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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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Peace Week

September 9th, 2016

From September 13th – 21st (Peace Week) Dawson College will be hosting a series of events. Peace Week will start with the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 2006 shooting, and end at City Hall on the International Day of Peace where the Director General will take the stage as part of a Ville…

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10,000 Messages of Peace Campaign: The Wall of Peace

September 3rd, 2016

In September 2006, Dawson College suffered the most devastating and traumatic event an educational institution can be subjected to: a sudden, unprovoked and violent attack by an armed individual. A place where young people gather daily in the pursuit of education and friendship was transformed into an arena of terror. The siege last 18 minutes;…

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