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Windreach farm
DC signs agreement with WindReach Farm

Durham College (DC) and WindReach Farm (WindReach) have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see them work together to provide students with opportunities to work directly in the fields at WindReach, allowing them to develop their food production skills via the planting of crops to be harvested for use at [...]

Ignite Startup Competition
Innovation, Technology, Invention: Ignite Start-up Competition Now Open

As a proud sponsor of Spark Innovation Centre’s (Spark) second annual Ignite Startup Competition, Durham College is excited to share the competition details including a new category focused on students currently enrolled in post-secondary institutions in Durham Region.   With Spark geared toward innovation, technology, invention and advanced process-oriented start-ups, Ignite offers Young Entrepreneur, General [...]

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DC furthers commitment to field to fork with construction of first greenhouse at CFF

Durham College (DC) announced today that construction on the first-ever greenhouse at its Centre for Food (CFF), a new learning facility created in direct response to the demand of the local culinary, hospitality, tourism, agriculture and horticulture sectors, has begun. This build marks a significant milestone in the college’s commitment to field to fork, which [...]

Personal Support Worker program workshop at Whitby campus
DC and SIM-one educate through simulation

Durham College (DC) played host to the Ontario Simulation Network (SIM-one) on June 17 when the organization hosted a workshop titled PSW & Simulation Regional Workshop: Unlocking the Potential of Simulation at Living Lab 2 at the Whitby campus.

SIM-one, an active supporter of the college’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) program, offered the workshop to [...]

new and notable IFTech partnership in wearable technology
DC and IFTech to partner on wearable technology project

Durham College (DC) announced recently its intent to partner with IFTech, an Oshawa-based start-up company specializing in wearable technology. The college’s Office of Research Services and Innovation (ORSI), with support from DC faculty researchers and staff, will be working with IFTech on an applied research project designed to support the company’s growth [...]

Speaker at Durham College's Research Day
DC hosts fourth-annual Research Day

Durham College faculty, staff, student researchers, industry collaborators and other guests joined the college’s Office of Research Services and Innovation (ORSI) on Thursday, May 1 for the fourth-annual Research Day on campus.

Designed to provide a first-hand look at the innovative applied research projects the college currently has underway, the event highlighted research in the [...]

Durham College and Habitat for Humanity work together
Habitat for Humanity and DC work together

The Durham College (DC) Leadership Team and students from the Construction Carpentry – Sustainable program have developed a strong relationship with Habitat for Humanity in the Durham Region assisting with the most recent building project located at 372 Centre Street South in Oshawa.

Habitat for Humanity works in more than 300 communities across Canada constructing [...]

PSW workers utilize Whitby campus house
Living lab at Whitby campus inspires versatility

When the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus opened in 1993, it primarily served as a home for programs from the School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology.

Fast forward 21 years later and the more than 270,000-square-foot campus offers 14 apprenticeship programs including 11 that are Red Seal as well as numerous trade-related diploma [...]

DC named as a top research college in Canada
DC named one of Canada’s top research colleges

Durham College has been rated as one of the top colleges in Canada for research income according to Research Infosource Inc.’s, ranking of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges, which was released on October 23.

Improving by 17 spots from its 2011 ranking, Durham College moved into the top 25 research colleges in Canada. The ranking [...]

DC's Centre for Food set to open September 2013
Thirst for Knowledge: Construction continues on Centre For Food

It’s only a matter of time before everyone will get to see what they’ve been cooking up at the Center for Food (CFF). After more than three years, the CFF located at Durham College’s Whitby campus, is in its final phase of construction and on track to hitting its scheduled date of completion.

Opening this [...]

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