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Living Campus

Our Living Campus is a platform that:

  • Promotes the use of high-impact educational learning practices and enables teaching, learning and research to take place anywhere on our campus
  • Provides opportunities for experiential, global and community-based learning, collaboration, research and connection with Nature

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Living Campus initiatives are guided by sustainability principles and contribute to well-being for all.



Biodiversity Zones

Increasing biodiversity in an urban setting… Dawson landscaping efforts on its grounds, rooftops and greening of interior spaces has created places where biodiversity can be seen, painted, photographed, studied, and act as a relaxing location for reflection. The Dawson landscape has been used by teachers, classes, staff members, children in day-cares, summer camps, and the...

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Living Daycare

For the past three years, Dawson’s Sustainability Office has offered special weekly activities during the winter semesters at Dawson Daycare.

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Living Schools

Living Schools are places where staff and students are co-learning, creating real-world solutions, and there is an explicit awareness that schools are interconnected with nature as well as with local and global communities. Central to the ethos of a Living Scholl is the education vision of well-being for all – emphasizing well-being both individually and...

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Mexico Partnership

A North/South Partnership The goal of this participatory research project is to create a process of knowledge generation and sharing among three Mexican universities and Dawson College. Many exciting projects are implemented by exchange students both in Mexico and at Dawson. College and university staff share best practices and are engaged in research through a...

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Urban Agriculture

Several rooftop gardens have been established that grow vegetables in self-watering containers or raised beds. Student volunteers maintain the gardens. Courses are linked to the rooftop gardens through various educational modules including organic gardening, food sovereignty and models of agricultural production in urban environments.  

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Last Modified: April 15, 2020