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Dawson students start babysitting service for those in need

March 17th, 2020

Dawson College student Tristan Hamer has created a volunteer movement of young people in high school and CEGEP to provide free or pay what you can babysitting services for people in need of childcare during the school shutdown. The students have been featured in Le Journal de Montréal and La Presse. Click Read More to read the article in La Presse.

Read more about: COVID-19, fear and working together

COVID-19, fear and working together

March 17th, 2020

In the 2017 film, Going in Style, Michael Caine’s character found himself in the midst of a bank heist. As he handed his wallet to the robber, the masked thief gave it back to him, telling the old man, “It is a culture’s duty to take care of its elderly”. I’d like to extend that…

Dawson pets are living their best lives!

March 17th, 2020

The dreams of our dogs and cats came true this week. They are loving being home with their person/people. We have some very happy and cute pet photos submitted by Dawson employees. Send yours in and we will share a collection next week! This photo is of Anne Piggott's dog Maple.

Help break the isolation of Dawson seniors and retirees

March 17th, 2020

Help us help the older members of our community. People over 70 are supposed to be staying inside at home.

If you are a staff member or a retiree over 70, let us know if you need a friendly telephone visit or if you could use a grocery or pharmacy drop off.

Younger staff, let us know if you are available to help out. We will match you up!

Please contact Carey-Ann Pawsey or Lucy Segal at or at

Important message about COVID-19

March 10th, 2020

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus):

***Fever***Cough*** Difficulty breathing***

Call 811 for advice from a health professional and please do not come to Dawson College or other public places.

Please continue to be vigilant about hand washing, cough and sneeze into your elbow, and discard used kleenex.

Schools and school employees across Quebec  have an important role to play in the prevention and management of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please take a few moments to read the information, provided by the Quebec Government in English and French in the Read More link.

Humans Who Grow Food features Jenn de Vera

March 3rd, 2020

The more than 300,000 people around the world who follow the social media gardening site Humans Who Grow Food met Jenn de Vera of the Sustainability Office. Jenn and her garden were featured Feb. 24. Click on Read More to see the post on Facebook and photos of Jenn's home garden.

Help us all stay healthy

March 3rd, 2020

Only $20/month for PARC

February 25th, 2020

Joining PARC is only $20/month for the remaining season. Your modest investment in your health will get you access to 10 classes, open gym periods to play badminton, volleyball and soccer, and access to two weight rooms with weights and cardio machines, such as spinning machines and treadmills. For the complete offering and info on joining, click Read More.

Give blood today and tomorrow at Dawson

February 25th, 2020
Every 80 seconds, someone in Quebec needs blood.

Your blood may be needed by someone who has had an accident, is having  surgery or is being treated for an illness: 1,000 donations of blood are needed every day. Donate blood today and tomorrow at Dawson College in 3C.1: 

Tuesday, Feb. 25: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Read more about: Gardening for Social Ills: Feb. 20 Environmental Seminar

Gardening for Social Ills: Feb. 20 Environmental Seminar

February 18th, 2020

Using data from an ongoing community garden project, Mitchell’s talk will offer insights on ideating, creating and using school and community gardens in Montreal, Quebec. With local partners, we have co-created gardens on a university campus, at an underfunded public school, and at two different community organizations that work with youth experiencing homelessness and housing…

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