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Director General Richard Filion presents challenges, new opportunities in Welcome address

January 22nd, 2019

Read the full address here: Winter 2019 Welcome Address


Farewell Patrick Woodsworth: a beacon of higher education

January 22nd, 2019

After a storied career in higher education, from his PhD studies in German at McGill University, to 25 years of service at Dawson College and five years at the helm of the Regroupement des collèges du Montréal métropolitain (RCMM), Dr. Patrick Harold Woodsworth, the former Director General of Dawson College, has passed away peacefully at… Read More


DawsCon: Anatomy of a successful software conference

January 22nd, 2019

Ken Fogel, long-time Computer Science coordinator and co-chair, got involved with a little project called NetBeans a few years ago that he hoped might lead to some added opportunities for students in the program and inspiration for software developers everywhere who wanted to attend a free conference in Montreal. Ken’s little project has grown into… Read More


Two major grants for Dawson researchers: CRISPESH and food justice & sustainability

November 23rd, 2018

Dawson College is pleased to announce that two major projects have received significant grants through the Community and College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF). The CCSIF funds aim to stimulate social innovation by providing local organizations with talented people, facilities and resources offered by colleges and polytechnics across Canada to respond to research needs. These funds… Read More

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SPACE at the McGill Physics Hackathon!

November 23rd, 2018

On November 3-4 at the Phi Centre, 16 Dawson SPACE-sponsored students and a few alumni, competed in the McGill Physics Hackathon alongside participants ranging from CEGEP students all the way to university postgraduates and beyond. With the help of mentors from academia and industry, they explored physics and computation in a stimulating environment. The challenge… Read More

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Montreal United Nations Conference (MUNC)

November 23rd, 2018

Dawson College hosted the 6th edition of the Montreal United Nations Conference (MUNC) the weekend of November 16-18, welcoming over 400 participants, including significant international participation from Ghana, Germany, Belgium, the United States, Mexico, India, Haiti, and the People’s Republic of China, as well as students from Ontario and Alberta. This is in addition to… Read More

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Support for Jewish Community in time of mourning

October 30th, 2018

  Dawson College stands with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and Montreal, across Canada and around the world in denouncing senseless acts of violence after 11 innocent people were gunned down on Saturday in their place of worship. We are all too aware of the effects of such violence and through our commitment to peace… Read More


Of books, festivals and book prizes

October 19th, 2018

In the busy Fall arts and literary season, Dawson is proud to have at least four of its faculty members engaging the greater community with exciting projects. Jacques Laval Jacques Laval of Industrial Design, though “retired” remains active in one of his passions, conservation efforts inspired by his love of nature especially around his home… Read More


Learning languages online and in active learning environments

October 19th, 2018

New Model of a College Level Course: A Language Course Part Online and Part in an Active Learning Classroom By Chantale Giguère Published October 11, 2018 | courtesy of ProfWeb As a French second language teacher, I like to experiment with new pedagogical approaches that engage students in their learning. In my French second language course,… Read More

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Pioneer of palliative care nursing leaves lasting legacy

October 17th, 2018

Jennifer Pratt Manitt was a member of Dawson’s first Nursing graduating class in 1972 who went on to become a pioneer in the practice of palliative care nursing, not only in administering pain medication, but most significantly in comforting the dying. Jennifer Manitt passed away on March 30, 2018 at the age of 66, ending… Read More

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