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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

Notable Alumni - SARAH LAVERGNE.

Sarah Lavergne

In 2014, Sarah Lavergne was the first student from Durham College’s Centre for Food (CFF), Culinary Skills program to win gold at the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) where she competed against more than 500 students from across Canada in more than 40 trade and technology categories. Lavergne claimed the title one month after winning gold in the Culinary Arts category at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition. Lavergne currently works in the Research and Development department at Mondelez International, one of the largest snack manufacturing companies in the world, producing famous Canadian brands including Peek Freans, Fudgee-O and Crispers. She works [Read more]

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