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Funeral and viewing for Frédéric Bastien is June 4

May 31st, 2023

On May 17, all Dawson employees were informed of the sad and untimely passing on May 16 of our colleague Frédéric Bastien, faculty member of the History Department since January 2007.

The viewing and funeral will take place on Sunday, June 4. Please visit the link for his obituary and details.

In memoriam Doug Rollins

May 17th, 2023

We regret to inform you that Doug Rollins passed away on April 26. Doug was one of the pioneering members of the Arts Sector of Lafontaine Campus in 1973. He taught English and Humanities courses, among them West Indian Literature and Jazz Listening.

He served on the Senate for many years. He played with the Blue Devils, the Dawson faculty jazz band, helping to organize their annual fundraiser concert for the Dawson Teachers’ Union scholarship fund that sent women to study engineering at École Polytechnique (following the 1989 tragedy there). He was also instrumental in the founding of the Dawson Blue Ring Society.

From 1997 to 2000, Doug and his wife Jill, an occasional Cont. Ed. teacher at Dawson, lived and taught in Singapore. Upon their return, Doug rounded out his Dawson life teaching Cont. Ed. in the early 2000's.

To see his obituary, visit the link below.

Brid NicNiocaill is new Associate Dean of SMSE

May 3rd, 2023

We are pleased to inform you of the appointment of Brid NicNiocaill in the position of Associate Dean of Science, Medical Studies and Engineering. Her first day in the new role was May 1. Under the supervision of Dean Maxwell Jones, Brid will be working alongside Jonathon Sumner, Associate Dean of Science, Medical Studies and Engineering.

Brid has been part of the Dawson Community as Faculty since 2010. She has taught a range of courses in different programs including science, professional medical programs and social science and was the Biology department chair and co-chair for 6 years.”

"Brid has been a dedicated member of SMSE for many years, and we’re very excited to welcome her to a new role as Associate Dean," Max said.

New Coordinator of Finance

March 8th, 2023

Angela Pomponi began her new role as Coordinator of Finance on Feb. 20. A Chartered Professional Accountant, Angela brings over two decades of experience to Dawson, including her most recent position as the Manager of Financial Resources with the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'ile-de-Montreal.

In her new role, Angela will be responsible for the conception, establishment and maintenance of financial procedures and schedules of activities in the areas of invoicing and student fees, accounts receivable, accounts payable, research grant reporting and treasury operations.

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Meet Dawson’s first 2SLGBTQIA+ Community Worker

February 22nd, 2023

Hello! I’m James McKye, the new 2SLGBTQIA+ Community Worker at Dawson. This new position is primarily to support 2SLGBTQIA+ students, but that can happen in many different ways. I would like to offer myself as a resource to Dawson staff and teachers as well. Feel free to invite me to drop by your class or…

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Sameer Bhatnagar is new QAPO Coordinator

January 25th, 2023

Sameer Bhatnagar has been appointed the new coordinator of the Quality Assurance and Planning Office (QAPO) effective Jan. 30. Sameer began teaching in the Physics department at Dawson in 2009. Since 2015, he has also been a member of the Science Program Committee. In addition, he was Coordinator of the Explorations Science pathway, and was…

In memoriam: Mike Dellar

January 25th, 2023

We regret to inform you that Civil Engineering Department faculty member Mike Dellar passed away at his residence on Jan. 12. He had been a member of the Dawson community since 2010. 

Stephen Hinton wrote: "Mike was a huge part of the Civil Engineering department and the college as a whole. His dedication to student success, as well as the health and future of his department, were inspiring and will leave a lasting impression."

Click Read More to go to the obituary.

New faces in OAD

November 30th, 2022

The Office of Academic Development welcomes new team members. Tannia Ditchburn, Pedagogical Counsellor - Program Life Cycle, started in mid-November. Tannia comes with 20 years of teaching experience in high school, a number of years of experience as a pedagogical counselor at Mariannopolis and Vanier College, and studies in the field of education. She will be supporting programs in the processes of program revision, course design and eventually program evaluation.

On Nov. 29, Kanerahtiio Hemlock, Pedagogical Counsellor – Indigenous Pedagogy began a Special Project at Dawson. Kanerahtiio brings 15 years of experience in teaching in Kahnawake education. He has already worked as an Indigenous pedagogical consultant at Dawson a few years ago and has been a consultant for various colleges and universities. He will be working on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. His primary responsibility will be to provide support to faculty in Indigenous pedagogical approaches and resources, indigenization and decolonization.

Carole Duplantie has also joined the Team as Administrative secretary in mid-November. Carole has experience in diverse departments at the College, and has been in an administrative secretary role in other positions.

In memoriam: Mara Gutmanis Grey

November 30th, 2022


New Coordinator of Renovations

November 16th, 2022

Samuel Vallery Saint-Hilaire is our new Coordinator of Renovations on Dawson’s Facilities Management team. Under the supervision of Wai Bong Shum, Samuel will be working alongside Jorge Sanchez, Coordinator of Auxiliary Services.

“We are delighted to welcome Samuel to the team,” Wai said. “He has the right background for the role and he brings his engineer thinking to our work.”

A graduate of École Polytechnique, Samuel is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec. His most recent experience was with Bombardier. Samuel’s first day at Dawson was Oct. 31.

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