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Opening the forum at the UPEMOR

March 17th, 2016

The forum “Art, science and tradition for sustainability” started at the UPEMOR on Monday, March 14th 2016. This engineering university is the main host institution for this forum which started as a bi-national activity (Canada-Mexico) but has become a space to learn from many more nations, including Cree, Kanien’keha:ka and Nahuatl, all of which are […]

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Dawson at the Arts, science and tradition for sustainability forum

March 9th, 2016

From March 14th to the 18th, a Dawson College team of teachers, students and staff will be participating in the “Art, Science and Tradition for Sustainability Forum”, taking place in the State of Morelos, Mexico. The Forum is a collaborative effort between Dawson College, the Universidad Politécnica del Estado de Morelos and the Universidad Pedagógica […]

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A LEED building to learn from

February 17th, 2016

  A “Green building”, designed and built with sustainability as its core mission and particularly one that has obtained LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification, is a dream to many of us working on Campus Sustainability. On Thursday February 12, 2016, a group of us, Cindy Elliott (Sustainability Coordinator – Dawson College) […]

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Presenting the Sustainable Campuses Initiative

February 17th, 2016

On January 27th, Gisela Frias spoke to a group of about 25 faculty, staff and students from Dawson College and outside about the Sustainable Campuses initiative that she initiated three years ago. As the Research Coordinator at Dawson College, it was incredibly rewarding to see some of the results of this project. I’ve seen how […]

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Sustainability is a community affair

January 25th, 2015

Sustainability education that aims to be transformative requires a shift toward reflective-learning, problem-based learning and collaborative group work because these pedagogies focus on learning through inquiry, experience and reflection (Moore, 2005) Institutions of higher education have a crucial role to play in the transition to a more sustainable future. As institutions we must engage in […]

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