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2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Durham College (DC), one of the first colleges established under the Ontario college system. The college has come a long way since 1967. From 16 portable classrooms and 205 students to more than 30,000 students, campuses in Oshawa and Whitby and a learning site in Pickering, DC has been meeting the changing needs of students, industry and government for almost five decades.

As our 50th anniversary unfolds, we will be posting news, updates and event information right here on this site. There will also be an opportunity to share stories and photos about amazing starts that began at DC. More information on our 50th anniversary is also available through your favourite social media platforms too including TwitterFacebook and Instagram using #DC50.

We’ve planned a lot of amazing things and you won’t want to miss any of it. So check in and connect often to see what’s happening at DC and to see how other students, alumni, employees, retirees and members of the community are celebrating.

The Start of Something Amazing starts here.

Amazing videos

View a collection of 50th Anniversary inspired videos, check back often as we will continue to add new videos.

If you’d like to join us in celebrating the start of something amazing use the form below to submit a link or file to your personal 50th inspired video.

Featured Alumni

Lidna Marco

Linda Marco

More than 25 years after graduating from Durham College’s Public Relations program, Linda Marco returned as the associate vice-president, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. In addition, she is president of the Durham College Foundation. In these roles, Marco is responsible for implementing strategies to engage current and potential donors; ensuring funds are invested and stewarded appropriately; and developing a sense of loyalty and commitment among the college’s alumni community. Prior to joining DC, Marco was the director of Advancement for Lakeridge Health Foundation where she helped educate the community about health-care services available in Durham Region, encouraging donors to [Read more]

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