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Durham College student named regional winner of Premier's Awards 15th Anniversary Student Logo Design Competition

February 20, 2007

Second-year Graphic Design student commended for high quality and creative logo design

OSHAWA, Ont. – Durham College announced today that Heather Anderson, a second-year Graphic Design student, has been named a regional winner of the Premier’s Awards 15th Anniversary Student Logo Design Competition.

Anderson, one of three regional winners recognized for their high-quality and creative logo design, placed first in the Eastern Region, earning a $500 prize and nudging out eight other submissions in that category and close to 200 students overall.

“I am very honoured and thankful to receive this award,” said Anderson. “It was a co-worker who brought this competition to my attention and I am thankful that she encouraged me to enter. In addition, I am truly impressed with the Premier’s Awards committee for providing the province’s design students with an opportunity to excel in their field of study while rewarding their efforts with these outstanding awards.”

Established in 1992 to mark the 25th anniversary year of Ontario’s public colleges, and administered by the College Compensation and Appointments Council, the Ontario Premier’s Awards for College Graduates honour the important social and economic contributions made by college graduates.

Presented annually, the awards acknowledge six outstanding graduates, one each from the areas of Creative Arts and Design, Community Services, Business, Health Sciences, Technology, and Recent Graduate. The recipients are chosen from nominations submitted by Ontario’s 24 colleges. Award winners are given a medal designed by sculptor Dora de Pedery-Hunt and the graduating college receives a $5,000 bursary. Jeffrey S. Boyce, a 1980 graduate of the Durham College General Business- Marketing program was named one of the six recipients for 2006 and Ian Ball, a 2002 Business Administration -Marketing graduate and Sheila Corriveau, a 1988 Creative Arts and Design program graduate also received nominations.

Last fall, college students across the province were invited to enter the 15th Anniversary Student Logo Design Competition. Participants were invited to try their hand at designing the winning logo for the Premier’s Awards ceremony for a chance to become the overall provincial winner – taking home a grand prize of $1,000 or one of three regional prize winners for the Central, Eastern and Northern Regions, taking home a prize of $500.

“On behalf of Durham College I’d like to extend my sincere congratulations to Heather on such a tremendous achievement,” said Leah Myers, president of Durham College. “As one of Ontario’s leading post-secondary institutions, Durham College is 100-per cent committed to student success and excellence. We are very proud of Heather’s success and the quality of her work. I am more than confident she is well on her way to an outstanding future career.”  

Anderson received her award at the 2006 Premier’s Awards Ceremony held last night at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto.

About Durham College

For close to 40 years, Durham College has provided high-demand programs, professors with real-world experience, the latest technology, and an unwavering commitment to student success. Number one in the Greater Toronto Area based on a combined ranking in the areas of student, graduate, and employer satisfaction; graduate employment; and graduation rate for seven years running according to the provincial government’s indicator surveys, the college also has the highest graduate employment rate – 93.1 per cent – of all six GTA colleges. The college has close to 6,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time students enrolled in over 100 programs and courses and over 1,500 apprentices. For more information, visit the website at www.durhamcollege.ca or call 905.721.2000.

Media contact:

Allison Rosnak
Communications and Marketing
905.721.3111 ext. 2513
allison.rosnak@durhamcollege.ca

 

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Durham College and UOIT to make it a 100th birthday to remember for longtime supporter Harold Pat Dooley

February 19, 2007

OSHAWA, Ont. – Members of the media are invited to campus on Friday, February 23 as Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) celebrate the 100th birthday of longtime supporter and community philanthropist Harold ‘Pat’ Dooley, complete with refreshments, cake and a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday!

The college and university plan to help make this a milestone birthday to remember while thanking Mr. Dooley for his passion towards education and the community throughout the years, including his incredible generosity towards Durham College and UOIT.

Media are invited to learn more about the Harold Pat Dooley Education Fund while celebrating Mr. Dooley’s kindness and spirit. He continues to inspire others while creating an enduring legacy that will benefit students for generations to come.

When:
Friday, February 23
11 a.m. to noon

Who:
Harold ‘Pat’ Dooley
Dr. Ronald Bordessa, president of UOIT
David Chambers, vice-president of Advancement, Durham College and UOIT
Students, faculty and staff at Durham College and UOIT

Where:
Durham College and UOIT
Campus Library Cafe
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario

Parking:
Enter off of Simcoe Street North and proceed to the Founders 1 parking lot.

For more information:
Allison Rosnak
Communications and Marketing
905.721.3111 ext. 2513
allison.rosnak@dc-uoit.ca

 

Disclaimer: The contact information provided in archived news releases was current at the release date. For current information please contact Communications, Marketing and External Relations.


President Emeritus Dr. Gary Polonsky honoured with prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

February 9, 2007

Durham College President Emeritus Dr. Gary Polonsky has been honoured with the third annual Minister’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for his significant contribution to Ontario’s college system.

“With this Lifetime Achievement Award, we are recognizing Dr. Polonsky’s tremendous leadership and his long-time contributions to our postsecondary students and our system,” said Minister Chris Bentley in announcing Dr. Polonsky as this year’s recipient. “I congratulate him on this honour and thank him for promoting excellence within our college system.”

Dr. Polonsky, who retired as president of Durham College in 2006, will be presented with this prestigious award at the annual Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario Achievement Awards ceremony in Toronto on February 19, 2007.

Durham College offers its wholehearted congratulations to Dr. Polonsky!

For more details on the award, please see the Minister’s news release.

 

Disclaimer: The contact information provided in archived news releases was current at the release date. For current information please contact Communications, Marketing and External Relations.


Durham College, UOIT to match employment needs of students and leading businesses at 10th annual Job Fair

January 31, 2007

OSHAWA, Ont. – An estimated 1,200 Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students will head straight to the source this February as they learn about future job opportunities with today’s leading companies at the college and university’s 10th annual Job Fair.

Taking place on Wednesday, February 7, the Job Fair will give students an invaluable opportunity to network with representatives from 50 organizations representing a wide variety of local, provincial and national business and industry sectors.

A yearly initiative designed to help students secure potential full-time, contract, internship, part-time and summer jobs, the fair is an immensely successful event that allows students to meet with recruiters and learn about the various benefits and advantages their organizations bring to the table, while receiving valuable assistance with their career planning process.

Members of the media are invited to meet with employers to learn more about the latest hiring trends and speak with students to gain their perspective on finding employment in an increasingly competitive job market.

Where:
Durham College and UOIT
Gymnasium
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa

When:
Wednesday, February 7
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Parking:
Enter off Conlin Road and proceed to the Founders 3 lot.

For more information contact:
Allison Rosnak
Communications and Marketing
905.721.3111 ext. 2513
allison.rosnak@dc-uoit.ca

 

Disclaimer: The contact information provided in archived news releases was current at the release date. For current information please contact Communications, Marketing and External Relations.