Dawson College

The Sir William Dawson College opened in 1945 in response to the flood of returning veterans of the Second World War. By 1947, the McGill student enrolment had reached just over 8,000 students in degree and diploma programs, more than doubled the enrolment a decade earlier. Dawson College played a crucial role in the Canadian post-war recovery effort, providing post-secondary education and support to veterans and their families.