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Interior Design student receives honourable mention in continental competition

May 17th, 2023

Interior Design student Nho Phuc (Kap) Nguyen received an honourable mention in a North American design competition. His work was recognized from among 150 projects from Canada, USA and Mexico in the 2023 FORM Student Innovation Competition. The project was developed in Dawson’s 5th semester Furniture Design course taught by Phil Fontaine.

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A student community built on sustainability is definitely a Forces Avenir

May 17th, 2023

The student-run Dawson Sustainability Community is committed to supporting Dawson College’s award-winning, globally recognized commitment to sustainability.

Led by Environmental Science students Narcisse Hassan and Kaligua Rochon, the students have worked on a variety of projects that support Dawson’s goal of promoting sustainability through reconnecting people, communities, and Nature.

On May 4, Narcisse and Kaligua received a Forces Avenir award in the Environment category for their Dawson Sustainability Community project.

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Mahsa Amini’s legacy is alive at Dawson

May 17th, 2023

In September 2022, Mahsa Amini was arrested in Iran for not wearing a hijab correctly. Eyewitnesses say she was severely beaten. Hours later, she died at the age of 22. Mahsa had just been admitted to university and intended to pursue law. Her death sparked protests in Iran and around the world.

At Dawson, the Mahsa Amini Initiative was created by students Kiana Lalavi, Shaneli Yaghoubi, Kiera Robak and Lina Adda. Their work was recognized on May 4 with the Forces Avenir Award in the category of Mutual Aid, Peace and Justice. Their project has also advanced for consideration at the provincial level.

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QWF College Writers Award application deadline is June 5

May 3rd, 2023

The Quebec Writers' Federation is accepting applications for the 2023 College Writer Award. The award will go to the best short story, poem, or work of nonfiction written in English by a college student at Champlain Regional, Dawson, Heritage, John Abbott, Marianopolis, or Vanier College.

The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the Quebec Writers’ Federation's online journal.

The submission guidelines for Dawson College are posted on Omnivox.

Questions? You can join the Zoom info session on Thursday, May 4 at 3 p.m., or contact qwfcompetition@dawsoncollege.qc.ca.


Read more about: Dawson Golf Classic welcomes three new VIP guests

Dawson Golf Classic welcomes three new VIP guests

May 3rd, 2023

Excitement is building for the Dawson Golf Classic, which is set to take place on Thursday, June 8, at the Summerlea Golf & Country Club. This year’s event promises to be a star-studded affair, with three new VIPs set to make an appearance. RDS personality Valérie Sardin, soccer legend Amy Walsh, and three-time Grey Cup…

Dawson in the news for Earth Week

May 3rd, 2023

Dawson was in the news during Earth Week!

Watch the CTV news story on the 1,000 Species in 1,000 Days initiative, which aims to document a thousand species of plants and animals in the Montreal area within a thousand days.

Watch the CTV news story on a field trip with the International Youth Camp, which took place at Dawson in conjunction with the CI Can conference.


Worms to transform Dawson waste into fertilizer

May 3rd, 2023

A waste management team consisting of worms will begin working at Dawson this spring thanks to a grant from Colleges and Institutes Canada. Their task is simple: consume the organic waste we throw into our hallway sorting stations and transform it into nutrient-rich fertilizer for our gardens.

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Meet Dawson’s 2023 Forces AVENIR cohort

May 3rd, 2023

Every year, Dawson has had extraordinary students, teachers and staff who enrich our community with their projects, perseverance and passion.

This year, Dawson is recognizing individuals: student Kitenge Kayembe and faculty member Joel Trudeau for their commitment; and student Fred-Dgennie Louis for her perseverance. Dawson is also recognizing students for their great projects: Narcisse Hassan and Kaligua Rochon for the Dawson Sustainability Project in the Environment category; and students Kiana Lalavi, Shaneli Yaghoubi, Kiera Robak and Lina Adda for The Mahsa Amini Initiative in the Mutual Aid, Peace and Justice category.

The local ceremony will be Thursday, May 4 at Dawson. Both projects are moving forward for consideration at the provincial level of Forces AVENIR. Check the next D News on May 17 for a feature on our 2023 laureates.


Read more about: North-South Soiree brings in over $4,000 for Cuba field trip

North-South Soiree brings in over $4,000 for Cuba field trip

May 2nd, 2023

A true community-building event, the North-South Studies Soiree brought together over 100 attendees, including profile alumni, retired and present teachers, as well as both current and admitted-for-fall-2023 students for an evening of music, friendship, and solidarity. Fred Jones and Ovide Bastien who founded the Profile 30 years ago were in attendance, along with former coordinators…

Artists in Bloom raises over $11,000 for Living Campus!

May 2nd, 2023

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the talented student artists at the 25th edition of Artists in Bloom!

Congratulations to all the talented artists who created works of art over a two-hour period, and put on a fantastic live artistry show. Special thank you to radio host Donna Saker of The Beat 92.5 for auctioning off the beautiful artwork, and Dawson students Mathew Anania and Alessia Vigna for their live musical performances.

The event has raised over $11,000 which will go to support Dawson’s sustainability activities under the Living Campus fund.


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