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Netflix honours filmmaker Jeff Barnaby

February 8th, 2023

Acclaimed Mi’gmaq filmmaker and former Dawson Creative Arts student Jeff Barnaby is being honoured posthumously by Netflix.

CBC Indigenous posted a news story Jan. 30:

First trip to Cuba in 3 years!

January 25th, 2023

The heart of the North-South Studies Profile of Social Science is the field trip. For the first time since 2019-‘20, the profile students and faculty were able to go to Cuba.

Here is what Profile Coordinator Gisela Frias wrote from Cuba in December as a caption to this photo: “Our first trip since the pandemic. Our first stop, Plaza de la Revolución. We are being hosted by the Martin Luther King Center. Let the learning begin. Thank you to all of you who have supported this trip. Thank you to Dawson staff and teachers, to alumni and to the greater community. Also thank you to members of Place de la Dignité who mobilized to support the donation drive we carried out.”

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development on SH

January 25th, 2023

On Jan. 16, Karina Gould, Canada’s Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, visited Dawson to learn more about our Sustainable Happiness Course.

This is what she tweeted about it after her visit:

“A #sustainable future includes having a healthy, happy and sustainable lifestyle. Through the Sustainable Happiness Certificate, students at @college_dawson develop strategies to integrate positive psychology, well-being and happiness in our everyday lives.”

Dawson will be a “Cégep en spectacle” Feb. 2

January 25th, 2023

Cégeps en spectacle is coming to Dawson for the first time on Thursday, Feb. 2. It will feature 20 acts and 100 per cent Dawson student talent. Of these, eight will go on to represent Dawson at the Cégeps en Spectacle Regional show on March 24 at Cégep du Vieux Montreal.

Organizer Trudy Ste-Croix of Campus Life and Leadership says “the acts are predominantly singers, a few musicians and a few dancers.”
The event is open to everyone. Tickets are $10 or $5 for those who donate nonperishable food or personal hygiene items. All proceeds and donated items will go to a local food bank.

Show time is 7 p.m. and the venue is Dawson’s 5B.16.

Tickets can be bought now through Feb. 2 in CLL 2E. 6 or at a tabling event on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in the Upper Atrium.

Read more about: Social Science Week is Feb. 6-10

Social Science Week is Feb. 6-10

January 25th, 2023

For Social Science Week 2023, we’ve got an exciting line-up of speakers with fascinating topics that touch on all of the Social Science disciplines taught at the College. We are thrilled that Darryl Leroux will be here, speaking about issues of white supremacy and race-shifting in Quebec, a phenomenon where white people claim Indigenous identity…

Basketball homecoming Jan. 13

January 25th, 2023

Athletics Manager Sébastien Rivest posted photos and an appreciation post on Facebook following the homecoming games on Jan. 13:

"Thank you to everyone who was on hand for the Basketball Homecoming, despite the not-so-friendly weather conditions.

Alumni from the 70's to the 2020's came out and it was great seeing everyone interacting with the actual members of the Division 1 Blues teams following their respective games.

One thing is for sure, there will be a 2023-2024 Basketball Homecoming Event."

Hélène Nadeau receives excellence in teaching physics award for Quebec and Nunavut

January 25th, 2023

Dawson’s Hélène Nadeau has been selected by the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) for the 2022 CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics (Quebec and Nunavut). This is “recognition of her dedication to teaching physics and the development of students’ experimental and research skills,” stated the CAP in a news release dated Jan. 17.

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SPACE students attend NASA workshop at Dawson

January 25th, 2023

The first workshop on Ices in the Solar System: A Volatile-Excursion from Mercury and the Moon to the Kuiper Belt and Beyond, took place at Dawson College from Jan. 9 to 11. The workshop, the only NASA sanctioned event held outside of the United States, was co-convened by Dawson’s Richard Soare (faculty, Geography) and Jim Garvin, formerly NASA’s Chief Mars Scientist and currently the Principal Investigator of the DAVINCI Mission to Venus.

Dawson SPACE students also got to participate!

Click Read More for the homepage news story by Ursula Sommerer

Rob Stephens on ChatGPT opportunities and challenges

January 25th, 2023

On Jan. 20, CTV Montreal News interviewed Humanities faculty member and Dawson AI executive member Rob Stephens about ChatGPT, which is making waves in the classroom. The week before Rob had given a talk at Intercollegiate Ped Days on the same topic.

CTV news report: 

Read more about: Mitacs honours Joel Trudeau and Dawson team

Mitacs honours Joel Trudeau and Dawson team

November 30th, 2022

Last night (Nov. 22) we watched an award show for remarkable research in Canada under the Mitacs banner. There were 8 very outstanding initiatives highlighted and honoured. These award-winning undertakings were fascinating, socially relevant, pertinent for entrepreneurial action in science, medicine, indigenous life, international collaboration, and the creation of new thinking models. Very laudable on…

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