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Students compete at the annual FIRST® LEGO® League Ontario East Provincial Championship
DC welcomes elementary students – and their LEGO robots – to campus

On January 14, Durham College (DC) was proud to host more than 400 of Ontario’s brightest young minds, along with their teachers, families and friends, as they competed in the annual FIRST® LEGO® League Ontario East Provincial Championship.

Known by its acronym that means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, FIRST is a […]

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DC students arrive to campus and receive a welcome back hot chocolate from staff.
DC launches the new semester and 50th anniversary celebrations with a warm welcome back to campus

On January 4, Durham College (DC) kicked off the new academic semester and the college’s 50th anniversary celebrations with a warm welcome back to campus. Upon their arrival at both the Oshawa and Whitby campuses, students were greeted by DC employee volunteers offering free cups of hot chocolate and coffee to help ease everyone back […]

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Grand opening of the Campus Fieldhouse
Campus community celebrates newest athletics facility

The impressive list of leading-edge athletics facilities at Durham College’s (DC) Oshawa campus grew this fall with the opening of the Campus Fieldhouse, a multi-sport turf centre that the college shares with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Formerly the Campus Tennis Centre, the transformed facility features two playing fields that can accommodate […]

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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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