The office of Academic Development funds extra-curricular and in-curricula projects that involve direct student participation and/or takes a new or creative approach to pedagogy and student skill development. For more information about SSAP,  please select the appropriate link on the right hand menu and don’t forget to like us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Upcoming Projects

March 2018

Periodic Table Coloring Book

March 1st - 31st, 2018

A 100 page children coloring book showcasing the first 100 elements of the periodic table of chemical elements. Each page has, on top of the chemical symbol and number of the atom, a black and white line art illustrating few applications of the element. The digital version of the Periodic Table Coloring Book will be…Read More

DreamWorks Exhibition in Ottawa

March 3rd, 2018

Students of 3D animation and students of Illustration both study the visual development of film and video games. The DreamWorks Animation Exhibit displays the rarely seen visual development artwork used in the production of DreamWorks feature animation films including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung-fu panda and How to Train your Dragon. The exhibit is subtitled “Journey from…Read More

Jeux de Commerce – Edouard-Montpetit 2018

March 9th - 10th, 2018

The Jeux de Commerce Edouard-Montpetit is a Case Competition in its 3rd year in the CEGEP network. This is a formative event for our students, who train for 5 months by analyzing university-level marketing cases, developing oral presentation skills, and learning to think on their feet (literally) in order to respond to questions posed by…Read More

Fashion Photography Workshop in Havana Cuba

March 9th - 16th, 2018

A fashion photography workshop for Photography students in Havana Cuba is planned for this coming March break. Local models and makeup artists will be hired for three out of the seven days. The images produced by the students and faculty will be exhibited at Dawson and will become part of other department displays. Additionally, we…Read More

Cultural and Educational Field Trip to Toronto 2018

March 14th - 16th, 2018

Illustration, 3D animation, Photography, and Fine art faculty and students will go to Toronto, Ontario in March 2018. Students and faculty involved will benefit from the cultural and educational experiences that Toronto has to offer. We plan to visit at least four – six museums and also other venues specifically targeted for our students. Students…Read More

Illustration Conference 2018

March 21st, 2018

Students will have the opportunity to listen during an all-day conference to two renowned illustrators. Thierry Doizon operates in the entertainment/concept art industry while Pascal Blanchet will cover the graphic novel, animation and editorial field. They will talk about each other’s fields and various aspects of illustrations.

Walking Tour of St. Henri

March 27th, 2018

The Walking Tour of St. Henri is an opportunity for students to step outside the classroom and to consider key concepts in geography and the social sciences in relation to their physical surroundings. The tour weaves together historical events and contemporary conversations, focusing on issues of urban planning, inequality, housing, gentrification, community-building and activism in…Read More

Trip to Prison of Trois Rivières w2018

March 27th, 2018

Law and Society students will visit the old prison of Trois-Rivières which was built in 1822-1823. The prison is now part of the musée québécois de culture populaire. The visit includes a group session with an ex-convict who will describe the harsh reality of prison life in the 1970s and 1980s, just before the prison closed…Read More



Last Modified: March 1, 2018