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Peace Week continues until Sept. 22

September 15th, 2021

Peace Week continues until Sept. 22.

Noteworthy events coming up:

Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.: Indigenous Scientific Knowledges Deserve Protection and Respect with Dr. Warren Cardinal-McTeague. Open to the Dawson Community.

Sept. 21 at 2:30 p.m.: Relationships as Legacy and Future for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples (virtual event) with Dr. Tracy Lindberg.

Sept. 22 at 11 a.m.: Blackness and Liminality in Post-Secondary Education with Dr. Philip Howard (virtual event with collective viewing options in 3F.43) Faculty Professional Development Event.

Please note that registration is required for most events and that many are online. Click Read More to go the schedule with links to register.

Help us fill up the Giving Tree for our students in need

September 15th, 2021

Your donations of food are needed to replenish the Giving Tree set up in the Upper Atrium near the Tim Hortons. It will benefit our students who visit the Food Bank in the Financial Aid Office.

Some items that are especially needed include: tampons, pads, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, floss, shampoo, conditioner, soap, body lotion. All non-perishable food and personal hygiene products are welcome. Just check the expiry date before dropping off.

The Giving Tree is your way of celebrating Peace Week until the end of day Sept. 17.

Read more about: Orange Shirt Day is Sept. 30

Orange Shirt Day is Sept. 30

September 15th, 2021

All events and resources about Orange Shirt Day are updated and housed here: Community Artwork: :Using the design of alumnae Wakenhnhiióhstha Montour, Dawson College students will be invited to contribute to a collective community artwork honouring the survivors and victims of the residential school system. Students will be able to add their tile throughout…

Classes go gardening during Peace Week

September 15th, 2021

Many classes, including Anna-Liisa Aunio's Individual and Society class, participated in gardening activities this week as part of Peace Week 2021.

Anna-Liisa's students, mostly in the Child Studies Profile of the Social Science Program, were weeding and documenting insects. They found bees, honey bees, spiders and katydids in the Peace Garden.

"They had so much fun!" Anna-Liisa said. Gardening at Dawson is often a first-time experience for students.

Photo: Anna-Liisa Aunio

Peace Week begins Sept. 13

September 1st, 2021

The 6th Annual Peace Week kicks off on Monday, Sept. 13 with two very special outdoor activities: an introduction to Sustainable Happiness with Jennifer de Vera as well as an opportunity to learn and work in the urban gardens.

Remember to check back regularly, we will be updating the schedule to add more events as they are confirmed!

To learn more about our theme, events, and more please Click Here. Questions? Reach out to Diana Rice

To attend an event: you can register yourself or your class in the Schedule of Events section.

Peace Centre updates

September 1st, 2021

Federal Election Debate - virtual with the candidates from Ville Marie-Sud Ouest: Sept. 9 at 2:30 pm. Topic: Climate Change & the Environment. This will be a 75-minute debate with an opportunity at the end for students to ask questions of the candidates. Faculty who are interested in streaming this into their class should contact Diana Rice or Catherine Braithwaite.

Interested in engaging your students in decolonization and reconciliation?  In preparation for Sept. 30, the National Day of Mourning of victims and survivors of the Residential Schools, there will be a series of events open to the community to provide educational awareness of the legacy of colonialism as well as joy and resurgence in Indigenous communities across Turtle Island.

One of the best first steps is to engage with a Blanket Exercise. This is an interactive learning activity which brings participants through the course of Indigenous history from pre-contact to present day. This interactive session is de​signed to bring participants together to build a shared factual understanding of the legacy of colonization in Turtle Island.  We look forward to seeing you.

Sken:nen, Billi-Jo Poirier, Diana Rice, Laura Shea, Ben Lander, and Cory Legassic. Special thanks to our consultants and advisors: Billi-Jo Poirier, Michelle E. Smith and Tiawenti:non Canadian.  If you are interested in booking this activity for your class, please contact Diana Rice to arrange.

Blanket Exercise open to all Aug. 19

August 18th, 2021

August 19th, 9 a.m. in 5B.16: Diane Labelle will facilitate a Blanket Exercise, open to all employees of the College. This is one of a series of events that will be hosted at the College in August & September leading up to and including Sept. 30, the National Day of Mourning for Residential School Victims and Survivors.

To join this session please click on the link to register: . For any questions, please contact Diana Rice.

A schedule of events will be released over the coming weeks that will invite the participation of the entire Dawson Community. Also, be on the lookout for special displays in the library featuring award winning Indigenous authors & different thematic book resources accessible to the Dawson Community.

If you would like to have a Blanket Exercise facilitated in your class by an experienced Indigenous facilitator, please contact Diana Rice.

Peace Week begins Sept. 13

August 18th, 2021

The 5th Annual Peace Week will kick off Sept. 13 with an in-person beading workshop with Cory Hunlin, Keynote Speaker Tracy Lindberg and cap off on Sept. 22 with the amazing Dr. Philip  Howard's virtual professional development workshop. Full details will be released in the coming weeks through D News and the Peace Centre website. For any questions or inquiries, please contact Diana Rice.

Keynote Earth Week talk addressed struggles for environmental justice in Indigenous and Black communities

May 4th, 2021

Earth Week organizers were able to take advantage of our current online reality by virtually bringing in Keynote Speaker Dr. Ingrid Waldron of Dalhousie University, who is also a graduate of Dawson (Class of 1983, Social Science).

Click Read More for the report prepared by Diana Rice of the Peace Centre and the Office of Academic Development.

Meditation every Monday and Wednesday

April 7th, 2021

Monday Meditation with Daniel Goldsmith

Meditation every Monday 12:30 - 1 p.m.

Meeting ID: 989 2097 3208

Wednesday Meditation with Ivan

Meditation every Wednesday 12:30 - 1 p.m.

Meeting ID: 959 9612 3375

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Last Modified: September 15, 2021


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