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Understanding sex, gender and sexual orientation diversity with Julien R. Johnson

June 1st, 2022

Julien is a young trans person who has been working for trans rights and with trans youth for the past seven years. He has been the Support Services Coordinator and Intervention Worker for Project 10 for over three years and is the person behind Dawson’s three multi-stall gender-neutral bathrooms — a historical first for colleges…

SALTISE conference

SALTISE is happening June 2-3

June 1st, 2022

The annual SALTISE conference takes place this week on June 2-3.

Dawson community members Cory Legassic, Monica Lopez, Cathy Roy and the DALC community will be presented with awards.

Not too late to register; click read more.

D News News Item – Sustainable Happiness

Sustainable Happiness course for support staff and professionals- register by June 20

June 1st, 2022

“Happiness that contributes to individual, community or global well-being and does not exploit other people, the environment, or future generations.”  -Dr. Catherine O’Brien Dawson students, support staff and external groups have participated in the peer-to-peer Sustainable Happiness educational experience since Winter 2020. The weekly sessions are developed with a goal of reconnecting people, community, and…

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Being more aware of trauma helps us understand others better

June 1st, 2022

About two-thirds of people have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE).  There are so many kinds of trauma and different ways of experiencing it. These are some of the things participants learned at a Support Staff Training Day workshop on Trauma-Informed Care given by Denise Michelle Brend, an Assistant Professor at Université Laval…

Cathy Roy honoured with SALTISE Award for College Instructors

May 19th, 2022

Since joining Dawson in 2015, Cathy Roy has sparked an excitement for new adventures in pedagogy, fostering greater collaboration and creativity within the Physiotherapy Technology Department.

Her ingenuity has won her a 2022 SALTISE Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award, which she will receive at the 11th edition of the SALTISE Conference on June 2-3.

“There is no room for boredom or stagnation in teaching. No two days have felt the same since I started,” said Cathy.

Find out how Cathy's unexpected teaching journey has transformed Dawson's Physiotherapy Technology Department.

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You can still register for SALTISE Conference June 2-3

May 18th, 2022

The theme for the 2022 SALTISE Conference is Collaborative Dialogues: The Role of Active Learning in Today’s Educational Realities. The conference brings together educators who are passionate about active learning.

The conference will be hybrid this year and take place June 2-3.

There is still time to register! Click Read More to go to the conference website.

Julien R Johnson

Support Staff Training Day is May 24

May 18th, 2022

Support Staff Training Day is this coming Tuesday, May 24 from 8:50 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. online. It will feature a variety of workshops and plenary speaker Julien R. Johnson (pictured) from Project 10. They will help us understand diversity of gender, sex and sexual orientation. Julien is the person behind Dawson’s gender neutral bathrooms.

Denise M. Brend will present a Trauma Informed Care approach in communicating and working with students and colleagues. Denise currently teaches at Université Laval and is a former Dawson teacher.

Full program and links to join workshops online: Support Staff Training Day Program - May 24, 2022


Dawson’s Annual Moodle Day is May 27

May 18th, 2022


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New for credit program in post-secondary education administration

May 18th, 2022

The Regroupement des cégeps de Montréal reported that there is a new for credit program offered by Université de Montréal in post-secondary education administration. Prospective students can take individual courses or the whole program.

For more information:


DALC 10th

DALC updates

March 9th, 2022

The Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC), celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, has a few invitations for you. There are a number of DALC events scheduled over the March break. The sessions are all on Zoom and all are welcome: Tuesday (March 15) – Show & Tell: Share engaging strategies with other teachers and have…

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