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Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020

#DawsonProud, Academic News, Dawson Research, Faculty Hub, Sustainability

Anna-Liisa Aunio & team are finalists for $5 M grant

Implementing Smart Cities: Interventions to Build Healthy Cities is the name of a training platform and research project that is in the running for a $5 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Anna-Liisa Aunio (Sociology) is a co-applicant. You can read what she thinks about its significance for Dawson by clicking on Read More.

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Dawson Research, Faculty Hub, Homepage news

Making the world more inclusive

Improving the lives of people living in a disabling situation has been the work of CRISPESH for almost 10 years. CRISPESH is Dawson's unique College Centre for the Transfer of Technologies (CCTT). The project is in partnership with Cégep du Vieux Montréal. Currently, there are about half a dozen teachers from CVM working on CRISPESH research. Dawson teachers are invited to contact CRISPESH to find out about research opportunities. Click Read More to access the news piece.

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Academic News, Board, From the Director General

Revamped Diagnostic Imaging Program and other news from Feb. 25 Board Meeting

To learn about the newly revised Diagnostic Imaging Program and to read highlights of the recent Board of Governors meeting Feb. 25, click Read More.

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#DawsonProud, Dawson Blues, Perks for Dawson Employees

Dawson hosting RSEQ Div. 1 Basketball Provincials March 7-8

Go Dawson Blues! Dawson is hosting the Div. 1 provincial basketball championships this coming weekend. The Women’s Team will be playing for a spot to represent the RSEQ at the CCAA Nationals on Saturday, March 7 at 12 p.m. The Men’s Team will play in a ¼ final game on March 3. Check out the details in the Read More link.

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Human Resources, Well-being for all

Help us all stay healthy

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#DawsonProud, Faculty Hub, Sustainability

Dawson helping move SDGs forward in CICan national project

CICan is partnering with Dawson and eight other colleges to help Canada reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ImpAct, with the support of the McConnell Foundation and the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, will help advance Canada’s commitment to sustainability.

Chris Adam, who represented Dawson, said: “It was clear that the sustainability-related work implemented by Dawson staff and students is recognized across Canada as innovative, current and entrepreneurial!”

Anyone interested in identifying how their existing course content meets SDGs or are interested in integrating SDGs into their programs, profiles or courses can contact Chris Adam. To read more about the project, see the CICan news release in the Read More link.

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Academic News, Campus Life, Events

International Day of Mathematics March 12 at Dawson

Dawson College is on the global map of celebrations for the first International Day of Mathematics (IDM). Find out what's planned on March 12 at Dawson and get a link to the math map in the Read More link.

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#DawsonProud, Academic News, Dawson Research, DawsonAI, Faculty Hub, In the news/in social media

DawsonAI projects selected by PIA

Two projects that count DawsonAI as a partner have been selected by PIA to go forward. The organization made the announcement Feb. 26. Click Read More to learn about the projects and get a link to the official news release.

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Dawson Remembers, Milestones

R.I.P. Nick Gabrilopoulos

We regret to inform you that Dawson College learned last week that Nick Gabrilopoulos passed away September 9, 2019. Nick had taught Anthropology at Dawson College since January 2002. To read a remembrance by his colleague, Maciek Domanski, click Read More.

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#DawsonProud, Dawson Professional Theatre, Events, Promotional

Mary Page Marlowe opens March 4

Dawson's Professional Theatre Department presents Mary Page Marlowe, by Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Tracy Letts. Click Read More to get a brief summary and show times.

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Academic News, Events, Faculty Hub, Peace Centre

Ethical Eating debate March 5

The Peace Certificate and the Peace Centre presents Contentiousness with Compassion, a moderated debate series aimed to bring civility and respect to difficult conversations. First topic is Ethical Eating on March 5. For details, click Read More.

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Academic News, Faculty Hub

Thinking about W/GS at Dawson and beyond

Following the panel discussion this Friday, March 6 with Greta Hofmann Nemiroff, Shree Mulay, and Alanna Thain (10 a.m. in 5B.16),  all interested Faculty are invited to join in helping us envision how Dawson's W/GS certificate can meet the challenges of tomorrow. Click Read More for times and venues.

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#DawsonProud, In the news/in social media, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Humans Who Grow Food features Jenn de Vera

The more than 300,000 people around the world who follow the social media gardening site Humans Who Grow Food met Jenn de Vera of the Sustainability Office. Jenn and her garden were featured Feb. 24. Click on Read More to see the post on Facebook and photos of Jenn's home garden.

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Dawson Gives, Events

Women’s Day Raffle, Book Sale and Lunch March 9

Women's Day Raffle tickets are still available for a long list of great prizes. Benefiting Chez Doris, tickets are two for $5 or five for $10. Get your tickets from Carey-Ann Pawsey in 4A.1-4 or Gianna Smith in 2E.6. Don't forget Women's Day lunch in the Rose Lounge on Monday, March 9  from 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. More info in Read More link.

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Faculty Hub, Human Resources, Professional Development

Ped Days resources now online

Select resources from the keynote of Usha James on critical thinking pedagogy and the teacher-led workshops during Ped Days Jan. 13-14 are now available. The Next Ped Day will be Oct. 16. Click Read More for the link to the Ped Days webpage featuring all the resources.

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#DawsonProud, Dawson Talent, Off campus events

Film Fest screens 3D Animation and CGI student films

Five films of students in 3D Animation and CGI will be screened during the Ben’s Screening Room event at the 2020 Hudson Film Festival March 4-8:

“Forgotten Wars” by Renault McKinnon; “Luminate” By Amanda Velardo; “Fowl Play” by Fabrizio Prioletta; “Feed” by Quyen Nguyen; “Children of War” by Elliott Creton. Click Read More for the film fest website.

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Continuing Education and Community Services (CECS)

New Machine Learning Course By Dawson CTD

Learn how to apply AI and machine learning techniques to help solve business problems, increase sales, enhance customer satisfaction, perform social media analysis and even help solve environmental challenges.

Click Read More to find out more about the new course offered by Dawson's CTD beginning March 21.

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Book/article/video recommendation, DawsonAI, Faculty Hub

Lex Fridman podcast with Michael I. Jordan

Wolfgang Krotter (Creative and Applied Arts) recommends the Feb. 24 episode of Lex Fridman's podcast about artificial intelligence, deep learning, autonomous vehicles, and beyond. In podcast #74, Lex interviews Michael I. Jordan, one of the most influential computer scientists of our time, about Machine Learning (as opposed to Artificial Intelligence) and Recommender Systems. Available on YouTube; click Read More for link.

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Facilities Management

De Maisonneuve entrance closed

Due to construction, the entrance at 4001 de Maisonneuve is closed this week and will reopen March 9.

DawsonITE

DawsonITE Newsletter # 459

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

  • Dawson Active Learning Community shared with the cegep network
  • Videoconferencing to Build Bridges Between Student Communities
  • Big Screens Are Actually Better for You

Read More - DawsonITE Newsletter # 459

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