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Due to the strike, the College is expected to be closed from December 8 to 14 (including the weekend). Should the strike be cancelled, the college will reopen and students and employees will be informed promptly.



Cultural safety in the workplace lunch ‘n learn on Dec. 6

November 30th, 2023

The First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Québec (FNHRDCQ), a long time partner of CRISPESH, will give a talk online on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 12 PM to 1 PM about cultural safety in the workplace. It aims to increase our knowledge of the cultural context and help us adopt practices that promote equity with First Nations. This is a first step in an ongoing process to recognize First Nations skills, improve their access to employment and ensure an inclusive development.

Simultaneous translation from French to English will be provided. For registration:

CRISPESH is a College Centre for Transfer (CCTT) in innovative social practices affiliated with Cégep du Vieux Montréal and Dawson College.

Faculty and professionals invited to Ped Day Oct. 13 

September 27th, 2023

Join your colleagues at the Dawson College Pedagogical Day Friday, Oct. 13. It begins at 8:30 AM with a light breakfast in 5B.16.  At 9 AM, Erin Barker will give the keynote talk entitled “Transition and Resilience Building in Emerging Adulthood.”  

Erin Barker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and member of the Centre for Research in Human Development at Concordia University, where she directs the Lifespan Well-Being Laboratory. 

Workshops will take place starting at 10:30 AM and at 2 PM.

Registration for workshops will close Oct. 10 at 12 PM to provide participant lists to presenters. Some sessions have attendance limits so register early! 

Visit the link to register.

CRISPESH offers Lunch ‘n Learn series

September 27th, 2023

Dawson’s CCTT CRISPESH is holding its first event in a lunch ‘n learn series on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 12  PM. Here is the link to register:

Autisme et aménagement intérieur, un cas à succès ! Billets, mer, 4 oct. 2023 à 12:00 | Eventbrite

To see the whole line-up for this year: CRISPESH_midi-conferences_2023-2024

CRISPESH is a College Centre for Transfer (CCTT) in innovative social practices affiliated with Cégep du Vieux Montréal and Dawson College. The focus of its mission is to promote the inclusion of people living with disabilities in Quebec society.

Students and staff learn bike maintenance skills at workshop

May 31st, 2023

Students and employees showed up with their bikes to learn how to change a tire, adjust brakes and do basic tune up’s on May 23. Mech Tech faculty member Adam Kingsland led an outdoor bike workshop.

Adam facilitates the workshops by ensuring all participants can get their hands dirty to benefit from the hands-on learning.

Jocelyn Parr (faculty, History) said: "I loved the workshop with Adam! It was accessible to all types of cyclists and it was the first time I'd ever changed my own brake pads. I left feeling like I might even be up to swapping out some cables and maybe even my derailleur!"

In addition, the Sustainability Office was able to form a partnership with local bike shop Martin Swiss cycle, just a 5-minute bike ride from Dawson. Simply present your student or employee I.D. and you will receive 15% off on all accessories. (Discount not applicable to bikes or labour)

Pictured: Jocelyn Parr (History) and Adam Kingsland (Mech Tech). Photo credit : Sophie La Font

To join our Active transportation team, send us an email

BYO Bike and learn how to maintain it May 23

May 17th, 2023

Adam Kingsland (Faculty, Mechanical Engineering) will be giving a bike repair and tune-up workshop on Tuesday, May 23 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Spots are limited so reserve your spot by emailing Bring your bike to the Gazebo in Parking Lot 1 (Wood Avenue side of campus) and learn how to:

  1. Change a tube & pump up your tires
  2. Adjust your brakes
  3. Adjust your gears / shifters

12th Annual SALTISE Conference on June 12 & 13

May 3rd, 2023

The Supporting Active Learning & Technological Innovation in Studies of Education (SALTISE) conference is dedicated to helping faculty discover evidence-based pedagogy that uses educational technology with the goal of leading to improved learning.

Each year it hosts national and international scholars and provides opportunities for local experts to share best practices in the exciting world of active learning pedagogy and the use of technology via its annual conference.

Educators as Designers: A Practice-Research Conversation is the umbrella under which the 2023 SALTISE Conference is operating. This year the conference will happen on June 12 and 13, 2023 at Concordia University. The conference will give attendees the opportunity to learn from a wide range of experts in their fields at talks, workshops and networking events.

Giving you a peek into what to expect, SALTISE has announced its keynote speakers and they are not to be missed! First is Diana Laurillard, who is a Professor of Learning with Digital Technology at the University College London in the U.K. Her keynote will be "Educators Collaborating to Innovate: The Roles Digital Technologies Can Play." Second, is Kelly Miller who will deliver a keynote entitled "Overcoming Challenges in Active Learning Environments." Kelly is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Physics at Harvard University.

Hosting and running the conference is a significant task that requires the support of many volunteers. You can volunteer for a few hours, and tasks may include registering attendees, directing the flow of people, preparing rooms, serving alcohol (for volunteers 18+), and cleaning up. Sign up to be a volunteer now.

Visit the link below for details and registration.

Earth Weeks 2023 at Dawson

April 19th, 2023

A full program of activities is happening at Dawson from April 17-28 for students and employees to celebrate Earth Week, connect with Nature and learn about ways to live more sustainably.

On Tuesday, April 18, Jonathan Egan’s Introduction to Outdoor Education Class participated in a Bioblitz in the Peace Garden with Biology teacher Brian Mader, who is leading the 1,000 Species in 1,000 Days initiative. For a few hours, the students observed life in the Peace Garden and added to Dawson’s count. One way, they observed many kinds of life was by lifting up a slab of old tree trunk in the eco circle of the Peace Garden (pictured).

All students and employees are invited to help identify 1,000 plants, animals and other kinds of life on our city block in downtown Montreal. To date, a total of 455 species have been identified. From April 10-17, the Dawson College-Campus Biodiversity Network on the free app iNaturalist had 58 new observations, 12 new species added, and four new observers.

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DawsCon, A.I. workshops and Data Journalism challenge this weekend

March 22nd, 2023

On Friday, March 24, Dawson College will be hosting a free conference for educators and industry, and a subsequent weekend Data Journalism Challenge (March 25-26) aimed at students of any background. Attendees will be exposed to a wide range of AI topics from challenges of ChatGPT in education to ethics and bias to data manipulation and machine learning,…

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March 22nd, 2023

At this point, you’ve surely heard of ChatGPT, the A.I. text generation system developed by OpenAI. Perhaps you are even a little sick of hearing about it already! For better or worse, ChatGPT and its soon to be released, much more powerful cousin GPT-4, will have dramatic consequences for higher education. Members of the Dawson…

The Math Guru is coming to Dawson March 23

March 8th, 2023

The Dawson community is invited to an online presentation by Vanessa Vakharia, also known as The Math Guru, on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. This event, hosted on Teams, will provide valuable insights into strategies for overcoming obstacles and maintaining motivation in math and learning. Faculty members are encouraged to promote the event to their students.

Registration is required to attend the event. To sign up or inquire about any details, please contact Reyana Hadef, Pedagogical Counsellor at the Math Success Centre, through MIO or email at

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Last Modified: November 30, 2023


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