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Cooking competition hosted at Centre for Food
Bistro ’67 Chef survives competition’s chopping block

Benjamin Lewis, manager and chef de cuisine at Durham College’s (DC) Bistro ’67, went head-to-head with fellow culinary competitors and came out on top at the first-ever Sysco Sliced competition hosted by DC and the Centre for Food on July 21 and 22.

Local chefs from restaurants including Melanie Pringles, the Lake Grill, KB Restaurant [...]

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Convocation 2014
Graduates honoured at Convocation Ceremonies

More than 3,500 Durham College students, along with their family and friends and college faculty and staff, celebrated their post-secondary success at the college’s annual spring convocation ceremonies on Thursday, June 19 and Friday, June 20 at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ont.

On June 19, graduates from the schools of Media, Art & [...]

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Centre for Success celebrates student accomplishments
DC honours students from the Centre for Success

For the eighth consecutive year, Durham College (DC) celebrated the academic achievements of secondary school students from the Centre for Success program on June 16.  The program, hosted on campus through the School College Work Initiative, helped 160 students who were experiencing difficulties in graduating from secondary school to complete their diploma by engaging them [...]

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Roger Anderson Charity Classic
Roger Anderson Charity Classic raises $320,000

Thanks to the efforts of sponsors, donors, participants and volunteers, this year’s Roger Anderson Charity Classic golf tournament was another huge success, raising $320,000 and officially surpassing the $5-million mark over its 17-year lifetime. Hosted by Durham Region chairman and chief executive officer Roger Anderson at Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility in Ajax, Ont. [...]

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DC culinary student wins gold at Skills Canada
Durham College student cooks up gold medal meal

Less than a year after opening Durham College’s (DC) Centre for Food (CFF) Sarah Lavergne, a first-year student in the CFF’s Culinary Management program, has won gold in the Cooking category at the 20th annual Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC).

Marking the first year of competition for a student from the new CFF, Lavergne claimed [...]

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Impact on Family Violence Conference
DC and UOIT host fourth annual Impact on Family Violence conference

The fourth annual Impact on Family Violence Conference: A South Asian Perspective (FVC 2014) was held at the joint Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Oshawa campus earlier this month. 

The annual event, which was presented by the Social Services Network with the support of more than 25 community partners including [...]

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Durham College campus
New economic report shows a DC education is an excellent investment

Durham College (DC) announced today that a new economic-impact report by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) has found that students who enrol at the college will receive an excellent return on their post-secondary education investment.

“A DC education continues to be a terrific investment, particularly in this new economy,” said Don Lovisa, [...]

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New and Notable selfie contest winner
Congratulations to the #gotoDC Selfie contest winners!

Durham College (DC) is pleased to announce that Cecil Stewart, Tessa Travis and Shandi Wilson are the winners of our #gotoDC Selfie contest.

Stewart, who is enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Technician program, wins a laptop computer (value of $1,100) of his choice while Travis, enrolled in the Animal Care program, has won a new iPad.  [...]

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Tim Hudak visits Durham College's Whitby campus
Students share their experiences with PC leader Tim Hudak

Students from Durham College’s (DC) School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship and Renewable Technology (START) had an opportunity to meet with Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak on May 6 when he visited the Whitby campus to speak with students from the one-year Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing program.

“It was a great experience; he’s a really nice [...]

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Durham College campus
DC receives more than $400,000 in NSERC applied research funding

Durham College (DC) announced today that its Office of Research Services and Innovation (ORSI) has  been approved for more than $400,000 in applied research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) through the council’s College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program. 

In total, $443,168 of funding, being made available via three [...]

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