All events and resources about Orange Shirt Day are updated and housed here: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/campus-life-leadership/orange-t-shirt-day-events/ Community Artwork: :Using the design of alumnae Wakenhnhiióhstha Montour, Dawson College students will be invited to contribute to a collective community artwork honouring the survivors and victims of the residential school system. Students will be able to add their tile throughout…
Counterpart: students photograph students
The project Counterpart: Students Photograph Students opened last week at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery. Rhonda Meier, gallery administrator, asked one of the project organizers, Peter Berra, 7 questions about it.
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More spots to enjoy the outdoor campus coming soon
Picnic tables will be arriving soon to make our outdoor space on campus more inviting this fall.
These tables, as well as other outside items, will only be here for the fall season. Facilities Management is working on a landscaping plan for the campus, and more outdoor furniture will be ordered in the near future.
Employees and students are encouraged to relax and connect with Nature on our lovely heritage grounds, which include the Peace Garden, courtyards, gazebos, and plenty of open space.
Take a walk on your break, eat lunch outside, connect with a colleague in the Peace Garden, and enjoy being back on campus.
Cafeteria re-opening Monday, Aug. 23
The cafeteria in the Upper Atrium will be reopening Monday, Aug. 23.
250 monarch butterfly chrysalises up for adoption
The butterflies are returning to Dawson and new employees and employees who have never fostered a butterfly will have priority for adoption.
Click Read More for the link to sign up to become a monarch foster parent.
Welcoming new and returning students
Just shy of 1,600 students came into Dawson College ahead of the semester for student-led tours.
For the first time, the invitation was extended to returning students as well as new students. Almost all students are like new students since most learning has been online for the last two and a half semesters.
Michelle Lee and Billi-Jo Poirier of Campus Life and Leadership (Student Services) organized the tours and reported that students are excited to start the semester on campus. Ten students, third-year and recent Dawson graduates, led the tours.
The students were especially interested in learning about services available to students, tutoring and volunteering.
Blanket Exercise open to all Aug. 19
August 19th, 9 a.m. in 5B.16: Diane Labelle will facilitate a Blanket Exercise, open to all employees of the College. This is one of a series of events that will be hosted at the College in August & September leading up to and including Sept. 30, the National Day of Mourning for Residential School Victims and Survivors.
To join this session please click on the link to register: https://arlo.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/register?sgid=b47f4cce1b724e94b7aa5a45b68b51ce . For any questions, please contact Diana Rice.
A schedule of events will be released over the coming weeks that will invite the participation of the entire Dawson Community. Also, be on the lookout for special displays in the library featuring award winning Indigenous authors & different thematic book resources accessible to the Dawson Community.
If you would like to have a Blanket Exercise facilitated in your class by an experienced Indigenous facilitator, please contact Diana Rice.
Peace Week begins Sept. 13
The 5th Annual Peace Week will kick off Sept. 13 with an in-person beading workshop with Cory Hunlin, Keynote Speaker Tracy Lindberg and cap off on Sept. 22 with the amazing Dr. Philip Howard's virtual professional development workshop. Full details will be released in the coming weeks through D News and the Peace Centre website. For any questions or inquiries, please contact Diana Rice.
At the Warren G. Flowers Gallery this autumn
Counterpart: Students Photographing Students: Sept. 9-25
Other Landscapes: Anahita Norouzi: Oct. 14-Nov. 25
Professional Photography Graduating Student Exhibition: Dec. 2-10
AEC Photography Program Exhibition: Dec. 15-19
Photo: Anahita Norouzi, Other Landscapes (detail), 2019-20
In 2018, the Academic Dean launched an initiative to rethink learning spaces and improve the learning environment in the college’s general-purpose classrooms. Teachers and students were surveyed about how these classrooms should be equipped and configured to facilitate student engagement. The findings were analyzed by Melanie Doyle (Psychology) and Leigh Shapiro (Interior Design), who presented…
Last Modified: September 16, 2021