Scrapbook

The 50th Anniversary scrapbook contains items that have been submitted by members of the DC family. To preserve the authenticity of the items we have posted the memories as they have been submitted. If you would like to submit a memory, scrapbook item, or share your DC story please fill out the Share Something Amazing form.

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1967
1967
Submitted by:
Bruce Bunker
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DC Scrapbook item
Drum Volume 1, Number 1, Sept. 1967 Submitted by:
Durham College archives
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SPAD Reunion 2001 Submitted by:
Kathleen Stewart
1967
25th anniversary memorabilia Submitted by:
Durham College President’s Office
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25th anniversary memorabilia Submitted by:
Durham College President’s Office
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25th anniversary memorabilia Submitted by:
Durham College President’s Office
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25th anniversary memorabilia Submitted by:
Durham College President’s Office
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25th anniversary memorabilia Submitted by:
Durham College President’s Office
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GM Topics, July/August 1967 Submitted by:
Durham College archives
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Durham College temporary campus 1967 - 1969 Submitted by:
Durham College President’s Office
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Timeline

2017

Oshawa, ON


DC launches 50th anniversary celebrations.

2016

Oshawa, ON


DC officially breaks ground on the CFCE.

2016

Oshawa, ON


DC announces $13-million in funding from the federal government through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund toward the construction of the CFCE. When combined with the $22 million in funding received from the provincial government, the total amount being invested in the CFCE is $35 million, the largest single-project investment by government in the college’s history.

2016

Oshawa, ON


DC announces a $22-million grant from the Ontario government to construct the Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE), which will replace the Simcoe building at the Oshawa campus.

2015

Oshawa, ON


President Don Lovisa signs the Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes, adding DC to the group of more than 45 signatories. Developed by Colleges and Institutes Canada, the protocol aims to support members’ commitment to improving and better serving Indigenous education.

2015

Oshawa, ON


DC and UOIT finalize campus master plan to guide future development with DC’s enrolment standing at 11,200 full-time students.

2014

Oshawa, ON


DC full-time student enrollment surpasses 11,000.

2013

Whitby, ON


Bistro ’67, DC’s full-service, green-certified, teaching-inspired restaurant at the CFF officially opens.

2013

Whitby, ON


Phase 3 of Whitby campus expansion completed as W. Galen Weston Centre for Food (CFF) officially opens with state-of-the-art facilities to train students for employment in the agriculture, culinary, event planning, horticulture and hospitality industries.

2011

Whitby, ON


Phase 2 of Whitby campus expansion completed, focusing on additional trades space and green-building technologies.

2011

Oshawa, ON


Student Services building opens on Oshawa campus.

2010

Oshawa, ON


DC named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for the first time (an honour the college has continued to earn for the past six years).

2010

Oshawa, ON


DC awards its first-ever honorary credential to Dr. Peter Zakarow in recognition of his dedication to community involvement and DC. Dr. Zakarow served as a college governor (starting in 1982) and chair of the Board of Governors (1985-1987).

2009

Whitby, ON


First phase of Whitby campus expansion completed.

2009

Oshawa, ON


Don Lovisa appointed president.

2008

Oshawa, ON


Don Lovisa appointed interim president.

2007

Oshawa, ON


DC celebrates its 40th anniversary with over 6,000 students enrolled and more than 42,000 alumni.

2006

Oshawa, ON


Leah Myers appointed president.

2003

Oshawa, ON


University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) opens its doors at DC’s Oshawa campus.

1996

Oshawa, ON


DC establishes pathway agreements with Trent University and York University, offering Durham Region residents the opportunity to take university-level classes close to home.

1995

Oshawa, ON


Student Centre and first campus residence open at DC’s Oshawa campus.

1993

Whitby, ON


DC officially opens the doors to the Whitby campus, including the Skills Training Centre.

1990

Whitby, ON


Land purchased at site of former Cadbury chocolate factory to establish DC’s Whitby campus.

1988

Oshawa, ON


Dr. Gary Polonsky named president.

1987

Oshawa, ON


DC enrolment surpasses 2,700 students.

1980

Oshawa, ON


Mel Garland appointed president.

1980

Oshawa, ON


Expansion of college facilities continues. New structures include a state-of-the-art robotics lab (precursor to the Integrated Manufacturing Centre found on campus today).

1977

Oshawa, ON


DC marks its 10th anniversary, with the college now offering adult education courses and serving 1,250 full-time students.

1974

Oshawa, ON


Durham Region officially forms, comprising eight municipalities including Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering. DC housed the initial staff of Durham Region, including its first chairman, Walter Beath.

1971

Oshawa, ON


First permanent building is built at DC’s Oshawa campus with the construction of the Gordon Willey building (what are now the A, B and C wings).

1969

Oshawa, ON


DC’s first graduating class is honoured at inaugural commencement ceremony.

1967

Oshawa, ON


Durham College (DC) officially opens for studies in 16 portable classrooms, employing a staff of 14 and serving 205 students.

1967

Oshawa, ON


Dr. Gordon Willey appointed president of Durham College (DC) by the Board of Governors chaired by Stuart Alger.