Still a few days to participate in Amnesty International’s write-a-thon
On Thursday, Dec. 10, 10 Dawson students and faculty marked the International Day of Human Rights with Amnesty International's write-a-thon (https://writeathon.ca/), which aims to bring attention to 10 cases of injustice around the world.
Since 2000, 75% of the 169 people who have been targeted for this campaign have been freed! In one hour, we were able to complete letters for approximately 5 out of the 10 cases highlighted, which will amount to over 50 letters, and will contribute to the thousands that were written from people all over the world.
If you were unable to attend, but would still like to participate, here is a link to the recording of the session: https://youtu.be/tUI1NuJ-D2s .If you have completed or will complete letters, please let Daniel Goldsmith know (via MIO) how many by next Friday, Dec. 18 so he can send numbers to Amnesty to include in their count.
ALC University/Careers Fair – Fall 2020
The ALC University/Jobs Fair is on this week through Friday. Faculty from local universities are invited to discuss studies in ALC related fields. This year’s Fair will take place across different days and terms. For this term, we have presentations next week from Concordia faculty: Communication Studies, Design + Computational Arts, Film Production, Film Studies, Journalism, Studio Arts and Translation.
Next term we will invite guests from Art History, Creative Writing and English. Stay tuned! For more information, contact Cheryl Simon at email@example.com
Join the Virtual Bee Workshop with students in the Environmental Studies Profile Thursday November 19, 2020 Time: 10:00am Join the Bee https://dawsoncollege.zoom.us/j/93389669744 www.alveole.buzz
Peace Centre update
Diana Rice, Coordinator of the Dawson College Peace Centre, is back on duty after 11 months of maternity leave.
“I am excited to get back to work, dream big and continue to collaborate across the College with faculty, staff, professionals and management,” Diana said. “I will begin to plan online Peace Centre activities for the Winter Semester. As always, I welcome the whole community to contact me with your ideas or requests for support.”
Dean of Academic Development Catherine LeBel has also assigned Diana a supporting role as a pedagogical counsellor to faculty involved in certificates.
“We are happy to have Diana back and grateful for the service of Ildikó Glaser-Hille,” said Catherine. “Ildikó did a great job as the interim programming coordinator of Dawson’s Peace Centre. She followed through on Diana’s plans and also made her own unique contribution to the mandate of the Peace Centre. It was a smooth and fruitful collaboration.”
Practice your French with The CLÉO Podcast
Dawson’s French-language tutoring centre, CLÉO, is offering a new way to practice French and share québécois culture: The CLÉO Podcast.
The podcast (balado en français) episodes are between five to 10 minutes and are offered on an array of interesting topics, including author Gabrielle Roy, filmmaker Denis Villeneuve and Expo 67. The first one was about the classic québécois snack poutine!
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Amplifying Sustainable Happiness
Dawson participants, as well as many from outside the College, are experiencing the concept of Sustainable Happiness (SH) and exploring its implications, both personally and professionally.
During the next six months, SH facilitators will be offering programs for Dawson students, staff and managers. A program for another college will start next week.
A recent SH certificate was also just completed by Colleges and Institutes Canada staff in Ottawa, while a certificate offered in Spanish is on-going with an international group. Both external groups piloted the use of the SH Journal, also introduced to students within four Dawson psychology courses this semester.
Student Services will make 500 additional journals available to students, serving as a method that may help students distance from stress.
Sustainable Happiness programs review sustainability principles and actions that help us as individuals, help others, and/or help the planet. How these actions contribute to happiness, in turn, is identified as a component of well-being that involves positive emotions, satisfaction and fulfillment. Find more information about Dawson’s SH programs here.
Online experience of Dawson so far
We spoke to a variety of teachers and students to find out how they are experiencing the online learning environment. While it is not ideal, Dawson College has to be online to keep the community safe. There are several positive things to appreciate and some new ways of doing things that will likely stay with us when we return to the campus.
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Last Modified: December 15, 2020