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Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019


Second and Third Place for S.P.A.C.E. Students in McGill Physics Hackathon

Dawson students participating in the S.P.A.C.E. (Sciences Participating with Arts and Culture in Education) student enrichment initiative presented their winning McGill Physics Hackathon projects at a Montreal Planetarium gala Nov. 18. Dawson teams placed 2nd and 3rd out of 42 teams that competed in the hackathon that took place at MILA November 2-3. 

Photo caption: The S.P.A.C.E. team with mentors and organizers during the McGill Physics Hackathon at MILA. Credit: Raffles Zhu Photography 

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#DawsonProud, From the Director General

Recognizing Excellence in Teaching

Five teachers will be feted by their colleagues for teaching excellence in January at Dawson’s Annual Ped Day for teachers Jan. 13-14. We are proud to present this year’s honourees.

Sarah Beer, pictured, of Sociology is one of them. Click "Read More" to find out who the others are.

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Kids Holiday Party Dec. 14

Kids are invited to a special party just for them at Dawson College on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be merriment and surprises.  Please bring a wrapped gift for each child you accompany. The elves are still working on this one but we will need you to fill out an RSVP form next week so Santa is ready. Lunch will be served.


RSVP by Dec. 2 for Holiday Party

We have another amazing Holiday Party in store for you Dec. 6! Dawson College is treating all its employees to a nice meal and a night of dancing with cash bar. To help us plan the food and more, we need you to RSVP by Monday, Dec. 2. You can find the RSVP form in the My Dawson Portal (Omnivox) on the left hand column under "Non-Academic Services" by clicking on "Holiday Party RSVP." Break out your cozy chalet clothes (think plaid, faux fur, woolen wear).

Dawson Gives

Update on Giving Tuesday

One more week until Dec. 3: Giving Tuesday. We had a terrific response last week but we still need more help: 

  • Yvonne Dudley in Financial Aid says every day a new harvest appears. The end of the month means more students in need are coming. Check the needs list and keep dropping off donations at the Giving Tree near the Caf or at the office in 4E.2.
  • Janice Harvey  (  is trying to match as many as 30 kids in care of Batshaw for Christmas. To date, 14 people have committed to answering a letter to Santa. Can we make 16 more kids happy Christmas morning?
  • Gisela Frias received a gift of laptops and some donations but needs more for the Cuban community being assisted through the North-South Program. Check the needs list please.
  • $18,500 was distributed through the Dawson College Foundation to students at Awards Night. Help us replenish the Awards Fund:

***Needs lists in Read more button

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#DawsonProud, Dawson Gives

Dawson’s Brightest Students Honoured at Awards Ceremony Nov. 20

Seventy-nine awards were given to an incredible group of promising young people. In total, the awards distributed this fall added up to $23,350. The Awards Fund of the Dawson College Foundation provided most of the awards: $18,500 came from donors and members of the community through the Foundation.

Photo: Pictured with Dean Leanne Bennett, Margaux Roncière (Pure and Applied) won three awards: Berlow Science Prize, First Year Achievement Award in Science, Mirjehan Janmohamed Award for Science.

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Events, Peace Centre

The December Man Dec. 7

Award-winning play The December Man tells the story of  a young man who was an engineering student at École Polytechnique in 1989 and experienced survivor guilt. Presented just after the 30th anniversary on Dec. 6, the presentation is meant to commemorate the lives of the 14 young women lost that day.

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Peace Centre

Call For Artists: Resistance & Resilience Project

Seeking student & emerging artists from racialized legacy and newcomer communities for an April 2020 exhibition. All  exhibiting artists will be paid. Deadline: Feb. 20, 2020.

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Dawson Gives

Save the Date for Golf!

On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, we will return to the beautiful and challenging course at Summerlea Golf and Country Club in Vaudreuil for the 15th edition of the annual Dawson College Foundation Golf Tournament presented by Alexis-Nihon.

The committee has already secured Nancy Audet, a journalist with TVA Sports, as our 2020 Honourary President. Stay tuned for more news soon, including early bird registration.



New Purpose for your Tacky Mugs

Dawson uses enough disposable coffee cups to fill the Lower Atrium from floor to ceiling every year! Using reusable mugs can make a huge impact. However, the cafeteria's mug inventory has almost disappeared.

Your tacky mugs, Holiday mugs, ex-boyfriend mugs, worn-off graphics mugs, extravagant and over-the-top mugs can have a new life and purpose here. Please drop off your 10 - 20 oz capacity mugs in the bins at the caf entrance. You can also return the dirty mugs sitting on your desk- no judgement and no questions asked! ;) 

Faculty Hub

Student-centred Teaching Series continues Dec. 11

The Role of Literacy and Disciplinary Literacy in College:  Fostering Student Learning and Autonomy is the title of a workshop to be given by Lara Pysk Dec. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Disciplinary literacy will be presented as a new perspective for teachers who would like to support and develop students’ learning in their area of specialization. The morning will feature short presentations and interactive activities.

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Capital Request Training Sessions

Finance will be offering two training sessions in 4B.6 on the Capital Request process:

  • Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

If you are interested, please confirm your attendance with Carmen Saileanu:


DocWorks Online Print Shop Job Submission System To Be Retired Dec. 6

Earlier this year, Dawson College acquired the Omnivox Reprography and copyrights module to replace the DocWorks online print shop job submission system.  To complete the transition to the new module, DocWorks will no longer accept print jobs after Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.  Omnivox Reprography and Copyrights Module


DawsonITE Newsletter # 449

DawsonITE is your weekly curated news related to IT and Education prepared by Dawson's Rafael Scapin. In this week's issue:

  • 6 Google Tricks When You Don’t Know What to Search For
  • Flipped Classroom: Advantages and Challenges
  • How to practice effectively...for just about anything


Read More - DawsonITE Newsletter # 449

Dawson Gives

Interior Design’s Annual Chair Raffle

The Interior Design program’s annual chair raffle benefiting the vernissage is back. There are two chairs so there will be two winners! Tickets are $5 or 3 for $12. You can buy tickets at 2G.7 (Helen) or 3D.11 (Angelique), or from students in the 3rd floor G wing. The draw is at 6 p.m. Dec. 10. 

Dawson Gives

Thrift to Uplift Nov. 28

The RePURPOSE Thrift Sale will take place Thursday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in 3C.1. All proceeds will go to The Resilience Project, a new homeless shelter in Cabot Square.      

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Clothing 20% off at Bookstore

Winter is officially here! Time to snuggle into this cold season with some comfy clothing! For the month of December, ALL clothing will  be 20% off in the Bookstore and 40% off on select styles! Sale is on from Dec. 2 – Dec. 20.

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