DSU plans protest against in-person exams, Dawson threatens automatic fail for strike participants

May 28, 2021

The Montreal Gazette reports that Dawson College students are planning to protest against in-person exams by not attending their final exams, and that Dawson has threatened to automatically fail students who do not attend their exams because of the strike. The Dawson Student Union explained that the length of the strike depends on Dawson’s co-operation. “What is certain at this point is that unless and until all final exams are moved to an online format, Dawson students will refrain from attending their final exams during the examination period, which is currently scheduled to run from May 27 to June 4, 2021, inclusively,” read the statement. Dawson has noted that it has made accommodations for at-risk students and is using health authority guidance in planning the exams. Montreal Gazette (QC)