Montreal UN Conference hosted by Dawson drew 500 participants
Dawson College hosted the 7th Edition of the Montreal United Nations Conference on Nov. 20-22. This is an important Model United Nations event that welcomes delegates from both the Greater Montreal Area and abroad.
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Amplifying Sustainable Happiness
Dawson participants, as well as many from outside the College, are experiencing the concept of Sustainable Happiness (SH) and exploring its implications, both personally and professionally.
During the next six months, SH facilitators will be offering programs for Dawson students, staff and managers. A program for another college will start next week.
A recent SH certificate was also just completed by Colleges and Institutes Canada staff in Ottawa, while a certificate offered in Spanish is on-going with an international group. Both external groups piloted the use of the SH Journal, also introduced to students within four Dawson psychology courses this semester.
Student Services will make 500 additional journals available to students, serving as a method that may help students distance from stress.
Sustainable Happiness programs review sustainability principles and actions that help us as individuals, help others, and/or help the planet. How these actions contribute to happiness, in turn, is identified as a component of well-being that involves positive emotions, satisfaction and fulfillment. Find more information about Dawson’s SH programs here.
4,000 new students contacted in outreach blitz
The Student Services team contacted every first-year student, both part-time and full-time, last week.
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Students can now apply for new bursary
The Dawson College Financial Aid Bursary (DCFAB) is now live. Dawson students may access and apply to the DCFAB by completing the form here.
The goal is to provide financial aid to students who need short-term financial relief.
The bursary is thanks to the collaborative efforts of Student Services, the Dawson Student Union and the Dawson College Foundation. With additional support from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, a student in need may receive a bursary of up to $1,500.
The Dawson College Financial Aid Bursary (DCFAB) is now live. Dawson students may access and apply to the DCFAB by completing the form here. Students will be informed soon about the new bursary and how to apply. The new bursary aims to provide financial aid to domestic and international students who need short-term financial relief encouraging them…
Lizanne Murphy returns to Dawson!
Lizanne Murphy is back at Dawson as an assistant coach for the Division 1 Women's Basketball Team.
"Dawson felt like home," she said. "It's such a great feeling to be back."
Lizanne was part of the first team recruited by Head Coach Trevor Williams and graduated from Health Science in 2003. She went on to play professionally, represented Canada at the Olympics and won a gold medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games.
Lizanne believes there are many young players on Dawson's team who could follow in her footsteps and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge with them.
The team is currently meeting online and training at home while they look forward to practicing and playing games again in January.
Food Bank is open
The Food Bank is open again for students who need help with groceries. Students may contact Yvonne Dudley by MIO or email to make an appointment. The Food Bank is open by appointment only on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In their appointment request, students need to include their student number and the time they would like to come.
Golf and soccer players back in the game!
Great news! Sports are back! Our Div. 1 men's soccer team played Vanier College Sept. 18 and the Golf team played a college tournament on Sept. 19. Women's Div. 1 soccer plays against Cégep André-Laurendeau this Friday and the co-ed baseball team plays John Abbott twice on Saturday. Many athletes are still only training while they look forward to playing games again.
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Dawson health and well-being videos for students
Three new short videos have been created to present information to students about health, counselling and well-being. All students will receive these by Omnivox document this week.
Dawson Health Services -Online, featuring our College Nurses, Julie Drolet and Julie Gosselin: https://vimeo.com/449797876
Dawson Self-care Tips, featuring Kelly Ann Morel of Counselling Services: https://vimeo.com/449806128
Dawson Personal Counselling, featuring Kelly Ann Morel of Counselling Services: https://vimeo.com/449819060
Last Modified: December 15, 2020