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Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

#DawsonProud, Awards Office, Dawson Grads, Homepage news

Governor General’s Medal recipient rowing her way to the top

Catherine Chénier-Gagnon returned to Dawson College on Nov. 24 to receive the Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze Medal. Academic Dean Diane Gauvin presented the medal to Catherine at an intimate and socially distanced ceremony witnessed by her parents and a few teachers.

Read the Homepage News story to find out what she liked best about Dawson, her advice for students and what she is up to.

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Board, Homepage news, Milestones

Carmela Gumelli to serve as Interim Academic Dean

The Board of Governors appointed Carmela Gumelli to the position of Academic Dean at their Nov. 25 meeting.

Carmela will serve an interim term from Jan. 1- June 30, 2021. With the support of the managers in the Registrar’s Office and her fellow deans, Carmela will continue as Dean of Academic Systems while taking on this new role.

After working as a teacher, program coordinator and campus director at a private college, Carmela joined Dawson College in 2005 as Manager of Admissions and Scheduling. She later served as Coordinator of Academic Systems before becoming the Dean of Academic Systems in 2014. Carmela holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting from McGill University and is a CMA-CPA.

Carmela is looking forward to new challenges and to working more closely with faculty.

Click Read More for homepage news story, which includes a link to the French version.

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Board

News from the Nov. 25 Board meeting

Brand new program approved, parting words from our Director General Richard Filion and more news.

Click Read More for a report on the Nov. 25 meeting of Dawson's Board of Governors.

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Communications Office, Dawson Foundation, Dawson Gives, Dawson Grads, In the news/in social media

4 ways to celebrate Giving Tuesday today

1. Help students struggling with learning challenges get a costly assessment required to access support from the Student AccessAbility Centre. Donate to the Support for Educational Assessment Services Fund 

2. Feed our students during these difficult times with your donation of non-perishable food. Drop off items at the shipping doors at 4011 de Maisonneuve (parking lot entrance) Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.

3. Become a Secret Santa for children in care of Batshaw. To date, 20 Dawson employees have committed to 42 children. There are still two children waiting to be matched with a member of the Dawson community and there are more kids who are available. Contact faculty member Janice Harvey if interested. You can also refer to this info from the last D News.

4. Support basic needs in Tuapi
, Nicaragua, the community that welcomed North-South students for their Field Trip a few years ago. Two powerful hurricanes struck the community last month. The alumni and community have raised more than $6,000 but are hoping to reach their $10,000 goal to supply food and basic necessities. Donate here.

#DawsonProud, Awards Office, Dawson Foundation, Dawson Gives, Homepage news

Howlett family doubles Nursing award recipients during pandemic year

The Howlett family thought that Nursing students needed extra encouragement in the context of the pandemic. This semester, four future nurses from Dawson College were honoured and encouraged by receiving the Anne-Marie Howlett Memorial Award.

Click Read More for the Homepage News story.

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COVID, Well-being for all

Recommendations from the College Nurses for healthy holidays

This is our first COVID Holidays period and hopefully, it will be our last. The College Nurses are here to help you with clear recommendations to stay as healthy as possible over the holidays.

Click Read More for recommendations, information and tips to keep you and your family, friends and colleagues safe.

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

Guest psychologist on stress of pandemic on college students

The Psychology Profile invited Dr. Nafissa Ismail to speak yesterday about the effects of the pandemic and confinement on college students. She is a psychology professor and researcher at the University of Ottawa. Her area of expertise examines the impact of stressors during different periods of development and their profound long-lasting effects on brain function. 

Click Read More for a recording of her talk.

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

The Confinement Diaries of AEC in Commercial Photography grad

Carlos Viani (Class of 2009, AEC in Commercial Photography) spent a few months during the pandemic capturing ordinary people living through extraordinary times in St-Henri.

Click Read More for news about his exhibit, a link to his website with galleries of his photos and a link to The Montreal Gazette feature on his project.

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#DawsonProud, Dawson Gives, Dawson Grads, Homepage news, In the news/in social media

North-South alumni mobilize support for Nicaraguan community

Six alumni of the North-South Studies Profile in Social Science moved into action in early November when they heard that Tuapi, Nicaragua was in the line of Hurricane Eta.

Click Read More for the homepage news story with details of how you can support the community that was struck by two hurricanes last month.

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COVID, Well-being for all

There is no such thing as a work bubble

People who work in the same office area still need to wear masks whenever they are less than 2 metres apart from their colleagues. Some people believe that if you work in the same office area with the same people, you are living in a “work bubble” and can remove your mask.  There is no such thing as a work bubble. Not wearing a mask when near others at work puts your colleagues at risk.

For more information and further reading, click Read More.

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Academic News, Communications Office, In the news/in social media

Most exams moved online

Even though most exams will not be in person, there is still a great need for invigilators to maintain academic integrity online.  More news will be forthcoming about staffing. To read the news release issued to media on Friday, click Read More.

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#DawsonProud, Dawson Foundation, Dawson Grads, Milestones

Two fundraising professionals join Foundation Board

Fundraising consultant Elaine Lalonde (mother of North-South Studies alumna) and Claudia Mastrocola (Class of 2013, Community, Recreation and Leadership Training) joined the Board of Directors of the Dawson College Foundation at the Nov. 23 meeting.

The Foundation has bolstered its in-house fundraising expertise by welcoming these two new board members.

Elaine brings over 30 years of experience in fundraising to the Foundation. After several fundraising roles in the nonprofit sector, she is now a Senior Consultant with Global Philanthropic Canada Inc.

Claudia has seven years of experience managing fundraising events. She works as an event manager with the Italian-Canadian Community Foundation.

In the news/in social media

Dawson’s new pavilion in the news

Dawson College has been in the news recently in regards to the new pavilion project.

Our Director General Richard Filion was interviewed Nov. 25 on Radio Canada.

L'agrandissement du Collège Dawson, avec le directeur général Richard Filion

 

Faculty Hub

Over at the Faculty Hub

Dec. 2: Quizzes, Assignments and Assessment in Moodle: Drop-in at 10 a.m.

Dec. 3: National Building Reconciliation Forum - Preparatory Webinars Begin

Dec. 4: Quizzes, Assignments and Assessment in Moodle: Drop-in at 10 a.m.

Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC) - Virtual Wine and Cheese at 2:30 pm

Dec. 15: ECQ Info-Session:  Tips for a Successful Entente Canada-Quebec Grant Application at 10 a.m. Learn more about ECQ Funding here

Recommended article: Remote Exams in Teams for an Inclusive, Honest, and Fair Evaluation

Join events through the Faculty Hub website. Click Read More to go there.

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Promotional, Well-being for all

DCHC Physio clinic reopens Jan. 11

The Dawson College Health Clinic (DCHC) physio will be re-opening Jan. 11, 2021. The third-year students of the Physiotherapy Technology Program are eager to assist you with your rehabilitation needs. This service is available to the public so please share with your friends and family.

For many of us, working from home in our adapted working conditions may have set in some postural patterns that are not ideal. Come consult our qualified team of our student interns and their supervisors, licensed physiotherapy professionals.

Our commitment is to help you move, heal and learn new and improved ways to be in your body. Call us today to book your evaluation at 514-931-8731, ext. MOVE (6683).

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#DawsonProud, Book/article/video recommendation

Gabriel Tordjman’s book published

Gabriel Tordjman’s book was published this summer. The book is entitled: Darwin’s Tea Party; Biological Knowledge, Evolution, Genetics and Human Nature.

The book by the Dawson College Humanities teacher examines how biological knowledge has transformed the planet and reshaped humanity. Using the concept of biological knowledge, the author explores key persons, places, ideas and events that have shaped the world. He shows that while the development of biological knowledge has opened vast new vistas in our understanding of the living world and promises material abundance for some; refracted through the distorting lens of ideology, it has also contributed to great inequality and oppression.

Facilities Management

De Maisonneuve Boulevard closed to cars until June 2021

Click Read More for an update from the STM about the work being done on the Atwater metro station and the closure of De Maisonneuve Blvd.

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DawsonITE

DawsonITE Newsletter # 493

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

• 4 higher-ed IT predictions for 2021

• Best Practices for Securing Your Online Classrooms

• An Easy Way to Make Videos on Windows 10 Computers

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