Dawson Student Union files request for injunction to block in-person exams

May 26, 2021

Dawson Student Union has filed a request for an injunction against Dawson College to keep it from holding in-person exams during the COVID-19 pandemic. Global News reports that in-person exams have been scheduled for chemistry, math, and physics classes. DSU chairperson Kevin Contant-Holowatyj explained that Dawson students are concerned that they might catch COVID-19 while travelling to take the exam or while writing the exam, and are worried that this will put their families at risk. Contant-Holowatyj noted that Dawson has been “unwavering” and has not made concessions on in-person exam requirements. “After a resounding opposition to in-person exams from our students, it is clear to us that we had to move forward. … Students have a right to feel safe in their learning environment,” said Contant-Holowatyj. Montreal Gazette | Global News (QC)