This year the Sustainability Office did the Monarch Nursery project a little differently. Usually employees foster Monarch butterfly chrysalises as a team in their offices. This year, employees brought their chrysalises home to share the amazing experience with their families and neighbours. “During these unknown and different times, it seems the monarch chrysalises have brought…
Facilities Management and Dawson Sustainability have formed a bicycle committee in hopes of getting you to consider bicycling to Dawson. The pandemic has seen a substantial rise in people using bicycles and the City of Montreal has accelerated accompanying infrastructure in order to promote this advantageous way of getting around. Bicycling is cheap, solves traffic,…
Add some Dawson imagery to your next Zoom
Why not add a little Dawson touch to your next Zoom class or meeting by using a photo of our Peace Garden or beautiful heritage trees on campus? This is an idea shared by staff in the Office of Academic Development and the Sustainability Office.
You can change your background and add a photo by clicking the arrow next to the 'Stop/start video' and selecting 'choose virtual background'. There, you can choose a Zoom background or add your own photo by clicking the plus sign on the top right corner.
How masks work
The College Nurses, Julie Drolet and Julie Gosselin, recommend a great video about how masks work.
"Wearing masks significantly diminishes the spreading of the virus," said Julie and Julie. "We think this video depicts how effective masks are and we think all students and employees should view it."
Click Read More for the link to the video.
Red Cabbage Waldorf Salad Half a red cabbage cut in half and thinly sliced on a mandolin 2 apples cut into chunks or sliced ¾ cup of sliced celery ¾ cup of chopped walnuts ½ cup of raisins or cranberries 1 cup of white seedless grapes, halved Crumbled blue cheese to taste ½ cup of…
While it seems like it was only yesterday that the world came to a shuddering stop, it also feels like this pandemic has been going on for over 600 years. In this strange too-short-too-long span of time, we have witnessed and lived through an entire history book of events, movements and phenomena. Though they may…
Cycling to work is proven to reduce abstenteeism, increase alertness and connect you to your surroundings. People trying to get in shape who start cycling lose an average 15 pounds in the first year they cycle to work! Dawson wants to support you in your transit and would love to help you get cycling. As…
No tolerance for racism, hate and discrimination
In a statement issued June 16, the Directors of Dawson College noted there is hard work to be done to end racism, violence and discrimination. The Directors committed to "continue to explore ways and develop actions that support the movement towards justice, peace and equity for all peoples."
Click Read More to read the complete statement.
New Dawson Blues Band video release today!
The Dawson Blues Band (the DBB) has grown to 18 members now! They have put together a new video to cheer us and raise support for the students of Dawson College who could use some help.
The name of the DBB song is: “With a lot of help from our friends” inspired by “With a Little Help From My Friends” by the Beatles (released in 1967) and by Joe Cocker (released in 1969) and “You've Got a Friend" by Carole King (released in 1971).
"I want to congratulate all the participants for the great work you accomplished for this project," said organizer and musician Vincent Maggiore (Business Administration).
Enjoy the DBB video, released today for you in the Read More link.
If you enjoy it and can help out, consider a donation to the Dawson College Foundation for the Dawson Financial Aid Program. The community and our friends have now donated more than $5,000. More news to come in August.
The DBB plans to be back in the Fall with more great music for us!
Julie and Julie’s summer health advice
Our College Nurses Julie Drolet and Julie Gosselin want to help you stay healthy this summer. Don't take a vacation from washing your hands, wearing masks indoors and keeping a safe distance. Julie and Julie would like to recommend an article by CBC about travel in the Read More link.
Last Modified: August 25, 2020