New Coordinator of Student Services
We are thrilled to welcome Caroline Blouin as the new Coordinator of Student Services. She has worked for many years at different post-secondary institutions, particularly in Ontario, in services that supported students and their academic success. We are confident that our students and staff will benefit from her experience and knowledge of college-aged students and that she will prove to be a great asset for our team and for the College.
We were saddened to hear of the passing earlier this month of Pat Powers, retired teacher and driving force of the New School since its inception. He was 77. Pat’s remarkable life is told in the obituary lovingly composed by his spouse, which can be read here where you can post a message. Jacinta Luis,…
In the sadness of the passing of Emmanuelle, we can warmly recognize her life. She has always been an example of a class act, with a core of steel forged in personal experience. Barriers made her taller and challenges made her stronger. Her descriptions of her origins in Morocco resemble a fairy tale, from her…
Dawson has been experiencing a period of unprecedented staff renewal over the past two years, with change happening in many areas including the Academic sector and Student Services. The Student AccessAbility Centre is one such service, with an almost entirely new team of support staff, professionals and managers. The latest change to the roster is…
Longtime Dawson employee, James Richards, has passed away
James Richards, a familiar figure at Dawson for almost 20 years, died on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the age of 73. James began at Dawson as a security guard in 1994 before joining the staff of Plant and Facilities (now Facilities Management). He retired in 2013.
Apart from his good humour and helping hand in performing his duties, James was an outstanding Dawson volunteer. He spent many hours of his free time preparing and staffing Dawson’s often prize-winning St. Patrick’s Day float for 15 years. And every December for too many years to count, he could be found behind the bar serving drinks with a wink and a joke at Dawson’s holiday parties.
James is survived by his partner Yvonne, his daughter Tara (Chris), grandchildren Dalia and Domenic, and his stepdaughter Vanessa.
David Hopkins’ association with the College began as a student at the Viger Campus in 1973. Just five years later, he started teaching non-credit photography classes at the tender age of 23, at what was then called the Dawson Institute of Photography. David was instrumental in developing a series of non-credit photography courses for the Institute…
In memoriam Dr. Stanley Rajiva
We regret to inform you that Dr. Stanley Rajiva passed away on Nov. 29. Poet, scholar, academic, educator, musician, Dr. Rajiva was Professor of English Literature at Dawson College from 1973 to 2002.
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Jonathon Sumner has been appointed to the position of Associate Dean in the Science, Medical Studies and Engineering sector, following approval by the Executive of the Board of Governors. His mandate began Jan. 17, 2022. He will report to Dean Leanne Bennett and work alongside Associate Dean Max Jones. Jonathon began teaching at Dawson in…
Dan Boyer has been a career educator since he started working, at age 21, for the Commission Scolaire de Sault-Saint-Louis/Lester B Pearson School Board at what was then called LaSalle Catholic High School. He liked it so much, he stayed 13 years. The next 14 were spent at John Abbott College. He retired from Dawson…
Thank you from Stephanie Vonka
I feel so lucky to have you all in my life for the past 18 years at Dawson from which almost 8 years I spent working in the Library. Thank you for your generosity, well wishes and kind words which almost made me sad to leave you!
I wish you all well and hope that at least with some of you, sometime, somewhere, au revoir!
-Submitted by Stephanie Vonka
Last Modified: March 23, 2022