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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."

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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…

Feature on retired DG in Richard Filion’s hometown newspaper

February 23rd, 2021

Retired Director General Richard Filion's life and career were the subject of a feature article in l'Écho de La Tuque last week.

Click Read More to go to the article.

Communications Coordinator appointed

February 23rd, 2021

Communications professional Megan Ainscow joined Dawson College last week as Coordinator of Communications. Megan (Class of 2004, Liberal Arts) will oversee the Communications Office and guide overall strategy and decision making in order to enhance the reputation and visibility of the College.

With over 10 years of experience in communications and public relations, Megan joins Dawson after serving most recently as Head of Communications for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an international organization established under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Financial Services Coordinator appointed

February 23rd, 2021

Ani Kotchounian joined Dawson College on Feb. 8, as the Coordinator of Financial Services. Ani comes to us from McGill University, where she served the University’s community as a Senior Finance Officer in the Controller’s office. She was in charge of the University’s operating fund management and financial reporting. Ani holds a Bachelor's degree from HEC Montréal and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA).

Prior to joining the higher education sector, Ani spent over 10 years working in the Pharmaceutical industry.

In memoriam David Price

February 23rd, 2021

We regret to inform you that David Price passed away Jan. 18. He was one of the original members of the English Department at Dawson College.

John Lucas, a long-time Chair of the Department, wrote a tribute. Click here to open the pdf tribute to David Price: In Memoriam David Price

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. 

In memory of Marjorie “Mimi” Morton

January 26th, 2021

We regret to inform you that Marjorie “Mimi” Morton passed away on Jan. 10. She taught English and Humanities for nearly 30 years at Dawson College, where she helped found the Women's Studies program. Mimi left Dawson in 1999.

Click Read More for her obituary.

Richard Filion’s farewell video

December 15th, 2020

Our Director General Richard Filion will be retiring on Dec. 31, 2020 after 40 years of work in the CEGEP network!

Click Read More for a news brief and a link to Richard's Farewell Video addressed to Dawson colleagues.

Carmela Gumelli to serve as Interim Academic Dean

December 1st, 2020

The Board of Governors appointed Carmela Gumelli to the position of Academic Dean at their Nov. 25 meeting.

Carmela will serve an interim term from Jan. 1- June 30, 2021. With the support of the managers in the Registrar’s Office and her fellow deans, Carmela will continue as Dean of Academic Systems while taking on this new role.

After working as a teacher, program coordinator and campus director at a private college, Carmela joined Dawson College in 2005 as Manager of Admissions and Scheduling. She later served as Coordinator of Academic Systems before becoming the Dean of Academic Systems in 2014. Carmela holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting from McGill University and is a CMA-CPA.

Carmela is looking forward to new challenges and to working more closely with faculty.

Click Read More for homepage news story, which includes a link to the French version.

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