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Marianne Pelton is the new Chair of Senate

June 1st, 2021

After four years, Jonathon Sumner’s term as Chair of Senate is coming to an end. In his role as Program Coordinator for Science, Jonathon will remain a senator while continuing to teach Physics. Marianne Pelton (Faculty, Political Science) will begin her term in the fall semester. During Senate, her main responsibilities will be to facilitate…


Retirees: we will celebrate you in style in Spring 2022

June 1st, 2021

We wish to extend our gratitude for your service to all our colleagues who are retiring this year.

Traditionally, we host a special Recognition of Service Dinner to salute our retiring colleagues as well as those marking milestones of service to the College.

So we will not say farewell because we plan to see you in late Spring 2022 when we will host a great party for all our retirees of 2020, 2021 and 2022 as well as those marking major work anniversaries.


Joel Tyrell honoured

May 18th, 2021

Joel Tyrell (Athletics, Student Services) was honoured by Montréal à Coeur/Montreal Community Cares with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Here is their Facebook post, which was published on May 14:

"You are a bridge builder in every sense of the word. You have created an outlet for young boys and girls to dream big as well as a pathway to help them become influencers and role models for their community. Thank you for putting your heart and soul into helping make dreams a reality for so many!"

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Jim McGill

In memoriam Jim McGill

May 18th, 2021

We regret to inform you that Jim McGill passed away on May 11. Jim worked at Dawson for over three decades until he retired in June 2008. He had served as Manager of Operations in the IST Department and also worked for the Academic Dean.

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In memoriam Gordon Peffer

May 4th, 2021

Gordon Peffer passed away recently and peacefully.

Gordon was among the first cohort of teachers hired by the College before opening day in September 1969. He was an English teacher and co-founded Reflections with Marie Crossen. Gordon retired in February 2002.

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Alan Moscovitch

In memoriam Alan Moscovitch

April 7th, 2021

We regret to inform you that Alan Moscovitch, retired teacher from the Psychology Department and the Reflections interdisciplinary option, died on March 20. Alan taught at Dawson from 1971-2011. He spent time on various committees, including the Board of Governors, during his tenure at Dawson.

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Geoff Kloos appointed Coordinator of Student Services

April 7th, 2021

Geoff Kloos was recently appointed Coordinator of Student Services and began his new role in late March. Prior to taking on this position, he had been coordinating the First-Year Students’ Office since its inception in 2017.

"We are very excited about having Geoff join our management team in Student Services," said Monique Magnan, Director of Student Services. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience about Dawson and our students to our team.  His dedication to Student Success, his enthusiasm and energy will definitely impact the services he will be supervising."

Geoff’s career at Dawson spans over 20 years, during which he has held positions including Communications Counsellor, Academic Advisor, Coordinator of Professional Development and Research, and his most recent role supporting students in their transition from high school to CEGEP in the First-Year Students’ Office.

With a Master of Education degree from Université de Sherbrooke and his experience supporting students, Geoff will continue to promote student success through the services in Counselling and Career Development, the First-Year Students’ Office and the Student AccessAbility Centre. These departments, along with other student and academic services, have been crucial in helping our students navigate the academic and emotional turbulence of the past year.

The Student Services coordination is shared with fellow Coordinator, Dan Boyer, and Athletics Manager Sébastien Rivest under the leadership of Student Services Director Monique Magnan.

The Student Services team welcomes Geoff and looks forward to the gradual return of students to on-campus learning and social activities, while preparing to meet the unique challenges that will bring.


Thank you from Giovanna Rico

March 23rd, 2021

Words cannot express the immense gratitude that I feel towards all of you. Thank you so much for your generous gifts and warm wishes for my retirement.

A special thank you to my wonderful library colleagues (past and present).  I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of wishes and the incredible gifts!  I will forever cherish the memories of my life at Dawson College.

I will miss entering this historic building and interacting with all of you, but I certainly will not miss getting up at 5 a.m.!

Take good care of yourselves,

From Student Services:

“Giovanna Rico retired March 5 after 39 years of exemplary service to the Dawson College Library. If you have ever borrowed a book from our library, there's a very good chance it was the subject of her loving attentions."

Judy De Four

Virtual farewell to Judy De Four March 19

March 9th, 2021

Dear Dawson Colleagues,  I hope this email finds you all well. I’m writing today to let you know that our dear colleague, Judy De Four, will be retiring on March 19th with nearly five decades of exemplary service to Dawson College, most notably working in the AEC Office of the Continuing Education & Community Services…


Thank you from Rod Charters

February 23rd, 2021

I want to let all my Dawson friends, colleagues, and acquaintances, know how much I appreciate the well wishes and support I received on my recent retirement from Dawson College.

Although my retirement is now official, I struggle with mixed emotions. As anticipated, I miss many of you already. What I do not miss is the commute to and from work or the early mornings. What I do miss is the camaraderie I shared with you with the common pursuit of instructing and enlightening students.

Some of you I may never see again. Others, I hope I do when we are able to gather once again. For now, I am simply going to try and enjoy life in the current circumstances.

Your generous gifts of a MasterClass membership and a Steve's Music gift certificate will add to the enjoyment of my retirement.

Again, thank you.

Rod retired Feb. 5 after working at the College for 39 years in various roles, including the Help Desk, the Library and the Career Resource Centre. Rod is also a Dawson graduate. 

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