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Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022

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

Dawson’s health students learning together through Interprofessional Education

Dawson College may be in the news this week because funding for a new pavilion was scuttled by the Quebec government, but the driving principles behind the need and purpose of the facility remain for an innovative, unique-in-Quebec Interprofessional Education Pedagogy (IPE) project.

Click Read More for an update on the IPE project from the team as well as some complementary information about the pavilion project.

Read More - Dawson’s health students learning together through Interprofessional Education

#DawsonProud, Campus Life, Facilities Management, Student Services

The metamorphosis of Oliver’s

Upgrade or renovation are words that do not do justice to the complete metamorphosis of student space Oliver’s on the second floor of Dawson in the 2C clubs hallway.

Click Read More to see the before picture and learn more about our beautiful new space for students.

Read More - The metamorphosis of Oliver’s

From the Director General, In the news/in social media

New building project scuttled by government

Here is the news about the new pavilion project in the Read More link. All employees received this on Sunday, Jan. 30 in an All Dawson message from the Director General.

Read More - New building project scuttled by government

In the news/in social media

Dawson in the news this week

Here are two news pieces out of the many that are worth sharing:

The Gazette, Feb. 1: https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/allison-hanes-axing-the-dawson-expansion-is-a-low-blow-from-legault

La Presse, Feb. 2: https://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/0c66a360-827c-4694-89b9-012c7484003b__7C___0.html 

Dawson Gives, Student Services, Well-being for all

Please help restock our Food Bank

The Financial Aid Food bank has been active throughout the pandemic and subsequent closures. As many as 20 students can drop in over a week. Our regular supporters have been bringing supplies throughout the past two years. However, our shelves are starting to show some serious gaps in supplies. Here is a list of needed items: rice, quinoa, bulgur, barley, dry legumes, canned proteins (salmon, corned beef, sardines, tuna, etc.) canned fruits, canned vegetables, boxed nut milk(s), oat milk, rice milk, evaporated milk, coconut milk, instant coffee, tea, herbal tea, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, honey, personal hygiene products (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, etc).

Donations of non-perishable food and hygiene products can be dropped off at the Financial Aid Office: 4E2.

#DawsonProud, Academic News

AR Cité! Taking Augmented Reality to Town

Augmented Reality is poised to enter mainstream culture with a splash — and a group of Dawson students have been riding that wave with style.  Experimenting with the rapidly evolving new tech, they’re creating a lively ‘pop app', pedagogical and entertaining at the same time, that’s inspired by the college itself and its downtown Montreal environment.

Click Read More for a report by Reisa Levine, faculty, Cinema | Communications.

Read More - AR Cité! Taking Augmented Reality to Town

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

Sustainable Happiness Certificate returns!

The registration deadline for the Sustainable Happiness Certificate is this Friday. Feb. 4. 

Click Read More for all the details, talk to your manager if interested and register with the link provided.

Read More - Sustainable Happiness Certificate returns!

Campus Life, Dawson Professional Theatre, Dawson Talent, Events

Dawson Theatre reopens with Our Class Feb. 7-12

The Professional Theatre Program at Dawson College is pleased to announce that our theatre will reopen Feb. 7 - 12 for performances of Our Class, by Tadeusz Slobodzianek, directed by Arianna Bardesono, and performed by the third-year graduating students.

Our Class tells the story of 10 Catholic and Jewish schoolchildren in Poland, beginning in 1925, and as they grow up, through Soviet and Nazi occupations. Based on the Jedwabne pogrom, this play deals with subject matter such as: Anti-Semitism, xenophobia, physical and sexual violence, rape, and genocide.

Tickets cost $5 for the Dawson community and can be purchased on Eventbrite, see link in Read More. Proof of vaccination and masks required.

Read More - Dawson Theatre reopens with Our Class Feb. 7-12

Events, Human Resources, Perks for Dawson Employees, Student Services, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Wellness Challenge begins Feb. 14

Dawson’s Sustainability Office, Human Resources, Student Services and Dawson Student Union with contributions from departments and services across the college, are excited to offer 8 weeks of wellness activities to all Dawson Employees and Students!

  1. February 14 - April 8, 2022.
  2. Activities hosted mostly by Dawson’s very own Faculty, Staff and Retirees! (Online and in-person challenges ensuring current health guidelines are followed)
  3. Mid-term & Final week Participation Prizes!

Join the Dawson Wellness Challenge 2022 Group on YAMMER through office 365 to participate in our weekly activities! You can also follow us on Instagram Dawson Wellness!

For more information, please email sustainability@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Faculty Hub

Over at the Faculty Hub

  • Turnitin, New Faculty and Ed Tech virtual workshops will take place in February. Check the Faculty Hub website for dates and times!
  • The Dawson Active Learning Community is offering workshops all semester. Visit the DALC website to register!
  • The Antiracist Pedagogy Project and Concordia's Centre for Teaching and Learning invite Dawson faculty to participate in a pilot study: Implementing Antiracist Pedagogy into Your Classroom. The pilot is low-labour and tailored to your specific course. They will customize implementation of an antiracist educational video, discussion question and/or assignment recommendations for your class and ask for your feedback.  More Information
Academic News, Campus Life, Events, Faculty Hub

Social Science Week is Feb. 7-11

A new semester is upon us and Social Science Week 2022, to take place Feb. 7-11, is offering a stimulating week of talks and activities. Please review the line-up for the week in the program.

In light of the current situation, the conference will be online this year. 

  • If we have returned to in-person teaching, these talks will be streamed into your classroom and, wherever possible, we’ll set up two-way cameras to facilitate interaction between students and presenters.
  • If we are continuing with online teaching, students will be able to sign into these talks from wherever they are connecting.

Read More - Social Science Week is Feb. 7-11

Campus Life, Events, Student Services, Well-being for all

Black History Month at Dawson

Black History Month will be celebrated at Dawson with several events and a poster exhibit in the 5C hallway on 26 remarkable Black Canadians.

All the events for students can be found on the @CLLDawson Instagram page or on the events page of the CLL website:

https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/campus-life-leadership/black-history-events/

#DawsonProud, Campus Life, Dawson Grads, Events, Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery

Eudaimonia open until Feb. 19 at the Gallery

After almost two years, Dawson’s 2020 Visual Arts graduates are pleased to present how their practices have flourished and prospered, while staying true to their understanding of eudaimonia.*

Twenty graduates from the 2020 Visual Arts cohort present work in media ranging from digital photography to sculpture, painting, drawing, and video at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery from Jan. 27 to Feb. 19, 2022.

* Aristotle utilized eudaimonia as the term for the highest human good, an objective standard of ‘happiness’ based on what it means to live a human life well. The title is the same as the original graduating 2020 exhibition, which could only happen online due to the first lockdown.

Read More - Eudaimonia open until Feb. 19 at the Gallery

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

Winter Open House is Feb. 9

Winter Open House is the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 9. There is a How to Apply webinar at 6 p.m., live one-on-one chat sessions with program and profile faculty from 7-9 p.m. and Science Program webinars at 7 and at 8 p.m.

You can help us spread the word by sharing our social media posts:

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Instagram

LinkedIn

Milestones

David Hopkins is retiring from Professional Photography after 44 years

David Hopkins was part of the Photography Department  for over four decades. He retired recently. Click Read More for a look back at his time at Dawson and a link to his Instagram account where you can keep up with his photography.

Read More - David Hopkins is retiring from Professional Photography after 44 years

Faculty Hub, Learning opportunities

Three lunch ‘n learns with CRISPESH in February

CRISPESH is offering three lunch 'n learns this month.

Click Read More for dates and times and all the details.

Read More - Three lunch ‘n learns with CRISPESH in February

COVID, Human Resources

COVID information for employees

For your reference, we have included some information related to COVID in the Read More link that you may need to refer to: link to book a PCR test, what to do if you have symptoms, etc. The source of this information was a memo sent by Pascahl Scott, Director of Human Resources, on Monday, Jan. 24 to all employees. You can always find information in D News related to different topics, such as Human Resources, by visiting the D News landing page and using the subject/topic tags listed on the right column to explore or find content.

Read More - COVID information for employees

COVID, Well-being for all

COVID vaccination rates at Dawson in January

Dawson received information in late January about the current level of vaccine protection of students and employees against COVID-19.

As of Jan. 13, 2022:
92.8% of Dawson students registered in the Fall 2021 Semester were adequately vaccinated, compared to 91.7% of all CEGEP students.

As of Jan. 20, 2022:
90% of Dawson employees were adequately vaccinated, compared to 92.8% of all CEGEP employees.

Facilities Management

Parking lot only accessible from de Maisonneuve Blvd.

Access to Dawson's parking lot is only possible via de Maisonneuve Blvd., which is a one-way westbound street. De Maisonneuve Blvd. is currently only open to local traffic (signage says accès local) between Atwater and Wood. That means that if you are headed to Alexis Nihon or Dawson, you are allowed to drive on de Maisonneuve. However, there isn't a priority turn signal from Atwater or green light on de Maisonneuve.

DawsonITE

DawsonITE Newsletter # 538

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

  • My Do-it-yourself Hyflex Classroom Experience at Dawson
  • What are the Main Trends in Online Learning? A Helicopter View of Possible Futures
  • A New Kind Of Professional Development Activity: Becoming A Jedi Of Gamification With Sharepoint

Read More - DawsonITE Newsletter # 538

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Last Modified: February 4, 2022

 

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