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Wednesday, May. 18, 2022

Campus Life, Events, Facilities Management, From the Director General, IST, Perks for Dawson Employees, Student Services, Well-being for all

Dawson community enjoyed being together again at BBQ

It was so nice to have a big Dawson community event for the first time in more than two years! More than 800 students and employees were treated to ice cream and almost the same number enjoyed a BBQ meal outside on campus May 10. Food was served by our cafeteria staff and from food trucks and there was live music.

Thanks to Campus Life and Leadership, Student Services, the Dawson Student Union, Facilities Management, Information Systems and Technology and Director General Diane Gauvin!

#DawsonProud, Academic News, Faculty Hub, Homepage news

Innovative and generous ped counsellor recognized with SALTISE Award

Working with a team of faculty to revise a CEGEP program is an intense job that often takes one or two years to complete.

“I’m like a doula,” said Dawson Pedagogical Counsellor Monica Lopez in an interview with the Communications Office. “I accompany the faculty through the revision process, with all the emotions it involves, and then I hand back their ‘baby’ and step back.”

To find out why Monica is being recognized and what she did before Dawson, read the homepage news story in the Read More link.

Read More - Innovative and generous ped counsellor recognized with SALTISE Award

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

Recognizing Catherine Moore for exceptional leadership in Nursing

Catherine Moore has been working in Dawson’s Nursing Department since the fall of 1974. She has taught generations of students within the same family and seen others become colleagues. In light of National Nursing Week last week (May 9-15) and her upcoming retirement, Dawson would like to thank Catherine for her exceptional leadership and lifelong commitment to shaping Quebec’s future healthcare workers.

“Nursing is finally getting recognized for the valued profession it is," she said. "This is solely due to all the nurses, teachers and students who have worked tirelessly and selflessly during the pandemic.”

Each year, over 60 Dawson Nursing students graduate after completing over 1,000 hours of direct patient contact, providing them with the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes to provide excellent care.

"Nursing allows you to deal with all aspects of the person; physical; emotional; mental; spiritual. As you put the whole picture together, you become an excellent advocate for patients' needs," said Catherine. "Nothing is more satisfying than having a patient say 'Thank you for being my nurse today.'"

#DawsonProud, Awards Office, Faculty Hub, In the news/in social media

Simeon Pompey, Superman

It is a testament to a man’s popularity when the mere mention of his name brings a smile to everyone’s face followed by a cry of “he’s so great!”

Simeon Pompey’s reputation is not based only on popularity, but on his strength of character, his dedication to his students inside and outside the classroom, and the motivation to succeed he inspires in others.

On May 4, Simeon was honoured with a Forces Avenir award. Click Read More for the homepage news story and photos of Simeon with his family and his work family.

Read More - Simeon Pompey, Superman

#DawsonProud, Academic News, Homepage news, Professional Development

Cathy Roy honoured with SALTISE Award for College Instructors

Since joining Dawson in 2015, Cathy Roy has sparked an excitement for new adventures in pedagogy, fostering greater collaboration and creativity within the Physiotherapy Technology Department.

Her ingenuity has won her a 2022 SALTISE Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award, which she will receive at the 11th edition of the SALTISE Conference on June 2-3.

“There is no room for boredom or stagnation in teaching. No two days have felt the same since I started,” said Cathy.

Find out how Cathy's unexpected teaching journey has transformed Dawson's Physiotherapy Technology Department.

Read More - Cathy Roy honoured with SALTISE Award for College Instructors

#DawsonProud, Academic News, Homepage news

Students present neuroscience projects at 89th edition of ACFAS

Four teams of Dawson students from the Dawson Research in Neuroscience Group presented their research projects at the 89th edition of the ACFAS conference on May 9-10. In the May 9 colloquium, each team had three minutes to reveal their study, before answering questions by fellow researchers over Zoom. The May 10 colloquium gave 15 minutes for each presentation, with five minutes of questions.

Click Read More to find out about their exciting research projects.

Read More - Students present neuroscience projects at 89th edition of ACFAS

#DawsonProud, Communications Office, Perks for Dawson Employees

A special gift for all employees on June 1

To celebrate our new branding and our Dawson employees, please stop by the table set up between the Director General's office in 4A and the Academic Dean's office in 4B on Wednesday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All employees will receive a small gift from the College.

We look forward to seeing the Dawson community!

#DawsonProud, Campus Life, S.P.A.C.E.

Dawson team wins Sportsmanship prize at Robotics competition

The Dawson Robotics team brought home the Sportsmanship prize from the multidisciplinary CRC Robotics' Arcanum 2022 competition held from April 28 to 30 at the École Curé-Antoine-Labelle. The team also won first place in the video production category and second in the programming and kiosks competition.

Read all about how our students welcomed the competition's many challenges with open arms.

Read More - Dawson team wins Sportsmanship prize at Robotics competition

#DawsonProud, Continuing Education and Community Services (CECS), Dawson Grads, Dawson Talent, Events

Independent Video Game Design Showcase May 28

The graduating cohort of the Independent Video Game Design Program at Dawson College invites you to the IVGD Game Showcase 2022!

This event is held online in a specially created 3D virtual space where you will have the chance to play the games from this graduating cohort, chat with the devs and hang out with the community!

Facebook Event: IVGD Game Showcase 2022

For tickets, click Read More.

Read More - Independent Video Game Design Showcase May 28

#DawsonProud, Continuing Education and Community Services (CECS), Dawson Talent, Events

Hybrid: AEC Commercial Photography Vernissage May 24

After two years of study, dedication and hard work through the COVID storm, we have now come to the end of the road, about to proudly show off the result.

Don't miss “HYBRID”, an exhibition featuring Dawson's AEC Commercial Photography graduates.

The exhibition will be presented in the Upper Atrium from Monday, May 23 to Friday, May 27 and you are invited to attend the Vernissage on May 24 at 6:30 p.m.

#DawsonProud, Dawson Grads, Dawson Talent, Events

Visual Arts Vernissage May 19

The opening of The Grove, the 2022 Dawson Visual Arts Program Graduating Exhibition will be on Thursday, May 19, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm in the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery and 2G wing.

Academic News, Events

ALC Festival 2022 “Unfolds” until May 20

To unfold is to smooth surfaces, to disclose what is or has been hidden from view, revealing secrets and potentials.

The ALC Festival is a celebration and exhibition of projects by graduating students from the six profiles of the Arts, Literature and Communications Program. This year, the festival, happening May 5-20, presents the creative works that ALC students made back in March 2020, their first semester of in-person learning, and celebrates the opening up and continuation of our lives as the pandemic starts to wane.

While most events have passed, you can still check out the innovative works of art from the Kaleidoscope and Enchanté exhibitions in the 5C hallways!


Visit the ALC Festival 2022 website to find out more.

Dawson Foundation, Dawson Gives, Events, Student Services, Well-being for all

Golf Classic less than three weeks away

Did you know that you don't have to play golf to come to the 15th edition of the Dawson Golf Classic?

Dawson employees and retirees benefit from friendly pricing for the full golf experience or just for dinner at the beautiful clubhouse.

Click Read More for the details and to find out about the amazing prizes.

Read More - Golf Classic less than three weeks away

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

Cory Legassic selected as DALChampion

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC) has named 10 of its faculty members “DALChampions” in honour of their extraordinary contributions to innovating the classroom experience.

DALC is a group of teachers from various disciplines that strives to improve teaching and learning through Active Learning (AL) pedagogical practices, and the development, design, and effective use of complementary educational technologies.

Here is what DALChampion and Coordinator of New School Cory Legassic had to say about the community of practice. Cory will also be profiled in the next D News on May 18 for his SALTISE Award. 

Read More - Cory Legassic selected as DALChampion

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

Dawson Commerce student won gold in world synchro skating

In April, Dawson Commerce student Olivia Di Giandomenico, an elite athlete with Les Suprêmes, won the gold medal at the International Skating Union World Synchronized Skating Championships in Hamilton, Ontario.

Click Read More for an interview as well as video links to view her gold-medal performances.

Read More - Dawson Commerce student won gold in world synchro skating

Human Resources, Professional Development, Workshops

Support Staff Training Day is May 24

Support Staff Training Day is this coming Tuesday, May 24 from 8:50 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. online. It will feature a variety of workshops and plenary speaker Julien R. Johnson (pictured) from Project 10. They will help us understand diversity of gender, sex and sexual orientation. Julien is the person behind Dawson’s gender neutral bathrooms.

Denise M. Brend will present a Trauma Informed Care approach in communicating and working with students and colleagues. Denise currently teaches at Université Laval and is a former Dawson teacher.

Full program and links to join workshops online: Support Staff Training Day Program - May 24, 2022

#DawsonProud, Communications Office, Events

Greater demand to attend graduation

There was an overwhelming response from graduating students indicating they plan to attend the graduation ceremony at Place des Arts on June 22. As a result, the Communications Office had to make some major changes to the proceedings, including the addition of a third ceremony at 10 a.m.

By the deadline to respond, over 800 about-to-be Dawson graduates had RSVP'd yes! Many of these students were deprived of their high school graduation in 2020. The last time Dawson had an in-person graduation was in June 2019.

Events, Faculty Hub, Professional Development, Workshops

You can still register for SALTISE Conference June 2-3

The theme for the 2022 SALTISE Conference is Collaborative Dialogues: The Role of Active Learning in Today’s Educational Realities. The conference brings together educators who are passionate about active learning.

The conference will be hybrid this year and take place June 2-3.

There is still time to register! Click Read More to go to the conference website.

Read More - You can still register for SALTISE Conference June 2-3

Faculty Hub

Over at the Faculty Hub

Using an after term review to improve teaching - Why a small investment of time now can make future course planning much easier.

Check out this article by Loleen Berdahl that appeared in University Affairs.

Academic News, Learning opportunities

June 5 is deadline for QWF College Writers Award

The 2022 Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF) College Writers Award will be awarded to a Quebec resident who is enrolled in one of the sponsoring colleges, including Dawson.

The $1,000 prize will be awarded for the best short story, poem, or work of nonfiction written in English between August 15, 2021 and June 5, 2022, the  deadline for submissions.


Click on Read More for all the rules and details.

Read More - June 5 is deadline for QWF College Writers Award

Events, Student Services

Welcome Week for new students begins August 12

This year Welcome Week will take place on August 12, 15, 16 and 17.

New students will have the chance to get a tour of the campus as well as the opportunity to meet their Dean.  Students will be able to attend presentations on programs/profiles and learn about the services offered at Dawson. Free ice cream will also be served to students.

Faculty Hub, Learning opportunities, Professional Development, Workshops

Dawson’s Annual Moodle Day is May 27

You are invited to participate in Dawson's annual Moodle Day.  The event will take place online on Friday, May 27, from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Feel free to share this with others who may also find it useful. Hope to see you there!

For information on the program and to register, please click on Read More.

Read More - Dawson’s Annual Moodle Day is May 27

Professional Development

New for credit program in post-secondary education administration

The Regroupement des cégeps de Montréal reported that there is a new for credit program offered by Université de Montréal in post-secondary education administration. Prospective students can take individual courses or the whole program.

For more information:


Academic News, Campus Life, Events, Faculty Hub

Humanities and Public Life Conference 2022: Crisis, conflict and resolution

This year, the conference will take place from September 19-23, 2022, and the theme will be Crisis, Conflict and Resolution. How can the Humanities help us to understand and navigate the various challenges the world is facing?

The deadline to submit a proposal to present is May 31. For details, click Read More.

Read More - Humanities and Public Life Conference 2022: Crisis, conflict and resolution


DawsonITE Newsletter # 554

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

  • Google Announces AI-Generated Summaries for Google Docs
  • Testmoz is a very good web tool that enables you to create and share automatically graded quizzes
  • 12 examples of artificial intelligence in everyday life

Read More - DawsonITE Newsletter # 554

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