April 2017 Speakers for Peace: Reconciliation & Restoration

January 11th, 2017

This April 10th- 13th the Peace Centre is proud to present our second installment to Peace Week hosted last semester, Speakers for Peace: Reconciliation & Restoration Joining us will be an amazing group of individuals who are all implicated in research or activism that touches upon our theme of Reconciliation & Restoration. Adeela Arshad- Ayaz, […]

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Skén:nen in the Media

November 14th, 2016

The Skén:nen exhibition was featured in an article entitled “Painted Pieces Promote Peace And Reconciliation” written by Jessica Deer. A new exhibition, Skén:nen, is helping spread the message of peace and decolonization throughout Dawson College’s student body. The exhibition, which opened last night at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery, features over two-dozen works by […]

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Tea & Talk: Standing Rock & the Media

November 6th, 2016

The paucity of coverage of the Standing Rock protest in North Dakota stands as a particular shining example of the significant role media plays in what is deemed to be a priority in the news cycle and how certain types of issues are discussed. The media are frequently the framers of public discourse and they […]

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SKÉN:NEN : Peace & Decolonization

November 3rd, 2016

The Dawson College Warren G Flowers Gallery, First Peoples’ Centre and the Peace Centre present Peace & Decolonization from November 3rd – 24th. WHAT IS SKÉN:NEN? The Dawson College Art Gallery, Peace Centre, and First Peoples’ Centre proudly invite you to the opening cocktail of Skén:nen, a month-long, action-packed, whirlwind exhibition and event series at […]

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Eloise Charet – Peace Studies Certificate Speakers

October 21st, 2016

Eloise Charet has been an activist her entire adult life for causes as diverse as saving orphans in war torn Cambodia, volunteering in orphanages and organizing a soup kitchen in Bangladesh, and working on environmental issues. She undertook a six month long Cross Canada Water Walk from mile 0 0f the Trans-Canada highway in Victoria […]

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Montreal Gazette: Seeds of Understanding

October 15th, 2016

The Montreal Gazette wrote an article about the Dawson College Peace Centre’s joint initiative with the First Peoples’ Centre and Sustainable Dawson in the creation of the Three Sister’s Garden at Dawson! Read the article on the Gazette’s website.

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Environment Seminar Series: Land and Meaning Making

October 13th, 2016

For Europeans, the conception of landscape as experience and meaning-making arose from the Romantic period. For First Peoples, this relationship has always been self-evident. Orenda Boucher-Curotte examines journey, land and meaning from the perspective of the Kanien’keha:ka peoples. Matthew Anderson examines pilgrimage, land and meaning from the Settler perspective. The presentation develops from a discussion […]

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Inside Out: Inner Growth Through Nature

October 7th, 2016

Socrates, Jesus, and Buddha were all great teachers who revolutionized human understanding. They all also happened to be avid walkers. Was this a coincidence, or does walking outdoors have the potential to change the way you look at the world? On Friday, October 7, a group of Dawson students joined Daniel Goldsmith (Humanities), Chris Adam […]

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Highlights of Projects for Peace

September 19th, 2016

Our urban restoration project focused on creating a rooftop ecological area and then engage and strategize ways to bring the classroom into the space as well as how to use it as a way to build community. Want to know how it all went down? Click to read about the Project Team’s Experiences Day 1: […]

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Projects for Peace

September 12th, 2016

Dawson College is committed to making a positive impact in our community. Projects for Peace aims to rejuvenate and spark healthy personal, group and community relationships. The event will involve participants from other countries and nations in three collaborative groups designing solutions to real-world challenges. The resulting projects will be implemented during the 2016-2017 academic […]

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