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November 2019

Active Learning and Technology #3: E-learning (Aka a DALC pyjama party)

November 22, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Online technologies offer potential for complementing and/or improving Active Learning. Join us for an interactive synchronous (LIVE) e-learning workshop in which we explore the use of Zoom: a cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. This session will be given in collaboration with the Dawson e-learning initiative and will be held entirely online (so you can wear your pyjamas if you like and join us from the cozy comfort of your home!). We will explore how these…

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August 2020

IVGD Summer Game Jam

August 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - August 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Create a video game in just 48 hours with our Independent Video Game Design AEC program’s Summer Game Jam. August 14 to 16

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September 2020

Peace Week 2020

September 13, 2020 - September 25, 2020
Free

The 5th Annual Dawson College Peace Week, presented by the Dawson College Peace Centre, offers you a variety of activities, speakers, workshops, and projects based on the Peace Centre theme this year, Continuing the Conversation: Reimagining, Rebuilding, Reconnecting. Unless otherwise stated, all activities are online. Take a look at our calendar of virtual events, and make sure you register!

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Peace Week: Third Space Playback Theatre

September 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

We invite you to join the opening event of Peace Week as we explore what it means to continue the conversation through this participatory performance with Third Space Playback Theatre Edmonton. We will be inviting attendees to share their stories of how they envision dismantling current social structures and recreate a world based on equity, justice and peace.

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Peace Week: Truth and Reconciliation: The Power of Narratives & Storytelling

September 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join Vanier Scholar Merelda Fiddler-Potter as she discusses the power of narrative and storytelling, and how it impacts Indigenous people and relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. She also breaks down how missing pieces of truth affect the way we perceive stories we see in the media.

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Peace Week: Coloniality, Gender, and the Making of the Americas

September 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Nanea and Daniel will look at the interrelationship between gender, colonialism, and coloniality through a series of case studies from different disciplinary formations, temporal settings, and geographic locations. By understanding that invasion and settler colonialism are not singular events, but rather systems and structures that continue to operate throughout the Americas, this talk will encourage attendees to un-settle relationships between colonialism and dominant understandings of gender.

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Peace Week: Navigating Mixed Heritage and Intergenerational Healing: A Conversation

September 23, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Visual artist Lux Habrich, will discuss the evolution of her studio practice and share the research and process of her most recent sculptural series titled “Ritual Objects for Disordered and Displaced Bodies”. Her interest in ritual objects and commemorative practices stem from her deeply complex and (often) contradictory upbringing between a plurality of belief systems.

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Peace Week: Indigenous Rights and the UN

September 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

A human and Indigenous rights activist, Dr. Kenneth Atsenhaienton Deer's talk will focus on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and his role in developing the Declaration.

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October 2020

Ada Lovelace Day: An International Celebration of Women in Stem

October 12, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ada Lovelace Day (ALD), an international recognition of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), is celebrated annually on the 2nd Tuesday in October. This year we are celebrating virtually by inviting students, faculty and staff to visit the international Ada Lovelace site to check out the following series of webinars presented by some amazing women in STEM: Monday, October 12 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sustainable Energy & Water Tuesday, October 13 from 5:00 to 6:00…

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Ada Lovelace Day: An International Celebration of Women in Stem

October 13, 2020 @ 5:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ada Lovelace Day (ALD), an international recognition of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), is celebrated annually on the 2nd Tuesday in October. This year we are celebrating virtually by inviting students, faculty and staff to visit the international Ada Lovelace site to check out the following series of webinars presented by some amazing women in STEM: Monday, October 12 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sustainable Energy & Water Tuesday, October 13 from 5:00 to 6:00…

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DALC Drop in

October 30, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Join us for a very special workshop. We will be exploring MIRO (https://miro.com/): a tool that allows for synchronous and asynchronous collaborative student work. Come see how some of our colleagues have been using MIRO and come try it yourself. All are welcome! Select for more info

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November 2020

Thriving in the future: Teaching in a post-pandemic world – DALC

November 6, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

What strategies can we take from our pandemic-forced online teaching experience into a post-pandemic teaching world? How can we make face-to-face learning better by using some of the lessons, technologies and techniques we are currently using? Join us for a rich exchange of ideas about how we might use this experience to make teaching better in the near future. Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC) Select here for more info

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DALC Drop in

November 13, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 13, 2020 at 2:30 pm

One event on November 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Join your peers for an open exchange and discussion about active learning. Enjoy a supportive space to share what you're doing to engage your students, get ideas and feedback from peers, and begin to think about how our current on-line experience might enrich learning when we get back into the classroom. All are welcome! Select for more info

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Introduction à la recherche collégiale – CRISPESH Webinar

November 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Cette formation s’adresse aux personnes qui ont le désir d’entamer une démarche de recherche en contexte collégial. L’activité abordera des contenus tels que les types de recherche privilégiés au collégial, les programmes de subvention, les obligations des chercheur, le soutien disponible pour le développement de projets, ainsi que l’accompagnement des chercheur.  Pour vous inscrire et obtenir les informations de connexion, contactez Pauline Claude  

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SALTISE Website – a revitalized and expanded set of online resources:

November 20, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join your peers in exploring the updated and revitalized SALTISE website. As we begin to think about returning to the classroom and face-to-face teaching, the SALTISE website has new resources to offer teachers and the best way to explore those is to do it with other faculty who are focussed on engaging students in effective learning activities. Please join us. Select for more info

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Walking with care: Respectful living on Kanien’kehá:ka territory – Decolonization Webinar

November 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What does it mean to be a guest on these lands? What are the responsibilities of guests? How can guests enact that responsibility? How can teachers teach this awareness and responsibility to students of diverse backgrounds? Join the Intercollegiate Decolonization Network for this workshop with Kanien’kehá:ka educator Fran Beauvais. Contact Julia Lijerón for Zoom link.

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DALC Drop in

November 27, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 13, 2020 at 2:30 pm

One event on November 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Join us for a very special workshop. We will be exploring MIRO (https://miro.com/): a tool that allows for synchronous and asynchronous collaborative student work. Come see how some of our colleagues have been using MIRO and come try it yourself. All are welcome! Select for more info

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December 2020

DALC Drop in: A virtual wine (unwind) and cheese.

December 4, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

For the last DALC event of the semester, we will be hosting a virtual wine (unwind) and cheese. Come join members of the community for a fun friendly time. Select for more info

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January 2021

New Faculty Orientation

January 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Dawson’s New Faculty Orientation Friday, January 22, 2021 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Dawson’s New Faculty Orientation is designed to introduce new faculty to information about college services and procedures, teaching at the college-level, and tips for engaging students. The orientation includes asynchronous and synchronous components: Welcome from the Deans and Directors of Dawson Competency based education and the program approach  Academic integrity at Dawson  Faculty deadlines Faculty roles and responsibilities Classroom scenarios and discussion Professional development opportunities This event is open to all new Day and Continuing Education faculty. Please register via this link: RSVP by January 18, 2021.…

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Themed Drop-in: Student engagement

January 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Review of literature & Lessons learned. Revisiting engagement tools: How to effectively engage students in a post-pandemic classroom. Select for more info

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February 2021

Themed Drop-in: ENRAGEment tools

February 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Enragement tools - Come and share your frustrations (bring a glass of wine, moonshine etc.) and find solutions to your technical problems. Select for more info

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Post-Pandemic Pedagogical Paradise (PPPP)

February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monthly theme: Explore what an ideal teaching and learning experience might look like in a post pandemic world. What lessons can we learn from the last forever months of digital learning/teaching? What kinds of learning/teaching experiences might make for a better experience once in-person opportunities return? Select for more info

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Themed Drop-in: Asynchronous challenges

February 19 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Asynchronous lessons, flipped classrooms, homework. Join us as we discuss some of the unique features of asynchronous teaching & learning. Select for more info

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March 2021

DawsonAI Teaching Fellowship Info Session

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Given the need to prepare our students for the pivotal role that artificial intelligence (AI) will play in both their personal and professional lives, it is important for numerous faculty members to be aware of and, when possible, incorporate in their curriculum the ways in which AI will impact their respective field. With these goals in mind, Dawson College has instituted a multidisciplinary AI-themed community of practice consisting of faculty members who are committed to developing pedagogical material on AI-related themes and vulgarizing new AI…

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Themed Drop-in: Gamifying the online & in person classrooms

March 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Having fun while learning. Come hear about the use of games in the classroom. Select for more info

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Post-Pandemic Pedagogical Paradise (PPPP)

March 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monthly theme: Explore what an ideal teaching and learning experience might look like in a post pandemic world. What lessons can we learn from the last forever months of digital learning/teaching? What kinds of learning/teaching experiences might make for a better experience once in-person opportunities return?

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April 2021

Post-Pandemic Pedagogical Paradise (PPPP)

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monthly theme: Explore what an ideal teaching and learning experience might look like in a post pandemic world. What lessons can we learn from the last forever months of digital learning/teaching? What kinds of learning/teaching experiences might make for a better experience once in-person opportunities return? Select for more info

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Themed Drop in/Show&Tell: CourseFlow in action

April 30 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

CourseFlow is a versatile tool that can be used to plan activities, courses or entire programs. CourseFlows can be exclusively used by teachers or shared with students.

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May 2021

Drop in/Wine & cheese

May 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Drinking wine or other beverages and eating cheese or other comestible food. Select for more info

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