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Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2022

Academic News, Decolonization, Living Campus, Student Services, Well-being for all

Learning about the Indigeneity of maple syrup

In an effort to Indigenize curriculum and re-Indigenize a small piece of occupied Tiohtià:ke (Montreal), students, staff, and faculty from the First Peoples Centre and the Decolonization and Indigenization Studies Certificate launched the Wáhta Óshes (maple syrup) project last March to share the Indigenous roots of making maple syrup.

Click Read More for the full story.

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#DawsonProud, AccessAbility, Campus Life, Communications Office, Dawson Foundation, Dawson Gives, Dawson Talent, Events, In the news/in social media, Well-being for all

Artists in Bloom happening April 21-28

We are back! After a couple of years that the event could not take place due to the pandemic, Artists in Bloom is back for its 24th annual edition! We are excited to welcome you to the event and to show you what our talented student artists will produce.

Discover some of the artists and their work on our Facebook and Instagram accounts over the next few weeks. 

Click Read More for all the details.

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#DawsonProud, Academic News, Homepage news, IST, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Physical Education Department addresses climate action

The ecological footprint of each Physical Education course at Dawson is being tracked in a pilot project of the department with support from Anna Likht and Rafael Scapin of Information Systems and Technology and the Sustainability Office.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

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Academic News, Campus Life, Events, Living Campus, Peace Centre, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Earth Week 2022 events at Dawson!

The Sustainability Office, in collaboration with the Peace Centre and other departments, is excited to introduce the fast-approaching Earth Week 2022, which will take place Tuesday to Friday, April 19-22. We would like to give you an opportunity to take advantage of some of the many activities we have planned. You will note that we have a mix of in-person and virtual events.

Click Read More for the keynote speakers, link to book and for more info.

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#DawsonProud, Communications Office, Dawson Foundation, Dawson Gives

15th edition of newly renamed Golf Classic is set to go

The Dawson golf tournament is making a comeback and it’s got a new name! After a two-year absence due to health concerns during the pandemic, the Dawson Golf Classic will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at the Summerlea Golf and Country Club.

Thanks to the support of the Dawson community, its partners and friends over the past 14 golf tournaments, Dawson has raised more than $500,000 for student aid and scholarships.

Even though the golf tournament has been suspended since 2020, the work of the Foundation to support Dawson students in pursuing their education and achieving success has remained steadfast.

Click Read More for more information about the Golf Classic and about the Foundation.

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#DawsonProud, AccessAbility, Dawson Research, Homepage news, In the news/in social media, Well-being for all

First-year student wins research bursary for work with Adaptech Research Network

First-year Dawson Social Science student Abigaëlle Vasseur is one of seven CEGEP students in Quebec to win a bursary for research work this winter semester. Abigaëlle joined Dawson’s Adaptech Research Network and it was through this work that she won a Bourse pour stage d’initiation à la recherche pour la relève au collegial, valued at $3,000, from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

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#DawsonProud, Academic News, Events, Well-being for all, Women’s/Gender Studies, Workshops

Honour the life of Joe Rose with AR

Joe Rose was a Dawson nursing student and AIDS activist who wanted to start a Montreal edition of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), an international grassroots political group that is working to end the AIDS pandemic. While attending Dawson in 1985, he founded the Etcetera Club, a safe space for LGBT students. On March 19, 1989, he was brutally murdered by four teenagers as he got off a city bus.

To honour his story, the local activist and multi-media artist Mathilde Geromin will be guiding a series of workshops over the upcoming weeks to support students in the creation of an augmented reality (AR) ‘vignette’ — texts, photos, and videos — so people can learn about Joe’s legacy.

Click Read More for the dates and more information.

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Faculty Hub

Over at the Faculty Hub

Workshop for Faculty

Engaging Groupwork: Strategies for Meaningful Activities

Wednesday, April 13, 10:00-11:30 a.m.  In-person in room 3F.5

Facilitated by:  Jeff Gandell and Cory Legassic

Do you use groupwork in class and feel like it could go better? Do you feel like only some students are benefiting? This workshop will share impactful practices on three stages of in-class group work: before, during, and after the activity. Participants will leave with new insight, concrete ideas, and new questions about how to make teamwork come alive in the classroom.

A Writing in the Disciplines (WID)/Saltise co-production

Register Here or from the Faculty Hub website (Events)

Academic News, Campus Life, Events

Psychology Profile celebrates Brain Day April 8

On April 8, the Psychology Profile is organizing two events that celebrate the advances in brain science and promote awareness of the mind, body and mental health connection.

The first event is a guest talk by Dr. Mike Robinson at 10:05 a.m. (via Zoom).  His talk entitled "Generating Excessive Desire by Optogenetic Stimulation of the Central Amygdala" will be hosted in the context of a General Psychology class. All are welcome to join us at 10:05. Email to get the Zoom link. In case you can't make it, you will still have an opportunity to view the talk a little later in our Psychology STREAM Channel (link in Read More).

The second event of the day will be a Trivia Game held at 2:30 p.m. in room 3F.38. Students who wish to participate will have to register by contacting Winners will earn fantastic prizes.

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Student Services

Appointments for Academic Skills Centre now on Omnivox

To make an appointment with an Academic Skills Centre professional, a peer tutor, or to register for a workshop, students will need to log into Omnivox and click on WCOnline under the Student Services menu on the left near the bottom of the menu.

Students will no longer have to remember a separate website address and password. We will continue to use the same scheduling system, so students should be familiar with it, but it is now integrated with Omnivox through single sign-on.

The separate scheduling access point that you may remember ( is no longer available for students. Even though we have contacted all our users, you may encounter students confused by the change, so we would appreciate if you could help them during this transition. ­

#DawsonProud, Communications Office, Events, From the Director General

Save the date for Dawson’s Recognition of Service

It’s finally time to celebrate! We will have a special celebration the evening of Thursday, June 16 to recognize all those who have retired and all those who have arrived at the major milestone of 25 years of service to Dawson since July 1, 2019.

The evening will include a cocktail hour and a dinner. Dawson’s traditional Recognition of Service aims to treat our long-serving and dedicated employees to a very special night.

Invitations will be sent in May.

Book/article/video recommendation, Student Services

There’s a new French article database at the Library!

Cairn is a French-language platform which provides full-text access to French-language popular magazines (nine), scholarly journals (500+), and e-books (14,000+) on topics ranging across the humanities and social sciences. Popular magazine titles include Pour la science, Cerveau & psycho, and Sciences humaines.

Create a Cairn account (Mon Cairn) and build reading lists, retrieve consulted articles, get weekly newsletters of new content, and follow authors and/or journals to be alerted when they publish something new.

Questions? Email us at Ask-a-Librarian.

#DawsonProud, Campus Life, In the news/in social media, Student Services

Dawson students are K-Pop champions

Congrats to our Dawson K-pop dancers who brought home the trophy after last week’s Intercollegiate K-Pop Triple Crown Dance Competition (KTCD)!

Students who performed this year are part of the local K-Pop dance performance group Rewind Mtl and for the first time ever, competed live against Champlain College, John Abbott College, Marianopolis College, and Vanier College.

Check out their winning performance on the College Facebook and Instagram accounts. Photo credit: Campus Life and Leadership team 

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

Blues Div. 1 men’s basketball team get bronze at Nationals

The Dawson Blues Div. 1 Men's Basketball team won bronze at the CCAA National Championships!
After a great week in which they got stronger with each game, the Blues defeated VIU Mariners 99-74 in the Bronze Medal Game March 27.
From the Director General

April 10 deadline for Teaching Excellence Award nominations

  • Recognize a Dawson teacher by nominating them for a Teaching Excellence Award.
  • Deadline extended to April 10.
  • Students and staff may submit a nomination for Fall ’21 and Winter ’22 teachers in the My Dawson Portal (Omnivox).
  • Look for the Teaching Excellence Award under the My Dawson Life menu.
  • Click Read More to go to Omnivox

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#DawsonProud, Communications Office

New branding files and your email signature

If you have not already updated your email signature, office files, web pages and more with the new Dawson Branding, please take a moment to do so.

To update your email signature, go to Omnivox and look for Branded Email Signature under the Non-Academic Services menu.

Click Read More to get a selection of new Dawson Branding files, including letterhead, PowerPoint, and logo files for your office use.

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Peace Centre, Well-being for all

Reject war by adding your name to global petition

Ivan Freud of the Peace Studies Certificate invites the Dawson community to sign a petition to reject war and nuclear weapons.

Click Read More to add your name to the petition.

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DawsonITE Newsletter # 548

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

  • Defining quality and online learning
  • How robots can assist students with disabilities
  • These Smart Glasses Want to Replace Your Laptop

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Last Modified: April 6, 2022


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