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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: 100-day Sustainable Happiness Semester Journal: new tool for teachers and students

100-day Sustainable Happiness Semester Journal: new tool for teachers and students

June 16th, 2020

Post-secondary aged youth are a social group too often consumed by uncertainty about their future and inadequate opportunities for personal fulfillment. They are immersed in questions relating to adolescence, to their current relationship with family, their community, and the overall system they live in. Known causes of stress Normal adolescent development, the climate crisis, and…

No tolerance for racism, hate and discrimination

June 16th, 2020

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!

June 16th, 2020

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 ProgramThe 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

June 16th, 2020

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.

Dawson harvest markets

June 16th, 2020

The Sustainabili-team volunteers have been coming in regularly to help care for all the gardens at Dawson College.

The first harvest was June 10. Usually, the harvest is sold at a community market at Dawson.

This year, the Sustainability Office will be alternating with one week of harvests to be donated to food banks and one week to be given to the members of the Dawson community.

To find out when it is a Dawson community week, follow the Sustainable Dawson Facebook page 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.

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.

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