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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.


Recap from Peace Week

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…

Read more about: Exploring Anti-Oppressive Practices through Inclusive Pedagogy

Exploring Anti-Oppressive Practices through Inclusive Pedagogy

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…

Read more about: Financial Aid Food Bank needs our help!

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.


Read more about: Creative Collective presents Critical Commotion Sept. 13, 19 & 21

Creative Collective presents Critical Commotion Sept. 13, 19 & 21

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…

Read more about: Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer will give Peace Week keynote Sept. 15

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:
https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/peace-week/peace-week-schedule/


Read more about: 7th Annual Peace Week Sept. 13 – 21

7th Annual Peace Week 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…

Read more about: Revolutionary thinking at Peace Week- make your plans

Revolutionary thinking at Peace Week- make your plans

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…

Read more about: Plans for Orange Shirt Day leading up to Sept. 30

Plans for Orange Shirt Day leading up to Sept. 30

June 1st, 2022

This fall, Dawson will host several events leading up to, and in observance of Sept. 30, Orange T-Shirt Day-National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

A dedicated team of students, faculty, professionals, and support staff, in consultation with Indigenous advisors, will organize these events with the goal of providing learning opportunities and raising awareness about decolonization and the importance of this day.

Support (resources, ideas, suggestions for speakers) is available for faculty who would like to include the theme of residential schools, the Truth and Reconciliation Report, or other decolonization topics in their course. 

 To request support, or to contribute your ideas or your time to the organization of events, please contact Diana Rice drice@dawsoncollege.qc.ca.


Read more about: Flame of Hope to arrive at Dawson’s Peace Garden June 6

Flame of Hope to arrive at Dawson’s Peace Garden June 6

June 1st, 2022

A casual gathering/interfaith prayer with the Flame of Hope, a symbol of the desire for peace around the world, will take place at Dawson's Peace Garden on Monday, June 6 at 2 p.m.

Ivan Freud of the Peace Studies Certificate will be there to welcome the Flame of Hope and the Dawson Community is invited to join him.

The Flame of Hope arrived in North America in the fall and was blessed at St. Joseph’s Oratory before going on to the U.S.


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