with new Quebec legislation about the protection of personal information and to protect the integrity of the investigation process, four updates are being made to the Policy on Sexual Violence of Dawson College. Bill 64, which comes into effect September 2022, led to the insertion of the following paragraph in article…

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Support Staff Training Day is May 24

May 18th, 2022

Support Staff Training Day is this coming Tuesday, May 24 from 8:50 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. online. It will feature a variety of workshops and plenary speaker Julien R. Johnson (pictured) from Project 10. They will help us understand diversity of gender, sex and sexual orientation. Julien is the person behind Dawson’s gender neutral bathrooms.

Denise M. Brend will present a Trauma Informed Care approach in communicating and working with students and colleagues. Denise currently teaches at Université Laval and is a former Dawson teacher.

Full program and links to join workshops online: Support Staff Training Day Program - May 24, 2022

Caroline Blouin

New Coordinator of Student Services

March 23rd, 2022

We are thrilled to welcome Caroline Blouin as the new Coordinator of Student Services. She has worked for many years at different post-secondary institutions, particularly in Ontario, in services that supported students and their academic success. We are confident that our students and staff will benefit from her experience and knowledge of college-aged students and that she will prove to be a great asset for our team and for the College.


New rules for people in contact with a positive case

March 23rd, 2022

As of March 12, the Quebec government changed the rules for contacts with a positive covid case. If you are vaccinated, you don't have to isolate anymore after contact. If you are unvaccinated, you need to isolate for five days after contact with a positive case.

Nothing new for people who test positive: you must self-isolate for five days if you are vaccinated and 10 days if you are not.

A reminder that employees who have questions or need guidance are invited to contact our College Nurse at Students may contact Student Health Services at

For more details, please click Read More to go the Quebec government webpage.

New Faculty Orientation March 14

March 9th, 2022

Dawson’s New Faculty Orientation will take place Monday, March 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. It is designed to introduce new faculty to information about college services and procedures, teaching at the college level, and tips for engaging students.

The orientation includes asynchronous and synchronous components:
·    Welcome from the Deans and Directors of Dawson
·    Competency based education and the program approach
·    Academic integrity at Dawson
·    Faculty deadlines
·    Faculty roles and responsibilities
·    Classroom scenarios and discussion
·    Professional development opportunities

This event is open to all new Day and Continuing Education faculty with Winter 2022 workload.
Please register via this link: RSVP
Content for the orientation will be shared prior to the event via the RSVP list.

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It’s Week 1 of Wellness Weeks at Dawson

February 16th, 2022

It's Week 1 of Wellness Weeks! Dawson’s Sustainability Office, Human Resources, Student Services and Dawson Student Union with contributions from departments and services across the College, are excited to offer eight weeks of wellness activities to all Dawson Employees and Students!

  1. February 14 - April 8, 2022.
  2. Activities hosted mostly by Dawson’s very own Faculty, Staff and Retirees! (Online and in-person challenges ensuring current health guidelines are followed)
  3. Mid-term & Final week Participation Prizes!

Join the Dawson Wellness Challenge 2022 Group on YAMMER through office 365 to participate in our weekly activities! You can also follow us on Instagram Dawson Wellness!

For more information, please email

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