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Dawson gets GOLD for leadership in sustainability

December 15th, 2020

It's official! AASHE announced Dawson College's GOLD rating for leadership in sustainability on their website. Congratulations Dawson community!

We have been collecting reactions by video and text to the news in preparation for this week's announcement. We will be proudly sharing these thoughts from Dawson employees, government leaders and people active in environmental issues with the media this week.

In the New Year, we will be celebrating this as best we can during the pandemic and we will certainly share the videos and reactions with our community at that time. Today, you, the members of our Dawson community, get to know the good news first! 

We will be sharing our GOLD news with the media and on social media later this week. You can help us amplify the news by sharing the Dawson College posts (scheduled for Dec. 16) on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIN and Twitter.

Click Read More to go to the homepage news story.

Mia Kennedy

Dawson students and graduates speak about attachment to Quebec

December 15th, 2020

Journalists and politicians in Quebec have said a lot of things about Dawson College recently. We thought it would be interesting for you to hear what some current Dawson students and some recent graduates think about their attachment to the French language and québécois culture.

Click Read More for our homepage news story.


Most exams moved online

December 1st, 2020

Even though most exams will not be in person, there is still a great need for invigilators to maintain academic integrity online.  More news will be forthcoming about staffing. To read the news release issued to media on Friday, click Read More.

Tuapi destruction

North-South alumni mobilize support for Nicaraguan community

December 1st, 2020

Six alumni of the North-South Studies Profile in Social Science moved into action in early November when they heard that Tuapi, Nicaragua was in the line of Hurricane Eta.

Click Read More for the homepage news story with details of how you can support the community that was struck by two hurricanes last month.


4 ways to celebrate Giving Tuesday today

December 1st, 2020

1. Help students struggling with learning challenges get a costly assessment required to access support from the Student AccessAbility Centre. Donate to the Support for Educational Assessment Services Fund 

2. Feed our students during these difficult times with your donation of non-perishable food. Drop off items at the shipping doors at 4011 de Maisonneuve (parking lot entrance) Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.

3. Become a Secret Santa for children in care of Batshaw. To date, 20 Dawson employees have committed to 42 children. There are still two children waiting to be matched with a member of the Dawson community and there are more kids who are available. Contact faculty member Janice Harvey if interested. You can also refer to this info from the last D News.

4. Support basic needs in Tuapi
, Nicaragua, the community that welcomed North-South students for their Field Trip a few years ago. Two powerful hurricanes struck the community last month. The alumni and community have raised more than $6,000 but are hoping to reach their $10,000 goal to supply food and basic necessities. Donate here.

Dawson’s new pavilion in the news

December 1st, 2020

Dawson College has been in the news recently in regards to the new pavilion project.

Our Director General Richard Filion was interviewed Nov. 25 on Radio Canada.

L'agrandissement du Collège Dawson, avec le directeur général Richard Filion


Photo courtesy of Carlos Viani (Class of 2009, AEC in Commercial Photography)

The Confinement Diaries of AEC in Commercial Photography grad

December 1st, 2020

Carlos Viani (Class of 2009, AEC in Commercial Photography) spent a few months during the pandemic capturing ordinary people living through extraordinary times in St-Henri.

Click Read More for news about his exhibit, a link to his website with galleries of his photos and a link to The Montreal Gazette feature on his project.


Diane Gauvin will be our new Director General

November 19th, 2020

Diane Gauvin will be the new Director General of Dawson College. On Nov. 18, following a recommendation from the Selection Committee and unanimous support from Senate, the Board of Governors appointed her to a five-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

Diane has strong assets to lead a vision for Dawson College and to rally and engage the community to move forward on that vision, according to the Board of Governors.

Click Read More for the full appointment notice on our homepage.

Kamala Harris- high school photo

Dawson friends of the Vice-President Elect

November 19th, 2020

Trevor Williams, Head Coach of the Dawson Blues Div. 1 Women's Basketball Team, and Wanda Kagan, Manager of the Dawson Blues Div. 2 Women's Basketball Team, both knew Kamala Harris when she lived in Montreal as a teenager.

They have been interviewed about the Vice-President Elect of the United States, who will take up her new duties Jan. 20.

CTV News report Nov. 7

Nov. 9 interview on Breakfast Television

Ella with sign

Three Dawson students featured as inspiring young Canadians

November 19th, 2020

Dawson students Kahenientha Cross and John Nathaniel Gertler and Dawson graduate Ella Noel were featured in a CBC news report in the lead up to The Nature of Things documentary, Rebellion. Scenes of students preparing for the climate march were filmed at Dawson last year.

Nov. 4 CBC News Report

Nov. 6 The Nature of Things – Rebellion

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