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Understanding sex, gender and sexual orientation diversity with Julien R. Johnson

June 1st, 2022

Julien is a young trans person who has been working for trans rights and with trans youth for the past seven years. He has been the Support Services Coordinator and Intervention Worker for Project 10 for over three years and is the person behind Dawson’s three multi-stall gender-neutral bathrooms — a historical first for colleges…

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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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Revolutionary thinking at Peace Week- make your plans

June 1st, 2022

Revolution can often be associated with violent upheaval, however peaceful nonviolent action and imagination can be the necessary ingredients that precede metamorphosis. This September, the Peace Centre invites you think about how peaceful revolution, in thinking and action, is a meaningful pathway to fundamental positive social metamorphosis. What is revolutionary?  How can revolutionary thinking support…


Plans for Orange Shirt Day leading up to Sept. 30

June 1st, 2022

This fall, Dawson will host several events leading up to, and in observance of Sept. 30, Orange T-Shirt Day-National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

A dedicated team of students, faculty, professionals, and support staff, in consultation with Indigenous advisors, will organize these events with the goal of providing learning opportunities and raising awareness about decolonization and the importance of this day.

Support (resources, ideas, suggestions for speakers) is available for faculty who would like to include the theme of residential schools, the Truth and Reconciliation Report, or other decolonization topics in their course. 

 To request support, or to contribute your ideas or your time to the organization of events, please contact Diana Rice


Golf tournament lines up golfers, prizes and celebrities

June 1st, 2022

The Dawson Golf Classic is set to tee off next week with a full roster of golfers, including familiar faces like Ray Boucher, Drago Kresevic, Paul Rastelli and Dave Nagels, pioneers of Dawson’s first 12 tournaments. The Classic has also collected dozens of prizes to be won, on-course games to be played and even a…

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Being more aware of trauma helps us understand others better

June 1st, 2022

About two-thirds of people have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE).  There are so many kinds of trauma and different ways of experiencing it. These are some of the things participants learned at a Support Staff Training Day workshop on Trauma-Informed Care given by Denise Michelle Brend, an Assistant Professor at Université Laval…

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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…

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