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New transfer agreement for Ontario college business students

Durham College (DC) is pleased to join Ontario’s 23 other colleges in signing the first-ever province-wide agreement that grants recognition for entire previous years’ credits when a student in a business diploma program transfers to the same program at another college.

“Durham College is proud to be a part of this agreement,” said Don Lovisa, [...]

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario gives keynote address at DC

On November 18, Durham College (DC) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) hosted Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), for a keynote address focusing on the recently released annual report Managing New Challenges (2013/14).

Miller, brought to campus by the joint DC/UOIT Sustainability Committee, spoke to an audience of staff, faculty [...]

Celebrity Chef Jamie Kennedy to host exclusive lunch at Bistro '67

Food enthusiasts with an appreciation for the field-to-fork movement are invited to enjoy a dining experience with celebrity chef Jamie Kennedy on Monday, December 1 at Durham College’s (DC) Bistro ’67 at the Centre for Food (CFF). The renowned chef, who serves as an ambassador for the CFF, will be working with DC culinary students [...]

Fall open house welcomes future students to DC

Durham College (DC) welcomed over 3,500 potential students, their friends and families, at the Oshawa and Whitby campuses and Pickering Learning Site on November 15 during DC’s annual fall open house.

Highlighting the college’s innovative programs, high-tech classrooms, labs and state-of-the-art facilities, visitors were treated to information sessions and tours, with staff and students on [...]

Durham College's Sowing the Seeds of our Community
Crowdfunding campaign achieves total funding for culinary herb garden project

Durham College’s (DC) first-ever crowdfunding initiative, Field to Fork: Sowing the Seeds of our Community, is beginning to see financial support for the Centre for Food’s (CFF) landscaping needs come to fruition via funding from generous donors within the community.

Most notably, to date, 100 per cent of the funding required for the culinary herb [...]

Durham College's Fall Convocation Ceremony
DC celebrates graduates at fall convocation

Following its fall convocation ceremony on October 30 at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Durham College (DC) is proud to announce that more than 950 students from more than 110 programs graduated this fall. In addition, the college recognized the success of 420 students who earned a place on the highly regarded President’s Honour [...]

Durham College International Students
DC and UOIT create more opportunities for international students

A new pathways program agreement between Durham College (DC) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will provide international students with greater access to opportunities to obtain their diploma and an undergraduate degree in less than the traditional amount of time.

The Pathways Program Agreement on International Student Recruitment, signed by both institutions on September [...]

Teacher and students in the Centre for Integrated Justice Studies (CIJS).
CIJS rolls out new branding and refreshed website

The Centre for Integrated Justice Studies (CIJS), a training function of Durham College’s (DC) School of Justice & Emergency Services, is pleased to announce it has new, dedicated branding and an updated, user-friendly website format.

Visit to check out unique seminars and workshops developed to give DC students a competitive edge in preparing them [...]

Campus Master Plan diagram
Campus Master Plan Open House October 20

Durham College (DC) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) are working on a Campus Master Plan (CMP) designed to address the future expansion and needs of both institutions.

As part of the planning process, DC and UOIT invite students, faculty, staff and the public to attend an Open House on Monday, October [...]

DC presented with a Diversity & Immigration Champion Award.
DC recognized with Diversity & Immigration Champion Award

Durham College (DC) was recognized for its commitment to diversity on October 8 when it was presented with a Diversity & Immigration Champion Award by the Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council (LDIPC).

DC President Don Lovisa and Ron Chatteron, chair of the DC Board of Governors (BOG), accepted the award, which recognizes individuals and [...]

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