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Controversial language bill adopted by National Assembly

June 1st, 2022

Bill 96, the controversial law that has been at the centre of CEGEP preoccupations for over a year, was adopted by the National Assembly on Tuesday, May 24 by a vote of 78 to 29. The CAQ majority and Québec Solidaire MNAs voted in favour of the Bill, the Liberals and Parti Québécois MNAs voted…

Chapeau les filles

Hats off to Mech Tech student Erica Dubois and Computer Science student Kausar Mussa!

June 1st, 2022

Always being the different one. Having to adjust to other ways of thinking. Working with people who hold misogynistic attitudes. These are just a few things that are still experienced by women in male-dominated fields of study and work.

The Chapeau, les filles! (Hats Off to You) awards are given to women in Quebec to encourage and support those who choose to study in these fields and persevere. This year, two Dawson students have won at the provincial level: Erica Dubois in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Kausar Mussa in Computer Science Technology.

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Simeon Pompey, Superman

May 18th, 2022

It is a testament to a man’s popularity when the mere mention of his name brings a smile to everyone’s face followed by a cry of “he’s so great!”

Simeon Pompey’s reputation is not based only on popularity, but on his strength of character, his dedication to his students inside and outside the classroom, and the motivation to succeed he inspires in others.

On May 4, Simeon was honoured with a Forces Avenir award. Click Read More for the homepage news story and photos of Simeon with his family and his work family.

Recognizing Catherine Moore for exceptional leadership in Nursing

May 18th, 2022

Catherine Moore has been working in Dawson’s Nursing Department since the fall of 1974. She has taught generations of students within the same family and seen others become colleagues. In light of National Nursing Week last week (May 9-15) and her upcoming retirement, Dawson would like to thank Catherine for her exceptional leadership and lifelong commitment to shaping Quebec’s future healthcare workers.

“Nursing is finally getting recognized for the valued profession it is," she said. "This is solely due to all the nurses, teachers and students who have worked tirelessly and selflessly during the pandemic.”

Each year, over 60 Dawson Nursing students graduate after completing over 1,000 hours of direct patient contact, providing them with the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes to provide excellent care.

"Nursing allows you to deal with all aspects of the person; physical; emotional; mental; spiritual. As you put the whole picture together, you become an excellent advocate for patients' needs," said Catherine. "Nothing is more satisfying than having a patient say 'Thank you for being my nurse today.'"

Olivia Di Giandomenico – World Championship

Dawson Commerce student won gold in world synchro skating

May 18th, 2022

In April, Dawson Commerce student Olivia Di Giandomenico, an elite athlete with Les Suprêmes, won the gold medal at the International Skating Union World Synchronized Skating Championships in Hamilton, Ontario.

Click Read More for an interview as well as video links to view her gold-medal performances.

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Cory Legassic selected as DALChampion

May 18th, 2022

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC) has named 10 of its faculty members “DALChampions” in honour of their extraordinary contributions to innovating the classroom experience. DALC is a group of teachers from various disciplines that strives to improve teaching and learning through Active Learning (AL) pedagogical practices, and the…

SPACE Week May 2 2022

It’s the first-ever SPACE Week at Dawson

May 4th, 2022

It’s the first-ever SPACE (Sciences Participating with Arts and Culture in Education) Week at Dawson!

From robotics demos to a collective drawing activity, the entire Dawson community is invited to experience exhibitions, project displays, interactive activities and more presented by the student enrichment initiative SPACE, which promotes exploration, discussion, and collaboration beyond the classroom and across disciplines.

As part of this week, Dawson Science student Michael Bomba unveiled an electric guitar he built from scratch in tribute to the Fender Broadcaster, or "The Blackguard", which was the prototype for the first mass-produced solid-body electric guitars in the late '40s.

Pictured from left to right: SPACE Coordinator and Physics teacher Joel Trudeau, student Michael, IST team member and musician Kirk Fontaine and Academic Development officer and SPACE assistant Ursula Sommerer.

Discover more of what SPACE week has to offer on Dawson's Events Calendar at

All events take place in 3C.1 unless indicated otherwise.

Photo of National Assembly by Paul VanDerWerf

The many faces of Bill 96

May 4th, 2022

The provisions contained in Bill 96’s proposed legislation are wide-ranging and have many consequences for all Quebecers according to a document released by the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN). It states that the bill is “an unprecedented attempt to override the fundamental freedoms, equality, and legal rights of Quebecers. These foundational rights are safeguarded by international…


Students who founded IndigeSTEM peer tutoring project recognized by Forces Avenir

May 4th, 2022

Currently, Rotshennón:ni Two-Axe and Kayla Spencer-Young are two of a handful of Indigenous students in Dawson’s Science Program.

Rotshennón:ni and Kayla wanted to encourage and support their fellow Indigenous students who may be interested in Science. They came up with an idea last semester that has won them the local Forces Avenir award and put them in the running for the provincial award, which will be announced at an event in Quebec City in September.

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Earth Week is on until Friday, April 22

April 20th, 2022

Earth Week activities include:

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