May 31st, 2023
Dawson Dining Sept. 13 – 21, the Peace Centre and the Dawson Student Union combine forces once more to bring you seven days of free vegan meals. Look out for notices to sign up to volunteer when the semester starts anew. Urban Gardening with SustainabiliTEAM Sept. 13 – 21, faculty are encouraged to start the year…
About 1,000 meals served up by Dawson Dining
May 3rd, 2023
The Peace Centre and the Dawson Student Union (DSU) ran Dawson Dining for the full two weeks of Earth Week, from April 17-28.
Each day in Conrod's, about 100 students and staff dropped off their reusable containers so they could be filled with a satisfying and hot vegan lunch, prepared by student and employee volunteers who were supervised by chef Jamal Spence. Meals varied from pelau, a Trinidadian staple, to banana pancakes, cinnamon rice Pudding & homemade warm berry jam. Over the two weeks, diners were provided with pamphlets, prepared by the Environment and Sustainability Certificate, highlighting the connection between food security, climate change, and sustainability.
Students and employees who participated in the program generously thanked the volunteers and chef Jamal Spence, noting how delicious the meals were and the wonderful sense of community building resulting from the initiative. Many community members, students and employees, expressed their desire to see Dawson Dining all week throughout the academic year.
Diana Rice of the Peace Centre reported that for $800 in food, about 500 people ($1.60 per person) were fed during the second week of the initiative. An estimated 1,000 meals were served over the two weeks. Rice hopes to bring back Dawson Dining with the DSU for a similar run next fall during Peace Week 2023, an established tradition of Peace Week for several years.
College responding to Oct. 31 incident
November 2nd, 2022
Dawson College is currently investigating an incident that occurred on campus on Halloween, Oct. 31. The College issued this statement on Nov. 1. This Friday, the College will be co-hosting with Hillel Dawson a listening event for students. Director General Diane Gauvin, Academic Dean Rob Cassidy and Hebrew Professor Leila Roiter will be present. Special thanks to Diana Rice of Dawson’s Peace Centre and the Office of Academic Development for helping create a constructive space for dialogue.
October 5th, 2022
Submitted by Diana Rice, organizer of Peace Week. Peace Week 2022 started off once again with the launch of Dawson Dining, a yearly collaboration with the Dawson Student Union and the Peace Centre prior to the pandemic. This has been one of the signature events of Peace Week, and it was thrilling to revive it…
September 21st, 2022
I’ve been grappling with two questions about the institution of education that I used to frame my workshop: 1) How can an understanding of anti-oppressive practice shed light on how education systems preserve and reproduce racial inequities? And 2) How are we as educators implicated in the preservation and reproduction of racial inequities? We know…
Financial Aid Food Bank needs our help!
September 21st, 2022
The Financial Aid Food Bank is always in need of non-perishable food items to replenish the shelves. Donations can be dropped off in the bin at 4.E2. The Financial Aid office is grateful to all our regular providers and hope that the Peace Week Giving Tree near the cafeteria entrance in the Upper Atrium will be a great success. Breakfast items are greatly needed. Here are some ideas for your donations: boxed nut and oat milks, juice, cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, nut spreads, jelly, Nutella, graham crackers, melba toast, instant coffee, tea, hot chocolate powder, pop tarts, granola.
September 7th, 2022
Creative Collective for Change is asking the Dawson community to make a Critical Commotion around ideas of law enforcement. With the help of the Dawson alumni group, Peace Week, the DSU and Humanities and Public Life Conference, they will be doing a series of events that spark conversation by asking: What is your experience with…
Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer will give Peace Week keynote Sept. 15
September 7th, 2022
Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer will offer perspectives on Indigenous sciences and western science in her Peace Week keynote address, entitled Confronting Western Science Epistemology, online at Dawson at 2 p.m. on Sept. 15. In her publications and her speaking engagements, she proposes a revolutionary way to rethink how we approach the land and the natural sciences.
Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both Indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability.
Her interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our relationships to land. She holds a BSc in Botany from SUNY ESF, an MS and PhD in Botany from the University of Wisconsin and is the author of numerous scientific papers on plant ecology, bryophyte ecology, traditional knowledge and restoration ecology.
To register for keynote by Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer on Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.: https://arlo.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/register?sgid=8fa03ebf3cd04c96a9560e04b1da970c
For the full program and registration links for Peace Week at Dawson Sept. 13-21:
August 24th, 2022
Welcome Back one & all! Come and join the Dawson College Peace Centre for our 7th Annual Peace Week. This year we examine our theme, Revolution & Metamorphosis. Revolution can often be associated with violent upheaval, however peaceful nonviolent action and imagination can be the necessary ingredients that precede metamorphosis. This September, the Peace Centre…
June 1st, 2022
Revolution can often be associated with violent upheaval, however peaceful nonviolent action and imagination can be the necessary ingredients that precede metamorphosis. This September, the Peace Centre invites you think about how peaceful revolution, in thinking and action, is a meaningful pathway to fundamental positive social metamorphosis. What is revolutionary? How can revolutionary thinking support…
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