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Read more about: Sustainable Happiness registration open for support staff & professionals

Sustainable Happiness registration open for support staff & professionals

August 30th, 2023

Support staff and professionals have the amazing opportunity to use work time to attend and do the course work for Dawson’s Sustainable Happiness non-credit course. Did we mention free? The Sustainable Happiness course is free and is guaranteed to help you be more happy, sustainably. What is Sustainable Happiness? “Happiness that contributes to individual, community…

Read more about: 8th Annual Peace Week is Sept. 13-21

8th Annual Peace Week is Sept. 13-21

August 30th, 2023

Welcome Back one & all! Come and join the Dawson College Peace Centre for our 8th Annual Peace Week. This year we examine our theme, Exultation: Queer Freedoms and Futures. This year we are challenging our communities to ask the question, what does the world look like with complete freedom of expression, safety, and unconditional…

Read more about: Peace Garden revived thanks to Phys. Ed. students

Peace Garden revived thanks to Phys. Ed. students

August 30th, 2023

The work of Paul Wasacz’s students in his Eco Landscaping Physical Education course can be clearly seen in Dawson’s Peace Garden, located on the western side of the campus toward Wood Avenue in Westmount. During their intensive course, which began Aug. 17, “they worked, weeded and removed lots of invasive goutweed in an attempt to…

Creative Change Maker Awards to be presented Sept. 21

August 30th, 2023

The Creative Collective for Change will be hosting an event at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery at Dawson on Sept. 21 at 5:30 PM to present Creative Change Maker Awards to three recipients.

Congratulations to Kessy Ininahazwe and Elishah Alphonse for their project "Can't Bare No More", Kylie Brown for her video "Say Gay" and Sarah Browne for her poster "Love Beyond Culture" (pictured).

From Sept. 18-21, the gallery will host an exhibit of the student artworks submitted to the Creative Collective for Change (CC4C).

Closing in on 1,000 species observed on campus!

August 30th, 2023

Three hundred and two days into the Dawson community’s 1,000 Species in 1,000 Days campaign, the number of species identified is now at 749!

Visit the link below for the homepage news story and for more info about how you can join the Dawson College- Campus Biodiversity Network and help us reach 1,000 species catalogued at Dawson!

Students and staff learn bike maintenance skills at workshop

May 31st, 2023

Students and employees showed up with their bikes to learn how to change a tire, adjust brakes and do basic tune up’s on May 23. Mech Tech faculty member Adam Kingsland led an outdoor bike workshop.

Adam facilitates the workshops by ensuring all participants can get their hands dirty to benefit from the hands-on learning.

Jocelyn Parr (faculty, History) said: "I loved the workshop with Adam! It was accessible to all types of cyclists and it was the first time I'd ever changed my own brake pads. I left feeling like I might even be up to swapping out some cables and maybe even my derailleur!"

In addition, the Sustainability Office was able to form a partnership with local bike shop Martin Swiss cycle, just a 5-minute bike ride from Dawson. Simply present your student or employee I.D. and you will receive 15% off on all accessories. (Discount not applicable to bikes or labour)

Pictured: Jocelyn Parr (History) and Adam Kingsland (Mech Tech). Photo credit : Sophie La Font

To join our Active transportation team, send us an email

Miriam on Campus can help you until June 22

May 31st, 2023

The last day of the Miriam on Campus Program will be Thursday, June 22. The program will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

The program’s purpose is to promote the development of work, social and interpersonal skills in an integrated work environment for people with special needs. They are currently at Dawson during the work week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Their office is located in the 5B. 16 area.

The Miriam members can help you with all kinds of tasks: small amounts of paper shredding, putting up and taking down posters, flattening boxes, and/or assembling the boxes, they help in the kitchen cafeteria (wrapping food for example), laundry, reception at PARC, helping out with a variety of gardening tasks, bringing items to shipping, mailing, packaging, cutting old folders, collecting recycling, assembling packages and much more.

You can reach out to Melicha Dorset if you would like some help: 514-931-8731, ext. 1537 (Dawson Program) or

Moving toward 1,000 species on campus

May 31st, 2023

In the past two weeks, the Dawson community has observed 10 new species, made 83 new observations and added one new observer to our Dawson Community-Campus Biodiversity Network on the free app iNaturalist.

These observations are moving us closer to our goal of identifying 1,000 species in 1,000 days!

As of May 31, the total species count is at 548. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the project. Download the free app iNaturalist, join the Dawson community project and start observing! To count, the species must be observed within Dawson’s city-block campus.

Pictured: Coccinelloidea beetle observed and posted by second-year Environmental Science student Ruisi Yang on May 25.

Read more about: Students from two courses beautify Dawson’s Living Campus

Students from two courses beautify Dawson’s Living Campus

May 31st, 2023

  Physical Education teacher Paul Wasacz reported: “The Eco landscaping class was the second of its kind offered through the Physical Education department along with the Sustainability Office.” “Students learned about overall wellness and the importance of reciprocity.  If you take care of something, if you make a difference and improve well-being for all, those…

Read more about: Save the date and plan to participate in Peace Week

Save the date and plan to participate in Peace Week

May 31st, 2023

Dawson Dining Sept. 13 – 21, the Peace Centre and the Dawson Student Union combine forces once more to bring you seven days of free vegan meals. Look out for notices to sign up to volunteer when the semester starts anew. Urban Gardening with SustainabiliTEAM Sept. 13 – 21, faculty are encouraged to start the year…

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