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DC students working in robotics and automation development
DC, Spark Centre and UOIT partner to help small businesses develop robotic and automation products

Durham College (DC) has partnered with Spark Centre and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) to launch a new program aimed at helping small and medium businesses develop products focused on robotics and automation.

With funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), this initiative will offer a […]

Oshawa campus map illustration.
Durham College launches interactive campus map

Since opening in 1967 with only 16 portable classrooms and just over 200 students, Durham College (DC) has grown to comprise campuses in Oshawa and Whitby and a learning site in Pickering.

To provide students, employees and visitors to campus with responsive and reliable directions and information on the many buildings, services and spaces available […]

Students working at Durham College as part of the Accelerator entrepreneurship program
Applications now being accepted for Fall Accelerator program

After the continued success of the Durham College (DC) Accelerator programs, FastStart DC, along with the Spark Centre is pleased to announce it will be offering its Fall Accelerator program once again this October.

The program is designed to help students and graduates take their innovative ideas or business ventures to market faster while utilizing the […]

Jeremy Coulis - Agile Fat Guy Spirits
DC Entrepreneurship and Small Business grad launches Agile Fat Guy Spirits

As a mechanic, Jeremy Coulis liked his nine-to-five lifestyle, but once his kids were older he decided he wanted to open his own business. After going back to school to try something new, Coulis completed the Entrepreneurship and Small Business program at Durham College (DC) in August 2015 and launched Agile Fat Guy Spirits, a […]

CFF 3 star rating
Durham College Centre for Food named 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant®

Durham College (DC) announced today that its Centre for Food (CFF), located at the Whitby campus, has been named a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant®. The certification builds on the CFF’s previous 2 Star rating, which was awarded by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), a non-profit organization that guides restaurants on becoming more […]

DC accepting DEAC award
CFF wins Environmental Achievement Award

Durham College (DC) added another award to its long list of honours for supporting environmental sustainability at the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee’s annual Environmental Achievement Awards. Tanya Roberts, DC’s sustainability co-ordinator, was thrilled to have the efforts of both the sustainability and Centre for Food (CFF) teams recognized as she accepted the Eric Krause Innovative […]

Siemens Canada tours DC's Integrated Manufacturing Centre at the Oshawa campus.
Siemens Canada tours DC’s Integrated Manufacturing Centre

Durham College (DC) recently welcomed leadership from Siemens Canada (Siemens) to tour the Integrated Manufacturing Centre (IMC) at the college’s Oshawa campus.

DC President Don Lovisa and Sue Todd, executive dean, School of Science, Engineering & Technology (SET), along with faculty from SET, were joined by Siemens President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Hardt, Bershu […]

Panel at the idea summit
Top employers come together to host Idea Summit

Eight of Durham Region’s largest employers came together with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) on Tuesday, May 10 for the region’s first-ever Idea Summit. The one-day conference, which was held at the Durham College (DC) Centre for Food, provided a platform for the development of a new strategy aimed at creating jobs […]

A packed room at the sixth annual research day.
DC hosts sixth annual Research Day

On Thursday, April 28, Durham College’s (DC) Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE) hosted its sixth annual Research Day at the Oshawa campus. Staff members from ORSIE were joined by the DC Leadership Team, student and faculty researchers and local business partners to share the importance of applied research on campus. With a […]

DC Hackathon student teams
DC students tackle sustainability challenge at inaugural DC Hackathon

Durham College (DC) students got a chance to flex their problem-solving muscles and confront a major sustainability challenge this week when they took part in the first-ever DC Hackathon on April 26. The event, which took place at the college’s Oshawa campus in conjunction with DC’s annual Research Day, was hosted by FastStartDC, an entrepreneurship training program […]

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