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Carmen Leung recognized with 2021 SALTISE Award

June 1st, 2021

Dawson Chemistry teacher Carmen Leung “dedicates herself to teaching in ways that keep her students engaged and she contributes to all aspects of College life,” reads the announcement from SALTISE.

This week, Carmen will be honoured with a 2021 SALTISE Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award at the SALTISE Conference happening June 2-4.

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Selma Hamdani receives a mention d’honneur from the AQPC

June 1st, 2021

Dawson’s Psychology Profile Coordinator Selma Hamdani is incredibly grateful to receive a mention d’honneur from the Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale (AQPC).

“Whatever I do, it is not by myself,” she said. “So many vibrant and great ideas are sparked everywhere at Dawson. I share this honour with the Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC), the Office of Academic Development, the Psychology Department, the Communities of Practice and so many other people who helped me be the teacher I am today. Dawson is fertile ground and a special community!”

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Meygan Brody is Dawson’s Valedictorian for the Class of 2021

June 1st, 2021

This year’s valedictorian is a future physician with a passion for social justice. Enriched Science student Meygan Brody has been selected to address Dawson’s Class of 2021 at Virtual Graduation on June 30.

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New book by Richard Soare, Dawson’s own Martian expert

June 1st, 2021

Richard Soare (Faculty, Geography) has a new book out about the Red Planet. Mars Geological Enigmas: From the Late Noachian Epoch to the Present Day (9780128202456) is well placed to carry on with the search for water and life and other deeply rooted Martian mysteries.

Richard's book was published on May 28. Click Read More to go to a short review and more info.

(Photo is courtesy of NASA and shows the Ingenuity helicopter parked on the tarmac at Jezero Crater on Mars)

Dawson didn’t make me an anglo: 2011 valedictorian

June 1st, 2021

Jean-François Garneau (Class of 2011) says his experience at Dawson College a decade ago was a positive one. He shared his opinion in The Montreal Gazette on May 21.

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OAD’s Madeleine Bazerghi wins CCDMD photo contest

June 1st, 2021

Madeleine Bazerghi's photo, entitled A Socially Distant Moment, has won the Concours Photo Le Monde en Images - Catégorie Personnel du réseau collégial québécois from the Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique (CCDMD)

Madeleine works as a pedagogical counsellor in Dawson's Office of Academic Development and is on the Faculty Hub team.

"So I submitted to a photo contest for the very first time. Never thought of doing so but, I thought this photo worthy of representing a socially distant moment," she said.

To see more of Madeleine's photos, visit:


Joel Tyrell honoured

May 18th, 2021

Joel Tyrell (Athletics, Student Services) was honoured by Montréal à Coeur/Montreal Community Cares with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Here is their Facebook post, which was published on May 14:

"You are a bridge builder in every sense of the word. You have created an outlet for young boys and girls to dream big as well as a pathway to help them become influencers and role models for their community. Thank you for putting your heart and soul into helping make dreams a reality for so many!"

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Joint statement from DGs of English-language Montreal CEGEPs on Bill 96

May 18th, 2021

Diane Gauvin, Director General of Dawson College; John Halpin, Director General of John Abbott College and John McMahon, Director General of Vanier College are issuing the following joint statement in response to the Quebec government’s tabling of Bill 96 “Loi sur la langue officielle et commune du Québec, le français” :

We, the Directors General of the English-language CEGEPs on the island of Montreal, welcome the Québec government’s initiative to protect and promote French as the common language of Quebec.  We are proud of the role our institutions play in higher education and of our contribution to Quebec society.

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Anne-Laure Teichet published in Profweb

May 18th, 2021

This week Profweb published two texts written by Anne-Laure Teichet (Faculty, French). Anne-Laure’s real-life stories describe her first-hand teaching experience in a HyFlex classroom. Here are the links to her texts:


Dawson students place third in college research contest

May 18th, 2021

Graduating Health Science students Isabeli Pizzani Maurutto and Jennifer Robert were selected by a jury as third-place winners of a province-wide competition for the best student research projects at the college level announced by the Association pour la recherche au collégial (ARC) on May 11.

Click Read More for the homepage article, find out what they learned and where they are headed after graduation.

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