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Read more about: Dec. 19 deadline for Sustainable Happiness course for support staff & professionals

Dec. 19 deadline for Sustainable Happiness course for support staff & professionals

November 30th, 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…

Read more about: Gift-wrapping volunteers needed to raise funds for sustainability projects

Gift-wrapping volunteers needed to raise funds for sustainability projects

November 30th, 2022

For years, the Alexis-Nihon shopping centre across the street has been like a second home to the Dawson community – from dashing over (through the tunnel in bad weather) for lunch to getting groceries or doing a little shopping. Dawson will see an extension of its relationship with Alexis-Nihon once again this holiday season when…

Read more about: New stock of mini desktop garbages have arrived

New stock of mini desktop garbages have arrived

November 16th, 2022

If you would like one for your desk please stop by the Sustainability Office 4B.3A and pick one up. First come first served.

A friendly reminder of why we have mini desk top garbages that we bring to the sorting station ourselves:

  • We hope to reduce waste and make everyone more accountable and mindful of the waste they produce and where it goes.
  • By bringing your own waste to the sorting stations we hope you run into different people from the Dawson community and start a conversation and spark connections, bringing community together. It’s the new water cooler.

Read more about: Students identified 19 mushrooms on campus

Students identified 19 mushrooms on campus

October 19th, 2022

Foragers and those who enjoy gourmet food know that it is mushroom season in Quebec.

Dawson students are also hunting for mushrooms as part of a project to identify as many kinds of life on campus as possible.

The Sustainability Office created a new nurse tree garden, a biodiversity zone in the P1 parking lot area. They used tree trunks and branches from the property to create this habitat and also injected spores into some large stumps around the campus.

The Sustainabili-Team volunteers have now identified 19 species of mushroom, including chicken of the woods (pictured).

Dawson’s mushroom inventory is part of a larger biodiversity project on campus that will be announced in the new year.


Honey extraction workshop Oct. 14

October 5th, 2022

Time to reap the fruit of our labour with this very hands-on honey extraction workshop. A beekeeper will assist you over the course of this fun-filled hour as you uncap honeycomb cells, hand-spin honeycombs in the centrifugal extractor, and filter the raw honey before jarring and labelling it all! This event takes places on Oct. 14 at 12 p.m. Contact the Sustainability office sustainability@dawsoncollege.qc.ca for
more info and to RSVP your spot. Spaces are limited!


Successful Parents Night and in-person parent tours

September 21st, 2022

Parents of first-year students were invited to an information session online on Sept. 7 and were offered an opportunity to tour the College and learn about our Living Campus on Sept. 15. The info session included presentations by Environmental Science student Narcisse X, Biology teacher Brian Mader and Yanina Chukhovich of the First-Year Students’ Office….

Read more about: 120 butterflies released at Dawson

120 butterflies released at Dawson

September 21st, 2022

We would like to thank all those who were involved in taking care of their Monarch Butterfly chrysalises until they e-closed (transformed to a butterfly) in late August and early September. It is always so heartwarming to see the community meet outside in the Peace Garden every day at noon during that week to tag…

Read more about: Honey extraction workshop Oct. 14

Honey extraction workshop Oct. 14

September 21st, 2022

Time to reap the fruit of our labour with this very hands-on honey extraction workshop. A beekeeper will assist you over the course of this fun-filled hour as you uncap honeycomb cells, hand-spin honeycombs in the centrifugal extractor, and filter the raw honey before jarring and labelling it all! This event takes places on Oct. 14 at 12 p.m. Contact Jennifer De Vera for more info: jdevera@dawsoncollege.qc.ca


Read more about: Students tackle climate change by building wetland as part of unique Phys. Ed. course

Students tackle climate change by building wetland as part of unique Phys. Ed. course

September 7th, 2022

A class of over 25 students reclaimed a concrete heat island on Dawson’s urban campus by transforming it into a wetland as part of a unique-in-Canada Physical Education course. The brand-new Eco-Landscaping course was co-developed by Dawson’s Physical Education Department and the Sustainability Office.

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Read more about: Influence of Dawson’s Living Campus

Influence of Dawson’s Living Campus

September 7th, 2022

Dawson’s Living Campus concept has influenced other schools and organizations to become Living Schools, Work Places and even Churches/Places of Worship.

Rev. Neil Whitehouse of Westmount Park United Church wrote a letter to the editor in the Aug. 30 issue of the Westmount Independent to congratulate Dawson on being recognized as a leader in sustainability:

“Huge congratulations to Dawson College on recognition of their tremendous work towards sustainable living (August 23, p. 19). My church is a Living Church as Dawson is a Living Campus, and we both have special ginkgo trees.”


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