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Check out summer programming from Cont. Ed.

May 31st, 2023

Enhance your language skills with our non-credit language courses, capture memories with our photography classes, and stay ahead in the digital era with our computer and technology courses. Enroll today! Visit to explore our course catalogue and take the first step towards personal growth and professional development.

Six employees complete Sustainable Happiness course

May 3rd, 2023

Six employees at Dawson and seven employees at John Abbott College successfully completed this semester's Employee Sustainable Happiness 24-hour certificate. Jennifer de Vera (Sustainability Office) and Azra Khan (Human Resources) facilitated the course and Dawson lent Jenn to lead the John Abbott course with Shannon Coulter-Low.

The non-credit course developed at Dawson, now being taught around the world, aims to help people live their best lives by taking care of themselves so they can in turn take care of others and Nature.

Sustainable Happiness is a major benefit to Dawson employees who are given work time with the approval of a manager to take the course. Each participant must complete a final project.

Jenn reports that this year's projects included:

  • Benefits of talking to strangers
  • Mapping where ingredients from meals come from and how to improve
  • "Reel it in" upcycling VHS tapes from the library through creative projects
  • Laminating all English Exit Exam signs for annual reuse and adding the biophilic design of live plants to the gym during the exam
  • Creating a zen area in the Campus Life and Leadership (CLL) office, and doing daily actions for happiness with CLL staff and student volunteers

Dawson Science Students Visit The NRC & TSB In Ottawa

April 19th, 2023

During the March break, 33 students from the Science and the Enriched Science Program spent a day visiting labs and research facilities at the National Research Council (NRC) and the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) in Ottawa.

Separated into three groups, students were given tours of 12 different facilities where they learned about world-class research and engineering in fields such as ocean & coastal research, flight research, metrology, nanotechnology, photonics, printable electronics, human therapeutics, and advanced non-linear optical imaging and spectroscopy. The trip was organized by Chris Whittaker (Physics) and students were accompanied by Carmen Leung (Chemistry) and Jean-François Brière (Physics). Funds for the trip came from students and the Student Success Action Plan fund.

Fine Arts Print Party was a huge success

March 8th, 2023

The Fine Arts Department recently held a Print Party on March 4, providing Visual Arts and Studio Arts students with a fun and stress-relieving mid-semester break. The event was conducted by French Press, a Montreal-based design and screen printing studio that includes Dawson alumni. They shared insights into their journey since graduating from Dawson, which led to the formation of this creative collective.

During the event, students had the opportunity to learn about silkscreen printing and try their hand at printing French Press designs onto t-shirts and tote bags. This experience allowed students to expand their artistic skills and gain practical knowledge in the field. Overall, the Print Party was a huge success!

Read more about: Learning Communities project development winter 2023

Learning Communities project development winter 2023

March 8th, 2023

Submitted by Ian MacKenzie. Three new projects in Social Science, Science and General Education are in full design mode this winter in the Learning Communities (LC) project. The project teams meet weekly or biweekly, supported by LC sector leads and guided by Dawson’s homegrown LC Design Toolkit. These interdisciplinary teams are creating some truly exciting…

Read more about: Join this year’s DawsCon Conference for Faculty and Students

Join this year’s DawsCon Conference for Faculty and Students

March 8th, 2023

The Dawson community is invited to attend the upcoming DawsCon, organized in collaboration with the Computer Science Department and DawsonAI. DawsonAI has been actively working toward implementing objectives laid out in the Three-Year Plan for AI at Dawson with support from NovaScience and Pole IA grants. To find out more and register, visit DawsCon:…

CTD Winter 2023 course offerings

January 25th, 2023

There are some exciting new courses open for registration this winter/spring at Dawson's Centre for Training and Development! Courses at CTD are free for Dawson employees, conditions apply. Click on the link below to view their available courses.

CTD courses 

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…

Read more about: Dec. 19 deadline for Sustainable Happiness course for support staff & professionals

Dec. 19 deadline for Sustainable Happiness course for support staff & professionals

November 30th, 2022

“Happiness that contributes to individual, community or global well-being and does not exploit other people, the environment, or future generations.”  -Dr. Catherine O’Brien Dawson students, support staff and external groups have participated in the peer-to-peer Sustainable Happiness educational experience since Winter 2020. The weekly sessions are developed with a goal of reconnecting people, community, and…

Read more about: Acclaimed Author Neil Smith will be at Dawson on Oct. 20

Acclaimed Author Neil Smith will be at Dawson on Oct. 20

October 5th, 2022

Montreal writer Neil Smith will read from his darkly comic new novel Jones on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. in room 5B.16, with a special opening act—a Dawson student reading from their creative work. Smith will also give a short talk and participate in a Q&A. This event is free and open to the public. About…

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