Cultural safety in the workplace lunch ‘n learn on Dec. 6
The First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Québec (FNHRDCQ), a long time partner of CRISPESH, will give a talk online on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 12 PM to 1 PM about cultural safety in the workplace. It aims to increase our knowledge of the cultural context and help us adopt practices that promote equity with First Nations. This is a first step in an ongoing process to recognize First Nations skills, improve their access to employment and ensure an inclusive development.
Simultaneous translation from French to English will be provided. For registration:
CRISPESH is a College Centre for Transfer (CCTT) in innovative social practices affiliated with Cégep du Vieux Montréal and Dawson College.
Support staff and professionals have the amazing opportunity to use work time to attend and actively participate in Dawson’s Sustainable Happiness non-credit course. The Sustainable Happiness course is free and will guide people to reflect on positive psychology and sustainability. It contributes to Dawson’s commitment of well-being for all, sustainably. What is Sustainable Happiness? “Happiness…
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Six employees complete Sustainable Happiness course
Six employees at Dawson and seven employees at John Abbott College successfully completed this semester's Employee Sustainable Happiness 24-hour certificate. Jennifer de Vera (Sustainability Office) and Azra Khan (Human Resources) facilitated the course and Dawson lent Jenn to lead the John Abbott course with Shannon Coulter-Low.
The non-credit course developed at Dawson, now being taught around the world, aims to help people live their best lives by taking care of themselves so they can in turn take care of others and Nature.
Sustainable Happiness is a major benefit to Dawson employees who are given work time with the approval of a manager to take the course. Each participant must complete a final project.
Jenn reports that this year's projects included:
- Benefits of talking to strangers
- Mapping where ingredients from meals come from and how to improve
- "Reel it in" upcycling VHS tapes from the library through creative projects
- Laminating all English Exit Exam signs for annual reuse and adding the biophilic design of live plants to the gym during the exam
- Creating a zen area in the Campus Life and Leadership (CLL) office, and doing daily actions for happiness with CLL staff and student volunteers
Submitted by Ian MacKenzie. Three new projects in Social Science, Science and General Education are in full design mode this winter in the Learning Communities (LC) project. The project teams meet weekly or biweekly, supported by LC sector leads and guided by Dawson’s homegrown LC Design Toolkit. These interdisciplinary teams are creating some truly exciting…
The Dawson community is invited to attend the upcoming DawsCon, organized in collaboration with the Computer Science Department and DawsonAI. DawsonAI has been actively working toward implementing objectives laid out in the Three-Year Plan for AI at Dawson with support from NovaScience and Pole IA grants. To find out more and register, visit https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/dawscon/ DawsCon:…
CTD Winter 2023 course offerings
There are some exciting new courses open for registration this winter/spring at Dawson's Centre for Training and Development! Courses at CTD are free for Dawson employees, conditions apply. Click on the link below to view their available courses.
Last Modified: November 30, 2023