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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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