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Durham College hosts Harvest Dinner at the Centre for Food

Durham College’s (DC) Centre for Food (CFF) is hosting its first Harvest Dinner on Thursday, September 24. Tantalize your taste buds with a menu featuring fresh food grown and harvested by DC food and farming students, cooked by DC culinary and baking students, and served by DC hospitality and event planning students.

Meet special guest and Centre for Food ambassador, celebrity Chef […]

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DC student team wins $1,000 prize through Summer Accelerator Program

Robert Biggar, a graduate of Durham College’s (DC) Advertising and Marketing Communications program, and his brother William have won a $1,000 cash prize for achieving the top score in DC’s Summer Accelerator program. They received the good news at the Innovation Celebration event, held on Thursday, August 13, hosted by Spark Centre and community partners, […]

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DC students pitch business ideas to win $2,500

It started with 25 applications, 10 business ideas were chosen and now the final seven are left standing as part of the Durham College (DC) Summer Accelerator, a 15-week incubation program, funded and supported by FastStart DC and facilitated by the Spark Centre.

These teams have been working since the beginning of May to develop […]

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DC students design future with newly purchased 3D printers

Durham College (DC) students in the School of Science & Engineering Technology’s (SET) Electronics Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs, will now be able to create mechanical structures using six new rapid prototype (3D) printers, which were purchased after receiving innovation funds from the Centre for Academic and Faculty Enrichment (CAFÉ).

“3D printers are commonly […]

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Dave Howey, Katie Boone and Adriana Reyes at the Peruvian school
Durham College brings culinary expertise to Peruvian college

In May 2015, Durham College, (DC) was awarded a contract from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) to partner with the Centro Experimental de Formación Profesional (CEFOP), a technical and vocational college in Trujillo, Peru. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), the contract sees DC working with CEFOP to share the […]

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A jet engine, powered by gas turbine similar to be studied by Power Engineering Technician students
Power Engineering professor helps generate success

Students in Durham College’s (DC’s) Power Engineering Technician program will have the rare opportunity to work directly on exhaust gas turbines, or jet engines, thanks to the work of Ralph Trauzzi, professor, School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship and Renewable Technology (START).

Trauzzi made two of these engines available for students to coincide with the advanced […]

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Students posing with the donated plants
Durham College’s Centre for Food pollinator garden springs to life

Here’s some food for thought: without the aid of pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other insects capable of spreading pollen from one plant to the next, a majority of our food source will die off. Not to mention, the lush, green environment we’ve grown accustomed to would falter.

That’s why Field to Fork, […]

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New DC Board of Directors members, Pierre Tremblay, chair, and Dan Borowec, vice-chair.
Senior experienced industry leaders assume Chair, Vice-Chair roles with Durham College Board

The Durham College (DC) Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Pierre Tremblay is its new chair, effective July 1, 2015.

Tremblay is a well-respected and dedicated leader in the Canadian Nuclear industry, most recently serving as president and then executive advisor for Canadian Nuclear Partners, a subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation (OPG). As […]

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Elaine Popp posing inside DC
Experienced college leader joins DC as new vice-president, academic

Durham College (DC) is pleased to welcome Dr. Elaine Popp to the college family as the new vice-president, Academic. Popp has more than 15 years of progressive experience in senior academic leadership within the Ontario college and broader post-secondary systems, a background that will help further strengthen the leadership team at DC.

“I am very pleased to be joining Durham College and […]

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A group shot of the DC community, including Don Lovisa, president, and the representative from TADA
DC receives $55,000 donation from the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association

Durham College (DC) was honored to receive a donation from the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) to establish the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association Award, which will be awarded annually, for five years, to four second-year students. 

“We value our partnership with Trillium Automobile Dealers Association, and are grateful for their generosity,” said David Chambers, associate […]

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