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Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020

#DawsonProud, Academic News, Dawson Research, Homepage news, Sustainability

Board game and e-book advancing sustainable campuses

Gisela Frias (Coordinator of North-South Studies) was in Mexico last month to promote a board game and an e-book produced as part of the Sustainable Campuses Initiative.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

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From the Director General

Message from the Director General

We are now entering week #4 of the pandemic confinement and college activities are gradually setting up in ways we are not used to.  Since the beginning of this extraordinary closure, many of our employees have devoted much of their time to ensure delivery of essential services while teachers worked on redesigning their courses and imagined ways to reach their students.

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Human Resources

H.R. on the Virtual Campus

Information employees need to know during the shutdown is on the new H.R. section of the Virtual Campus.

This section will be updated as information becomes available. Today, you can read a message from Pascahl Scott and get answers to some of your questions.

Click Read More to go to H.R. on the Virtual Campus.

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Dawson Foundation, Dawson Gives, Homepage news

For our students: an appeal from the Dawson Foundation President

Dawson’s Student Services team is bracing for a big surge in demand when the students return to the College.

We are asking for your help to feed our students, provide them with textbooks and give them life-changing beyond- the-classroom enriching experiences.

Click Read More for the full message and a link to donate.

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#DawsonProud, Dawson Blues

Highlights of the Dawson Blues 2019-2020 Season

The 2019-2020 season ended abruptly because of the COVID-19 pandemic but there is much to celebrate.

Click Read More to see the highlights compiled by Dawson's Sébastien Rivest.

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Well-being for all

Dawson historians cooking the past

Dawson History teachers Stacey Zembrzycki and Cassandra Marsillo launched a blog last week called Historians Cooking the Past.

"We have asked storytellers throughout the world to share food memories and a recipe that speaks to these COVID-19 times," writes Stacey.

Click Read More for more about the project and a link to the blog.

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Well-being for all

Week 4 of Dawson Homebody

This week, our Phys. Ed. Department has more exercises developed especially for you as well as a deeper dive into meditation with Nicole Jones.

Click Read More for all the info and links.

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Peace Centre, Well-being for all

Keeping the faith: celebrating tradition during untraditional times

Ildikó Glaser-Hille of the Peace Centre offers this reflection about a time of the year that is sacred for people of various faiths.

Click Read More for Ildikó's reflection.

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Hobbies, Well-being for all

Wildlife Photography Gallery by Douglas Smyth

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, which is doubly true when you are looking at one of high quality. Here is a sampling of Phys. Ed. teacher Douglas Smyth's amazing wildlife photography.

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Hobbies

Wildlife photography with Phys Ed’s Doug Smyth

Besides the work we do at Dawson College, employees have a wide range of interests and talents. This week we present the work of Douglas Smyth from the Physical Education department. He photographs wildlife.

Click on Read More to find out more about how it started and what it means to Doug. 

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Well-being for all

Your participation will help government respond to COVID-19

Statistics Canada is conducting a survey on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis from April 3 to April 16. The results will inform the government's response to the crisis. While the survey has a national scope, it is important to have enough observations within each community to ensure data can be released at the community level without breaching the confidentiality of respondents.

Click Read More to go to the survey.

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Faculty Hub

Faculty Hub workshops this week

The Faculty Hub has another full line-up of webinars to support our teachers this week. Video recordings of recent webinars are also now available.

Click Read More for the list of webinars and a link.

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Academic News

Make art in the face of COVID-19

Though we cannot for the time being gather to make our voices heard, there are other ways to get a message heard. Dawson's Resist Violence is putting forward that art is one way.

Click on Read More to find out what you can do with your students tapping into creativity as an outlet.

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#DawsonProud, In the news/in social media

Dawson Physics teachers’ COVID-19 graph in the news

The work of Physics teachers Jonathon Sumner, Sameer Bhatnagar and Jean-François Brière was in the news last week.

They developed an interactive live data visualization of COVID-19 focused on Quebec. The hope was to reinforce social distancing and create a positive feedback loop. Here are the TV reports that featured interviews with Jonathon and Sameer:

CTV National News April 1, 2020

CTV Montreal News April 1, 2020

City TV News April 3, 2020 

Book/article/video recommendation

Art & Design recommendations

Wolfgang Krotter (Creative and Applied Arts) has put together a list of art and design websites to explore on your own or with your children.

Click Read More for Wolfgang's list.

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Well-being for all

New times and new link for guided meditation

Half-hour guided meditation sessions are now offered Mondays at 2 p.m. with Ivan Freud, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. with Daniel Goldsmith.

Click Read More for the Zoom link.

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Well-being for all

Volunteers needed to call seniors

Your phone calls could save lives. If you are available to make a few phone calls every week and you want to help out during the COVID-19 situation without leaving your house, here is an opportunity.

The Department of Psychiatry of the Jewish General Hospital is looking for volunteers to call isolated seniors who are in need of support.

To volunteer, email telehealthmontreal@gmail.com 

Human Resources

General Offer Of Service (GOS) 2020-2021

Please note that this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which created an exceptional situation, the General Offer of Service (GOS) can ONLY be submitted online through My Dawson Portal.

Click Read More for more information.

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DawsonITE

DawsonITE Newsletter # 464

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

  • The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One
  • How Canadian HigherEd Moved To Distance Learning
  • How Things Have Changed—New Expanded Netiquette Rules for Video Conferencing

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Last Modified: April 7, 2020

 

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