Peace Week 2023 proposed a world where everyone’s identity and voice can be celebrated
Dawson College's annual Peace Week has always been a platform for insightful discussions on pressing social issues. In 2023, the theme of the 8th Annual Peace Week was "Exultation: Queer Freedoms & Futures."
This event, which was held Sept. 13-21, celebrated the vibrant history of queerness while exploring the possibilities of a world where freedom of expression, safety, and unconditional love prevail for all gender and sexual identities. The event brought together a diverse group of speakers who shared their thoughts and experiences on the path towards true liberation from oppressive norms.
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Toward 1,000 Species on Campus
Our pursuit of identifying 1,000 Species in 1,000 Days continues!
Over the last two weeks, there have been:
- 287 observations
- 21 new species
- 14 new observers
Dawson’s Campus Biodiversity Network count on iNaturalist is now at a total of 788 species.
Thanks to Doug Smyth (Physical Education) for the great shot of a Bold Jumping Spider.
Try out Dawson’s fitness classes & rec area until Sept. 22
Until Sept. 22, it’s Open House at Campus Recreation also known as Dawson’s fitness facilities or PARC*.
Employees and students as well as the public can come and try out -for free- our weight rooms, rock climbing wall, and gym sports. There are also a variety of fitness classes, including pilates, circuit training and karate. Employees enjoy discounted prices.
Check out the schedule and pricing for the fall season.
More info: email@example.com
*Entrance to PARC gyms and fitness facilities is on your left when coming through the Metro tunnel to the Lower Atrium (lockers).
Free non-credit Cont. Ed. courses for Dawson employees
Species count on Dawson’s campus now at 772
The Dawson College Campus Biodiversity Network species count continues to grow. The total stands at 772 as of Sept. 13. Dawson aims to identify 1,000 species on campus in 1,000 days.
In the past two weeks, 45 new observers joined the iNaturalist Dawson community and 22 species were added to the count.
Two of the newly added species were:
- Clouded Sulfur by Ana Sofia Hernandez (Pure & Applied Science student)
- Pole Borer, pictured, by Lindsymae Corpuz (Cinema | Communications student)
Everyone is welcome to join the project. For more info and how to join, see the launch story: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/news/dawson-community-mobilizing-to-identify-1000-species-in-1000-days/
If you need help getting started or would like to get your class involved: reach out to Brian Mader (firstname.lastname@example.org), and inquire about borrowing the mobile biodiversity toolkit with field guides, binoculars, iPads with microscopes, insect nets, and much more!
Dawson Dining on now through Sept. 21
Every lunch hour from now through Wednesday, Sept. 20, you are invited to drop off your reusable container at the Conrod’s kitchen prior to 11:30 AM. Come back at 1 PM and pick up your container filled with a satisfying and free vegan lunch. This is our beloved tradition of Dawson Dining- Peace Week edition.
Dawson Dining ends on Thursday, Sept. 21 in the evening. That day, Dawson Dining is a supper (dinner) of the closing event Dinner & Drag in 5B.16. Drop off your reusable container by 4:30 PM outside of 5B.16. Come back to 5B.16 at 5:15 PM and eat your Dawson Dining meal while enjoying a Drag show by House of Manny.
Dawson Dining is sponsored by the Peace Centre and the Dawson Student Union. If you are interested in volunteering for Dawson Dining during Peace Week, please contact Diana Rice, email@example.com
Food donations needed
The Food Bank shelves are in desperate need of your support. “Students will opt to purchase their OPUS to get to school above groceries," says Yvonne Dudley of the Financial Aid Office.
"I am asking for the Dawson Community to bring what you can to 4E.2 or I can bring my trolley to you to collect any donations. I am forever grateful for the continued support of the Dawson College community to make this project a success.”
- canned proteins: tuna, salmon, chicken, turkey, ham
- canned vegetables: corn, carrots, peas, green or yellow beans, mixed vegetables, potatoes
- ready to eat: chef boy r dee, baked beans, soups and stews
- carbohydrates: rice, quinoa, barley, couscous, pasta
- instant meals: e.g. Kraft Dinner
- Anything you can bring in!
The Dawson College Financial Aid Food Bank is available to all registered students 12 months of the year. Students can come during drop-in times (2:30 to 4 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays) or they can email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Last Modified: October 11, 2023