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Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

#DawsonProud, Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery

14th Faculty Biennial opened Jan. 23

The 14th Faculty Biennial exhibition opened Jan. 23 and is on until Feb. 19. Artworks by 19 Dawson faculty members, leaders in Montreal's art and academic communities, are displayed.

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#DawsonProud, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Dawson’s Living Campus at JAC, Marie-Victorin and the Eastern Townships

Our own Jenn de Vera and Madelaine Côté shared our sustainability projects at John Abbott College and Cegep Marie-Victorin Ped Days in early January. JAC's Ped Day theme was: Sustainability & Creating a Climate of Change. In April, the Living Schools Symposium will take place in the Eastern Townships.

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Academic News, Decolonization, Events, Sustainability

Jan. 30: Mohawk Environmental Stewardship and Action

In the first environment seminar of the semester, the Environmental Studies and Science Profiles welcome Chief Ross Montour and Lynn Konwaia'tanón:we's Jacobs to discuss environmental stewardship and action.

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Policy on Sexual Violence

Practical tips for sexual violence bystanders

Over two days of workshops Jan. 21-22, 150 employees and students learned the three things to say if someone ever discloses they have been sexually assaulted and other tips for sexual violence bystanders.

To review or learn these three phrases and to get more tips, click Read More for the news report about the workshop.

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DawsonAI, Faculty Hub

What is MyAnalytics?

Dean of Academic Initiatives Ray Bourgeois, who is also part of the Dawson AI team, tells us about this new AI tool in a feature article.

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Human Resources, Milestones

Kieran Huxley retiring

Kieran Huxley began working at Dawson College in 1985 as an audiovisual technician. He has held a variety of jobs at the College in three and a half decades culminating in his current job as Coordinator of IT Operations. On Friday, Kieran will retire.

To find out what Kieran liked best at Dawson and what's next, click read more.

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Human Resources, Milestones

Susie Wileman retiring

Susie Wileman began working at Dawson in 1992 as a guidance counsellor. This Friday, Susie will retire from her current job at Dawson as a psychologist in the Student AccessAbility Centre.

To find out what Susie liked best at Dawson and what's next, click read more.

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Academic News, Decolonization, Faculty Hub

We can all participate in decolonization

Decolonization was the subject of two workshops at Ped Days Jan. 13-14. Everyone can participate in decolonization efforts, Catherine Richardson said at her workshop. To read more of what she shared and to get practical tips and resources on decolonization, click Read More to go to the news article.

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Campus Life, Human Resources, Well-being for all

Jan. 29: employees invited to participate in Bell Let’s Talk Day

As part of our commitment to well-being for all, employees are encouraged to drop by the Lower Atrium on Bell Let's Talk Day on Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come show your support for mental health, get informed about resources and take a selfie with an encouraging message for Bell swag (while quantities last).

We would like to remind you that Dawson College offers all employees free and immediate emotional support through the Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P.). The confidential counselling line is open 24 hours/day 365 days/year. Click on Read More for a link to the EAP webpage.

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Faculty Hub, Workshops

Upcoming Faculty Hub workshops

The Faculty Hub has two great workshops planned for faculty professional development next month:

Academic News, Faculty Hub

Resist Violence project newsletter

The most recent Resist Violence project newsletter is available now! Don’t forget to subscribe!

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#DawsonProud, S.P.A.C.E.

S.P.A.C.E. writing competition winners

In 2019-2020, S.P.A.C.E (Sciences Participating with Arts and Culture in Education) held its second annual writing competition.

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Continuing Education and Community Services (CECS), Perks for Dawson Employees

Improve your workplace French

Réussir en français au bureau is an online non-credit intermediate French course. Continuing Education and Community Services (CECS) is offering this great opportunity to polish your office French. Deadline to register is this Thursday, Jan. 30. The 24-hour course will be given Thursdays 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. from Feb. 6 to March 26. Students will also receive 21 hours of complementary videos and exercises.

Come to the CECS office (2H.1) to benefit from employee registration rates.

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Dawson Gives, Events

Last chance for early bird golf pricing

Early bird pricing for golf ends Feb. 1! The 15th Annual Dawson Foundation Golf Tournament will take place June 10 at Summerlea Golf and Country Club. Click read more to register now.

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Confucius Institute

Welcoming the Year of the Rat

To celebrate the Chinese New Year and to strengthen relations with the local Chinese community, the Confucius Institute at Dawson College co-sponsored a Chinese New Year Gala at Place des Arts Jan. 18. The evening was a showcase of Chinese culture featuring dance, acrobatics and singing. The Chinese New Year, which was officially welcomed Jan. 24-25, is the major celebration of the year for the Chinese. Wishing everyone great happiness and prosperity for the Year of the Rat!

Academic News, Events

30 events planned for Social Science Week

Social Science Week is next week: Feb. 3- 7.

Plan your week: session descriptions 

To reserve for your class or for more info, contact organizers Vivien Watson or Nancy Rebelo. 


DawsonITE Newsletter # 454

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

  • The Top 5 Tech Trends That Will Disrupt Education In 2020
  • Internet use reduces study skills in university students
  • Fighting Fake News in the Classroom

Read More - DawsonITE Newsletter # 454

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Last Modified: January 28, 2020


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