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Bassel Atallah is Interim Associate Dean of CAA

May 9th, 2024

Bassel Atallah was appointed Interim Associate Dean of Creative and Applied Arts on April 18.

Bassel has been teaching English at Dawson since 2011. He has served in a number of roles at the College, including as English Department Chairperson since 2022.

Prior to working at Dawson, he taught English at Champlain College in Lennoxville and lectured at Concordia University and McGill University.

The published author's first degree was in Mechanical Engineering at McGill. Bassel also holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honours in English Literature and Creative Writing and a Master's of Arts, English Literature, both from Concordia University.

Photo by Zachary Mercier, a student in Dawson's Professional Photography program.

Read more about: Celebrating Lola’s 46 years of service in Cont. Ed.

Celebrating Lola’s 46 years of service in Cont. Ed.

April 24th, 2024

We are very happy to announce that our wonderful colleague Margaret Ronald, who we all know and love as Lola, is retiring on July 5, 2024, after an incredible 46 years of service to our College. Lola has been an integral part of our Dawson family, and all her years were spent in the Continuing…

Dawson retirees and silver anniversaries will be honoured at Recognition of Service

April 24th, 2024

Earlier this month, the invitations were sent out for the Recognition of Service cocktail and dinner, which will be hosted by Director General Diane Gauvin on Friday, May 24.

This cocktail and dinner reception is in appreciation of employees marking 25 years of service to Dawson as well as to thank recent retirees and those who are soon retiring.

“We are looking forward to celebrating our colleagues’ milestones,” said organizer Janet Pakulis, who is also the assistant to the Director General. “We take a lot of care to plan something truly special and memorable for them and we will celebrate them in style.”

In memoriam Michel Pilon

March 27th, 2024

The Dawson AEC Commercial Photography Facebook page shared the sad news about retired faculty member Michel Pilon on March 24:

"It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Michel Pilon, a beloved former teacher in the AEC photography department. Michel was a passionate commercial photographer and an advocate for professional photographer’s usage rights. His contagious passion and love of photography and personable nature made him one of our finest teachers. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. Thank you Michel."

Michel taught photography at Dawson from 2008 until he retired in 2017.

In memoriam Judy De Four

March 27th, 2024

We are saddened to announce the recent and sudden passing of Judy De Four at the age of 74. She was a great friend and mentor to many in her nearly five decades of service to Dawson College.

Judy began her Dawson career in 1975. She worked in Facilities Management before moving to Continuing Education & Community Services. In 2021, Judy retired from her job in the AEC Office.

Read more about: Jonathon Sumner is new Dean of Science, Medical Studies and Engineering

Jonathon Sumner is new Dean of Science, Medical Studies and Engineering

March 27th, 2024

Q & A with Jonathon Sumner, Dean of Science, Medical Studies and Engineering What do you like best about working at Dawson? Jonathon: Dawson is an amazing place. We have a wide variety of programs and a diverse student population supported by a large faculty that makes for a campus experience that is always interesting….

Change at the helm of the Dawson Foundation

February 22nd, 2024

Earlier in February, Steve Hatajlo (Class of 1981, Computer Science) handed over the presidency of the Dawson College Foundation to Sean Smith (Class of 2001, Pure and Applied Science). Steve has served as a volunteer on both the Dawson Foundation Board of Directors and Dawson’s Board of Governors for many years. He remains a member of both boards.

Dawson’s Communications Office interviewed the outgoing and incoming president. Visit the link for the Q & A.

Pierre Lefebvre is new Coordinator of Auxiliary Services

February 21st, 2024

Pierre Lefebvre joined Dawson Feb. 12 as the new Coordinator of Auxiliary Services. He is responsible for several departments: the Bookstore, the Print Shop, Security, Parking, P.A.R.C. (Physical Education and Recreational Centre), and, last but not least, Purchasing.

“Pierre is a great asset to the department,” said Samuel V. Saint-Hilaire, Director of Facilities Management. “During our brainstorming sessions, Pierre contributes by sharing his experience and suggesting proven solutions. We are all eager to learn more from Pierre and to collaborate with him. Welcome, Pierre!”

Pierre has nearly 35 years of management experience in various sectors. A member of the Ordre des Administrateurs Agrées du Québec, he holds a number of national certifications and a Canadian Armed Forces Naval Officer's Certificate. Over the years, he has received various civilian and military awards, including the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation and the Queen's Medal for Volunteers. He is a member of the Venerable Order of St. John.

Over the course of his career, Pierre has held various management positions in educational institutions such as Collège de Maisonneuve, Cégep du Vieux-Montréal and the Université de Sherbrooke Longueuil campus, as well as in the healthcare network and in the private and municipal sectors. He also specializes in the organization of ceremonial events.

He is very involved in his community and with young people, serving on boards of directors and lecturing on military and naval history. An artist at heart, his hobbies include painting and making architectural and ship models.

Read more about: Samuel Valléry Saint-Hilaire is new Director of Facilities Management

Samuel Valléry Saint-Hilaire is new Director of Facilities Management

February 21st, 2024

Q & A with Samuel Valléry Saint-Hilaire, Director of Facilities Management What do you like best about working at Dawson? Samuel: I love seeing the students and colleagues enjoying the spaces we have worked on. Sometimes I think: one of our students could be the next Einstein! We have to give our students all the…

Read more about: Max Jones is new Director of Student Services

Max Jones is new Director of Student Services

February 21st, 2024

Q & A with Max Jones, Dawson’s new Director of Student Services What do you like best about working at Dawson? Max: The people! Both students and my colleagues make this a dynamic, sometimes challenging, but overall great place to work. Why are you excited about your new role? Max: Besides joining such a big…

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