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Read more about: Holiday gift-wrapping yields $9,900 for our Living Campus

Holiday gift-wrapping yields $9,900 for our Living Campus

January 25th, 2023

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.


Read more about: Discover 12 projects funded by Foundation

Discover 12 projects funded by Foundation

January 25th, 2023

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.


Read more about: Dec. 19 deadline for Sustainable Happiness course for support staff & professionals

Dec. 19 deadline for Sustainable Happiness course for support staff & professionals

November 30th, 2022

“Happiness that contributes to individual, community or global well-being and does not exploit other people, the environment, or future generations.”  -Dr. Catherine O’Brien Dawson students, support staff and external groups have participated in the peer-to-peer Sustainable Happiness educational experience since Winter 2020. The weekly sessions are developed with a goal of reconnecting people, community, and…

Read more about: Gift-wrapping volunteers needed to raise funds for sustainability projects

Gift-wrapping volunteers needed to raise funds for sustainability projects

November 30th, 2022

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…

Read more about: Students identified 19 mushrooms on campus

Students identified 19 mushrooms on campus

October 19th, 2022

Foragers and those who enjoy gourmet food know that it is mushroom season in Quebec.

Dawson students are also hunting for mushrooms as part of a project to identify as many kinds of life on campus as possible.

The Sustainability Office created a new nurse tree garden, a biodiversity zone in the P1 parking lot area. They used tree trunks and branches from the property to create this habitat and also injected spores into some large stumps around the campus.

The Sustainabili-Team volunteers have now identified 19 species of mushroom, including chicken of the woods (pictured).

Dawson’s mushroom inventory is part of a larger biodiversity project on campus that will be announced in the new year.


Successful Parents Night and in-person parent tours

September 21st, 2022

Parents of first-year students were invited to an information session online on Sept. 7 and were offered an opportunity to tour the College and learn about our Living Campus on Sept. 15. The info session included presentations by Environmental Science student Narcisse X, Biology teacher Brian Mader and Yanina Chukhovich of the First-Year Students’ Office….

Read more about: 120 butterflies released at Dawson

120 butterflies released at Dawson

September 21st, 2022

We would like to thank all those who were involved in taking care of their Monarch Butterfly chrysalises until they e-closed (transformed to a butterfly) in late August and early September. It is always so heartwarming to see the community meet outside in the Peace Garden every day at noon during that week to tag…

Read more about: Honey extraction workshop Oct. 14

Honey extraction workshop Oct. 14

September 21st, 2022

Time to reap the fruit of our labour with this very hands-on honey extraction workshop. A beekeeper will assist you over the course of this fun-filled hour as you uncap honeycomb cells, hand-spin honeycombs in the centrifugal extractor, and filter the raw honey before jarring and labelling it all! This event takes places on Oct. 14 at 12 p.m. Contact Jennifer De Vera for more info: jdevera@dawsoncollege.qc.ca


Read more about: Students tackle climate change by building wetland as part of unique Phys. Ed. course

Students tackle climate change by building wetland as part of unique Phys. Ed. course

September 7th, 2022

A class of over 25 students reclaimed a concrete heat island on Dawson’s urban campus by transforming it into a wetland as part of a unique-in-Canada Physical Education course. The brand-new Eco-Landscaping course was co-developed by Dawson’s Physical Education Department and the Sustainability Office.

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Read more about: Influence of Dawson’s Living Campus

Influence of Dawson’s Living Campus

September 7th, 2022

Dawson’s Living Campus concept has influenced other schools and organizations to become Living Schools, Work Places and even Churches/Places of Worship.

Rev. Neil Whitehouse of Westmount Park United Church wrote a letter to the editor in the Aug. 30 issue of the Westmount Independent to congratulate Dawson on being recognized as a leader in sustainability:

“Huge congratulations to Dawson College on recognition of their tremendous work towards sustainable living (August 23, p. 19). My church is a Living Church as Dawson is a Living Campus, and we both have special ginkgo trees.”


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