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Dawson team wins Sportsmanship prize at Robotics competition

May 18th, 2022

The Dawson Robotics team brought home the Sportsmanship prize from the multidisciplinary CRC Robotics' Arcanum 2022 competition held from April 28 to 30 at the École Curé-Antoine-Labelle. The team also won first place in the video production category and second in the programming and kiosks competition.

Read all about how our students welcomed the competition's many challenges with open arms.

SPACE Week May 2 2022

It’s the first-ever SPACE Week at Dawson

May 4th, 2022

It’s the first-ever SPACE (Sciences Participating with Arts and Culture in Education) Week at Dawson!

From robotics demos to a collective drawing activity, the entire Dawson community is invited to experience exhibitions, project displays, interactive activities and more presented by the student enrichment initiative SPACE, which promotes exploration, discussion, and collaboration beyond the classroom and across disciplines.

As part of this week, Dawson Science student Michael Bomba unveiled an electric guitar he built from scratch in tribute to the Fender Broadcaster, or "The Blackguard", which was the prototype for the first mass-produced solid-body electric guitars in the late '40s.

Pictured from left to right: SPACE Coordinator and Physics teacher Joel Trudeau, student Michael, IST team member and musician Kirk Fontaine and Academic Development officer and SPACE assistant Ursula Sommerer.

Discover more of what SPACE week has to offer on Dawson's Events Calendar at

All events take place in 3C.1 unless indicated otherwise.


First ever SPACEweek coming up and more SPACE news

April 20th, 2022

Fourth Annual SPACE Writing Competition Students from all disciplines across the College submitted to the fourth annual SPACE Writing Competition, each offering their own personal interpretation of this year’s theme, Intersections. In total 50 pieces were judged by a jury of faculty—Amanda Beattie (Fine Arts), Nadim Boukhira (Physics) and Andrea Strudensky (English). Entries were evaluated…


SPACE students win the Astro Prize at the McGill Physics Hackathon

December 1st, 2021

Dawson students once again took part in the McGill Physics Hackathon which took place this year on November 6-7. The goal of the friendly computer programming competition was simple: to welcome everyone into the wonderful world of scientific computing!

Over a 24-hour period, participants had the opportunity to work on projects combining the physical sciences and computing, and to meet and learn from like-minded, curious, and passionate individuals as well as with experts from both academia and industry.

A team of mainly Dawson students—Shawn Maor, Syphax Ramdani, Joey Yu—won the Astrophysics prize for their project, Star Formation, and were awarded telescopes! A write-up of their experience can be found on the SPACE website:

The students also earned credits towards the new SPACE: Arts and Sciences Certificate by competing and creating a project for the hackathon.

D News News Item – SPACE Intersections

Launch of the SPACE: Arts and Sciences Certificate

August 18th, 2021

SPACE is excited to announce the launch of the new SPACE: Arts and Sciences Certificate. The certificate will guide students in making connections between the arts and sciences, including the social sciences, through coursework as well as activities and projects that bridge the classroom and co-curricular activities. Students will explore topics across the arts and sciences and be offered the opportunity both to broaden their education beyond their chosen program and to deepen their knowledge and skills within their field of study.

Students will be able to complete the certificate through individualized pathways and be part of a dynamic learning community with the support of peer and faculty mentorship.

Faculty who are interested in cross-listing one or more of their courses with the SPACE certificate may do so by contacting Ursula Sommerer at

Image: detail of 2021/22 intersections theme poster design by Illustration student Evy Voyatzis.


TransLuminal Project: Call for Submissions due May 25

May 18th, 2021

What does it mean to go beyond the speed of light?

TransLuminal, a multilayered, illuminated 10’ x 5’ mural that explores the delineation of boundaries and the movement beyond them, was created in the spring of 2015 as a College-wide community project. It is displayed in the 4 A/B corridor at Dawson College

In March 2020, just prior to the pandemic shutdown, the lightbox was dismounted and subsequently, the electronics powering it were replaced and upgraded.

As part of the TransLuminal project relaunch, we are inviting the greater Dawson Community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others—to take part and to interpret through creative imagery and short reflections what it means to go beyond the speed of light. Curated images submitted by participants will be uploaded to the lightbox, adding a new layer of expression to this exploration of the intersections of the arts and sciences which is a hallmark of the SPACE initiative.

Click Read More for details and the form to submit. Deadline is May 25 and there will be prizes!


SPACE updates

April 20th, 2021

Third Annual SPACE Writing Competition Students from all disciplines across Dawson College were invited to submit writing to the 2020/21 SPACE Writing Competition. Just under 50 pieces, each offering a personal interpretation of this year’s theme, space s, were submitted. The pieces were judged by a jury of current and retired faculty—Amanda Cockburn (Faculty, English),…


Photography Contest! Science Meets Art

March 23rd, 2021

Please promote photo contest to your students!

ScienceFest and SPACE present their third annual photography contest! Take a photo that relates to science and to this year's theme "SPACE S", submit it online, and earn a place in a virtual photography exhibit. You may even win a prize!


  • Artistic value of the photograph
  • Scientific value of the photograph
  • Relevance to the theme
  • Caption writing

The contest is open to ALL Dawson students. Deadline to submit: March 30 at 5 p.m.


This year’s theme for SPACE

September 22nd, 2020

Every year SPACE (Sciences Participating with Arts and Culture in Education) conceives a theme to stimulate thought, discussion, exploration, and collaboration, both within and beyond the classroom, and across the disciplines. This year’s theme is space s.  In 2020/21, SPACE invites Dawson students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the broader community to explore our…


SPACE update

June 16th, 2020

As we come to the end of this challenging semester, SPACE (Sciences Participating with Arts and Culture in Education) is preparing for an online Fall semester in which we will continue to host and build on our usual venues and activities––website, web magazine, contests, talks, conferences, exhibitions, etc.––while adapting to this new reality of online…

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Last Modified: May 18, 2022


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