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Run for DC participants at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Participants and sponsors go the #distanceforDC at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

On Sunday, October 16 more than 26,000 people took part in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon including 28 participants from Durham College (DC). Three teams of DC walkers and runners comprised of employees, students and alumni, participated in the marathon, half-marathon and 5 km events raising over $22,000 for the construction of the new Centre […]

Exterior photo of Durham College's Centre for Food.
Ontario colleges are leading the fight to tackle climate change: report

Through multiple initiatives and research projects focused on sustainability and a commitment to sound building principles, Durham College (DC) announced today that it pleased to be part of a group of Ontario colleges that are playing a leading role in Canada’s efforts to tackle climate change.

A newly released report, Moving to Net Zero: Colleges […]

Campus Markets at DC
DC holds annual Campus Market

Despite some rainy weather, visitors to Durham College (DC) were treated to a small farmers’ market on September 29 when the annual Campus Market took place in Polonsky Commons at the Oshawa campus.

Hosted by the Sustainability offices for both DC and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the event raised awareness about the […]

Don Lovisa and Sarah Mark sing along in the DC Volt.
DC celebrates student’s hit single with take on Carpool Karaoke

Durham College (DC) president Don Lovisa is giving James Corden, host of The Late Late Show with James Corden, some competition! Lovisa has teamed up with DC alumnus (and returning student) Sarah Mark to celebrate her recent achievements, including her Top 40 hit song Tun Up, with a take on Corden’s popular Carpool Karaoke […]

DC students travel to Peru as part of global learning partnership

Three Durham College (DC) students are gaining international experience and perspectives on their chosen fields during a week-long visit to Peru as part of an institutional partnership between DC and the Centro Experimental de Formación Profesional (CEFOP), a technical and vocational college located in the city of Trujillo, Peru.

As part of DC’s delegation of […]

Green Colleges
Durham College wins gold at World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics' Awards of Excellence

Durham College’s (DC) Centre for Food and its unique field-to-fork vision has been recognized internationally with the highest achievement – Gold – in the Green Colleges category at the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) Awards of Excellence. The college received the award at the 2016 WFCP World Congress held in Vitória, Brazil from […]

Students participate in a global class debate.
DC's Global Class to host discussion on the legalization of marijuana

The legalization of marijuana has been a hot button topic for years. In Canada, it has gained considerable momentum since the Federal Liberal government announced that it will introduce legislation in 2017 to legalize the drug.

To explore the complexities around this issue, Durham College (DC) professor Ruth Martin has organized a Global Class discussion […]

Kia Cadenza Donation
Kia Canada Inc. donates luxury sedan to Durham College

Kia Canada Inc.’s (Kia) slogan – The Power to Surprise – was in evidence today as the award-winning automotive manufacturer donated a 2014 Kia Cadenza Premium to Durham College’s (DC) School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology.

Representatives from Kia, including Ted Lancaster, vice-president and chief operating officer, were joined by DC President Don […]

Team DC prepares for The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Going the #distanceforDC at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Next month, 26,000 people will take part in The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) and this year Durham College (DC) will be front and centre! Earlier this year, DC was selected as an official charity for the event and on Sunday, October 16, three teams of DC walkers and runners, comprised of employees, students and […]

Durham College receives $13 million in federal funding for Centre for Collaborative Education
DC receives $13 million in federal funding for new CFCE

Durham College (DC) announced today that it has received $13 million in funding from the federal government through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) toward the construction of the new Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE) at the college’s Oshawa campus. The announcement was made by Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Liberal MP for Whitby, on behalf of […]

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