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Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020

#DawsonProud, Book/article/video recommendation, Dawson Foundation, Dawson Gives, Dawson Talent, Well-being for all

New Dawson Blues Band video release today!

The Dawson Blues Band (the DBB) has grown to 18 members now! They have put together a new video to cheer us and raise support for the students of Dawson College who could use some help.

The name of the DBB song is: “With a lot of help from our friends” inspired by “With a Little Help From My Friends” by the Beatles (released in 1967) and by Joe Cocker (released in 1969) and “You've Got a Friend" by Carole King (released in 1971).

"I want to congratulate all the participants for the great work you accomplished for this project," said organizer and musician Vincent Maggiore (Business Administration).

Enjoy the DBB video, released today for you in the Read More link.

If you enjoy it and can help out, consider a donation to the Dawson College Foundation for the Dawson Financial Aid ProgramThe community and our friends have now donated more than $5,000. More news to come in August.

The DBB plans to be back in the Fall with more great music for us!

Read More - New Dawson Blues Band video release today!

#DawsonProud, Academic News, Faculty Hub, Homepage news, Human Resources, IST

Faculty Hub supported teachers in pandemic emergency

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Two days later, classes ended for spring break and Dawson College closed for what turned out to be the rest of the semester. Teachers and the newly launched Faculty Hub were plunged into an education emergency: completing the semester for about 9,000 students.

Click Read More for the homepage news story about how the Faculty Hub supported teachers through this extraordinary end of semester.

Read More - Faculty Hub supported teachers in pandemic emergency

From the Director General

Kudos to all and get ready for the coming fall

Now that the 2019-2020 academic year comes close to the end with this quasi-Darwinian twist we have called a pandemic, we ought to pause and look at what has been accomplished in the course of the last few months of the Winter Semester of 2020.

Click Read More to read the complete message from our Director General Richard Filion.

Read More - Kudos to all and get ready for the coming fall

#DawsonProud, Dawson Grads, Dawson Talent, Events

Graphic Design June 17 and 3D Animation & CGI June 18

Our extraordinary digital Vernissage Season continues this week with our two last events! Consider yourself invited!

Wednesday, June 17 at 6 p.m.: Graphic Design
https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/vernissage2020/graphic-design/

Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m.: 3D Animation and CGI
Livestream link: https://youtu.be/7qasDo_anbo 

You can still visit the other exhibits if you missed the vernissage events. Click Read More to go to the Vernissage Season landing page with all the links.

Read More - Graphic Design June 17 and 3D Animation & CGI June 18

#DawsonProud, Academic News, Dawson Research, Faculty Hub, Homepage news

Posture and fitness are related: Joanna Farmer’s research

During her career as a teacher of Physical Education, Dawson’s Joanna Farmer has developed expertise in teaching posture.

Click Read More to read a homepage news story about Joanna's posture research and for a link to her research article.

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#DawsonProud, Communications Office, Dawson Grads, Homepage news

Congratulations Class of 2020!

The Class of 2020 is graduating during a pandemic and a shutdown. As a way to pay tribute to their efforts, the Communications Office has prepared a surprise video.

Click Read More for the homepage news story, which contains a link to the video.

Read More - Congratulations Class of 2020!

From the Director General, Homepage news, Well-being for all

No tolerance for racism, hate and discrimination

In a statement issued June 16, the Directors of Dawson College noted there is hard work to be done to end racism, violence and discrimination. The Directors committed to "continue to explore ways and develop actions that support the movement towards justice, peace and equity for all peoples."

Click Read More to read the complete statement.

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Human Resources, Professional Development, Well-being for all

DSSU members to receive training

Members of the Dawson Support Staff Union are invited to attend a June 27 workshop entitled Introduction to Being an Antiracist given by Kim Crayton. The DSSU requested funding from Dawson College to permit any member to attend the workshop “in light of the current groundswell associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, and within…

Academic News, Book/article/video recommendation, Faculty Hub, Sustainability, Well-being for all

100-day Sustainable Happiness Semester Journal: new tool for teachers and students

During these times of anxiety, the Sustainability Office has assembled a team of experts in the field of developmental psychology, sustainable development and education to develop a 100-day Sustainable Happiness Semester Journal as a tool students and educators can use that addresses their well-being, that of others, and the planet – well-being for all.

The journal will be available in August. Click Read More for more information about this project and to reserve a copy.

Read More - 100-day Sustainable Happiness Semester Journal: new tool for teachers and students

Academic News, S.P.A.C.E.

SPACE update

The SPACE team has prepared an update.

Click Read More for the news from SPACE.

Read More - SPACE update

Book/article/video recommendation, Well-being for all

Recommended books for National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month and this Sunday, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. Celebrate by reading one of these books by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors.

Click Read More for the books curated by CBC.

Read More - Recommended books for National Indigenous History Month

Peace Centre, Well-being for all

Justice, Peace and Waking Up

Ildikó Glaser-Hille of our Peace Centre has prepared a reflection on racism, our current moment and our opportunity to change.

Click Read More for the reflection.

Read More - Justice, Peace and Waking Up

Student Services, Well-being for all

Get into vacation mode- you need it

College Nurses Julie Drolet and Julie Gosselin outline reasons we need to take vacation and Kelly Ann Morel of Counselling Services has a list of "staycation" ideas to get into vacation mode.

Read More - Get into vacation mode- you need it

Dawson Talent

Illustration Quarantine Art Project – Photo Gallery

They say that tough times produce the best art. It is also said that there is always light in the darkness. Thankfully we have our students to remind us of that when we need a little pick me up. We all know how talented our students are and the latest example of that comes from the Illustration Program and more specifically, James Giberson's first-year class.

"I thought I would share a project some of my students did for extra credit," James said. "We called it Quarantine Art and they said it was somewhat therapeutic. I'm very proud of the work they did and their strength of character."

Click on Read More to see a gallery of students' Quarantine Art.

Read More - Illustration Quarantine Art Project – Photo Gallery

Awards Office, Communications Office, Dawson Foundation, Dawson Gives

A heartfelt thank you!

The Awards Office would like to share a public thank you to all our employees who helped deliver an awards season this year despite all the challenges!

Click Read More to learn the scope of their work and to read the thank you message.

Read More - A heartfelt thank you!

Student Services, Well-being for all

Julie and Julie’s summer health advice

Our College Nurses Julie Drolet and Julie Gosselin want to help you stay healthy this summer. Don't take a vacation from washing your hands, wearing masks indoors and keeping a safe distance. Julie and Julie would like to recommend an article by CBC about travel in the Read More link.

Read More - Julie and Julie’s summer health advice

Dawson Gives, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Dawson harvest markets

The Sustainabili-team volunteers have been coming in regularly to help care for all the gardens at Dawson College.

The first harvest was June 10. Usually, the harvest is sold at a community market at Dawson.

This year, the Sustainability Office will be alternating with one week of harvests to be donated to food banks and one week to be given to the members of the Dawson community.

To find out when it is a Dawson community week, follow the Sustainable Dawson Facebook page in the Read More link.

Read More - Dawson harvest markets

Facilities Management, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Super Bixi bicycle special until June 30

It's time to consider bicycling to work and now is a great time to practice, find your route and take advantage of a special Bixi rate until June 30.

Richard Dugas of Facilities Management has pulled together all the info you need. All you have to do is click Read More.

Read More - Super Bixi bicycle special until June 30

Communications Office

D News on summer hiatus

Today is the last issue of D News for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. We won't actually be fishing, but we will be enjoying the summer rhythm of "Balconville."

Wishing everyone a refreshing and renewing time off. We plan for D News to be back on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

If you have ideas, news and information to share that you wish in that first issue, please use the submit news button or write to Christina by 12 p.m. Aug. 21.

Well-being for all

Dawson community recipes: Banana Oat Breakfast Balls

Rhonda Meier of the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery shared her favourite thing right now: Banana Oat Breakfast balls! They are a " fun and healthy way to get fibre, and low sugar too," says Rhonda.

Click Read More for Rhonda's recipe.

Read More - Dawson community recipes: Banana Oat Breakfast Balls

DawsonITE

DawsonITE Newsletter # 474

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

  • MoodleNet: Connecting and empowering educators worldwide
  • 8 avenues of AI use that are worth exploring
  • Teams and Moodle, What Scenario to Expect

Read More - DawsonITE Newsletter # 474

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Last Modified: June 16, 2020

 

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