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CRLT’s Simeon Pompey wins national golf honour

February 22nd, 2024

Simeon Pompey (Faculty, Community, Recreation and Leadership Training) has received national recognition for using the game of golf in a way to inspire and contribute to his community!

On Feb. 21, Simeon was named one of two recipients of the 2023 Lorie Kane Community Spirit Awards given by Golf Canada:

"Pompey earned the 2023 Lorie Kane Community Leader Award for his continuous devotion to helping others in his community through the sport of golf. Pompey has been a long-time supporter of First Tee which led him to be at the heart of the program’s success in Montréal since the launch of First Tee – Premier départ Quebec in 2021. He has also played a key role in the launch of golf programming in the Indigenous community of Kahnawake, on the south shore of Montréal."

Visit the link for the full story on the Golf Canada website.

Artist Craig Commanda interviewed on CBC

February 22nd, 2024

In early February, Anishinaabe multi-disciplinary artist Craig Commanda, whose work is being exhibited at Dawson's Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery until March 16,  was interviewed by Sabrina Marandola on CBC Radio's Homerun.

The exhibit, entitled Wìdjideyamawowin, brings together Craig's work in film, video, beadwork, and other media. Also known as a poet and musician, this artist from Kitigan Zibi territory (near Maniwaki, Quebec) presents work which is a meditation on being, identity, and culture. The exhibit was curated by Rhonda Meier.

Visit the link to listen to the interview.

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.

DC Model UN delegates “gaveled” and received honourable mentions at SSUNS

November 30th, 2023

The Dawson College Model UN (DCMUN) team had a great experience at the Secondary Schools’ United Nations Symposium (SSUNS) conference hosted by McGill University Nov. 9-12.

"Gaveling" is the highest award in the Model UN world and three Dawson students "gaveled" and others received honourable mentions.

For the homepage news story, visit the link.

1,000 Species, a year in review

November 29th, 2023

Birds, beetles and fungi, oh my! Our 1,000 Species in 1,000 Days project has been running for a full year now.

Over that last year, students, faculty and staff have all contributed their talents and curiosity to get as many species identified on campus as possible. Our count after one year is 820 species, with 3,916 total observations and 279 people contributing to the project.

We have made amazing strides over the past year. However, as we approach 1,000 species, we will have to work harder than ever. If you would like to get involved, or get your classes involved in the spring, email

Happy identifying  everyone!

Photo: Red Milkweed Beetle on milkweed.

Submitted by Brian Mader, Faculty, Biology

Industrial Design students win provincial design competition

November 29th, 2023

Four Dawson students in the Industrial Design Program won first place in the provincial Odysée de l'objet en 48 heures competition for college students across Quebec held Nov. 10-11-12 at Université de Montréal.

Visit the link for the homepage news story, which includes a link to a City News TV report.

Canadore College and Dawson College to collaborate on Sustainable Happiness

November 29th, 2023

Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario, and Dawson College will be working together to improve the overall well-being of our respective campuses and communities. The two institutions recently signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on advancing a Sustainable Happiness Certificate.

Please visit the link for the joint news release.

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Doug Smyth’s photo in Birds Canada calendar

November 9th, 2023

Physical Education faculty member and Nature photographer Doug Smyth’s photo is featured in the Birds Canada 2024 Calendar, which is mailed out to 15,000 people across Canada. Kate Dalgleish of Birds Canada said that “in 2023 nearly 2,000 photographers submitted images, so the competition is fairly fierce. A few of Douglas’s shots were in the…

Dawson grad and student are finalists for College Writers Award

November 8th, 2023

Charles Brisson (third-year student in 3D Animation and Computer Generated Imagery) and Nemesis Jarry (Class of 2023- Arts, Literature and Communication – Literature) are two of three finalists for the Quebec Writers Federation College Writers Award.

The winner will be announced at a gala on Nov. 13.

To read their writing entered in this competition and for interviews with them, go to the homepage news story:

To read the QWF press release, visit the link below.

Dawson K-Pop team was front page news

November 8th, 2023

Dawson’s K-Pop dance team, IntenCITY, under Campus Life, was featured on the front page of The Montreal Gazette on Nov. 1. The dancers hosted a Random Dance Play activity where snippets of K-Pop songs are played. If you know the choreography of the dance, you jump onto the dance floor and dance in unison. The activity always brings a lot of spectators and of course, K-Pop dance fanatics.

“Dawson has competed in the Intercollegiate Triple Crown K-Pop Dance competition the last four years,” said Michelle Lee of the Campus Life team in Student Services. “We brought home the trophy the last two years. We compete against Vanier, Marianopolis, Champlain, John Abbott, and last year, Brébeuf was included. Each school performs three dances. Dawson’s team, IntenCITY, is strong again this year and is working hard to hold onto the trophy at the 2024 competition.”

People of all ethnic backgrounds are part of this community, not only Koreans, Michelle says.


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