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Welcome Weeks for new students begin Aug. 9

June 1st, 2021

New students will have a chance to come to the campus and get a tour led by a second or third-year student during Welcome Weeks, which will take place Aug. 9-16. “We are really looking forward to having the students back on campus,” said Dan Boyer, Coordinator of Student Services and the lead organizer of…

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Report on Dawson College Model UN

June 1st, 2021

In 2020-2021, Dawson College Model UN (DCMUN) had to pivot online and adapt to the realities of our new world. We were motivated to continue to offer Dawson students an engaging and enriching para-academic experience, even at a distance. We were glad to support an active delegation of Dawson students this year, both first and…

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182 students have received DCFAB bursary to date

May 18th, 2021

A total of $ 127,250 has been distributed through the Dawson College Financial Aid Bursary (DCFAB) to 182 students to date. The average bursary was $699.

As a response to the economic hardships brought about by the pandemic, the DCFAB was set up last fall by the Dawson Student Union (DSU), the Student Services team of the College and the Dawson College Foundation (DCF). The Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur has provided additional support.

“We are working to ensure that Dawson students can continue their education without interruption. The creation of the DCFAB reflects our commitment to promote excellence in education, especially during difficult times," said Ursula Cabral of the DCF.

Students can continue to apply for the bursary through the DCF website.

Donations are still needed to keep helping our students in this unprecedented situation. Donate here


Joel Tyrell honoured

May 18th, 2021

Joel Tyrell (Athletics, Student Services) was honoured by Montréal à Coeur/Montreal Community Cares with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Here is their Facebook post, which was published on May 14:

"You are a bridge builder in every sense of the word. You have created an outlet for young boys and girls to dream big as well as a pathway to help them become influencers and role models for their community. Thank you for putting your heart and soul into helping make dreams a reality for so many!"

Click Read More to see the post on Facebook.

New Code of Conduct promotes safe environment for entire Dawson Community

May 18th, 2021

Everyone who comes to work, attends class or visits the College campus has a right to not only a safe and healthy environment, but to be treated with respect and civility. These principles are the basis of Dawson’s new Code of Conduct Policy that will apply to the entire Dawson Community, including students, employees, as…

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Highlights of First Peoples Week 2021

May 4th, 2021

First Peoples’ Week, the annual celebration of Indigenous peoples’ histories and cultures, returned to Dawson College after being pre-empted by the initial COVID-19 lockdown. The weeklong event took place March 29 to April 1 and featured a great selection of Indigenous knowledge keepers, representing many of the various Indigenous peoples in Quebec.

Event organizers included The First Peoples’ Centre, Campus Life and Leadership, The Decolonization and Indigenization Studies Certificate, and the Dawson Peace Centre. This year’s edition was hosted virtually. While it was different from previous years; it was no less of a success.

There were 16 activities in total, ranging from traditional knowledge sharing, painting, musical performances, and a comedy show featuring Dawson graduate Tai Leclaire, who has recently made his television-writing debut on the Peacock network sitcom Rutherford Falls.

Other highlights include a presentation from Aronhiaies Herne from Akwesasne, Mohawk Territory, on the ceremony cycle of the Haudenosaunee peoples. In addition, an Indigenous Fashion and Arts Roundtable was held featuring Anishnabe artist Cedar-Eve and Eeyou Elder Joanie Saganash. The round table was moderated by Metis-Salteaux artist Dayna Danger.

Student and faculty participation exceeded expectations, thanks in no small part to faculty who welcomed virtual presentations into their classes. The number of attendees was similar to what we would’ve expected if we were able to be in person. There was excellent student participation as well, which is what makes the programming worth the hard work.

Submitted by Tiawenti:non Canadian, Coordinator of the First Peoples’ Centre, Student Services

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Seeking judges for D Voice

March 23rd, 2021

The Campus Life and Leadership (CLL) team is looking for 2-3 judges to choose the winners of a singing competition, co-hosted by the Dawson Student Union. In addition to prizes, the winners will be entered as Dawson's representatives in the annual intercollegiate Unplugged singing competition. The judges are provided with a criteria sheet, along with the rules and guidelines that the students receive. They will have at least five days to review all the submissions in the comfort of their own home. Winners will be announced April 19.

Contact Michelle Lee or Billi-Jo Poirier to volunteer as a judge.

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Seeking artist contributions for Earth Week event

March 23rd, 2021

Dawson's Earth Week is fast approaching. We are reaching out to any staff, faculty or student who would like to contribute a piece of art: canvas painting, digital painting prints, photographs, sculptures, etc. to this year's Earth Week fundraiser. The theme for the pieces is anything nature, animals, sustainability, Earth. They will all be put up for sale online between April 19 and April 30. Your name and/or social media accounts will be mentioned, and all the money raised will help fund Dawson's beautiful Peace Garden.

No pieces will be turned away. Thank you in advance for caring for our garden!

Please contact if you would like to be part of this wonderful cause.


Using the power of storytelling to support student mental health

March 9th, 2021

The Counselling team of Student Services hosted an arts-based workshop on Feb. 25 to provide a safe space for Dawson College students to connect with each other, share stories and learn about resources to support mental health during this time of isolation. About 45 students attended the workshop entitled Movies for Mental Health, presented by…


Peer mentor program continues to support new students

March 9th, 2021

In September of 2020, Dawson’s COVID-19 Steering Committee approved the creation of a student peer mentoring initiative. The plan was to assemble and train a team of second- and third-year students who would mentor new students adjusting to the remote learning environment.

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