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Peace Garden needs your HELP!

June 1st, 2022

During the pandemic, gardening was deemed essential, however for safety reasons the Sustainability department had only a handful of volunteers. Priority was given to the vegetable gardens so they could donate their harvest to local food banks and the Dawson community. It is now time to give back to the Peace Garden. There is an…

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Congratulations to our first Environment & Sustainability Certificate graduates!

June 1st, 2022

The Environment & Sustainability Certificate had its official launch this semester and we are very happy to congratulate our 17 certificate graduates! Students came from several backgrounds including Health Science, Environmental Studies, Civil Engineering Technology as well as Environmental Science. The graduation ceremony was held on a beautiful sunny day in the Peace Garden. Students…

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Sustainable Happiness course for support staff and professionals- register by June 20

June 1st, 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…


Harvest Market returns June 9 to Dawson

June 1st, 2022

On Thursday, June 9, you can buy produce from the Dawson Gardens at the first Harvest Market of the season!

The Harvest Market will be every other Thursday in the Theatre Garden (on the Atwater side of campus, straight out the cafeteria doors) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cash only.

On alternating weeks, the garden produce will be donated to Resilience Montreal, a local shelter.

To stay informed about harvest markets and Sustainable Dawson activities over the summer, follow them on Facebook.

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Miriam Home and Services is back on campus this summer

June 1st, 2022

Since its establishment in 1962, Miriam Home and Services has been providing rehabilitative, social, community, work and residential resources and services to people with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders so they can reach their full potential. Over the years, Dawson has partnered up with the organization to offer its clients a range of work…


One new bird species spotted at Dawson during May birdwatching mornings

June 1st, 2022

In total, 14 people showed up for two early-morning birdwatching events at Dawson last month.

“Although it was unusually cold and migration delayed because of the cold spring, we managed to identify 15 species and add one new species to the Dawson Bird List: a house finch, bringing the total species seen to 55 on campus. A red-tailed hawk and pileated woodpecker were among the highlights,” reported organizer Chris Adam of the Sustainability Office.

A nesting robin is also present in one of the trees, Chris noted. The photo of a chipping sparrow was captured another year by Doug Smyth of Physical Education. The chipping sparrow has nested successfully in the Peace Garden area for three years now.


Swap Your Stuff: new Dawson community Yammer channel

June 1st, 2022

As moving season approaches for many, it’s a good time to let you know that there is a new Yammer group for the Dawson community called Swap Your Stuff- Dawson College. College Nurse Julie Gosselin created it as her final project for her Sustainable Happiness course this year.

“It's basically an online platform to help people find, donate or swap their gently used stuff. Everything has to be free and it is meant to encourage solidarity and reuse amongst Dawson College community members, both staff and students,” Julie explained.

Swap Your Stuff Yammer Community link:

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Mech Tech students address campus sustainability through research and design projects

June 1st, 2022

Graduating students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program recently presented the results of their group research and design projects, addressing environmental and sustainability issues found on Dawson’s campus.   As part of its inclusion in Dawson College’s new Environment and Sustainability Certificate (ESC), the third-year design option course, Emerging Technologies, focuses on teaching students about…

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Award-winning women’s rights advocate Dr. Alaa Murabit on SDGs and global health

May 4th, 2022

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,…

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Dawson earns silver for excellence in sustainable development

May 4th, 2022

Less than a year after receiving the international gold nomination by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Dawson College has won the Silver Excellence in Sustainable Development Award at the annual Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Conference. Director General Diane Gauvin was present to accept the honour at the conference held…

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