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The DSU Takes It To the Press

Updated: Nov 26, 2020


Dawson College has taken the decision to move forward with in-person final exams for the fall 2020 semester and there is a great deal of dissatisfaction among Dawson's students and related stakeholders.

The Dawson Student Union executive team has been actively working to bring awareness to this issue so that all members, students’ parents and concerned staff and faculty, may help in advocating for what is right for students.

Quebec's Health Minister and Premier continue to disseminate information regarding the province's current standing in the COVID-19 pandemic and judging by their reports, it is the union`s view that we are far from being in a comfortable enough position to be potentially having thousands of people moving about in Dawson`s facilities.

The school has yet to rescind their decision to hold in-person exams, and as such, the Executive team has been very active in the media; doing interviews, posting on social media, blogging and releasing official statements in order to garner enough attention in the hopes that the college`s administration will change their mind and applying students' demands.

Below are just some examples of the press work done on behalf of the Dawson Student Union in hopes of spreading awareness of the current situation:


Global News report on Dawson`s Decision to hold In-Person Exams:

globalnews.ca/video/7482344/holding-in-person-exams-is-a-contradiction-students-argue

CTV Interview on Dawson`s Decision to hold In-Person Exams:

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2083298&jwsource=twi


CJAD 800 Live Interview on In-Person Final Exams Dawson:

https://www.iheartradio.ca/cjad/audio/should-students-be-taking-exams-in-person-just-days-before-the-holidays-1.14014649?mode=Article


CBC Interview with the DSU on In-Person Final Exams at Dawson:

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1823038531661


CityNews Report on In-Person Exams at Dawson College:

https://montreal.citynews.ca/video/2020/11/22/students-anxious-about-health-and-safety-after-some-montreal-schools-say-they-will-hold-in-person-exams/


CBC Article on the DSU's Position on In-Person Exams:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/online-exams-at-dawson-college-1.5812145


LaPresse Article on In-Person Exams at Dawson:

https://www.lapresse.ca/covid-19/2020-11-25/des-examens-en-personne-a-quelques-jours-de-noel.php


The Montreal Gazette article mentioning in person exams:

https://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec-christmas-plan-leaves-some-people-behind


CTV Article on In-Person Exams at Dawson:

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/more-than-2-000-people-sign-petition-against-in-person-exams-at-dawson-college-1.5200021


Also, please take the time to sign the petition against in-person exams:

https://change.org/p/dean-of-dawson-college-dawson-college-final-exams-online?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_25756795_fr-FR%3A2&recruiter=797255167&recruited_by_id=562eba60-a2b6-11e7-8e67-715dd9dc226f&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=psf_combo


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