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Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2023

#DawsonProud, Dawson Grads, Events, Homepage news, In the news/in social media

Homecoming Q & A

Dawson’s first-ever Homecoming is almost here!

We brought your questions to Dawson’s Homecoming organizing team: Megan Ainscow (Class of 2004, Liberal Arts), Carey-Ann Pawsey (Class of 1990, Social Science), and Christine Layne (Class of 2015, Laboratory Technology- Analytical Chemistry).

Q: Who is coming to Homecoming?

A: As of Sept. 13, about 800 people have sent an RSVP to Dawson’s Homecoming 5 à 7 and another 800 have indicated that they are going or interested on the Facebook event page.

We know that retired and current teachers, graduates and current and retired employees are planning to attend.

For all the Q & As, please visit the link below.

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#DawsonProud, Dawson Grads, Dawson Talent, Homepage news, In the news/in social media, Peace Centre, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Peace Week’s Dinner and Drag show choreographed by Theatre grad

Dawson Professional Theatre graduate Ken Antonio Rillo (Class of 2009) will be back at the College for Peace Week. He is the choreographer for the main act and lead dancer in a special Peace Week event called Dinner and Drag on Sept. 21.

Please visit the link below for the homepage news story.

Read More - Peace Week’s Dinner and Drag show choreographed by Theatre grad

#DawsonProud, Dawson Grads, In the news/in social media, PARC

Kung Fu athletes bring back 22 medals from Pan Am championships

Seven athletes who train with the Wing Chun Kung Fu group VTMTL-Dawson competed at the 4th Pan American Kung Fu Championships in Toronto Aug. 3-6 and came back with 22 medals!

Please visit the link for the homepage news story.

Read More - Kung Fu athletes bring back 22 medals from Pan Am championships

#DawsonProud, Academic News, Homepage news

2024 Science students will be first class in new program

The incredibly popular Science Program at Dawson has been reviewed, re-imagined and thoroughly revitalized! The Science Program Revision was presented to Dawson’s Board of Governors and approved on April 19.

Please visit the link to read the homepage news story.

Read More - 2024 Science students will be first class in new program

Academic News, Campus Life, Events

Humanities and Public Life Conference begins Monday, Sept. 18

The weeklong Humanities and Public Life Conference begins Monday, Sept. 18.

There is a full program of speakers, including a former student of organizer Daniel Goldsmith, Andreas Nicolaidis-Gagnon. His talk is entitled "Humanities at Dawson Helped Me See What’s Important."

Daniel said Andreas "is currently doing a degree in social work at McGill, and he was deeply impacted by all of his humanities courses. I think for students wondering "what's the point of doing humanities," he will give some excellent answers!" 

Consult the program: HPL 2023 Program

Student Services, Well-being for all

Food donations needed

The Food Bank shelves are in desperate need of your support. “Students will opt to purchase their OPUS to get to school above groceries," says Yvonne Dudley of the Financial Aid Office.

"I am asking for the Dawson Community to bring what you can to 4E.2 or I can bring my trolley to you to collect any donations. I am forever grateful for the continued support of the Dawson College community to make this project a success.”

Current needs:

  • canned proteins: tuna, salmon, chicken, turkey, ham
  • canned vegetables: corn, carrots, peas, green or yellow beans, mixed vegetables, potatoes
  • ready to eat: chef boy r dee, baked beans, soups and stews
  • carbohydrates: rice, quinoa, barley, couscous, pasta
  • instant meals: e.g. Kraft Dinner
  • Anything you can bring in!

The Dawson College Financial Aid Food Bank is available to all registered students 12 months of the year.  Students can come during drop-in times (2:30 to 4 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays) or they can email for an appointment.

Dawson Remembers

17 years today

It has been 17 years since the Dawson community suffered the tragic loss of one of its students, and many others were left wounded.

In honour of Anastasia De Sousa's memory and as an avenue for healing, the Dawson community planted a tree within the Peace Garden. The green space embodies life, renewal, peace, and remembrance, and stands as an inspiration for both teaching and learning. The College also presents the Anastasia de Sousa Memorial Award each year at graduation.

Another legacy of the community response is the Dawson Peace Week, held every year from September 13 to 21.

Faculty Hub

Over at the Faculty Hub

Teacher Emotions in the College Classroom: A Leadership Challenge

Join Mary Hlywa (retired faculty, Social Service) for this workshop, relevant to all faculty!
September 22 (Wellness Day) 10-11:30am

Leading a college classroom as a teacher is challenging cognitively, socially, even physically. Teachers experience a range of emotions while striving to meet pedagogical, institutional, professional, and personal goals with integrity. Join in to learn how to use emotions, especially those of aggravation, to reduce the emotional labour of teaching, meet classroom challenges constructively and guide teacher development and pedagogical practice. Register

Visit the Faculty Hub to see additional professional development opportunities!

Coming up in September:

• College Course Design Basics
• Classroom Management Strategies
• Evaluation of Student Learning (Part I)
• Intro to Moodle’s Gradebook
• Indigenous Perspectives
• Intro to Moodle’s Gradebook (on Teams)
• Integrating Sustainability into the Curriculum
• Intro to Assessment in Moodle

Campus Life, Events, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Dawson Dining on now through Sept. 21

Every lunch hour from now through Wednesday, Sept. 20, you are invited to drop off your reusable container at the Conrod’s kitchen prior to 11:30 AM. Come back at 1 PM and pick up your container filled with a satisfying and free vegan lunch. This is our beloved tradition of Dawson Dining- Peace Week edition.

Dawson Dining ends on Thursday, Sept. 21 in the evening. That day, Dawson Dining is a supper (dinner) of the closing event Dinner & Drag in 5B.16. Drop off your reusable container by 4:30 PM outside of 5B.16. Come back to 5B.16 at 5:15 PM and eat your Dawson Dining meal while enjoying a Drag show by House of Manny.

Dawson Dining is sponsored by the Peace Centre and the Dawson Student Union. If you are interested in volunteering for Dawson Dining during Peace Week, please contact Diana Rice,

Dawson Foundation, Living Campus, Sustainability

This Thursday and Friday: Tulip sale to benefit students

It may be almost fall but it's time to plan a beautiful spring for 2024! The Office of Sustainability is hosting a spring bulbs and tulips sale this Thursday and Friday, Sept. 14-15, from 11 AM to 2 PM in the Peace Garden (near the Wood Avenue and Sherbrooke Street corner of the campus). In case of rain, the sale will be in the Lower Atrium.

Through a partnership, the Dawson Foundation is offering a beautiful selection of rare and exclusive bulbs direct from Holland. You can buy bulbs for your garden or as gift for the Dawson community to enjoy on campus next spring. The Office of Sustainability will plant the bulbs it receives on campus to promote well-being for all.

Prices start at $1.25 and proceeds will go to the Dawson Foundation to support Dawson students. Cash and cards are accepted.

#DawsonProud, Campus Life, Dawson Professional Theatre, Events

Dawson Professional Theatre presents Eurydice Sept. 20-23

From Sept. 20-23, the second-year students of the Professional Theatre Program at Dawson College will perform "Eurydice" by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl, directed by Stefanie Buxton.

"Eurydice" is a modern love story of two young people, Eurydice and Orpheus, profoundly in love and separated by extraordinary circumstances. The Greek myth of "Orpheus" is transformed into an absurd, sharp and witty comedy, fresh in its modern adaptation, and is told through the perspective of our soulful and bright heroine, Eurydice. Eurydice is an opportunity to see what it truly means for love to be personified.

Runs September 20-23 7:30 p.m.

Dawson Theatre, 2000 Atwater Ave. Montreal, QC H3Z 1A4

Cost: Pay What You Can

Read More - Dawson Professional Theatre presents Eurydice Sept. 20-23

Academic News, Campus Life, Events

Acclaimed local author here for Dawson Reads Sept. 27

Author Dimitri Nasrallah is coming to speak at Dawson on Wednesday, September 27 at 8:30 AM in 5B.16 for Dawson Reads. All are welcome!

Please see the link below for a synopsis of his acclaimed fourth novel, Hotline, and his bio.

Read More - Acclaimed local author here for Dawson Reads Sept. 27

#DawsonProud, Academic News

Medical Ultrasound awarded new bursary in May

The Medical Ultrasound Department celebrated the end of last semester with a BBQ for first and second-year students in May. At the event, they presented a bursary to second-year student Elizabeth Neveau.

The bursary was granted by the Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie (OTIMROEPMQ), their professional order.

The order established this bursary in 2023, and they offered one to each CEGEP in Quebec with a Medical Ultrasound program.

Dawson’s faculty recognized one student who they felt showed exemplary hard work, dedication and improvement over the course of their studies at the College as well as their excellence in Medical Ultrasound.

Photo:  From left to right: Kieran Bradshaw, Gaëlle Mpiana, Melanie Nash, student Elizabeth Neveau, Cassandra Mofford, Eleni Joannides

Campus Life

Seeking faculty for fun Campus Life collaboration

Campus Life is seeking interested faculty for a new and exciting upcoming collaboration! Are you a singer/musician? We would love for you to be part of "Faculty's Got Talent: Unplugged Edition". Let's show our students that faculty are more than teachers in a classroom. If interested in more information, please contact Michelle Lee at or better yet, drop by Campus Life 2E.4.

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

Great time at the Welcome Back Corn Roast

The weather was great and so was the turnout for the annual Welcome Back Corn Roast on Sept. 7. The Campus Life team of Student Services brought back favourites, like cotton candy and added some new things, like bubble tea (boba).

Visit the link below to see some photos from the day on Campus Life's Instagram post.

Read More - Great time at the Welcome Back Corn Roast

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

Species count on Dawson’s campus now at 772

The Dawson College Campus Biodiversity Network species count continues to grow. The total stands at 772 as of Sept. 13. Dawson aims to identify 1,000 species on campus in 1,000 days.

In the past two weeks, 45 new observers joined the iNaturalist Dawson community and 22 species were added to the count.

Two of the newly added species were:

  • Clouded Sulfur by Ana Sofia Hernandez (Pure & Applied Science student)
  • Pole Borer, pictured, by Lindsymae Corpuz (Cinema | Communications student)

Everyone is welcome to join the project. For more info and how to join, see the launch story:

If you need help getting started or would like to get your class involved: reach out to Brian Mader (, and inquire about borrowing the mobile biodiversity toolkit with field guides, binoculars, iPads with microscopes, insect nets, and much more!

Continuing Education and Community Services (CECS), Human Resources, Perks for Dawson Employees, Professional Development, Well-being for all

Free non-credit Cont. Ed. courses for Dawson employees

Any Dawson employee who has been employed for at least six months may take courses for free in the College’s Centre for Training and Development (CTD).

Fall registration is on now and many courses begin in mid to late September. To register, a Dawson employee must email either Cindy Cousins or and fill out a form.

Dawson’s CTD offers a wide array of courses:

Computer and Technology



Art courses


PARC, Perks for Dawson Employees, Well-being for all

Try out Dawson’s fitness classes & rec area until Sept. 22

Until Sept. 22, it’s Open House at Campus Recreation also known as Dawson’s fitness facilities or PARC*.

Employees and students as well as the public can come and try out -for free- our weight rooms, rock climbing wall, and gym sports. There are also a variety of fitness classes, including pilates, circuit training and karate. Employees enjoy discounted prices.

Check out the schedule and pricing for the fall season.

More info:

*Entrance to PARC gyms and fitness facilities is on your left when coming through the Metro tunnel to the Lower Atrium (lockers).


DawsonITE Newsletter # 603

DawsonITE is your curated news related to IST and Education prepared by Dawson's Rafael Scapin.

In this issue:

  • Top 100 Tools for Learning 2023
  • ChatGPT Guide for Teachers from OpenAI
  • 6 tips to detect AI-generated student work

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