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Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2020

Well-being for all

Dawson Homebody encouragement from our Phys. Ed. Department

Dawson's Phys. Ed. team got together virtually to share a photo message of encouragement for the Dawson community. (Read the message in the photo)

The Physical Education Department has been providing Dawson Homebody workouts and resources created especially for the Dawson community every week since the shutdown began.

Dawson Homebody Workout of the Day 7

Dawson Homebody Workout of the Day 8

#DawsonProud, Academic News, Dawson Grads, Homepage news

Over 40 Nursing students complete program early

On April 17, over 40 members of the Class of 2020 Dawson College Nursing Program completed their program. This was about two weeks ahead of schedule to allow the new graduates to contribute to the healthcare system now.

Click Read More for the homepage news article, which features interviews with three brand new nurses who are beginning their careers during a pandemic.

Read More - Over 40 Nursing students complete program early

#DawsonProud, Dawson Foundation, Dawson Gives, Dawson Grads

Steven Pinker lends his support to COVID-19 Student Fund

Eminent Harvard professor, world-renowned psychologist and author Steven Pinker (Class of 1973) is supporting Dawson's efforts to raise funds for students in need. An estimated 1,700 Dawson students may be having trouble covering food and rent expenses.

Dr. Pinker sent this quote to Dawson College last week:

"For more than fifty years, Dawson has been educating people from all parts of society to make contributions to all walks of life. As a proud alumnus, I encourage you all to support this generation of Dawson students, who on top of all the challenges of college are facing additional hardships in this unprecedented crisis."

To date, thanks to your contributions and donations from friends and alumni, Dawson College has raised just shy of $2,000, with more expected soon.

You can help us support our students in need. Please consider making a donation and sharing your support on social media.

You can watch a video of Dr. Pinker's personal lecture reminiscing about his time at Dawson here: https://vimeo.com/318809686 

Perks for Dawson Employees, Sustainability, Well-being for all, Workshops

Virtual Earth Week at Dawson

Tomorrow (April 22) is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which is usually celebrated in a big way at Dawson College with a week-long program of events.

There is a line-up of virtual events, including a special presentation and chair yoga tomorrow at 10 a.m. with yogipreneur Bhaskar Goswami (pictured).

Click Read More for the details and links to join.

Read More - Virtual Earth Week at Dawson

Facilities Management, In the news/in social media

Dawson opening up as day shelter

Beginning today, Dawson College is opening up 3C.1 as an indoor day shelter.

The shelter will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and clients will enter by 2100 Atwater. The use of Dawson is restricted to 3C.1, also known as the third floor cafeteria.

Mobile toilets and sinks are set up outside.

CTV reported on this yesterday and you can see the report in the Read More link.

Read More - Dawson opening up as day shelter

Peace Centre, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Making peace with the planet: sustainability, action, and peace

On the occasion of Earth Day, Ildikó Glaser-Hille of the Peace Centre offers a reflection on making peace with the planet.

Click Read More for her essay.

Read More - Making peace with the planet: sustainability, action, and peace

Academic News

Optogenetics: turning the lights on in your head

The Psychology Profile has invited a researcher from M.I.T. to deliver a video conference this Friday at 3 p.m.

Dr. Diego Mendoza-Halliday is a researcher at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at M.I.T who has engineered a molecule called SOUL that allows for manipulation of behaviours using light stimuli from outside the brain.

Click Read More for more details and details to join the video conference.

Read More - Optogenetics: turning the lights on in your head

#DawsonProud, Homepage news, Postcards

Pro photography experience in Cuba for our students

The vibrant culture, warm people and faded beauty of its baroque architecture make Havana an ideal place to practice photography.

Click Read More for our homepage news article about the Photography Program workshops in Cuba and links to even more gorgeous photos from Cuba shot by our students and faculty.

Read More - Pro photography experience in Cuba for our students

#DawsonProud, Homepage news, Postcards

Travel virtually to Cuba thanks to our student photographers

Some students are lucky enough to take trips that amplify what they have learned in the classroom. Last month, a dozen students in the Photography Program went to Cuba to participate in fashion and travel photography workshops. Click on Read More to see a photo gallery from the Cuban workshops.

Read More - Travel virtually to Cuba thanks to our student photographers

Dawson Talent, Student Services, Well-being for all

Watch and vote for three Dawson students in singing competition April 27

Dawson was to have hosted the 2020 Intercollegiate Unplugged Singing Competition on April 27.

The competition has moved online and everyone can join a Facebook Watch Party this coming Monday at 7 p.m.on the Campus Life and Leadership Facebook page.

Three Dawson students are finalists in the competition: Jeanne Brabant, Jesse Caruso, and Aaron Patrick Dalangin. Viewers can vote for their favourite performance, along with three local celebrity judges.

#DawsonProud, Book/article/video recommendation, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Take a video tour of our Living Campus in honour of Earth Day

After watching the Living Campus guided tour video, Ivan Freud, Chair of Dawson's Religion Department, had this to say:

"As a teacher I have been involved with Dawson's Peace and Sustainability Communities for a number of years, and yet I was surprised to find some initiatives that I had never heard of in the latest Living Campus Orientation Video. What is being done in terms of peace and sustainability at Dawson is simply incredible! It makes me proud to be part of such a vibrant, visionary, creative, and caring community."

Why not celebrate Earth Day tomorrow by taking time to tour our Living Campus?

Click Read More to go to the Living Campus video.

Read More - Take a video tour of our Living Campus in honour of Earth Day

Academic News, Perks for Dawson Employees, Well-being for all, Workshops

Better ergonomics for working from home

Is this quarantine cramping your style?! Do you want to stretch your horizons and learn some tools  to improve your health? As part of their internship, third-year Physiotherapy Technology students will be offering a series of webinars on various health promotion topics. Sessions will take place  every Monday and Wednesday at 11 a.m. via Zoom.

Click Read More for details and links to join.

Read More - Better ergonomics for working from home

Faculty Hub

Faculty Hub support for teachers

This week at the Faculty Hub:

Online Courses Q & A: Drop in to ask your questions with Karina, Monica and Rafael

  • April 22 at 11 a.m.
  • April 24 at 1 p.m.

Click Read More to go to the Hub and to register.

Read More - Faculty Hub support for teachers

Student Services, Well-being for all

Virtual Student Services

Student Services is offering many services online or virtually.

Click Read More for an update from Monique Magnan, Director of Student Services.

Read More - Virtual Student Services

Perks for Dawson Employees, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Bixi discount for Dawson employees

Dawson employees have a 15% discount on Bixi bike sharing memberships.

The regular annual fee is $97 and Dawson employees only pay $82.45, tax included.

To sign up, email sustainability@dawsoncollege.qc.ca 

For information about using the Bixi service during the pandemic, visit: https://www.bixi.com/en/info-covid-19

In the news/in social media

Robert Soroka speaks about consumer habits

Business Administration faculty member Robert Soroka, who also teaches at Concordia University, was interviewed by CTV News April 19 about the effects of the pandemic on consumer habits.

Click Read More for a link to the report.

Read More - Robert Soroka speaks about consumer habits

DawsonITE

DawsonITE Newsletter # 466

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

  • Performa is Offering a Non-Credit Online Course About Blended Learning in College Education for Free
  • Microsoft thinks coronavirus will forever change the way we work and learn
  • 6 Ideas for Creating a Remote Community of Learners

Read More - DawsonITE Newsletter # 466

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Last Modified: April 21, 2020

 

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