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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Science Rendezvous at DC/UOIT
Annual Science Rendezvous provides educational family fun

Welcoming close to 500 guests to its Oshawa campus in the name of science, Durham College participated in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) sixth annual Science Rendezvous on May 11 at the university’s Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) for a day of fun-based learning, free food and prizes.

A [...]

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DC students medal at Skills Ontario competition
DC students win four medals at Ontario Technological Skills Competition

Continuing Durham College’s tradition of incredible results at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC), four students proved they have the skills to succeed this week, winning four provincial medals, including two gold, one silver and one bronze, at the 2013 OTSC, which was  hosted by Skills Canada – Ontario from May 6 to 8 in [...]

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DC's Research Day 2013
DC hosts third annual Research Day on campus

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

Titled Prosperity through Innovation and designed to provide a first-hand look at the innovative applied research projects the college currently [...]

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Energy Minister visits Durham College's Whitby campus
Minister Chiarelli tours Durham College Whitby campus

Bob Chiarelli, minister of Energy, was joined by Durham College President Don Lovisa, MPP Joe Dickson (Ajax-Pickering) and students from the college’s Renewable Energy Technician program on April 11 as he toured the college’s Whitby campus for a first-hand look at its state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and equipment focused on renewable energy technology.

“Training Ontarians for [...]

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Durham Ideas Den 2013 winner
Durham Involves Youth winner of Durham Ideas Den 2013

Durham College in conjunction with the Community Innovation Lab (ilab), today announced that Sandra Young, Jennifer Russell, Elizabeth Willatt and Dana Murray, all first-year students in the college’s Paralegal program, are the winners of Durham Ideas Den 2013, a social innovation competition for post-secondary students. The competition was co-hosted by the college through the Global [...]

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DC students work with industry partners thanks to FedDev funding
DC receives additional funding from FedDev Ontario

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Whitby campus lighting retrofit cheque presentation
DC rewarded for conserving energy

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