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Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021

Communications Office, Events, In the news/in social media

Help promote Information Evening Feb. 3

Information Evening is a virtual event on Feb. 3 from 6 - 8 p.m. for students considering applying to Dawson. It is the last recruitment push before the application deadline of March 1.

The spotlight is on five programs: Community, Recreation and Leadership Training; Computer Science; Industrial Design; Laboratory Technology - Analytical Chemistry; and Medical Ultrasound Technology.

Brand-new videos featuring testimonies from students, teachers and graduates will be rolled out on Dawson's social media channels in the next few days.

Click Read More to see the Industrial Design video.

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From the Director General

Welcome Back video

Our new Director General Diane Gauvin has recorded a five-minute video to share some updates and to welcome everyone back for the new Winter 2021 Semester that begins on Jan. 27.

Click the Read More link to go to the video.

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Academic News, Homepage news

When Math Meets Art

Last semester, students who are not usually in a math course had the opportunity to discover the beauty of math in a new complementary course developed by Dawson's Mathematics Department.

Click Read More for the homepage news story, which includes some of the art produced by students and thoughts from the students and the teacher about the experience.

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#DawsonProud, Events, Faculty Hub, Homepage news, Human Resources, Professional Development, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Students encourage teachers to use Sustainable Happiness in class at Ped Days

At Ped Days on Jan. 20, the tables were turned as students taught teachers for the first time at the annual professional development event for teachers.

Four final-year CRLT students shared Sustainable Happiness with teachers in the hopes of making students and teachers in virtual classrooms more connected, engaged and happy.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

Read More - Students encourage teachers to use Sustainable Happiness in class at Ped Days

#DawsonProud, Communications Office, Homepage news, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Dawson reacts to AASHE gold in new video

We could all use some good news to propel us through this difficult winter.

Many colleagues reached out with reactions in words and videos to the amazing news last month about Dawson College being officially recognized as a world leader in sustainability. All of these words and videos will be shared.

Click Read More for a brief news story and link to a new video compilation of Dawson colleagues reacting. Next month, we will present a second compilation video. May this encourage you!

Read More - Dawson reacts to AASHE gold in new video

Student Services, Well-being for all

We want you! Seeking 150 volunteers for student outreach

We know that you care about our students and we have an opportunity for you to help them during this most challenging time.

We have decided to create a mentor program to better support our students and we would like to invite you to be part of it!

Please click Read More for more information about the program and to volunteer. RSVP by Feb. 11.

Read More - We want you! Seeking 150 volunteers for student outreach

Faculty Hub

Over at the Faculty Hub

Best wishes for a great start to the semester!

Thank you faculty for attending the first-ever Intercollegiate Ped Week and the Dawson January Ped Days events.  A big thank you goes out to all the presenters!

  • New Faculty Orientation took place on January 22 with 10 teachers. Welcome new faculty members!
  • Webinar: Access to Higher Education for First Peoples Students

Thursday, February 4, at 1:30 pm.  More Info Here

  • DALC Meeting: ENRAGEment tools

Friday, February 5 at 2:30 pm.  Come and share your frustrations (bring a glass of wine, moonshine etc.) and find solutions to your technical problems!  Join this meeting through the Faculty Hub website.

Read More - Over at the Faculty Hub

Perks for Dawson Employees, Professional Development, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Professionals & support staff can sign up for Sustainable Happiness

Professionals and support staff, there is an opportunity to take the 24-hour Certificate in Sustainable Happiness (SH) Course this semester. The program will run Feb. 12 through April 9 on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Participants will be introduced to the concept of Sustainable Happiness and explore its implications, both personally and professionally. This is an experiential and applied certificate.

Key topics include: sustainability, connecting with Nature, positive psychology, well-being, happiness, and healthy/sustainable lifestyles. All participants must complete a project that benefits the well-being of themselves, others and/or the planet to obtain the certificate.

Some examples of successfully completed projects last semester were plant-based recipe books, yoga / meditation challenges, going on daily dates with Nature, 30 days of acts of kindness, plant giveaways, vertical gardens at home, family wellness and a zero waste challenge.

To express your interest or place your name on the waiting list, go to SH Wait List

For more information, go to

There is also a Certificate in SH course that will run Feb.15- April 12 for students.

Dawson Remembers, Milestones

In memory of Marjorie “Mimi” Morton

We regret to inform you that Marjorie “Mimi” Morton passed away on Jan. 10. She taught English and Humanities for nearly 30 years at Dawson College, where she helped found the Women's Studies program. Mimi left Dawson in 1999.

Click Read More for her obituary.

Read More - In memory of Marjorie “Mimi” Morton

Communications Office, In the news/in social media, Sustainability

Round-up of Dawson in the news

Dawson was in the news recently for a variety of reasons.

Jan. 22 in The Montreal Gazette: Montreal CEGEPs, universities brace for another challenging semester

Jan. 5 in La Presse: Une nouvelle vie pour l’ancien campus Selby du Collège Dawson

Dec. 16 on Global TV:  ‘We hope others will follow’: Dawson College awarded gold rating for leadership in sustainability

Campus Life, Communications Office, Dawson Blues, In the news/in social media, Student Services, Well-being for all

Let’s Talk Day is Jan. 28

Join the conversation on Jan. 28 and show your support for mental health by getting involved in Bell Let's Talk Day. This is largely a social media campaign. Check out and share the content on the official Dawson College social media channels as well as on the Dawson Blues, CLL and Student Health social media channels.


Human Resources, Student Services, Well-being for all

Updates to Policy for a Smoke-Free College

The Policy for a Smoke-Free College was updated in November. The main changes to the policy are:

  • Progressive sanctions for students and employees, including fines
  • Cannabis is prohibited
  • Roles and responsibilities have been updated
  • Third-hand smoke (residue that remains on objects) is included
  • Tips and support available for employees through Human Resources and for students through College Nurse Julie Drolet
  • What to do if a student is vaping/smoking during a Zoom class

Click Read More to go to the updated policy.

Read More - Updates to Policy for a Smoke-Free College


DawsonITE Newsletter # 497

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

• Microsoft Teams update will make remote learning a little less tricky

• Who needs a teacher? Artificial Intelligence designs lesson plans for itself

• 3 technologies that are making education more accessible

Read More - DawsonITE Newsletter # 497

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Last Modified: January 26, 2021


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