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SALTISE 2024 is June 3-4

May 9th, 2024

This year’s SALTISE conference will be June 3-4 at Concordia University. Registration is free!

Come and engage with the innovative ideas represented in over 90 presentations, including work from 20+ Dawson colleagues, across disciplines such as Psychology, French, CRLT, Physiotherapy, Chemistry, Physics, and more.

Engage with renowned experts in the field of teaching and learning, including AI, collaborate with fellow educators, and explore topical ideas.  

Don’t miss the special sessions that dive into the impact of AI on education and the roundtable discussions about transitioning to teaching in French.

This year’s conference will launch the start of a special category: a poster session showcasing research conducted by college-level students. This session aims to provide college students (and their instructors) a venue to engage in an authentic experience of sharing the results of their course research projects. Don’t miss out on this enriching experience!

To read more about the Conference and to register, visit the link.


Encourage your students to enter QWF College Writers Award competition

April 25th, 2024

The 2024 Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF) College Writers Award seeking submissions from Quebec-based students enrolled at one of the sponsoring colleges (Champlain Regional College, Dawson, Heritage, John Abbott, Marianopolis, and Vanier Colleges). This is a great opportunity for a student to get published and win a nice cash prize!

The prize will go to the best short story, poem, or work of non-fiction written in English between August 14, 2023 and June 3, 2024. The winner will be announced at the QWF Awards Gala in Montreal on Tuesday, November 12, 2024, and receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Talk to your students!

Visit the link for all the details.


Take part in the worldwide BioBlitz at Dawson April 29

April 10th, 2024

People around the world will be participating in a four-day BioBlitz April 26-29, including students, staff, alumni, retirees, friends and neighbours of Dawson on Monday, April 29. Take a break and drop by the Peace Garden at Dawson anytime between 3 PM and 6 PM on April 29. This global BioBlitz is part of the City Nature Challenge.

Photo by Doug Smyth

Visit the link for the homepage news story and invite your friends and family to join you at Dawson on April 29!


Upcoming CLÉO Pomodoro Workshops

April 9th, 2024

CLÉO's weekly Pomodoro workshops with technician Skyler Charlie are still going! They will now be held in the afternoon.

The next one is set for Friday, April 19 from 2 PM to 3 PM and will take place in 3F.3. The rest will be on Thursdays (from April 25 to June 13) in 3F.5 from 12 PM to 1 PM.

The goal of these workshops is to work on French tasks (Skyler Charlie will be there to help you), whether it be homework and assignments for students, or conversation and writing-skill development for staff and faculty. There will be a break between two 25-minute working periods during which a small activity will take place to help participants build a sense of community and refresh their minds.

To register, email: shudon@dawsoncollege.qc.ca.


Performa summer 2024 offerings

March 1st, 2024

Dawson College offers support for current teachers and educational professionals to engage in the accredited professional development program for college teachers from University of Sherbrooke. The Performa program encourages continuous learning directly relevant to teachers and professionals roles, taught by Cégep teachers and professionals.

View the Summer 2024 course offering in English that includes

  • College Teaching and Course Design (PED601)
  • How Students Learn (PED603)
  • Fostering Creativity in Teaching and Learning (PRF-751)

The courses are held online and in blended learning format.

The deadline to register if you are new to Performa programs, program or independent study admission will be March 15. Contact Azra Khan, Pedagogical Counsellor, HR for more information.


Performa summer 2024 offerings

February 22nd, 2024

Dawson College offers support for current teachers and educational professionals to engage in the accredited professional development program for college teachers from University of Sherbrooke. The Performa program encourages continuous learning directly relevant to teachers and professionals roles, taught by Cégep teachers and professionals.

View the Summer 2024 course offering in English that includes

  • College Teaching and Course Design (PED601)
  • How Students Learn (PED603)
  • Fostering Creativity in Teaching and Learning (PRF-751)

The courses are held online and in blended learning format.

The deadline to register if you are new to Performa programs, program or independent study admission will be March 15. Contact Azra Khan, Pedagogical Counsellor, HR for more information.


Sixth Dawson cohort begins AI Launch Lab/Dawson AI series Feb. 10

February 8th, 2024

AI Launch Lab and Dawson AI are offering a sixth series of workshops on artificial intelligence beginning Feb. 10.

Registration is open to all college students for a free eight-week online course on Saturday mornings beginning Feb. 10.

Two students who were in previous workshop series shared their thoughts on the experience, uniquely available through this initiative. Visit the link to go the homepage news story.


Social Science Week is Feb. 12-16

February 8th, 2024

Social Science Week is next week! There is a diverse array of speakers and topics to interest everyone at Dawson’s Social Science Week 2024, from Monday, Feb. 12 through Friday, Feb. 16. All events are taking place in 5B.16 at Dawson and every day concludes with a Cinema Politica film screening at 6:30 PM.

Check out the updated schedule here: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/programs/social-science-business-technologies/social-science/social-science-week

Teachers, please register your class here: https://forms.office.com/r/j8Ywxz0BJi  


Performa info sessions in February for professionals & faculty

January 25th, 2024

Information sessions on the Performa professional development programs for teachers and professionals are taking place throughout the month of February Training programs are offered in both English and French.

Check out the website for more info and times: Séances d'information - Performa - Université de Sherbrooke (usherbrooke.ca)


Free French course registration extended to Jan. 30

January 25th, 2024

Professionals and support staff members are invited to register for free French courses through Dawson’s Centre for Training and Development.  The deadline to register has been extended to Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 12 PM.

Check out the flyer for more info: French course for support staff and professionals


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