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Read more about: Sustainable Happiness Certificate returns!

Sustainable Happiness Certificate returns!

February 2nd, 2022

In 2019, six Dawson staff participated in a Sustainable Happiness (SH) facilitator training course that took place over a 6-month period. What we developed in terms of knowledge and skills helped us reflect on our professional and personal well-being. With the spring 2020 closure of the College campus, we took a step back, re-planned, and…

COVID information for employees

February 2nd, 2022

Please follow the instructions below to ensure as safe a learning environment as possible now and throughout the semester. If you have COVID symptoms, do not come to the College. If you are scheduled to work at the College in person, but you have COVID symptoms, you must fill out the COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire on…

Need to report COVID + tests or symptoms

January 19th, 2022

Employees are asked to report positive COVID tests or COVID symptoms to 

Students are asked to report positive COVID tests or COVID symptoms to

Dawson continues to offer support and guidance to employees and students as well as track COVID cases. The weekly COVID situation is reported every week in Omnivox. Look for the title COVID-19 Weekly Situation in the Non-Academic Services menu.

Read more about: New masking information and resources

New masking information and resources

January 19th, 2022

When on campus, Dawson employees and students will be allowed to wear N95, KN95, and any other mask that looks like a procedural mask (no matter the colour). It is important to wear a good-quality mask that fits very well around the face. Here are some resources about masks curated by Julie Drolet of Dawson…

New insurance rates effective Jan. 20

January 19th, 2022

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year!

Please note that the College has received new group insurance rates from SSQ and La Capitale for 2022.  These new rates will come into effect on the pay of Jan. 20, 2022.

I would like to remind everyone with coverage that all pertinent information (rates, information brochures, etc.) can be found on Dawson’s website under the Employee Insurance and Benefit tab:

Choose among the employment categories available and then scroll down for the rates.

Kindly take a moment to review the various benefit deductions on your Jan. 20 pay (please keep in mind that the listed premium rates from La Capitale and SSQ do not include the mandatory 9% sales tax). If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Soula Tsafaras at or Allison Freund at

Read more about: Five need-to-know facts for those who are vaccinated against COVID

Five need-to-know facts for those who are vaccinated against COVID

January 19th, 2022
  1. You can still get infected by COVID-19.
  2. You may have less severe symptoms.
  3. You can still transmit the COVID-19 virus to others even if you do not have symptoms.
  4. You can get infected by the COVID-19 virus more than once.
  5. You can reduce your risks and risks to others by complying with current vaccine recommendations, wearing a mask, keeping a 2-metre distance, sanitizing/washing your hands frequently and staying home when you have symptoms.

Have questions about COVID? Have symptoms? Dawson employees are invited to email . You will receive a prompt reply from a College Nurse.

Read more about: Support available to employees and students

Support available to employees and students

January 19th, 2022

Support is available for free for employees and students who need it during these challenging times.

Dawson Health Services has updated the Mental Health Resources page. 

Click Read More to go to Dawson's Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which offers free and confidential support 24 hours/day seven days/week.

Read more about: Resources from Intercollegiate Ped Days 2022

Resources from Intercollegiate Ped Days 2022

January 19th, 2022

Thanks to Dawson colleagues who contributed to the success of Intercollegiate Ped Days  2022, which took place Jan. 12-14 online. More than 50 presentations were given and over 700 participants from the English-language CEGEPs attended. The theme was Systemic Transformation: Developing Our Inclusive Practices. Resources will be available for a limited time on the Linkr site: . The Linkr site is free but you need to request to join using your college email account. A selection of resources will also be featured on Dawson’s Faculty Hub site.

160 employees getting their flu shot courtesy of Dawson

December 1st, 2021

Dawson's Human Resources team organized a free flu vaccine at Dawson this year for employees. Initially, they booked three vaccine clinic days but the spots filled up quick so they added a fourth day. A total of 160 Dawson employees have appointments on campus for flu vaccines on Nov. 29, Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. It is recommended that all Canadians over 6 months old receive a flu vaccine this year.

Sexual Violence Policy revised at Nov. 24 Board meeting

December 1st, 2021

The Policy on Sexual Violence of Dawson College was revised by the Board of Governors of Dawson College at their Nov. 24 meeting. The revised policy will be available shortly on the College website. The work to review and revise the policy began in June when the Standing Committee on Sexual Violence created a Policy…

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Last Modified: February 2, 2022


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