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DC offers robust suite of services to help organizations take their business to the next level

If you think Durham College (DC) is just for students – think again! From seasoned professionals with decades of experience to newer offerings based on the latest industry trends, DC Solutions for Business brings together experts from across the college to offer a range of results-driven services to help businesses reach their goals.

DC Solutions […]

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Durham College (DC) is proudly congratulating research partner, IFTech (Inventing Future Technology Inc.), for successfully securing a deal for its wearable technology, As Real As It Gets (ARAIG), during the February 15 episode of CBC’s hit-show Dragon’s Den.
DC congratulates IFTech for swaying a dragon!

Durham College (DC) is proudly congratulating research partner, IFTech (Inventing Future Technology Inc.), for successfully securing a deal for its wearable technology, As Real As It Gets (ARAIG), during the February 15 episode of CBC’s hit-show Dragon’s Den.

Father and son duo Michael and Brodie Stanfield, both founders and CEO’s of IFTech, stepped into the […]

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DC brings North America's renowned brewing school to Ontario

Want to brew the best beer in North America?

Durham College (DC) has some good news for aspiring brewers. The college is officially announcing full course details of its Ontario-exclusive partnership with the North American-renowned, Chicago-based Siebel Institute of Technology.

An agreement, initially announced in April 2016, is seeing the two institutions work together to […]

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DC ranked one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges for fourth consecutive year

Durham College (DC) announced today that for the fourth year in a row it has been ranked among Canada’s top 50 research colleges by Research Infosource Inc., a Canadian research and development intelligence company.

The annual list is informed by data on research income, research intensity and research partnerships and projects at colleges […]

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Taylor Murray’s FUNctional Accessories - A FastStart DC success story

What if guitars had clothes? The thought came to Taylor Murray at a young age when as her step-mom was teaching her to sew, she realized that any shape could be wrapped in fabric. It was a strange question, but it proved to be an important one. Murray took her passing thought and turned it […]

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Jennifer Whyte’s Barefoot Veggies - A FastStart DC success story

Jennifer Whyte’s interest in sustainable energy and living methods led her to the Renewable Energy program at Durham College (DC). But when she was faced with a serious health condition, Whyte was forced to change course — literally. She transferred to DC’s Office Administration – General program, and was inspired to make another move after […]

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Applications now open for FastStart’s Pitch It! student entrepreneurship competition

Have you envisioned a way to help combat the climate crisis? Have a beef with the state of industrial agriculture? Maybe you’ve dreamed up an innovative technique to enhance a trade or brainstormed a new IT or media technology? If you’ve spent time on any of these topics, it’s time to take your idea and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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