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Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022

#DawsonProud, Academic News, Faculty Hub, Homepage news

Student perspectives on Dawson’s active learning pedagogy

The Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC) is celebrating 10 years of promoting active learning pedagogy at Dawson. More than 100 faculty members have been part of DALC. Active learning is established as a proven pedagogy that transforms students and teachers.

As the anniversary year nears its close, we asked some students to share their experiences with active learning classrooms. Click Read More to read what the students think.

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#DawsonProud, Academic News

Interprofessional Education Symposium

This past Friday, Nov. 11, 210 third year medical technology and social service students, faculty, and staff participated in the first ever Interprofessional Education Symposium. The learning objectives of the day included conflict resolution, collective competence, collective care, and critical hope. A mixture of active learning strategies, creative writing, discussions, two live theatre productions, guest speakers, and collaborative design all helped reinforce the learning objectives.

Click Read More to see what some students thought of the experience.

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Communications Office, In the news/in social media, Student Services, Well-being for all

Cannabis video series aims to reduce harm

Montreal’s Regional Director of Public Health Dr. Mylène Drouin as well as students and staff from four other CEGEPs will be at Dawson this Friday to launch a video series about cannabis use entitled Do you know your bud?

To find out more about the project and when the videos will be released, click read more.

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Faculty Hub

Over at the Faculty Hub

The Creative Collective for Change (CC4C) is a Dawson para-academic initiative that seeks to bring students, teachers, administrators, activists, artists and curators together to work towards developing opportunities for addressing complex social issues in creative, constructive and critical ways. The approach is interdisciplinary, inspired by artistic forms of activism and the theory and practice of nonviolence.

See what they’re up to by reading the November issue of the CC4C Newsletter: Creative Collective for Change Happenings-November, 2022

Dawson Foundation, Well-being for all

Applications are open for projects that benefit students

Applications open for the new Dawson Student Academic Enrichment Fund of the Dawson College Foundation on Tuesday, Nov.  22. To be considered,  projects must:

  • Demonstrate a clear benefit for Dawson students
  • Represent an activity that goes over and above core competencies for completion of a DEC

The deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 2. Projects selected in this round will receive funding at the beginning of the Winter 2023 semester. Click Read More for the details.

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Students and faculty in SPACE are keeping busy. Arduino workshops were held recently and a writing workshop is coming up. The annual writing contest is open until Dec. 18.

Click Read More for all the details.

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#DawsonProud, Dawson Blues

New Dawson Blues merch for all your Holiday gift giving

Help your Dawson Blues teams by stocking up on brand new Blues merchandise for all the people on your Holidays gift list. Orders can be placed from now through Friday, Dec. 2. Don't wait; limited stock available!

Click Read More to place your order, which will be delivered to your address.

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Dawson Foundation, Dawson Gives

Donations to Dawson College will be matched this year for Giving Tuesday

For this Giving Tuesday, any dollar donated to Dawson College will be matched by 50%.  To participate, give to the Dawson Development Fund in the drop down menu of targeted donation options.

More info in the Read More link.

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In the news/in social media, Well-being for all

College Professionals Week Nov. 21-25

It's College Professionals Week Nov. 21-25 across Quebec. On this occasion, we wish to say thank you to Dawson's dedicated professionals. To celebrate, Director General Diane Gauvin will be offering coffee to our professionals in the corridor between 4A and 4B on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 9:15 a.m, to 11:15 a.m.

Facilities Management, Milestones

New Coordinator of Renovations

Samuel Vallery Saint-Hilaire is our new Coordinator of Renovations on Dawson’s Facilities Management team. Under the supervision of Wai Bong Shum, Samuel will be working alongside Jorge Sanchez, Coordinator of Auxiliary Services.

“We are delighted to welcome Samuel to the team,” Wai said. “He has the right background for the role and he brings his engineer thinking to our work.”

A graduate of École Polytechnique, Samuel is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec. His most recent experience was with Bombardier. Samuel’s first day at Dawson was Oct. 31.

Dawson Research

News from the Research Office

As the semester is well underway, the Research Office would like to issue a friendly reminder regarding the policy of conducting research among the Dawson community, whether it is by a Dawson researcher or by an external researcher.

Click Read More for all the details.

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Dawson Gives, Well-being for all

Help make a child’s wish for Santa come true

The Dawson community is invited to once again make a child’s wish to Santa come true by participating in the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres annual Holiday Gift Campaign. Last year, Dawson employees and teams sponsored gifts for 70 children in care. Can you help us do even better this year? All the details in the Read More link.

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#DawsonProud, Dawson Professional Theatre, Dawson Talent

Macbeth on now through Nov. 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 is now on through Nov. 26.

“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 to purchase tickets.

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

Snow and ice plans

This week's first snow fall means it's time to remind everyone about Dawson's snow and ice communications plan.

If there is severe weather in the forecast, Dawson's Communications Office will let the community know we are monitoring the developing weather situation. The College will later let the community know if the College remains open or decides to close.

In the event of a school closure, all employees will be informed first by an All Dawson email through the Communications Office account. Then students will receive an Omnivox mandatory document. Parents and the public will be informed via our website homepage and our Facebook and Instagram pages.




Appointment of Lucie Russbach as Director General of CRISPESH

On Oct. 18, the Board of Directors of the Centre for Research on the Inclusion of Individuals with Disabilities (CRISPESH) endorsed the appointment of Lucie Russbach as Director General.

CRISPESH is a College Centre for Transfer (CCTT) in innovative social practices affiliated with Cégep du Vieux Montréal and Dawson College. CRISPESH's mandate is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge, the development and promotion of social practices fostering the educational, professional and social inclusion of persons living disabling situations through applied research, knowledge translation, consulting, training and evaluation activities.

For the full appointment, click Read More.

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

Radiology Week a success at Dawson

Dawson's Diagnostic Imaging Program students hosted a fun and informative session on Nov. 10 for Radiology Week.

Here’s what some of their students say about the program:

“It is an important job that is very much in demand. It offers many opportunities allowing you to specialize in one or more modalities. This career path will take you to different places such as hospitals, clinics, in both private and public sectors in many countries all over the world.” - Rebecca Assouline

"Through hands-on learning both on campus and in health facilities, students will be fully qualified to provide optimal service and experience to patients in hospitals, private clinics, medical research and much more. de of class.” – Marjanah Rahma


Phil Lagace’s travel blog from India

Phil Lagace has sent us some gorgeous photos and a blog from his travels and research in India.

Click Read More to read Phil's latest blog.

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#DawsonProud, Postcards

Postcard from Selma

Selma Hamdani (Faculty, Psychology) is on leave this year enjoying a wonderful experience with her family. Here is her postcard from England: "Greetings from the city of dreaming spires, where Alice met a rabbit, where a wardrobe takes you to Narnia, and Middle Earth is around the corner. Although I am roaming the historical streets of Oxford, I am thinking of Dawson College and its wonderful people. I miss it. I miss the buzzing of the atrium, the magic of the Peace Garden. I even miss the crowded hallways between classes, and the second-floor escalator breakdowns (a little bit). I wish you all a wonderful rest of the semester!"

Click Read More to see some fantastic photos from Selma!

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Campus Life, Events, Faculty Hub

Author Sheila Arnopoulos speaks at Dawson Nov. 17

On Nov. 17, from 1 to 2:15 p.m., author and journalist, and recipient of the Governor General's Literary Award, Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos, will speak to the Dawson community about her research in India on the difference that microcredit has made to women's lives.

The presentation will take place in room 3E.9.  If you would like to bring your class, please contact Johanna Rabbat at

Here is a flyer with more info about Arnopoulos' book entitled Saris on Scooters: How Microcredit Is Changing Village India: 


Dawson Research, Well-being for all

Seeking participants for study on sleep experiences

Dawson's Adaptech Research Network is seeking volunteers to participate in a one-hour focus group on sleep.

Click Read More for the details.

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Faculty Hub, Well-being for all

Accessible Documents – How To OCR Documents To Ensure Accessibility

Digital documents are unfortunately not always accessible. For example, not all PDF documents are accessible to screen readers (such as JAWS or Read & Write), which may be used by individuals who have low vision or who are blind, among others. In effect, the format of a file is extremely important in ensuring its accessibility.

Click on Read More for the steps to follow and ensure that your PDF documents are accessible :)

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Sustainability, Well-being for all

New stock of mini desktop garbages have arrived

If you would like one for your desk please stop by the Sustainability Office 4B.3A and pick one up. First come first served.

A friendly reminder of why we have mini desk top garbages that we bring to the sorting station ourselves:

  • We hope to reduce waste and make everyone more accountable and mindful of the waste they produce and where it goes.
  • By bringing your own waste to the sorting stations we hope you run into different people from the Dawson community and start a conversation and spark connections, bringing community together. It’s the new water cooler.
#DawsonProud, Faculty Hub, Well-being for all

Joanna Farmer’s book on improving posture now available

Stand Tall and Move Easy, a new book by retired Physical Education Faculty member Joanna Farmer, is now available. Click Read More for more info and a link to access the book.

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#DawsonProud, Off campus events

Dawson alumna play The Covenant on until Dec. 3

Dawson Alumna Alice Abracen's award-winning play, The Covenant, treads a heart-wrenching line through despair and dark humour. Beautifully crafted, the audience is transported to a heinous, immoral time in history that sadly rings too close to current and conceivable atrocities. Added to the mix is the out of control feeling of today’s fake news in override; how more than ever the spread of half-truths and lies gathers wide acceptance. Yet, at its core, the play is a love story. The Covenant has every audience member fully engaged and questioning, ‘what would I do if it was me’.

The Covenant will be playing at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts from Nov. 15 - Dec. 3. Click on Read More to see the trailer.

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DawsonITE Newsletter # 572

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

  • These 3 trends are shaping the future of ed tech
  • A study has been following 'gifted' kids for 45 years. Here's what we've learned.
  • How Focusable Helps Me Stop Procrastinating

Read More - DawsonITE Newsletter # 572

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