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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…

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


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 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.


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 sustainability@dawsoncollege.qc.ca


Wellness Challenge begins Feb. 14

February 2nd, 2022

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 8 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 sustainability@dawsoncollege.qc.ca


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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…

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: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/human-resources/employee-insurance-and-benefits/

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 stsafaras@dawsoncollege.qc.ca or Allison Freund at afreund@dawsoncollege.qc.ca.


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.


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: https://app.linkreducation.com/organisation/details/news/18 . 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.


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