Coming together for our students
The Dawson Student Union (DSU), the Student Services team of Dawson College and the Dawson College Foundation have come together to help students in need.
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This year Dawson College is creating a compelling digital experience for prospective students and their parents with our first-ever Virtual Open House taking place Oct. 20-25.
It is a big project that includes the sector deans and assistant deans, program and profile coordinators, the IST team, the Communications Office and others.
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Usha James (pictured) of the Critical Thinking Consortium will be back with us for Ped Days this Fall, taking place Oct. 13-16 during the Fall Study Break. This is your chance to see Usha, who impressed the Dawson crowd at the last Ped Days in the winter. Usha will speak about and model critical thinking…
Dawson's COVID plan is now available online. Posted in the new Campus Access & Essential Info section of the website, it consists of a document and two flow charts:
The flow charts are working files. Graphic work will be done soon to make them easier to use.
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Three new short videos have been created to present information to students about health, counselling and well-being. All students will receive these by Omnivox document this week.
Dawson Health Services -Online, featuring our College Nurses, Julie Drolet and Julie Gosselin: https://vimeo.com/449797876
Dawson Self-care Tips, featuring Kelly Ann Morel of Counselling Services: https://vimeo.com/449806128
Dawson Personal Counselling, featuring Kelly Ann Morel of Counselling Services: https://vimeo.com/449819060
Facilities Management hired a forest engineer to evaluate Dawson’s trees and nine showed major structural problems.
For safety reasons, they needed to be cut down. One native silver maple over 100 years old and four non-native Norway maples were cut on the Sherbrooke side of the building while other smaller chestnut trees and maples were cut on the Atwater Street side.
As part of Dawson’s climate action and landscape initiatives, a variety of large trees that are native to Quebec will be replacing the cut trees. They will be part of a tree planting effort to maximize shade on paved areas and cool our property during the summer months.
We will welcome these “living machines” that filter air, store carbon, produce oxygen and provide habitat for countless living things this Fall.
Photo credit: Debbie Resurreccion
Debbie says this photo is of a Norway maple, which was over 100 years old. Now, it serves as a nurse log and fosters biodiversity on campus.
Great news! Sports are back! Our Div. 1 men's soccer team played Vanier College Sept. 18 and the Golf team played a college tournament on Sept. 19. Women's Div. 1 soccer plays against Cégep André-Laurendeau this Friday and the co-ed baseball team plays John Abbott twice on Saturday. Many athletes are still only training while they look forward to playing games again.
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Every year SPACE (Sciences Participating with Arts and Culture in Education) conceives a theme to stimulate thought, discussion, exploration, and collaboration, both within and beyond the classroom, and across the disciplines. This year’s theme is space s. In 2020/21, SPACE invites Dawson students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the broader community to explore our…
REMINDER: The Awards Office is accepting nominations for the David Oliver Award until Sept. 30. If you know a second or third year student in good academic standing, who shows great promise in leadership, responsibility, and integrity within student activities, please nominate them through your Omnivox portal under Student services> Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships.
Johanna Stosik (Student Services) snapped this beautiful photo of faculty member Melanie Doyle teaching outdoors last week.
"I got to meet some of my students for the first time during a gardening activity in the Peace Garden and taught my course on Zoom from the stump," Melanie said.
"I always love teaching from the Peace Garden, COVID or not! It's such a beautiful, calming and inspirational space; I'll forever be mindful of why we have the Peace Garden and whenever I'm in it, I feel a heightened awareness to be my best self and try to connect with my students on a deeper level."
Do your students need help learning French? CLÉO (Centre de langue écrite et orale) has a wide range of services offered online. Not familiar with CLÉO? It’s Dawson’s French-language tutoring service. Dawson students can come to CLÉO to get help with homework and assignments, reading comprehension, proofreading, grammar, oral expression and presentations. For a quick…
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The Food Bank is open again for students who need help with groceries. Students may contact Yvonne Dudley by MIO or email to make an appointment. The Food Bank is open by appointment only on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In their appointment request, students need to include their student number and the time they would like to come.
The search for the new Director General is well underway. Advertisements have already appeared in The Montreal Gazette, La Presse and The Globe and Mail as well as in more education-specific job boards and sites. Click Read More for the full job posting.
An update from the STM about their Atwater project: We are continuing the work initiated in spring 2019 to replace the waterproofing membrane of Atwater station’s underground roof and preparing to install elevators. From September 22, the pedestrian walkway that runs along the worksite will be modified, and the sidewalk in front of the De…
DawsonITE is your weekly curated news related to IT and Education prepared by Dawson's Rafael Scapin. In this issue:
• Zoom is failing teachers. Here’s how they would redesign it
• ‘The Social Dilemma’ Review: Unplug and Run
• iPad Who? For Under $200, You Should Buy an Android Tablet
Last Modified: September 22, 2020