Lydian Kirkwood, Illustration student, Dawson College

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December 2018

Media Night fall 2018

December 6th, 2018

Media Night is a public event at the Dawson Theatre that showcases films and other media-related projects made by students in the Cinema + Communications Profile and ALC program in a public event held at the end of term. Parents, teachers, colleagues and friends attend the event. The projects are judged by media experts and…Read More

Studio Arts Exhibition Flyer

December 7th, 2018

The design and production of an exhibition flyer is a learning activity within the Studio Arts Integrating Activity course. The Comprehensive Assessment takes place in this course for the students registered in the Studio Arts Profile. The flyer will contain the works created in the Studio Arts Integrating Activity course, some comments from the students,…Read More

Dawson Reading Series 2018-19


The Dawson Reading Series is an ongoing event that brings writers and storytellers to entertain, inform, educate, and inspire creativity in our student population. The intention of the series is to give access to many diverse voices that cross the genres of literature into illustration, animation, performance, indigenous affairs, LGBTQ, environmental issues, and so on….Read More

DrJes 2018-19


The Dawson Research Journal of Experimental Science (DrJes) is a publication that seeks to disseminate student research in print form. It provides students with an early introduction to the scientific method and to the business of science. Articles are based on developing a hypothesis, conducting experiments to test the hypothesis and formulating a conclusion. The…Read More

S.P.A.C.E. 2018-19


S.P.A.C.E. is a student enrichment initiative that nurtures exploration and fosters open dynamic academic discussion and collaboration, both within and beyond the classroom, and within and across the disciplines. By stimulating the wonder and excitement of self-directed exploration and discovery while offering guidance, support and mentorship as resources, S.P.A.C.E. provides students with an opportunity to…Read More

The Dawson English Journal 2018-19


The Dawson English Journal is an academic journal, published online and in print, which features compositions written by Dawson students for their English courses (and related subjects). The journal is run by an editorial team made up of students. We get submissions of assignments from students across all programs, and we publish them (online and…Read More

Open Studio Life Drawing Weekly Drawing Sessions 2018-19


The Open Studio Life Drawing at Dawson College are weekly drawing sessions where students can avail themselves after class time to refine their handling of drawing materials, hone their observational skills, and enhance their drawing techniques as they observe from the human figure. Sessions will be offered September 10, 2018 to May 10, 2019 (11x…Read More



Onkwaká:rá is a collaborative story telling series between the First Peoples’ Centre and the Dawson College Peace Centre. Each month we will bring in a speaker from an Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) Nation to share a story. There will be diversity of speakers and stories. The stories will range from correcting erroneous narratives…Read More

Seal Skin


The objective of this project is to offer an opportunity to students, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to connect to seal hunting, a contemporary and important issue in our country as well as internationally, in a tactile and deep way. After learning about Inuit seal hunting from the Inuit perspective eight groups of students in anthropology…Read More

Last Modified: November 6, 2018