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Read more about: Caring for Dawson’s plants and creatures

Caring for Dawson’s plants and creatures

March 24th, 2020

Dawson employees care for hundreds of plants in their offices and work areas. This beautiful orchid, pictured, was blooming when the Sustainability Office came by on their plant-care rounds on Friday. The team is ensuring that everyone’s plants are taken care of during the College closure. Any employee who has plants that need care at…

Read more about: Dawson Homebody: walking to better health

Dawson Homebody: walking to better health

March 24th, 2020

Walking is a great low impact exercise that enhances our overall health and well-being. It gets us outside and make us feel alive. Walking is a great way to cope with stress and anxiety at this difficult time. It also helps us to improve our cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, body composition and lowers our risk…

Seniors: we have helpers available

March 24th, 2020

About a dozen employees of Dawson responded last week to let us know they are available to help the seniors in our community. If you are a Dawson employee or retiree over 70 years old, please let us know if you would like a telephone visitor or help getting groceries.

Contact Carey-Ann Pawsey or Lucy Segal to get help or offer to be a helper. 

Meditation available every day at 2 p.m.

March 24th, 2020

Can't go out? Then go in! The current situation provides an unparalleled opportunity to practice meditation.

With everything falling apart, we have the chance to examine hitherto neglected aspects of ourselves. Daniel Goldsmith (Humanities) is offering guided meditation every day from 2-2:30 p.m., alternating between calm centering and compassion practices.

Anyone is welcome; feel free to share!

Click Read More for the Zoom meditation meeting.

Read more about: Access the Library’s online collections from home

Access the Library’s online collections from home

March 24th, 2020

Head over to the Dawson College Library homepage and click on “login off campus” situated right underneath the search bar in the centre of the page. Enter your network credentials and voilà! You are in! Use the Discovery Service search bar to find eBooks and journal articles. Purchase Request Form The library continually strives to…

Mental Health Resources

March 24th, 2020

Our lives have been chaotic over the past week, and many of us are experiencing anxiety and stress. Working from home while caring for children at home is challenging. Even getting groceries is stressful.

If you need support, here is a list of Mental Health Resources, prepared by our Counselling team in Student Services.

Pascahl Scott and her Human Resources team wish to remind you about the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a resource offered to all employees of Dawson College. You can call the EAP for emotional and psychological support.

Call: 1-888-687-9197 (toll free)

Read more about: Pets of Dawson living their best lives- photo gallery

Pets of Dawson living their best lives- photo gallery

March 22nd, 2020

Virtual pet therapy We have compiled a gallery of the furry “colleagues” at the home offices of Dawson College employees. Click an image to read its full caption

Stay home and save lives

March 17th, 2020

Social distancing is the way we can "flatten the curve" of the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect the most vulnerable and our healthcare system:

  • Stay home and avoid unnecessary outings
  • Avoid all close contact with people unless necessary
  • Never shake hands
  • Cancel/avoid all travel
  • No parties, no play dates and no playgrounds
  • Read a good book or watch a movie
  • Listen to music
  • Learn something
  • Catch up with friends and family online or write a letter
  • Create, dream, meditate, pray
  • Clean up, organize, repair and renovate
  • Walk, run, bike

Dawson Homebody: fitness tips from our Phys. Ed. teachers

March 17th, 2020

Have you been putting exercise on the back burner? Are you having withdrawals from the gym? The Dawson Physical Education Department has you covered. Our Phys. Ed. teachers have prepared a Dawson Homebody workout. Click Read More for their tips and exercises.

Read more about: Katherine McWhaw offers mindfulness exercise

Katherine McWhaw offers mindfulness exercise

March 17th, 2020

Set a timer for 10 to 15 minutes. Bring to mind a current challenge in your life that is the cause of some stress. A situation that you’re willing to work with at the moment. Not your biggest challenge but not so small that it causes no stress at all. A 3 on a scale…

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