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First Lego League Robotics Competition
LEGO robots roll onto campus: they came, they built, they conquered

LEGO robots once again took over the shared Durham College (DC) and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) campus on January 16, as the institutions co-hosted the annual FIRST LEGO League’s (FLL) Ontario East Provincial Championships. FIRST is an acronym that means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

Nearly 400 students; more than 1,000 parents, siblings […]

Shane Jones working in the CFF fields
DC’s Living Green sustainability initiatives

Durham College (DC) continues to invest in the future with its Living Green initiative. Its dedication to encouraging sustainable behaviours and sharing responsibility for social, environmental and economic stewardship is reflected in a new video that highlights the college’s initiatives.

“When it comes to sustainability, it is our duty as an educational institution to foster […]

Cold frame technology
Faculty researchers share initiatives at Whitby Fall Research Showcase

On November 23 Durham College (DC)’s Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE) welcomed faculty researchers to its Whitby campus to share their current and future applied research initiatives at its Whitby Fall Research Showcase. Projects in the areas of agriculture, craft brewing and new energy technology were highlighted.

“There are some amazing applied […]

DC receives funding for DSW research project

Durham College (DC) announced that its Office of Research Services and Innovation (ORSI) has been awarded $29,527 in research funding from the Ontario government through the Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund (OHCRIF).

The awarded funding is based on a proposal developed by Kay Corbier, principal investigator and professor with the School of Health […]

Automotive Service Technician
DC welcomes GTI partners to help bring automotive electronics to life in Guyana

Durham College (DC) welcomed its partners from the Government Technical Institute (GTI) of Guyana earlier this fall as part of the ongoing development of GTI’s new automotive electronics program.

Principal Carl Benn and faculty member Edward Cort of GTI were invited to spend a week at the college, learning more about how DC works with […]

DC and ADZU bring biomedical engineering to life in the Philippines

Durham College (DC) recently welcomed another opportunity to internationalize its campus when it hosted three delegates working on the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) School of Medicine (SOM) project in the Philippines. The delegates were visiting as part of an endeavour that will see the college share its knowledge of and expertise in the Biomedical […]

new and notable IFTech partnership in wearable technology
Durham College receives additional funding to support work with IFTech

The Durham College (DC) Office of Research Services and Innovation (ORSI) has received $20,000 in additional funding from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to support its ongoing applied research work with IFTech Inventing Future Technology Inc. (IFTech), an Oshawa-based start-up company that specializes in wearable technology related to immersive gaming and virtual world simulation.

Received via […]

DC named one of Canada’s Top Research Colleges
DC named one of Canada’s Top Research Colleges

For the second consecutive year Durham College (DC) has been rated as one of the top 25 colleges in Canada for research income according to Research Infosource Inc.’s, ranking of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges, which was released today.

The ranking is a significant achievement for DC’s Office of Research Services and Innovation (ORSI), which supports […]

Durham College's Centre for Food
Centre for Food wins Canadian Design-Build Institute Award of Excellence

Durham College’s Centre for Food (CFF) has won second place in the prestigious Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) Awards of Excellence, making it the second-best design-build project in all of Canada for 2014. The college received the award during the CDBI National Conference held in Victoria, British Columbia from October 15 to 17.

CDBI, the national […]

DC, CNA and Memorial University of Newfoundland announce partnership to develop new automotive program in Guyana
DC, CNA and Memorial University of Newfoundland announce partnership to develop new automotive program in Guyana

Durham College (DC) in partnership with the College of the North Atlantic (CNA) and the Fisheries and Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland, in conjunction with Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), are working with the Government Technical Institute (GTI), a vocational institute in Georgetown, Guyana that provides technical skills development in a number […]

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