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The Pit during orientation week
Durham College Orientation Week now underway

With the 2016-2017 academic year about to kick off, Durham College (DC) is busy getting ready to welcome more than 5,600 first-year students to campus during its annual Orientation Week, which runs from September 1 to Friday, September 9.

Designed to help new students acclimatize to college life, meet college employees, explore student services (many of […]

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Pokemon in front of DC's Gordon Willey building.
Pokemon Go adds to fun on DC campus

Are Pokemon pursuing post-secondary studies at one of Ontario’s top colleges? The answer seems to be yes based on the hum of activity around campus at Durham College (DC) since the launch of Pokemon Go earlier this month.

The augmented reality game’s virtual animated creatures are invading DC with players (or trainers as they are […]

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DC's Sports Camps for Kids
Young Athletes Serve an Ace at DC’s Summer Sport Camps

For 30 years, Durham College (DC) has proudly hosted the Summer Sports Camps for Kids program at their campus sports facilities. Catering to the next generation of star athletes, the program offers students the opportunity to hone their skills, make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Students between the ages of […]

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Science Rendezvous held at DC on May 7, 2016.
Kids enjoy a free day of discovery at Science Rendezvous 2016

Close to 700 aspiring young scientists and community members discovered how fun science can be during Science Rendezvous 2016, hosted May 7 at Durham College (DC) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) shared Oshawa campus.

Event highlights included:

A chance to wear a virtual reality headset with an attached motion sensing device […]

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week’s Mother Language Festival participants
Mother Language Day Festival highlights Durham College’s diversity

“Hello.” “Bonjour.” “Ola.” “Kamusta.” “Salaam.” “Marhaban.” “Nǐ hǎo” 

These were just some of the greetings heard at the fourth annual Mother Language Day Festival, which took place on March 24 at Durham College (DC). The event, presented jointly by DC’s International office, office of Student Diversity, Inclusion and Transitions and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s […]

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JP Bedard speaks at Durham College
Boston Marathon bombing and sexual assault survivor shares inspiring story with DC students

Jean-Paul Bédard is a tough guy. The marathon runner, who visited the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus recently to speak to students and employees, looks every inch the elite athlete with his long, lanky frame and determined look. During last October’s Toronto Marathon, Bédard covered the entire route three times in a single day, running […]

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Dragon's Den logo
Aspiring entrepreneurs audition for Dragon’s Den at DC Oshawa campus

Student, employee and community entrepreneurs had the exciting opportunity to pitch their ideas and concepts to producers of the hit CBC-TV television show, Dragon’s Den at Durham College (DC) on March 2.  

The show, now in its 11th season, is embarking on a nation-wide tour to find new business concepts and products that will […]

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Alumni in the Pit
DC alumni share their post-graduation success and inspire students about life after college

Two Durham College (DC) alumni wowed students with stories of their remarkable journeys from college to career at the Alumni in the Pit event on February 2. The initiative provides post-graduation insight to students as they prepare to transition from college to career.

This event featured, Hannah Elkington, police officer, who graduated from DC’s Police […]

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Aboriginal Awareness Day
Song and reflection mark DC’s Aboriginal Awareness Day

The fourth annual Aboriginal Awareness Day, held in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre at Durham College (DC) on January 21, drew students, employees, community members and local elementary school groups into a lively celebration of Aboriginal culture. Presented by DC’s Aboriginal Student Centre, Suswaaning Endaajig, the event also focused on education and reflection.

During […]

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New grads show their DC love!
Durham College celebrates student success at 2015 spring convocation

Durham College (DC) celebrated success with more than 3,800 students graduating during Spring Convocation on Monday, June 8, Tuesday, June 9 and Wednesday June 10 at the General Motors (GM) Centre in downtown Oshawa. Friends, families and college employees were on hand to honour the post-secondary accomplishments of this year’s graduating class. 

Taking place during […]

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