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Recommended books for National Indigenous History Month

June 16th, 2020

June is National Indigenous History Month and this Sunday, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. Celebrate by reading one of these books by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors.

Click Read More for the books curated by CBC.

Read more about: Justice, Peace and Waking Up

Justice, Peace and Waking Up

June 16th, 2020

It is safe to say that most of us—if not all—watched the last two weeks with horror and anger at the murder of another unarmed Black man. Coupled with the recent worldwide events, this cataclysmic turning point laid bare the deep roots of racism and discrimination embedded in our social architecture. It’s not a new…

Read more about: Get into vacation mode- you need it

Get into vacation mode- you need it

June 16th, 2020

Why do our bodies and minds need to disconnect from work during vacation time? Our College Nurses Julie Drolet and Julie Gosselin tell us why: To allow our mind to focus on other things and get away from the responsibilities and issues at work (remove work emails from your phone and answer only emergency phone…

DSSU members to receive training

June 16th, 2020

Members of the Dawson Support Staff Union are invited to attend a June 27 workshop entitled Introduction to Being an Antiracist given by Kim Crayton. The DSSU requested funding from Dawson College to permit any member to attend the workshop “in light of the current groundswell associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, and within…

Read more about: Dawson community recipes: Banana Oat Breakfast Balls

Dawson community recipes: Banana Oat Breakfast Balls

June 16th, 2020

Banana Oat Breakfast Balls 4 large, very ripe bananas 4 cups (400 gms) large flake oats (old-fashioned oats), gluten-free if necessary ½ cup (50 gms) unsweetened shredded coconut ½ cup (50 gms) ground hazelnuts or almonds or more coconut – optional ½ cup (100 gms) mini chocolate chips 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons vanilla…

Read more about: Dawson community recipes: Kelly Ann Morel shares Zoodles with Creamy Avocado Salad

Dawson community recipes: Kelly Ann Morel shares Zoodles with Creamy Avocado Salad

June 9th, 2020

Kelly’s Zoodles with Creamy Avocado Salad 15 minutes prep time Makes 4 servings INGREDIENTS The flesh of 2 avocados, with an additional avocado, cubed 4 – 6 crushed garlic cloves The juice of one medium lemon 1/4 cup sour cream (or yogurt) 1/4 cup milk 3 medium zucchinis, sliced into noodles (zoodles) 8 – 12…

In the wake of acts of racism and hate, Dawson College recommits to well-being for all

June 9th, 2020

Communities around the world have been mobilizing against racism in recent days. This mobilization is a reaction to the most recent murder of another unarmed Black person.

On May 25, George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis by a police officer after saying he could not breathe and pleading for his life. Even though we are living through a pandemic, many people decided that the risk of contracting COVID-19 was less important than showing solidarity with Black, Indigenous, people of colour and other marginalized groups.

Dawson College wishes to express our support for this struggle for justice and our desire to end systemic racism. Click Read More for the full statement.

Dawson Blues Band releasing new video Tuesday, June 16

June 9th, 2020

The Dawson Blues Band has grown to 18 members, all employees of Dawson College, and they are working on their next release, set for next Tuesday, June 16. They want to lift us all up and raise support for our students through the Dawson College Foundation for the Dawson Financial Aid Program.

To send us all off on a happy note, their last video before the summer break will be With a Little Help from My Friends by The Beatles.

Did you see their first video? The Dawson Blues Band released Lean on Me on May 19. Link to the video is in the Read More link.

Julie and Julie advise to keep up the health protocols

June 9th, 2020

Even though the Quebec Government continues to open up the province, we all have to keep vigilant to protect the most vulnerable and to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 infections. College Nurses Julie Drolet and Julie Gosselin advise us to:

  • keep washing our hands properly and effectively
  • continue maintaining a two-metre distance from people outside our household
  • wear masks when we cannot maintain the two-metre distance and when entering closed public environments (e.g. grocery stores)
  • visit our friends and families outside and from a distance

The most recent and updated version of the COVID-19 Self-care guide from the Government of Quebec is in the Read More link.

Meditation with Daniel Goldsmith extended until end of June

June 2nd, 2020

Due to popular demand, Daniel Goldsmith is continuing to offer guided meditation until the end of June.

Guided meditation is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 - 2:30 p.m.

Click on the Read More link to join the meditation sessions on Zoom at the appointed times.

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