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Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023

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

Dawson’s first Cégep en spectacle packed the house

Dawson's very first Cégep en spectacle talent show was a great success. On Feb. 2, the audience of 200 people enjoyed 22 acts, all 100% Dawson student talent. At the end of the night, judges Andréa Cole (Dean of Creative and Applied Arts), Jacinta Luis (Faculty, Music) and visiting guest judge Chad Lindsay, a jazz music teacher from Vanier College, chose Aliyah Sarimazi to be Dawson's entry in the regional contest on March 25 at Cégep du Vieux-Montréal. The audience chose Clara Nhiên Lévesque as the fan favourite and she will be the replacement entry should Aliyah not be able to compete in the regionals.

In addition to a fun evening, a total of $1,600 and three big grocery bags of nonperishable food were collected for Moisson Montréal.

Photo credit: Akossi Chiyoh Ange-Ariel Seka (Professional Photography student)

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

“Happy chemist” Yann Brouillette wins national award for excellence in teaching chemistry

Dawson’s Yann Brouillette “is not a mad scientist, he’s always a happy chemist,” wrote the Chemical Institute of Canada in their Jan. 12 announcement that he is the 2023 winner of the Beaumier Award for High School/CÉGEP Chemistry Teachers in Canada. The award is given to one teacher in Canada every year in recognition of excellence in teaching chemistry.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

Read More - “Happy chemist” Yann Brouillette wins national award for excellence in teaching chemistry

#DawsonProud, In the news/in social media

Two exceptional Dawson students are Loran Scholar finalists

Dawson students Sophia El Bakir (Social Science-North-South Studies) and Mariana Cueto Mendoza (Social Science-Law, Society and Justice) are headed to Toronto for the Loran Scholar national interviews, which take place Feb. 24-26.

Click Read More to find out why they are being considered for the top undergraduate scholarship in Canada.

Read More - Two exceptional Dawson students are Loran Scholar finalists

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

Dawson ALC student wins College Writers Award and another is a finalist

The Quebec Writers’ Federation has recognized the original writing of two students in Dawson’s Arts, Literature and Communication Program. Literature Profile student Eden Daniel (nom de plume Eden Andrews) won the QWF College Writers Award for her work, entitled Misremembering. Eden received a prize of $1,000 and her work will be published in carte blanche, an online literary journal produced by the QWF. Arts and Culture Profile student Djamila Milette Mostefaï was a finalist for the same award for her essay, entitled When cliches are okay.

Click Read More for the homepage news story.

Read More - Dawson ALC student wins College Writers Award and another is a finalist

Campus Life, Events, In the news/in social media, Student Services, Well-being for all

MMIWGT2S to be remembered on Feb. 14

The red dresses currently hanging in the atrium are there in memory of the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans, and 2 Spirited (MMIWGT2S) peoples across North America.

Several Dawson students, including Indigenous students working in collaboration with the First Peoples’ Centre, will be organizing an awareness-raising vigil on Feb. 14. Valentine’s Day, typically a day to show love to a significant other, was determined to be the best day for the annual awareness campaign by Indigenous communities. The day is an opportunity to show love to those affected by such violence and to raise awareness of the international crisis.

The entire Dawson community is welcome to join the First Peoples’ Centre at 12 p.m. on the Feb. 14 for a vigil in Oliver’s (2C.17).

Decolonization, Faculty Hub, Well-being for all

Decolonizing college education together

Decolonizing and Indigenizing a college was the topic of the Intercollegiate Ped Day keynote address by Wendat speaker Isabelle Picard.

Click Read More to see some of what she said and a list of suggested resources.

Read More - Decolonizing college education together

#DawsonProud, Academic News, Faculty Hub, Professional Development

Celebrating active learning at Dawson

There are almost endless ways to do active learning and it can be adapted to various disciplines, spaces and personal preferences. Throughout the 10th anniversary of the Dawson Active Learning Community in 2022, champions from a variety of disciplines were highlighted in Dawson’s e-newsletter, D News, and on social media.

Click Read More for the homepage news story and learn about the AL experiences of teachers and students.

Read More - Celebrating active learning at Dawson

Faculty Hub, Well-being for all

Over at the Faculty Hub

Watch for this campaign starting next week!

Info will be available throughout the college, or check the CC4C and Faculty Hub websites.

With Love,

The Creative Collective for Change

Dawson Foundation, Dawson Gives

Dawson’s Golf Classic returns June 8

The Dawson Golf Classic will celebrate its 16th edition as golfers hit the greens on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at Summerlea Golf & Country Club in Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Players can look forward to great prizes and very special guests, which will be announced on the Dawson Golf Classic web pages at

Registration details will be available soon.

Campus Life

A Dawson blue winter sky

The sky in this photo is almost the same shade of blue as our Dawson blue, said Debra Gill of the Social Science and Business Technologies Office. She captured the mid-winter beauty on Jan. 31 and sent the photo to the Communications Office. All employees and students are welcome to send their photos of Dawson and Dawson campus life to the Comms Office, who will gratefully receive them and provide credit if used.

Facilities Management, Living Campus, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Contribute to Dawson’s new landscape plan

Dawson’s Sustainability Advisory Committee is developing a Landscape Master Plan and wants to hear from the Dawson community. With the community’s input and ideas, committee members are dreaming about and reviewing how we use the college building envelope and grounds.

All Dawson employees are invited to give feedback by contacting the Sustainability Office or attending a drop-in info session:

  • Thursday, February 9, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Co-Lab 3F.43

This is your chance to make your suggestions about the use and design of our campus for leisure, organized recreation, learning, increasing biodiversity, promoting health and well-being for all.

Written feedback or sketches can be sent to Sophie La Font in the Sustainability Office (4B.3A). Faculty members are welcome to involve their classes in this process, please contact Sophie La Font if interested.

Campus Life, Events, Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery

Filiations at WGF Gallery until March 11

Filiations features new work by Nadia Myre (Kitigan Zibi), and Nico Williams (Aamjiwnaang), both acclaimed artists who are linked by their former teacher-student relationship (Myre supervised Williams’ MFA work at Concordia University). This exhibition will draw out lines of affiliation and commitment in their practices providing an unparalleled opportunity to see two generations of artists staking out common ground – pedagogically, aesthetically, and politically. On until March 11 at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery at Dawson.

Communications Office, In the news/in social media

Dawson takes initiative to communicate on Law 14 (Bill 96) and its impact for Fall 2023

Over the last two weeks, Dawson College has engaged in a variety of activities to ensure that the impact of Law 14 (Bill 96) on Fall 2023 admissions is well understood by prospective students.

Click Read More for the details.

Read More - Dawson takes initiative to communicate on Law 14 (Bill 96) and its impact for Fall 2023

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

IndigeSTEM students in Warrior Up documentary series

Filming took place at Dawson on Jan. 24 and 30 for the production of a documentary series entitled Warrior Up, which will air on APTN and stream on  APTNlumi later this year. The series follows inspiring and activist Indigenous youth aged 15 to 26 as they face challenges and make positive changes happen in their communities and beyond.

Film actor Joshua Odjick from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation was the host for this episode and he interviewed the student founders of IndigeSTEM peer tutoring group, Rotshennón:ni Two-Axe (Health Science) & Kayla Spencer-Young (Pure & Applied Science), and their faculty advisor Joel Trudeau (Physics). They also captured footage of the students at the college and doing a moose heart dissection lab.

"We are very grateful for the opportunity to share the work we've been doing," Rotshennón:ni and Kayla said. "We believe that shedding light on the project and its impacts can have a positive outcome for the Indigenous community. Overall the experience was very rewarding and the crew was quite fun to work with. We hope to inspire others to undertake similar projects and to create change within their own communities."

(Photo credit: Chloe Emond-Lane)

Dawson Foundation, Dawson Gives, Well-being for all

Learn more about the Dawson Foundation’s activities in its annual report

The 2021-2022 annual report of the Dawson Foundation is now available. Take a look to learn more about how the community came together over a challenging year in the face of a pandemic to financially support students in need, host a virtual version of Artists in Bloom (raising $6, 830), as well as reward excellence and support students financially through our Awards and Scholarships program.  Full 2021-2022 financial statements are also available for consultation.

Through annual fundraising events, engagement with alumni and planning new initiatives in collaboration with diverse members of the community, the Dawson Foundation remains committed to supporting excellence and student success at Dawson College by being a key source of financial support over and above the budgets provided by the Quebec government.

Dawson Gives, Student Services, Well-being for all

Give blood at Dawson Feb. 21-22

Make a life-saving appointment and give blood at Dawson’s Blood Drive:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Make an appointment through this link

#DawsonProud, Campus Life, Dawson Professional Theatre, Dawson Talent, Events

The Oresteia on until Feb. 11

From Feb. 1 to 11, the third-year students of the Professional Theatre Program at Dawson College will perform a contemporary adaptation of The Oresteia directed by Leslie Baker.

The Oresteia is one of our oldest surviving theatrical texts, first performed nearly 2,500 years ago in ancient Greece. It is composed of three plays which American playwright Ellen McLaughlin has adapted into a single, three-act play, rich with challenging roles for actors. The Oresteia focuses on a family trapped by a cycle of violence, as they seek revenge for their murdered loved ones. The myth of the House of Atreus continues to fascinate audiences, as it investigates the human compulsion toward violence, and the subsequent human desire for revenge. Matinees available tomorrow Feb. 9.

Get your tickets by clicking Read More.

Read More - The Oresteia on until Feb. 11

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

Netflix honours filmmaker Jeff Barnaby

Acclaimed Mi’gmaq filmmaker and former Dawson Creative Arts student Jeff Barnaby is being honoured posthumously by Netflix.

CBC Indigenous posted a news story Jan. 30:

Well-being for all

Some tips for teachers to reduce student anxiety

A significant amount of students are managing anxiety and stress. At the Intercollegiate Ped Day, counsellors and students from Champlain College St. Lambert shared tips for teachers to reduce anxiety.

Click Read More for the tips.

Read More - Some tips for teachers to reduce student anxiety

Faculty Hub

CCDMD call for projects deadline is March 3

The Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique (CCDMD) produces printed, digital and online materials for teaching staff and students throughout the Québec college system. Its mandate is both to ensure that students in the system have access to quality educational materials in both French and English, and to contribute to the development of these materials at the various stages of production.

Those wishing to submit a proposal for the creation, adaptation and translation of digital or print educational resource that is suitable to the context in Québec may do so during the Call for Projects open until March 3. Consult the Call for Projects Guide and complete the Project Presentation Form in the Documentation section.

All projects must be presented by a teacher from a public or private CEGEP in Québec or an external specialist in the discipline supported by an academic dean.

Campus Life, Events

Live Model Drawing Sessions

The Fine Arts Department is pleased to invite all Dawson students, alumni and employees to the Winter 2023 Live Model Drawing Sessions.

Mondays 6-9 p.m. in studio 2G.4, Jan. 23 - April 17 (excluding Study Break and Easter Monday).

#DawsonProud, Continuing Education and Community Services (CECS), In the news/in social media

Have you heard the Cont. Ed. ads on 92.5 FM?

Our Continuing Education, AEC and CTD offerings are now being broadcast around the greater Montreal area through radio for the first time!
If you’ve heard the commercial and have any feedback, the CECS team would love to hear it. You can email Audrey Vanasse.

Your input as a member of the Dawson Community is invaluable to our advertising process.

#DawsonProud, Student Services

Applications & nominations open for Forces AVENIR until Feb. 27

Up to $100,000 will be given out this year in the form of grants and project funding through Forces AVENIR awards. Find out more about the awards and how to apply or nominate a student or staff member in the Read More link.

Read More - Applications & nominations open for Forces AVENIR until Feb. 27


DawsonITE Newsletter # 578

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

  • 10 Websites That Will Give You Superpowers
  • Leveraging ChatGPT: Practical Ideas for Educators
  • A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Engaging classroom Teaching Videos

Read More - DawsonITE Newsletter # 578

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Last Modified: February 8, 2023


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