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Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2020

Well-being for all

Final edition of Dawson Homebody

This last issue of D News for April means it is the last edition of Dawson Homebody, an initiative of Dawson's Physical Education Department to help keep the Dawson community physically and mentally healthy.

This last edition contains the special message en français from the French Department (read message in photo).

We are happy to share the last two special workouts created especially for you:

Dawson Homebody Workout of the Day 9

Dawson Homebody Workout of the Day 10

#DawsonProud, Awards Office, Communications Office, Dawson Grads, Homepage news

CRLT student Kathleen Collins awarded Lieutenant Governor Youth Medal

“A perfect volunteer” was a key phrase used in the nomination of Kathleen Collins for the Lieutenant Governor Youth Medal, awarded by Quebec’s Lieutenant Governor to students who “demonstrate a sustained voluntary action at the community and social levels.”

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

Read More - CRLT student Kathleen Collins awarded Lieutenant Governor Youth Medal

#DawsonProud, Dawson Blues, Homepage news, Milestones, Student Services

Coach of the Year Trevor Williams celebrating 20th at Dawson

Basketball is just a tool to get the players to believe they can do the impossible, says Trevor Williams, who is celebrating his 20th anniversary as coach of the legendary women's Division 1 Dawson Blues Basketball team.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

Read More - Coach of the Year Trevor Williams celebrating 20th at Dawson

Dawson Blues, Dawson Foundation, Dawson Gives, Homepage news, Well-being for all

Student elected to Dawson Foundation Board

John Nathaniel Gertler, a student in Environmental Studies and a member of the Dawson Blues Basketball team and the Green Earth Club, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Dawson College Foundation April 23.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

Read More - Student elected to Dawson Foundation Board

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

Front page news for Dawson on Earth Day

Dawson College made the front page of The Montreal Gazette on the occasion of Earth Day

Global TV and City TV also reported about Dawson's work to live well-being for all, sustainably and on our pledge to be Carbon Neutral Forever.

Academic News, Continuing Education and Community Services (CECS)

Dawson offering training to reinforce capacity of healthcare system

More than 30 employees and students from the English-language CEGEPs are receiving training at Dawson College to prepare them to serve in long-term care centres (CHSLD) and other healthcare facilities as assigned by the local health authority, the CIUSSS. Dawson College and Collège de Maisonneuve are the two designated training sites for the Montreal CEGEP…


News from April 22 Board meeting

Each director of Dawson College gave a brief report to the Board of Governors at a special April 22 meeting, which had full attendance. Director General Richard Filion spoke about how everyone has worked hard to maintain essential services, such as admissions, staffing, and budget planning, while dealing with an evolving situation and sometimes contradictory…

Human Resources, Sustainability, Well-being for all, Workshops

Sustainable Happiness Workshops

Introductory online workshops on Sustainable Happiness for managers, support staff and professionals are being offered in May by Dawson’s trained Sustainable Happiness facilitators.  Participants will review what contributes to well-being through the filter of sustainability principles. With short theory bursts and video presentations, participants spend time in each session on activities that foster reflection and comparisons to their personal and professional life.

Read More - Sustainable Happiness Workshops

Well-being for all

Join the Dawson Blues Band!

Did you know Business Administration teacher Vince Maggiore (pictured at his piano) used to be a in a rock band? Now he is inviting Dawson musicians and singers to join him for a fun virtual band project. Everyone is welcome and there is no limit to the number of participants!

Click Read More for all the info to join the Dawson Blues Band!

Read More - Join the Dawson Blues Band!


R.I.P. Roy Hartling and Bill Reid

We regret to inform you of the deaths of two colleagues:

Roy Hartling (Photography), who is pictured, passed away April 24. Roy had served as a teacher at Dawson from October 1982 until his retirement in June 2018.

The Montreal Gazette obituary

Dawson Photography Facebook tribute

William (Bill) Reid (English) passed away Jan. 16. Bill had taught at Dawson since January 1992.

Student Services, Well-being for all

Important counselling update

Given the exceptional circumstances we are all adapting to, we have made some changes to facilitate the referral of students to the Counselling Service. We have streamlined all inquiries and referrals from teachers & other personnel to a single point of entry. All applications for distance counselling, as well as any student centered mental health related inquiries, can…

#DawsonProud, Campus Life, Student Services

Performance of Dawson student who placed 2nd in singing contest

Dawson student Aaron Dalangin won second place in the 2020 Intercollegiate Unplugged Singing Competition, which took place virtually on April 27.

You can watch Aaron’s performance here:

You can view all 18 performances and vote for your fan favourite until May 4 by liking the video of your choice on YouTube:

Academic News, Faculty Hub

Gender Matters – Call For Guest Lecturers

We are searching for volunteer guest lecturers from our talented faculty who are interested in getting involved in the Fall 2020 Gender Matters course.

More details and contact info in the Read More link.

Read More - Gender Matters – Call For Guest Lecturers

Faculty Hub

Faculty Hub Highlights

Use Zoom to Create an Interactive Online Lesson: A video by Chantale Giguère (e-Learning Community of Practice lead and French teacher)

Check out this online learning script:  A Flipped Class with Group Work  by the Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC) and SALTISE

Facilities Management, Well-being for all

Biggest fridge clean-out in Dawson’s history!

Please let the Sustainability Office and Facilities Management know if you left food in your office or in a fridge or kitchen area.

It is week 7 and it would be important to throw out these leftovers.

Please use this form so you can return to a nice smell in the College:



DawsonITE Newsletter # 467

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

  • Managing on-line meetings like a pro
  • The education world has been turned upside down: Online learning may reshape the classroom
  • Online learning: how to acquire new skills during lockdown

Read More - DawsonITE Newsletter # 467

Human Resources

New H.R. updates on Virtual Campus

New procedures on overtime hours for professionals and support staff are now available in the “Frequently Asked Questions” section of the Virtual Campus Human Resources webpage. Please look at this section particularly if you are staff working overtime hours and if you have any questions, check in with your manager or

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

Read More - New H.R. updates on Virtual Campus

Academic News

Revised calendar and exam schedule

Updated Exam Schedule:

Revised Academic Calendar for the day division:

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Last Modified: April 28, 2020


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