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Dawson’s bike gang launches web page

April 7th, 2021

Do you want to start your day doing something fun that will make you happier, help you work smarter and keep you healthier?

Bike to campus!

Some of your friendly bike enthusiasts have put together the resources to make your ride easy, comfortable and a great option now that the weather is getting warmer.

Check out the new Biking at Dawson web page.

Highlights are:

  • Bixi Promotions
    • A FREE one-month Bixi trial for employees OR
    • 10% off seasonal or monthly pass for students and employees
  • Guaranteed return home
  • Route finders
  • And many more tips to ride with confidence!

Free bike tune-up with Dawson’s bike gang

April 7th, 2021

Do not miss Richard Dugas at Earth Week on April 27 at 12 p.m. for a Bike Tune Up Workshop. You will learn about bike inspection, cleaning, lubrication and inflating tires.

That afternoon Richard will also be on campus (outside the Security entrance) between 3 -4 p.m. for a Bike Café Meetup. He will be offering spring riding tips and personalized troubleshooting. RSVP to bring your bike.

Come say hi and join the bike gang!

Join Dawson’s Bixi bike gang and get 10% off until May 31

April 7th, 2021

Bixi is offering 10% off to all Dawson students and employees who sign up for monthly or seasonal memberships before May 31. A season is only $89 for members of the Dawson community.

If you are not sure about signing up, Dawson will give you a free month of Bixi membership.

To get the promotional code for your 10% off Bixi or to receive a free month of Bixi courtesy of Dawson, contact Richard Dugas at

Read more about: Well-being while working from home

Well-being while working from home

April 7th, 2021

Create a work schedule Get dressed as if you were going to work, don’t stay in PJ’s or sweats all day. Make a space just for your work, it may only be a certain area on the kitchen table. Talk with family and let them know when you are at work and cannot be disturbed….

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

Read more about: April 14: Seeking understanding: as an ally and an activist

April 14: Seeking understanding: as an ally and an activist

April 7th, 2021

Through the seeking understanding discussion participants will learn concrete techniques as allies when supporting those who have experienced or witnessed racism or prejudice, and for engaging in difficult conversations as an activist. Speakers include Annick Maugile Flavien and Audrey Greenberg. Annick is a Black community advocate, a creative scholar, the founding coordinator of the Black…

Read more about: April 20: Engaging with the SDGs in Higher Education with Prof. Charles Hopkins

April 20: Engaging with the SDGs in Higher Education with Prof. Charles Hopkins

April 7th, 2021

Students and staff are invited to attend a virtual inter-collegial talk entitled ‘’ Engaging with the SDGs in Higher Education with Prof. Charles Hopkins’’ on April 20 from 5:30-6:45pm. Charles Hopkins’ presentation will be about how we can incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in our college communities, from a student and staff perspective. According…

Earth Weeks are April 19-30

April 7th, 2021

This year, we have added an s to Earth Weeks and scheduled two weeks of events.

Here are some highlights:

Sustainability Programs Open House Wednesday, April 21 at 10 a.m.

Come meet representatives from colleges and universities that offer Sustainability degrees and/or certificates, including Dawson’s Environmental & Sustainability Certificate.

Beehive Opening Wednesday, April 21 at 12 p.m.

Take a peek inside Dawson’s 4H rooftop hive – and  experience honey bees remotely!

Zoom link:

Keynote Speaker Dr. Ingrid Waldron Thursday, April 22 at 1 p.m.

Author of There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities, which was turned into a 2020 Netflix documentary, Dr. Waldron recently co-founded the Anti-Environmental Racism Coalition. Organizations in the environmental and climate change sector are collaborating on projects and sharing expertise and resources to address environmental racism in Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities across Canada.

For more info, click Read More to go to the full schedule. To get zoom links and reserve your class, contact

Read more about: Reclaiming Spaces, Sex and Other Pleasures

Reclaiming Spaces, Sex and Other Pleasures

March 23rd, 2021

Wonderful, inspiring, motivating… these were just a few of the superlatives that the more than 90 students and faculty from the Women’s/Gender Studies Community shared after attending the International Women’s Day event, Reclaiming Spaces, Sex and Other Pleasures. Our talk with artist-activists Jasmeen Patheja and Paromita Vohra was hosted by Cinema | Communications’ Dipti Gupta…

Seeking artist contributions for Earth Week event

March 23rd, 2021

Dawson's Earth Week is fast approaching. We are reaching out to any staff, faculty or student who would like to contribute a piece of art: canvas painting, digital painting prints, photographs, sculptures, etc. to this year's Earth Week fundraiser. The theme for the pieces is anything nature, animals, sustainability, Earth. They will all be put up for sale online between April 19 and April 30. Your name and/or social media accounts will be mentioned, and all the money raised will help fund Dawson's beautiful Peace Garden.

No pieces will be turned away. Thank you in advance for caring for our garden!

Please contact if you would like to be part of this wonderful cause.

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