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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…

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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…

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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.

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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


Jack Talk

How to be there for young people: a free talk by

April 20th, 2022

What you can expect to learn in the talk:

The basics of mental health, personal stories from trained youth speakers, how to recognize signs of struggle in your students and much more.

This event will take place online on April 27 at 7 p.m. To register, click read more.

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Honour the life of Joe Rose with AR

April 6th, 2022

Joe Rose was a Dawson nursing student and AIDS activist who wanted to start a Montreal edition of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), an international grassroots political group that is working to end the AIDS pandemic. While attending Dawson in 1985, he founded the Etcetera Club, a safe space for LGBT students. On…

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From Hive to Honey jar: Bee workshop for employees Nov. 17

November 3rd, 2021

A hands-on, sticky, and sweet celebration of the beekeeping season coming to an end! Our local beekeeper from Alvéole arrives with two bursting honey frames and all the equipment necessary to extract it. Participants actively participate in uncapping honey frames, turning the manual extractor, bottling the honey and—most importantly—tasting the fruits of the bees’ labour!  Due to health restrictions, we can only welcome 30 participants. We will contact you to confirm your participation.

Wednesday Nov. 17
12 -1 p.m.
Conrod's 2F.4 near the stage

To express your interest, please email

Photo: Several employees, including Jenn de Vera, watched a beekeeper wrap up the bee hives (home to 100,000 Dawson honey bees) for winter on Dawson's 4H rooftop on Oct. 20. 

Live model drawing

Live Model Drawing sessions every Monday evening

November 3rd, 2021

The Fine Arts Department is pleased to invite current students and employees to:
Live Model Drawing Sessions
(funded by the SSAP and Dean of Creative & Applied Arts)

Every Monday evening from 6-9 p.m. in studio 2G.4 until Nov. 29

Photo: artwork by Alexandra Louwagie.

  • Only current Dawson students and employees can attend
  • Maximum attendance is 30 people - first come, first served
  • You must bring your own materials
  • Masks to be worn at all times
  • No eating or drinking allowed in the studio
  • Use of phones or cameras prohibited in the studio


CRISPESH is offering a lunch ‘n learn series

September 29th, 2021

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