Laura King and Alex Lussier hosted student focus groups in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada. The goal of the focus group was to inform policy, support the academic success of students, and decrease stigma regarding mental illness and other mental health problems.
Alex Lussier was chosen to attend a meeting organized by the Intersectorial Student Committee of the FRQ. Two members of the committee presented a report on how to improve student involvement in research at the collegial level.
In June 2019 Adaptech hosted Belgian guests Pierre Muraille from CRETH (http://www.creth.be) and Vincent Leone from Fondation I see (https://www.fondationisee.be). Topics discussed included accessibility of software, hardware and mobile technology apps in Belgium and Canada.
Daphné Giguere-Bosse is the lucky winner of ASUS ZenPad 8.0. Her name was pulled from among those participants who completed the employment questionnaire for a study conducted by the Adaptech Research Network.
Anick Legault, Laura King, Mary Jorgensen and Alice Havel presented at the Active Learning and Technology Meeting. Anick presented videos of students using smartphones in class. Mary and Alice presented findings from recent research about the use of smartphones in class. Finally, Laura led a discussion period were we asked the audience about how they use smartphones in class.
Catherine Fichten presented a summary of the research conducted by the Adaptech Research Network at the Vitrine sur la recherche collégiale meeting.
Eminent Harvard University professor, author and Dawson grad Steven Pinker (Class of 1973) gave a Social Science Week lecture yesterday as his gift for Dawson College’s 50th Anniversary. The reception hall was filled with students and Prof. Pinker was so happy that his former teachers Ken Milkman, Lillian Fox and Catherine Fichten could also attend. Other special guests were the professor’s sister, Susan, (Class of 1977 and former psychology teacher at Dawson) who is now a Wall Street Journal columnist and psychologist, and his mother Roslyn. “My foundational beliefs were acquired at Dawson,” said Prof. Pinker, quoting Henry Adam: “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” Dawson College and its Foundation are extremely grateful for Prof. Pinker’s lecture, especially developed for Dawson, which featured an overview of his ideas and discoveries and many reminiscences about his college years.