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Tuesday, Jun. 1, 2021

#DawsonProud, Dawson Talent, Faculty Hub, In the news/in social media

OAD’s Madeleine Bazerghi wins CCDMD photo contest

Madeleine Bazerghi's photo, entitled A Socially Distant Moment, has won the Concours Photo Le Monde en Images - Catégorie Personnel du réseau collégial québécois from the Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique (CCDMD)

Madeleine works as a pedagogical counsellor in Dawson's Office of Academic Development and is on the Faculty Hub team.

"So I submitted to a photo contest for the very first time. Never thought of doing so but, I thought this photo worthy of representing a socially distant moment," she said.

To see more of Madeleine's photos, visit:
https://www.dooneink.com/

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

Meygan Brody is Dawson’s Valedictorian for the Class of 2021

This year’s valedictorian is a future physician with a passion for social justice. Enriched Science student Meygan Brody has been selected to address Dawson’s Class of 2021 at Virtual Graduation on June 30.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

Read More - Meygan Brody is Dawson’s Valedictorian for the Class of 2021

#DawsonProud, Academic News, Faculty Hub, Homepage news, In the news/in social media

Carmen Leung recognized with 2021 SALTISE Award

Dawson Chemistry teacher Carmen Leung “dedicates herself to teaching in ways that keep her students engaged and she contributes to all aspects of College life,” reads the announcement from SALTISE.

This week, Carmen will be honoured with a 2021 SALTISE Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award at the SALTISE Conference happening June 2-4.

Click Read More for the homepage story.

Read More - Carmen Leung recognized with 2021 SALTISE Award

#DawsonProud, Academic News, Faculty Hub, Homepage news, In the news/in social media

Selma Hamdani receives a mention d’honneur from the AQPC

Dawson’s Psychology Profile Coordinator Selma Hamdani is incredibly grateful to receive a mention d’honneur from the Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale (AQPC).

“Whatever I do, it is not by myself,” she said. “So many vibrant and great ideas are sparked everywhere at Dawson. I share this honour with the Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC), the Office of Academic Development, the Psychology Department, the Communities of Practice and so many other people who helped me be the teacher I am today. Dawson is fertile ground and a special community!”

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

Read More - Selma Hamdani receives a mention d’honneur from the AQPC

Events, Student Services

Welcome Weeks for new students begin Aug. 9

We are looking forward to welcoming new students in person during Welcome Weeks!

Click Read More for the dates and details of Welcome Weeks 2021.

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COVID, Well-being for all

Reopening society depends on vaccination rates

Life is starting to return to a more normal situation and to stay the course toward a full and active life, the vaccination campaign must continue.

Everyone in Quebec who is 12 years old and up can be vaccinated.

The plan for a full return to campus for CEGEPs and universities is contingent on a vaccination rate (2nd dose) of 75% for those aged 16 to 29 years old by Aug.  15.

Encourage your students and the young people in your life to get their vaccinations without delay. 

Click Read More for a link to make an appointment. There are also several walk-in (no appointment) sites around Montreal.

Read More - Reopening society depends on vaccination rates

Academic News, Milestones, Senate

Marianne Pelton is the new Chair of Senate

Find out more about the new Chair of Senate and her role and the work of Senate.

Click Read More for a brief report.

Read More - Marianne Pelton is the new Chair of Senate

Dawson Remembers, Decolonization

Dawson flags at half-mast for 215 Indigenous children

Dawson’s flags were lowered to half-mast on Monday morning to honour the 215 children who lost their lives at the Kamloops Indian Residential School and their families, and the countless others who never returned home from residential schools across Canada. The flags will remain at half-mast for 215 hours in total for each life lost.

Human Resources, Well-being for all

Join information sessions for all staff on new Code of Conduct

As announced in the last issue of D News, a new Code of Conduct is coming into effect on August 1 for all staff, students and visitors to the Dawson campus.

Human Resources, with the collaboration of Students Services, will be co-hosting two information sessions for all staff to learn more about the new Policy and provide the opportunity to ask questions:

  • Wednesday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to noon

Please join us to learn more about how this new Policy will help ensure all members of the Dawson Community are not only provided a safe and healthy environment but are treated with respect and civility.

An invitation will be sent shortly by email to All Dawson with the links to join. 

#DawsonProud, Events

You’re invited to Virtual Grad 2021

Join us for the virtual ceremony to hear from teachers, this year’s valedictorian and our graduating students!

Link will be live on our Graduation webpage on June 30 at 7 p.m.

From the Director General, Milestones

Retirees: we will celebrate you in style in Spring 2022

We wish to extend our gratitude for your service to all our colleagues who are retiring this year.

Traditionally, we host a special Recognition of Service Dinner to salute our retiring colleagues as well as those marking milestones of service to the College.

So we will not say farewell because we plan to see you in late Spring 2022 when we will host a great party for all our retirees of 2020, 2021 and 2022 as well as those marking major work anniversaries.

Academic News, Faculty Hub

Law, Society and Justice Faculty Reflect on their Newly Developed Learning Community

This winter, six different faculty teams from Science, Social Science and General Education departments participated in the Learning Communities course development process.  Catherine Braithwaite and Christopher Bourne, teachers in the Law Society and Justice profile in the Social Science program, agreed to share some thoughts on the collaborative design process and their project for LSJ, which pairs Canadian History (330-201-DW) with Canadian Democracy (385-306-DW).

Click Read More for their reflections.

Read More - Law, Society and Justice Faculty Reflect on their Newly Developed Learning Community

#DawsonProud, Faculty Hub, Student Services

Report on Dawson College Model UN

Caroline Chochol & Julie Johnson, Faculty Advisors of Dawson College Model UN, have prepared a report about this para-academic activity that brought students a way to connect with each other and learn so much.

Click Read More for the report on the 2020-2021 DCMUN experience.

Read More - Report on Dawson College Model UN

#DawsonProud, Book/article/video recommendation, Dawson Research, Faculty Hub, In the news/in social media

New book by Richard Soare, Dawson’s own Martian expert

Richard Soare (Faculty, Geography) has a new book out about the Red Planet. Mars Geological Enigmas: From the Late Noachian Epoch to the Present Day (9780128202456) is well placed to carry on with the search for water and life and other deeply rooted Martian mysteries.

Richard's book was published on May 28. Click Read More to go to a short review and more info.

(Photo is courtesy of NASA and shows the Ingenuity helicopter parked on the tarmac at Jezero Crater on Mars)

Read More - New book by Richard Soare, Dawson’s own Martian expert

IST, Well-being for all

5 tips to protect yourself against cyber attacks

As part of an ongoing effort to promote cyber security, Dawson’s Information Systems and Technology team offers tips to protect yourself at work and at home.

Click Read More to see the 5 top tips for your cyber security.

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Human Resources, Well-being for all

Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace

On May 28, the Human Resources Department hosted a three-hour workshop on creating a mentally healthy workplace. The event was led by Stefano Maiorana of Morneau Shepell, which runs Dawson’s Employee Assistance Program, a free counselling service available 24 hours a day/7 days a week all year by calling 1 888 687-9197.

The workshop covered mental illness, stigma related to it and ways to provide support. Mental health was described as “the capacity to feel, think and act in ways that enhance one’s ability to enjoy life and deal with challenges.”

Click Read More for a report, practical insights and resources available to Dawson employees.

Read More - Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Faculty Hub

Thank you from the Faculty Hub team

Thank you to everyone who collaborated with the Faculty Hub pedagogical counsellors this semester to provide over 50 online professional development workshops. We have enjoyed working with you, despite the virtual mode!

Best wishes to all for a wonderful summer and a well-deserved break!

Events, Faculty Hub, Professional Development

CRISPESH, SALTISE & AQPC happening this week & next

June 1-3 CRISPESH Symposium

June 2-4: SALTISE Conference

June 10-11: AQPC Annual Conference

#DawsonProud, Events

Vernissage and end of year events continue

There are still some vernissage and end-of-year shows to catch:

Wednesday, June 2:
Industrial Design
Professional Photography

Thursday, June 3:
Interior Design

Friday, June 4:
3D Animation and Computer Generated Imagery

Wednesday, June 9:
Graphic Design

Click Read More to go the Vernissage page with times and links to join.

Read More - Vernissage and end of year events continue

Communications Office, Well-being for all

It’s time to smell the flowers! Last D News before summer break

Summer is almost here and Dawson's Peace Garden continues to bloom and evolve. Here is a photo captured by Suzanne Bellefleur (Student Services, Dawson College Library) on Friday.

We wish everyone a peaceful and relaxing summer, with lots of time to smell the flowers, enjoy your loved ones and do your favourite activities.

This is the last issue of D News before the summer break. The next D News issue will be Wednesday, Aug. 18. If you have news or information to share at the beginning of the semester, use the submit news button or email  cparsons@dawsoncollege.qc.ca before 12 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13.

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

Dawson didn’t make me an anglo: 2011 valedictorian

Jean-François Garneau (Class of 2011) says his experience at Dawson College a decade ago was a positive one. He shared his opinion in The Montreal Gazette on May 21.

Click Read More to read his opinion piece.

Read More - Dawson didn’t make me an anglo: 2011 valedictorian

DawsonITE

DawsonITE Newsletter # 515

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

• Recommendations for Good Practice Using AI in Learning

• A Collaborative Brainstorming and Voting Tool - No Registration Required

• How Are Final Exams Changing During the Pandemic?

Read More - DawsonITE Newsletter # 515

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Last Modified: June 1, 2021

 

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