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Peace Week 2020

September 8th, 2020

Continuing the Conversation: Reimagining, Rebuilding, Reconnecting The semester has started. Usually a time of excitement and exhilaration as the Dawson College community dives into the beautiful trifecta of educating, engaging, and enriching.  This year is different. The halls are devoid of the cacophony of laughter and chatter, rendering the College strangely subdued. We aren’t congregating,…


Back to school week at Dawson

September 8th, 2020

The big welcome sign was hung in the Atrium to welcome new and returning students for the first week of classes that began Aug. 31. However, it was a back-to-school week different from any other in the last half century of Dawson College. Mostly online this semester Most students were at home online to begin…

A Statement from Director General Richard Filion of Dawson College

September 1st, 2020

(MONTREAL- Sept. 11, 2020) – Recently, there has been much media coverage and social media discussion about the allegations against Winston Sutton of the Professional Theatre (Acting) Program. I wish to provide some more information to clarify the situation and to assure the public that the College is listening to the complaints. Silence does not…

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Dawson passes test of summer exams operation

August 25th, 2020

About 650 summer students in Math, Chemistry and Physics wrote exams the week of Aug. 3 on campus at Dawson College. “It was a big test for the College,” said Katherine McWhaw, Coordinator of the Quality Assurance and Planning Office, who oversees operations for exams. “It went very well.” Aug. 21 marked the end of…


Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

August 24th, 2020

The alumni of Dawson College now includes 2,600 graduates from the Class of 2020. It is the first time in the history of Dawson College that Convocation was not held in June to celebrate the academic achievements of our graduates with the pomp and circumstance they deserve. Pandemic graduation “You are the first class to…

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Montreal’s CEGEPs are ready for a safe return to school

August 20th, 2020

Back-to-school plan for CEGEPs in a time of pandemic Montreal, August 20, 2020 – At the dawn of the new academic year, the Regroupement des cégeps de Montréal (RCM) would like to reiterate that Montreal’s CEGEPs are ready for a stimulating, safe and success-oriented back-to-school season. In collaboration with experts from the Direction de la…


Faculty Hub supported teachers in pandemic emergency

June 16th, 2020

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Two days later, classes ended for spring break and Dawson College closed for what turned out to be the rest of the semester. Teachers and the newly launched Faculty Hub were plunged into an education emergency: completing the semester for about 9,000 students….

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Posture and fitness are related: Joanna Farmer’s research

June 16th, 2020

During her career as a teacher of Physical Education, Dawson’s Joanna Farmer has developed expertise in teaching posture. “Teaching posture became a specialty for me,” said Joanna, who will be retiring in December 2020. About six years ago, the Nursing Department requested that Joanna develop a course to help their students reduce the risk for…

No tolerance for racism, hate and discrimination. A message from the Directors of Dawson College

June 16th, 2020

Three weeks ago, another unarmed black man, George Floyd, was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. What made this killing so uniquely disturbing was the fact that the police officer continued applying lethal force despite the repeated pleas of his victim and even after he had succumbed. All the while, other officers watched and did…


Congratulations to Dawson’s Class of 2020

June 16th, 2020

Class of 2020, you did it! You have completed your CEGEP studies despite a pandemic and a historic closure of Dawson College! Your efforts and success are worthy of a great celebration this year. Your teachers and all employees of Dawson College feel sad that we can’t hold our Convocation at Place des Arts. Surprise…

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