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Read more about: Students from two courses beautify Dawson’s Living Campus

Students from two courses beautify Dawson’s Living Campus

May 31st, 2023

  Physical Education teacher Paul Wasacz reported: “The Eco landscaping class was the second of its kind offered through the Physical Education department along with the Sustainability Office.” “Students learned about overall wellness and the importance of reciprocity.  If you take care of something, if you make a difference and improve well-being for all, those…

Read more about: Dawson Illustration students win award for illustrations of UN Sustainable Development Goals

Dawson Illustration students win award for illustrations of UN Sustainable Development Goals

May 31st, 2023

The full fanzines and illustrations and be viewed on Issuu at the following links: https://issuu.com/dc5class/docs/booklet_-_group_1 https://issuu.com/dc5class/docs/booklet_-_group_2 The project will be showcased at the CiCan offices in Ottawa and on their website. The full list of students who won are: Pol Balan Camille Bastien Lucas Bégin Alexia Boreham Arusha Bruns Jade Carbonneau Léa Crépeau Koby Dumorne Lara Hemlin…

Read more about: Save the date and plan to participate in Peace Week

Save the date and plan to participate in Peace Week

May 31st, 2023

Dawson Dining Sept. 13 – 21, the Peace Centre and the Dawson Student Union combine forces once more to bring you seven days of free vegan meals. Look out for notices to sign up to volunteer when the semester starts anew. Urban Gardening with SustainabiliTEAM Sept. 13 – 21, faculty are encouraged to start the year…

Read more about: Sustainable Happiness registration open for support staff & professionals

Sustainable Happiness registration open for support staff & professionals

May 31st, 2023

Support staff and professionals have the amazing opportunity to use work time to attend and do the course work for Dawson’s Sustainable Happiness non-credit course. Did we mention free? The Sustainable Happiness course is free and is guaranteed to help you be more happy, sustainably. What is Sustainable Happiness? “Happiness that contributes to individual, community…

1,000 species in 1,000 days update

May 17th, 2023

Dawson is more than halfway toward our objective of identifying 1,000 species in 1,000 days!

Since the last D News issue on May 3, there were 369 new observations, 40 new observers and 56 new species identified in the iNaturalist community called Dawson College-Campus Biodiversity Network.

Ink Cap mushrooms (pictured) were observed and posted by second-year Environmental Science student Ruisi Yang on May 4. They are expected to be added officially to the species count shortly.

As of May 15, Dawson’s species count was at 532.

Everyone is invited to participate, download the free iNaturalist app, create an account, join the project Dawson College-Campus Biodiversity Network and log your observations on Dawson’s campus. You can also donate to this Living Campus project here.


Read more about: World youth learn about Sustainable Happiness at Dawson

World youth learn about Sustainable Happiness at Dawson

May 17th, 2023

In late April, Sustainable Dawson hosted the International Youth Camp, which was in conjunction with the World Congress, organized by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) and the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP). Twenty-two students from around the world, including Dawson students, came to Dawson’s Living Campus to learn more about Sustainable Happiness and…

BYO Bike and learn how to maintain it May 23

May 17th, 2023

Adam Kingsland (Faculty, Mechanical Engineering) will be giving a bike repair and tune-up workshop on Tuesday, May 23 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Spots are limited so reserve your spot by emailing sustainability@dawsoncollege.qc.ca. Bring your bike to the Gazebo in Parking Lot 1 (Wood Avenue side of campus) and learn how to:

  1. Change a tube & pump up your tires
  2. Adjust your brakes
  3. Adjust your gears / shifters

Exclusive Dawson signature tulip sale to benefit Living Campus projects

May 17th, 2023

A bulk order of spring bulbs- direct from the Netherlands- has been put in. Buy them at a discount for your own garden or a friend’s garden or donate them to Dawson's Peace Garden. All proceeds will benefit Dawson's Living Campus.

 To get on the pre-order list, email sustainability@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

An online store is being developed and more info about our special Dawson bulb selection to come soon. Pick up on campus end of September/early October for planting time.


A student community built on sustainability is definitely a Forces Avenir

May 17th, 2023

The student-run Dawson Sustainability Community is committed to supporting Dawson College’s award-winning, globally recognized commitment to sustainability.

Led by Environmental Science students Narcisse Hassan and Kaligua Rochon, the students have worked on a variety of projects that support Dawson’s goal of promoting sustainability through reconnecting people, communities, and Nature.

On May 4, Narcisse and Kaligua received a Forces Avenir award in the Environment category for their Dawson Sustainability Community project.

Visit the link below for the homepage news story.


Dawson in the news for Earth Week

May 3rd, 2023

Dawson was in the news during Earth Week!

Watch the CTV news story on the 1,000 Species in 1,000 Days initiative, which aims to document a thousand species of plants and animals in the Montreal area within a thousand days.

Watch the CTV news story on a field trip with the International Youth Camp, which took place at Dawson in conjunction with the CI Can conference.


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