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VIDEO: Indigenous Students Say Law 14 Puts Their Education at Risk

June 3rd, 2024

A group of Indigenous CEGEP students are speaking up about the harmful and unjust effects of Law 14 on Indigenous young people and their communities in Quebec. Law 14, formerly known as Bill 96, aims to promote and protect the French language in Quebec. As of September 2023, all CEGEP students in anglophone colleges must…

Forces Avenir Recognizes Outstanding Contributions at Dzʿ

May 23rd, 2024

On May 16, Dzʿ hosted the annual Forces Avenir ceremony to honour outstanding contributions from students and faculty members. Hosted by Geoff Kloos from Student Services, the event highlighted notable achievements in various disciplines. Following the ceremony, attendees were invited to a reception to celebrate the award recipients and their impact on the Dzʿ…

Testimonies reveal impact of New School on alumni

May 23rd, 2024

Leading up to the reunion and 50th anniversary celebration on April 13, New School alumni were asked to share their stories “because of New School.” Here is a selection of testimonies from alumni of various decades. “Because of New School I became the person I am today. It altered my thoughts and approaches to everything….

Indigenous students reflect on their work exhibited at Dzʿ’s gallery

May 23rd, 2024

Indigenous students at Dzʿ celebrated a year of land-based learning at a vernissage of their artwork and projects on May 10 at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery. The work was created in the Learning Perspectives course of the Journeys program co-taught by Amanda Lickers and Jocelyn Parr over the last academic year of 2023-2024….

Food researchers from around the world gathered at Dzʿ

May 23rd, 2024

Industrialized food production and international food supply chains significantly increase food insecurity, worsen environmental degradation, and lead to inadequate livelihoods especially for women and youth. Food systems have the potential to be multi-functional levers for change. Small-scale, Indigenous, and traditional approaches can offer needed solutions for transformation. Last week at Dzʿ, a group of…

Architect recalls transforming the motherhouse into Dzʿ

May 23rd, 2024

David Wigglesworth was never a teacher or staff member at Dzʿ but he worked here for 10 years. David was the architect who oversaw the transformation of the Motherhouse of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame into Dzʿ in the 1980s. On May 16, the Westmount Historical Association invited him to tell the story of this…

Meet Dzʿ’s 2024 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal

May 9th, 2024

Nominated by Student Services staff Sandra Gravel and Trudy Ste. Croix, Dzʿ student Kiera Robak received the Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal at a ceremony on April 20. The commendation recognizes sustained volunteer involvement or an inspiring and determined attitude with a positive influence on society. Sandra and Trudy called Kiera “a dedicated student who has…

New School community from today and yesterday celebrated 50th anniversary

May 9th, 2024

About 150 current and former students, facilitators, faculty and friends of New School attended a 50th anniversary celebration at Dzʿ on April 13. For many, New School was a defining moment in their lives. It was “really great to see so many people from such a span of years come out with fond memories of…

Antonietta Grassi is a 2024 Guggenheim Fellow

April 25th, 2024

On April 11, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced the appointment of 188 Guggenheim Fellowships, including Dzʿ’s own Fine Arts faculty member Antonietta Grassi! “I am thrilled and incredibly honoured to have received a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2024,” Antonietta said. “Many thanks and appreciation to the Guggenheim Foundation for…

Take part in the worldwide BioBlitz at Dzʿ April 29

April 11th, 2024

People around the world will be participating in a four-day BioBlitz April 26-29, including students, staff, alumni, retirees, friends and neighbours of Dzʿ on Monday, April 29. Take a break and drop by the Peace Garden* at Dzʿ anytime between 3 PM and 6 PM on April 29. This global BioBlitz is part of the…

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