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Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022

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

Physiotherapy students learn a lot by getting NDG seniors moving

Twenty-four students in Dawson’s three-year Physiotherapy Technology Program are leading seniors in physical fitness activities this fall at the St. Raymond Community Centre in Montreal’s borough of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

To read the homepage news story, including interviews with seniors, students and faculty, click Read More.

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#DawsonProud, Academic News, Campus Life, In the news/in social media

Celebrating Diagnostic Imaging during Radiology Week Nov. 7-11

In honour of Radiology Week, Nov. 7-11, we are highlighting our Diagnostic Imaging Program. Students will be present in the Lower and Upper Atrium on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will be on site to promote the profession and will animate games and activities for prizes.

Recent graduate Giovanni Russo (Class of 2021, Diagnostic Imaging) is now employed by Dawson as a Laboratory Technician. To read what he likes best about the profession and the program at Dawson, click Read More.

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#DawsonProud, Academic News, Campus Life, Events

Lunar and Planetary Institute (NASA) workshop at Dawson Jan. 9-11

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (NASA) is holding the 1st Workshop on Ices in the Solar System at Dawson College (Jan. 9–11, 2023).

The two principal convenors are Richard Soare (Geography), a Mars researcher and Dawson College faculty member and Jim Garvin, formerly NASA’s Chief Mars Scientist and currently the Principal Investigator of the DaVinci Mission to Venus, scheduled to fly in 2031.

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Communications Office, Events, From the Director General, Perks for Dawson Employees

Reunited at Dawson Holiday Party Dec. 9

All Dawson employees are invited to save the date for our first-in-three years Holiday Party! It will take place on Friday, Dec. 9. Keep an eye out for an email invitation soon.

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

Art Gallery Exhibit: Biennial 15

Biennial 15 marks 30 years of Dawson Fine Arts Faculty members exhibiting their current artworks at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery. It continues this long tradition of investigating the relationship between art making and learning, as well as reflects on the history of the biennial.

All faculty—past and present—of the Fine Arts department will have images and texts in the catalogue, which accompanies the exhibition. There will also be a sound component containing faculty responses to the question of how the biennial has played a role in the pedagogical innovations of Dawson’s reputed Fine Arts Department.

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#DawsonProud, Academic News, Faculty Hub

Embracing collaboration for the next generation of health professionals

Since last spring, 2 ECQ-granted projects (involving teachers from across 3 academic sectors) have been collaborating on the development of a symposium (coming up on Nov. 11) to prepare graduating students to work in the stressful and multidisciplinary environments of our healthcare system. During the break, plans were brought to teachers in 6 health technologies and the article describes what took place.

Click Read More for the article.

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

DALC Champion Chris Roderick

Meet another DALChampion, Physics faculty member Chris Roderick.

Click Read More for a mini interview.

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

Student Academic Enrichment Fund will be accepting project applications

A new fund available through the Dawson Foundation by and for students, the Dawson Student Academic Enhancement Fund, will officially launch its first call for projects on Tuesday, Nov.  22.  Projects selected in this round will receive funding at the beginning of the Winter 2023 semester.

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Faculty Hub

Over at the Faculty Hub

Recommended Video:  Rethinking Learning presented by Dr. Sanjay Sarma, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and hosted by McGill University, Office of Science Education.

The way we teach today is based on practices handed down to us that are historical rather than scientific in their evolution. Dr. Sarma presented a series of facts about learning from the scientific literature and argued that the way we teach today is neither optimal nor sustainable. He discussed the history of the science in the field of pedagogy, and opportunities to reinvent pedagogy. He offers suggestions on how higher education can reinvent its practices for the post-COVID world.

Connect to the recording of his presentation here.

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DawsonAI News Fall 2022

DawsonAI has several ongoing and upcoming activities planned for both students and faculty in 2022-2023. Click Read More for a snapshot of some of the activities.

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Academic News

Call for patient partner volunteers

Did you know that many of the medical professionals you interact with at hospitals and clinics are Dawson graduates? If you have had your blood drawn and tested (Biomedical Laboratory Technology), had an MRI, CT scan or x-ray (Diagnostic Imaging Technology), or received radiation therapy, (Radiation Oncology Technology), you would have surely interacted with a former Dawson graduate.

Do you, or a loved one, have significant lived experience as a patient? Do you want to make a difference and improve the experience of patients receiving medical care? If so, the accredited medical technology programs at Dawson hope that you, or your loved one, will consider becoming a volunteer patient partner.

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Campus Life, Dawson Professional Theatre, Dawson Talent, Events

The Professional Theatre Department presents Macbeth Nov. 14-26

The Professional Theatre Department is excited to present Macbeth, directed by Stefanie Buxton and performed by the third-year graduating students. This chilling tale of ambition returns to the Dawson Theatre Nov. 14-26 after 20 years.

“Shakespeare has a way of communicating with us that will never get old. The images he uses always connect to the way we feel and the actions we do,” says Nathan McDonald, who plays Macduff in the production.

“The work we did as an ensemble brings forth the idea of how people fight for and with each other. I hope people can see a bit of our essence as a group of performers,” says Jeanne Potvin who plays the third witch.

Tickets for Dawson faculty, staff and students are $5. Click Read More for the Eventbrite link.

or free on Nov. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m.

The show runs from Nov. 16 to 26 at 8 p.m.

For more details, click on Read More.

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Communications Office, From the Director General, Peace Centre, Well-being for all

College responding to Oct. 31 incident

Dawson College is currently investigating an incident that occurred on campus on Halloween, Oct. 31. The College issued this statement on Nov. 1. This Friday, the College will be co-hosting with Hillel Dawson a listening event for students. Director General Diane Gauvin, Academic Dean Rob Cassidy and Hebrew Professor Leila Roiter will be present. Special thanks to Diana Rice of Dawson’s Peace Centre and the Office of Academic Development for helping create a constructive space for dialogue.


Dawson’s whistleblower policy

Did you know that the College has had a whistleblower protocol since 2010, which was revised in 2019 to a formal policy?

Disclosures of wrongdoings could include contravention of laws and misuse of funds or equipment. Complaints do not need to be first-hand accounts and can be made anonymously through an electronic form.

Communications Office, Events, Student Services

The return of in-person Open House

This year was the first time the College held a true hybrid event for Open House. Oct. 23 was by reservation only and offered tours and program experiences. Thousands of people returned to the College but in a far more organized way than pre-2020.

Click Read More for a news brief.

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Student Services, Well-being for all

College Nurse tips for preventing colds and flus

It is early in the cold and flu season and there is already a worrying increase in respiratory tract infections in Quebec emergency rooms. The College Nurses would like to remind you about some good preventive tactics.

Click Read More for all the prevention tips and link to resources.

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Human Resources, Perks for Dawson Employees, Well-being for all

Get your flu vaccine at Dawson for free

The flu season is upon us and in keeping with our value of well-being for all, the College has arranged for a FREE flu vaccine clinic open to all Dawson employees on a first-come first-served basis. The Human Resources team is currently working on confirming the dates with the service provider for the end of November.

You could expect an email the week of Nov. 7 confirming the dates and location for the flu shot and including a link to book your appointment.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Dilalla at

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

Atwater Pantry turned 1

The Atwater Community Pantry turned one last week. This student-led initiative was born to tackle food insecurity in the neighbourhood surrounding Dawson, and won a local Forces AVENIR award in the Mutual aid, peace, and Justice category earlier this year.

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Dawson Blues, Student Services

New basketball uniforms with refreshed logo

Check out the photo for the new uniform for the Dawson Blues Basketball team. This is the white version. There is also a black version.

Dawson Gives, Student Services

Donations needed for the Financial Aid Food Bank

The Financial Aid Food Bank shelves are always in need of replenishing. With the return to on campus classes, the need for the food bank has proven to be invaluable. Word of mouth and advertising has brought the service to the eyes and ears of those students who are truly in need of a little help. Nonperishable food items can be brought to room 4E.2 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

#DawsonProud, Campus Life, Dawson Talent

Artists’ Books displayed at the Library

Come admire Natalie Olanick’s students’ Artists’ Books on display at the library. These were created as part of the Graphic Novels and Artists’ Books course from Studio Arts (Arts, Literature and Communication). In this course, students learn about the relationship between visual images and text. Students produce books in various formats as tests or dummies, and then make personal decisions about which format to use to create their own artists' book.

You can find the mini exhibit on the second floor of the library (entrance 5C.1), right in front of the Reference Desk.

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

Students in solidarity with Iranian protesters

A group of students with the support of faculty, staff and the Dawson Student Union worked to raise awareness about the situation in Iran, show solidarity with protesters and call on the government to act on Oct. 20.

Their efforts were covered by the local media:



Report from Oct. 12 Board of Governors meeting

Click Read More for a brief report.

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Well-being for all

Give input on development of Ste-Catherine Street West

La Ville de Montréal vous invite à des activités de consultation sur le réaménagement de la rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest entre la rue Saint-Marc et l’avenue Atwater.

Vous êtes cordialement conviés à nous partager vos besoins, vos idées et votre vision, en participant d’ici le 18 décembre prochain aux activités suivantes :

Votre participation permettra d’offrir une expérience bonifiée à tous les usagers. Merci de partager cette invitation avec vos collègues ou vos membres !

Apprenez-en plus sur les activités de consultation liées à cette section de la rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest.

Facilities Management

Fire drill results

The fire drill on Oct. 26 went well. According to the fire department, the evacuation of the building took six minutes. Jorge Sanchez of Facilities Management reported that he received positive feedback about the process and the evacuation team.


DawsonITE Newsletter # 570

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

  • Discourses of artificial intelligence in higher education: a critical literature review
  • Do You Know the Best Positioning for Your Computer Screen?
  • Digital Technology to Facilitate Project-Based Learning

Read More - DawsonITE Newsletter # 570

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Last Modified: November 2, 2022


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