The award-winning global security strategist, women’s rights advocate, and medical doctor, Dr. Alaa Murabit, is one of the leading global health and inclusive security experts of her generation. Her work has helped develop policies in 193 countries and impacted the lives of billions, and yet, she never intended to become an advocate. On April 27,…
Reject war by adding your name to global petition
Ivan Freud of the Peace Studies Certificate invites the Dawson community to sign a petition to reject war and nuclear weapons.
Click Read More to add your name to the petition.
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…
Get ready for Earth Week 2022 at Dawson
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 have a mix of in-person and virtual events available.
You can roam the Lower Atrium shopping for eco-friendly products and/or take a Living Campus tour and learn about the many student-driven sustainability initiatives that have changed the campus! While there will be more to come, certain activities are dependent on direct participation. Please review your schedules, and if interested, request a booking to join us and discover our Living Campus while connecting with others from the Dawson community.
Our Earth Week theme this year is “Well-Being for Yourself, Others, and the Environment.” Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are happy to announce that our week’s activities and events will collectively touch on all 17 SDGs.
Daily meditation drop-in’s at 12 p.m.
Every day from Monday to Friday, the Dawson Peace Certificate team is offering daily meditation from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 3E.8. All are welcome. No registration required.
Plan a Blanket Exercise for next semester
As a part of the Dawson College Peace Centre's commitment to decolonization and Indigenization, we will continue to offer organizational and financial support to faculty to host an Indigenous Elder to facilitate a Blanket Exercise in their classroom in the Winter 2022 semester. The Blanket Exercise is an interactive experiential exercise which enables students to understand Indigenous history on Turtle Island (A’nowara’ko:wa) as well as the legacy of colonization.
For more information or to host this activity (or another decolonization or Indigenization initiative) in your class, please contact Diana Rice: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond Orange Shirt Day at Dawson
A committee at Dawson has been hard at work to ensure that Dawson does more than just mark Sept. 30.
Click Read More for a report about Beyond Orange Shirt Day from the committee.
The Psychology Profile teamed up with the Peace Centre to invite Dr. Michael King (see bio below) to speak to students on Oct. 27. Dr. King joined us virtually during a General Psychology class that forms a learning community triad with an Anthropology and a History course, under the theme of Race, Ethnicity and Migration. The talk on radicalization…
On Oct. 30, Dawson College students in Jonathan Egan’s Outdoor Education Activities course were fortunate to have Kanien’kehà’ka Elder and Knowledge Keeper Niioie:ren Patton of Kahnawà:ke speak to them out on the land. Surrounded by the beautiful trees and varied habitats of Île Saint-Bernard near Kahnawà:ke, students used old logs and moist ground as their…
Students discover Sustainable Happiness on Living Campus tour
Students in Melanie Doyle's Peace and Sustainable Happiness Advanced Studies in Psychology class were the first people to take a Living Campus Tour with a Sustainable Happiness theme on Sept. 13.
Led by Jennifer De Vera of the Sustainability Office and Azra Khan of Human Resources, both trained Sustainable Happiness facilitators, the tour began at the vegetable garden near the Upper Atrium, known as the Theatre Garden. It was offered as part of Dawson's Peace Week 2021 Program.
The students were taken on an outdoor tour that included about 10 stops, including the Peace Garden, the White Pine tree and the rooftop gardens.
In this photo, students Cassandra (left) and Thitrinh participate in an activity on the steps just outside the Upper Atrium. Jennifer and Azra distributed colourful chalks and invited the students to write a few words that make them happy on the steps. At the end of the exercise, the steps were full of colourful happy words. Cassandra's and Thitrinh's words were: coffee, music, animals and family, books, painting.
Employees and students who would like a tour are invited to contact the Sustainability Office to register: email@example.com
Last Modified: May 6, 2022