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Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2020

Communications Office, Homepage news

New Viewbook for 2021

The new Viewbook features a new design and a new scannable and appealing presentation of the five pre-university programs and the 22 technical programs offered for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

Click Read More for the news story and a link to the online version.

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Academic News, Campus Life, Homepage news, In the news/in social media

Back to school week at Dawson

The big welcome sign was hung in the Atrium to welcome new and returning students for the first week of classes that began Aug. 31. However, it was a back-to-school week different from any other in the last half century of Dawson College.

Click Read More for the news story.

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Academic News, Faculty Hub, Homepage news, Peace Centre

Peace Week is Sept. 13-25

Peace Week is almost here! Make sure you check out the schedule of speakers and events.

News story in the Read More link.

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Board, Human Resources

Search for new Director General begins

Richard Filion has served as Director General of Dawson College since January 2005. His leadership and what he has brought to Dawson has been “remarkable,” said Michael Goldwax, Chair of Dawson’s Board of Governors. This decade and a half of service to the College will end Dec. 31, 2020. At the Aug. 31 meeting, the…

Campus Life, Communications Office, Student Services

CLL is online!

The Campus Life and Leadership team is still trying to help students enjoy Dawson and get a campus life.

This semester CLL is doing things differently and has moved online to meet students where they are. A short video was produced to promote CLL online to all students.

Click Read More to see the 2-minute video.

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Human Resources, IST, Milestones

Appointment of Mike O’Hara

Mike O’Hara was hired June 22 as the Helpdesk Manager, a new position on the Information Systems and Technology (IST) team.

Drawing on his 21 years of experience at the College, Mike ensures the timely delivery of quality technical support service to both students and employees.

Mike is enthusiastic about his new challenge. The Helpdesk team, which counts 16 staff members, has never been busier than during this hybrid and online semester.

Well-being for all

Procedural mask or cloth mask?

Do you know when you should use a reusable cloth mask or a procedural mask? If you are spending more than 15 minutes with someone, a procedural mask is the recommended option.

Click Read More to find out more about the masks and how they are to be used in Dawson's Health and Hygiene Protocols.

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Awards Office

Request for Committee Members

Do you have a few hours to spare to participate in an Awards Recipient Selection Committee? The Awards Office will soon announce the Nomination and Application Awards being offered to students this year, and we will need committee members to help select the recipients. The deliberation period will take place during the month of October…

Facilities Management

Bookstore hours extended this week

To keep up with the beginning of the semester demand, the Bookstore has extended hours this week.

Click Read More to see the hours.

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Awards Office

Do you know any outstanding students?

The Awards Office is now accepting nominations. The David Oliver Award – 1 recipient of $250 ​​This award is offered by the Association of Dawson Professionals in memory of David Oliver. David was a beloved member of the Student Services staff who died at a young age and is fondly remembered by his colleagues and…

Academic News, Faculty Hub

New attributes for Women’s/Gender Studies

Do you recognize yourself, your courses, your interests and concerns in our newly adopted Women’s/Gender Studies’ attributes? The Women’s/Gender Studies Certificates began a reflection last semester on the state of our certificate: where it began, where it is now and where we might want to go in the future. Our new certificate attributes of knowledge,…

From the Director General

Welcome back from the Director General

Director General Richard Filion wanted to speak to all employees at the beginning of this unusual semester.

On Sept. 1, he sent an email to the faculty and staff of Dawson with a three-minute video address.

Click the Read More link to watch the video.

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Peace Centre, Perks for Dawson Employees, Well-being for all

Meditation Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

As part of Dawson's commitment to well-being for all, everyone is welcome to join faculty members Johanne Rabbat, Madeleine Côté and Daniel Goldsmith for meditation sessions every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2-2:30 p.m. No experience is necessary; instruction will be provided. Sessions begin Tuesday, Sept. 8 and will continue until the end of classes.

Link to join in Read More.

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Communications Office, Events, Student Services

Parents Night is Sept. 23

Parents Night is set for Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. and invitations to parents of first-year students have been sent.

Like most events at this time, it will be virtual.

This is an opportunity for parents to learn more about the College. There will be a presentation by the First-Year Students' Office and a chance to ask questions. If you need more information, contact the Communications Office.

#DawsonProud, Dawson Grads, Dawson Talent, In the news/in social media, Sustainability

Journal de Montréal features Dawson design graduate

Dawson Industrial Design graduate Alejandrina Hernandez was featured in the Journal de Montréal on Aug. 27. The Montreal newspaper covered the story from D News last May.

Click Read More for the Journal report, which features an interview with Dawson faculty member Michael Santella and Alejandrina.

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Facilities Management, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Come Bixi with us!

Need good reasons to try cycling? Several of your colleagues have taken up Bixi’ing as a means to get to Dawson. Give it a try – Dawson is offering a one-month free trial! Get in touch with Richard Dugas of Facilities Management for more information about bicycle routes, deals or ideas or for other bicycle-related questions….

Faculty Hub

On the Faculty Hub

Dawson faculty member Kurt Holfeld's video to his students... Wait for it...

Webinars will be offered next week - join through the Faculty Hub website

Highlighted Resource:  Engage Your Students in Your Online Course:  20 Proven Ways!

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DawsonITE Newsletter # 481

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

  • Analysis: Top Tools for Learning 2020
  • Microsoft brings transcriptions to Word
  • Howard Gardner on His Theory of Multiple Intelligences and Lessons for COVID-19 Era

Read More - DawsonITE Newsletter # 481

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Last Modified: September 8, 2020


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