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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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