QUESCREN Education and Vitality Forum 2023
This third edition of the Forum will focus on "Enhancing Quebec's English-Language Education Network Through Collaboration."
Dates: 2-3 November 2023
Time: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Location: In-person at Concordia University Conference Centre, 9th Floor, John Molson Building (MB), 1450 Guy St., Montreal
Visit the link for more information and to register.
Simon Davies’ exhibit Something’s a Jar
Simon Davies (retired faculty, Cinema | Communications) has co-curated an art exhibition, along with his wife, Carmen, which is currently running (Sept. 15-Nov. 4, 2023) at the Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (3755 Botrel Ave.), corner of Côte-Saint-Antoine.
Simon described the project:
I made an open call to a number of friends and associates, with the idea being that we could gather, around an art exhibit, to reunite the community after Covid restrictions were lifted. That was awhile ago, as you can see, but finally we have opened.
Participants were asked to find a jar, remove the labels, and install something in the jar that had a reference to their 'memories, dreams and reflections'.
The only rules were; no liquids, nothing outside the jar, and it had to be presented lid down. This last rule was important since, by making this intervention, it transformed the jar into a vessel. I also wanted to make a reference and homage to the Dada movement, that took 'ready mades', mass manufactured items, that could be transformed by interventions. The most famous of these would probably be "The Fountain" (1917) by Marcel Duchamp. As you probably know, it was a urinal that he turned on its back and signed it R. Mutt. It was scandalous, but made history.
We ended up with 66 jars, a number of them made by former Dawson personnel.
12th Annual SALTISE Conference on June 12 & 13
The Supporting Active Learning & Technological Innovation in Studies of Education (SALTISE) conference is dedicated to helping faculty discover evidence-based pedagogy that uses educational technology with the goal of leading to improved learning.
Each year it hosts national and international scholars and provides opportunities for local experts to share best practices in the exciting world of active learning pedagogy and the use of technology via its annual conference.
Educators as Designers: A Practice-Research Conversation is the umbrella under which the 2023 SALTISE Conference is operating. This year the conference will happen on June 12 and 13, 2023 at Concordia University. The conference will give attendees the opportunity to learn from a wide range of experts in their fields at talks, workshops and networking events.
Giving you a peek into what to expect, SALTISE has announced its keynote speakers and they are not to be missed! First is Diana Laurillard, who is a Professor of Learning with Digital Technology at the University College London in the U.K. Her keynote will be "Educators Collaborating to Innovate: The Roles Digital Technologies Can Play." Second, is Kelly Miller who will deliver a keynote entitled "Overcoming Challenges in Active Learning Environments." Kelly is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Physics at Harvard University.
Hosting and running the conference is a significant task that requires the support of many volunteers. You can volunteer for a few hours, and tasks may include registering attendees, directing the flow of people, preparing rooms, serving alcohol (for volunteers 18+), and cleaning up. Sign up to be a volunteer now.
Visit the link below for details and registration.
Dawson alumna play The Covenant on until Dec. 3
Dawson Alumna Alice Abracen's award-winning play, The Covenant, treads a heart-wrenching line through despair and dark humour. Beautifully crafted, the audience is transported to a heinous, immoral time in history that sadly rings too close to current and conceivable atrocities. Added to the mix is the out of control feeling of today’s fake news in override; how more than ever the spread of half-truths and lies gathers wide acceptance. Yet, at its core, the play is a love story. The Covenant has every audience member fully engaged and questioning, ‘what would I do if it was me’.
The Covenant will be playing at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts from Nov. 15 - Dec. 3. Click on Read More to see the trailer.
On Sunday, Sept. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at De Still Books in the Plateau (351 Duluth Ave E.), Andrew Katz (English) will be celebrating the official launch of the English version of his book, A STARLIT TRIP TO THE LIBRARY. Kid-friendly event and all are welcome! Read the Montreal Review of Books review of A…
Imago Theatre is sharing information with Dawson faculty and staff who are planning for the new 2022/2023 academic year. FOXFINDER by Dawn King Canadian Premiere An Imago Theatre production Presented by MAI (Montreal, arts interculturels) *Some performances will be surtitled in French. OCTOBER 5 – 15, 2022 at MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) “When the foxes…
The announcement of the return of the Dawson golf tournament in 2022 after a two-year absence has been met with an enthusiastic response. Several sponsors from past years have signed on once again to support our event that directly benefits Dawson students. All proceeds will go to Financial Aid to help students who need financial…
Film Fest screens 3D Animation and CGI student films
Five films of students in 3D Animation and CGI will be screened during the Ben’s Screening Room event at the 2020 Hudson Film Festival March 4-8:
“Forgotten Wars” by Renault McKinnon; “Luminate” By Amanda Velardo; “Fowl Play” by Fabrizio Prioletta; “Feed” by Quyen Nguyen; “Children of War” by Elliott Creton. Click Read More for the film fest website.
Teacher Lise-Hélène Larin (Fine Arts) is now showing FORÊT/PARADIGME 2020 at the Agora of Cégep du Vieux Montréal (255 Ontario East) until March 13. Lise-Hélène wrote about this exhibit of her work: “This work is about the process and transformations my installation has undergone for almost 40 years. I made my first tree using a weekend newspaper and…
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