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Peace Garden needs your HELP!

June 1st, 2022

During the pandemic, gardening was deemed essential, however for safety reasons the Sustainability department had only a handful of volunteers. Priority was given to the vegetable gardens so they could donate their harvest to local food banks and the Dawson community. It is now time to give back to the Peace Garden. There is an…


Harvest Market returns June 9 to Dawson

June 1st, 2022

On Thursday, June 9, you can buy produce from the Dawson Gardens at the first Harvest Market of the season!

The Harvest Market will be every other Thursday in the Theatre Garden (on the Atwater side of campus, straight out the cafeteria doors) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cash only.

On alternating weeks, the garden produce will be donated to Resilience Montreal, a local shelter.

To stay informed about harvest markets and Sustainable Dawson activities over the summer, follow them on Facebook.

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Miriam Home and Services is back on campus this summer

June 1st, 2022

Since its establishment in 1962, Miriam Home and Services has been providing rehabilitative, social, community, work and residential resources and services to people with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders so they can reach their full potential. Over the years, Dawson has partnered up with the organization to offer its clients a range of work…

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Mech Tech students address campus sustainability through research and design projects

June 1st, 2022

Graduating students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program recently presented the results of their group research and design projects, addressing environmental and sustainability issues found on Dawson’s campus.   As part of its inclusion in Dawson College’s new Environment and Sustainability Certificate (ESC), the third-year design option course, Emerging Technologies, focuses on teaching students about…

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Birdwatchers wanted early mornings of May 11 & 18!

May 4th, 2022

More than 50 species of birds have been spotted on Dawson grounds and we would like to invite new and experienced birdwatchers to come and help identify migrating and resident species that have stopped to eat or rest on Dawson’s green city block. With your help, we can add more birds to our list!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022:   6:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022:   6:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.

Binoculars can be supplied- please contact the Sustainability Office to reserve: 

Meeting place: Dawson's Peace Garden (near northwestern corner of campus: Wood Avenue and Sherbrooke Street)

Photo: Common Yellowthroat by Doug Smyth (Physical Education)

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Earth Week 2022 events at Dawson!

April 6th, 2022

The Sustainability Office, in collaboration with the Peace Centre and other departments, is excited to introduce the fast-approaching Earth Week 2022, which will take place Tuesday to Friday, April 19-22. We would like to give you an opportunity to take advantage of some of the many activities we have planned. You will note that we…

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Learning about the Indigeneity of maple syrup

April 6th, 2022

In an effort to Indigenize curriculum and re-Indigenize a small piece of occupied Tiohtià:ke (Montreal), students, staff, and faculty from the First Peoples Centre and the Decolonization and Indigenization Studies Certificate launched the Wáhta Óshes (maple syrup) project last March to share the Indigenous roots of making maple syrup.   Ryder Cote-Nottaway, an Algonquin student,…


4-minute video shows impact of Sustainable Happiness

February 16th, 2022

A new four-minute video presents the Sustainable Happiness Certificate, which has been offered since 2015 at Dawson. In the video, we hear about the impact of the program from students and employees: Chris Adam, Anne-Marie Di Michele, Selma Hamdani, Myka Taylor and Jennifer de Vera. 

Click Read More to go to the video.

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Get your gifts wrapped at Alexis Nihon by Dawson volunteers

December 15th, 2021

Get your gifts wrapped by Dawson volunteers every day and many evenings until end of day on Dec. 24. Your gift will be wrapped for a donation of $4 or more depending on the size of the package.

Our gift-wrapping station is located on the Mezzanine level of Alexis Nihon Mall right next to Cultures and the food court. Your donation will help us offer community-building and Living Campus projects that contribute to the well-being of our students. Thanks to Alexis Nihon for providing the store and all the gift-wrapping supplies. Thanks to the more than 200 students, employees and friends who are giving their time to staff all the store hours.


Volunteer for an hour or more and grow our Living Campus

December 1st, 2021

With the holiday season upon us, Dawson has embarked on a new activity in partnership with Alexis-Nihon that requires volunteers for short shifts. We’ve all seen the gift-wrapping service that pops up in the shopping centre during the month of December. This year, Alexis-Nihon offered the spot to Dawson as the sole beneficiary of all…

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