Holiday gift-wrapping yields $9,900 for our Living Campus
The Dawson Foundation and the Sustainability Office would like to thank the 33 volunteers who gave their time in December and all those who donated at the Dawson gift-wrapping station in Alexis-Nihon Mall.
Over 21 days of holiday gift-wrapping, a total of $9,900 was raised. These funds will be used by the Sustainability Office for learning activities and projects that contribute to well-being for all on our Living Campus. While getting their gifts wrapped, visitors and donors learned about Dawson’s Living Campus projects, including the gardens, the beehives, the Monarch Butterflies and more.
Discover 12 projects funded by Foundation
A dozen projects proposed by Dawson students, faculty and staff have been approved for funding through the Dawson Foundation’s new Student Academic Enrichment Fund.
A website page showcases the projects and allows others to invest in a particular project through a donate button.
The Student Academic Enrichment Fund is supported by students each semester and is meant to be a source of funds for projects that demonstrate a clear benefit for Dawson students and represent an activity that goes over and above core competencies for completion of a program. The selection committee, including representatives from the Dawson Student Union, Academics and Student Services, meets twice a year to review and approve project proposals.
The next round of project applications will open later this semester and will be announced in D News and the Omnivox student news feed.
Dawson community sponsoring over 100 Batshaw kids; still need for more
To date, individual Dawson employees and teams have committed to sponsor gifts for over 100 kids as part of the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres annual Holiday Gift Campaign. There are still many children's files left at Batshaw and there is still time to participate.
To answer a child's wish for Santa, please contact Janice Harvey (retired, History) before Friday, Dec. 9 at email@example.com
Please drop off any of the following needed items at the PARC counter in 1H from Thursday, Dec. 1 to Thursday, Dec. 8 inclusively: 1) New pairs of men’s and women’s socks 2) Men & Women deodorant 3) New pairs of men’s underwear 4) Shampoo 5) Soap 6) Toothbrushes 7) Toothpaste 8) Winter Hats for…
For years, the Alexis-Nihon shopping centre across the street has been like a second home to the Dawson community – from dashing over (through the tunnel in bad weather) for lunch to getting groceries or doing a little shopping. Dawson will see an extension of its relationship with Alexis-Nihon once again this holiday season when…
DTU Award goes to student with don’t-give-up message
The Dawson Teachers’ Union Polytechnique Memorial Scholarship is given to a student who has shown a commitment to persevering and overcoming obstacles within their field.
This year, the award was given to Fred-Dgennie Louis, a student in Computer Science, who said: “It means a lot and I am very grateful. It was the least thing I expected since figuring out my path and where I wanted to go has been a struggle. You know after high school, you’re thrown into a completely new environment, and you’re just expected to go on, graduate and then go to university.”
Click Read More for the homepage story, which includes Fred-Dgennie's message to students who are struggling and for women and gender minorities in male-dominated fields.
Cuba fundraiser by NSS students on until Dec. 6
Students from the North-South Studies Profile are raising funds and accepting gift-in-kind donations to bring to communities in Cuba as part of their upcoming three-week trip. Accepted items include cash donations, toiletries, toys, school and medical supplies, sports equipment, small tools and clothing.
A drop box is set up in front of 4A.0 until Dec. 6
For cash or card donations, please go to 4B.3A.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawson students received an early holiday gift this week: a $50,000 donation to seed awards, scholarships and grants for students in the arts. Details of the first award, honouring the late filmmaker and Dawson Cinema | Communication’s alumni Jeff Barnaby, will be published in the new year. Open to all Arts, Literature and Communication students…
Last Modified: January 25, 2023