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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

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.

To read the homepage news story, visit the link below.

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.

Last chance for early rate Artists in Bloom tickets

April 19th, 2023

Don't miss out on Dawson's unique art fundraising event Artists in Bloom happening tomorrow, April 20 starting 5:30 p.m.

Today is the final day to purchase tickets at the discounted early rate of $20. You can buy the tickets using cash or card at 2E.6 or 4A.1 during working hours. After today, tickets will also be available for purchase at the door for $25, also payable in cash or card, or online.

Buy your tickets online now.

Each ticket includes:

  • entry to the event
  • live musical entertainment
  • a glass of wine or beverage of choice
  • hors d’oeuvres
  • experiential learning opportunities for students on our Living Campus

What to expect: For the first time since 2019, Artists in Bloom is back! Over two dozen talented student artists in the 3D Animation and Computer Generated Imagery, Illustration and Visual Arts Programs will create new works of art over a two-hour period, which will then be auctioned off by Montreal personality Donna Saker of The Beat 92.5.

All funds raised will go to support Dawson’s sustainability activities under the Living Campus Fund. Enjoy being with the Dawson community, watch art being created, listen to live music, vote for your favourite painting, and chat with fellow art lovers. The Kids’ Corner will also be where young, budding artists (7 years old and up; limited spots available) can paint on their own canvases.

Former Computer Science Faculty Ken Fogel publishes Transitioning to Java

April 19th, 2023

After a long career as a member of the Computer Science faculty at Dawson, Ken Fogel continues to work in his field. He has published a book entitled Transitioning to Java. The book will help non-Java developers transition from whatever language they are using now to learning Java.

Published by Packt, the book is already available on Amazon for Kindle download and the physical version will be available for purchase as of May 5, 2023. Download the book on Kindle.

Ken will also generously be donating copies of Transitioning to Java to the Dawson College library, so it will soon be available there as well.

Comp Sci Technology students shine at MariHacks

April 19th, 2023

Elidjay Ross, a third-year student in Computer Science Technology, was part of the winning team in the Advanced Category at the MariHacks hackathon held from March 31 to April 1 at Marianopolis College. The team was composed of Elidjay and two students from Vanier College, along with one student from an Ontario college, and they came together in an impromptu manner. Their winning project aimed to create a simulation of our galaxy.

Additionally, a team comprising four students in the same program won the MSU's Favorite award, and another team with four more Computer Science students won the Best Visuals award.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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