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Developer Supports Expansion of Skills Training Centre at Durham College

Durham College (DC) is pleased to announce the Phase IV Whitby campus expansion initiative has received a very generous donation of $100,000 from Brookfield Residential. After touring DC’s existing and new skilled trades training facilities, leading North America-wide new home builder, Brookfield Residential immediately saw the value of the project. The 60,300-square-foot addition will allow 750 more apprentices and students to study construction and industrial…

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DC Alumnus and Bird Mechanical Ltd. CEO Contributes $150,000 to DC Skilled Trades Expansion

Durham College (DC) is pleased to announce the Whitby campus has received a significant donation of $150,000 from Bird Mechanical Ltd, whose chief executive officer, Brandon Bird is a DC graduate, Alumnus of Distinction, and Premier’s Award nominee. The generous donation will go toward the Building for Skills expansion campaign, which has now raised $5.3 million of its $10 million goal, supporting a 60,000-square-foot addition…

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DC names Global Classroom in honour of local Rotary Clubs

Durham College (DC) is pleased to announce the re-naming of its Global Classroom. Inspired by Rotary’s international efforts to promote peace, fight disease, support education and combat poverty, and in honour of local Clubs’ financial support, the space will now be known as Rotary Global Classroom. The newly named Rotary Global Classroom is used by faculty to expose students to international perspectives. The only one…

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Louvain Piggott and Rocky Simmons

As Louvain (Baldwin) Piggott reflects on her childhood in a South Wales mining hamlet, two independent but equally indelible impressions left on her memory become clear: the value of applied learning and the inequity of so few opportunities being available to the girls and women in her community. “Every man in my family – every man in my village – worked in the mines, and…

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Carol Gifford and the Carol Rae and Garry Lloyd Gifford Award

As a primary school teacher whose family has lived in the Durham area for generations, Carol Gifford has dedicated her career to guiding Durham students, preparing them for their future and encouraging their dreams. Now retired from the classroom, she plans to continue making a difference in the lives of local students, and strengthening the Gifford family legacy in the Durham Region, through the Carol…

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Donor Spotlight Suzanne Land.

Suzanne Land

Donating to Durham College (DC) was never something Suzanne Land had considered. An alumna of the Accounting – Business program and a current payroll specialist in the Finance Department, DC has been a major part of Suzanne’s life for the better part of a decade. For Suzanne, a chance encounter with Rick Johnson, a former member of DC’s Board of Governors, planted the seed of…

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360insights

With making a difference in the world as one of its founding commitments, it’s no surprise that on-demand incentive solutions provider 360insights has continually found ways to support the local and global community since its inception in 2012. Durham College (DC) is the latest recipient of the company’s generosity and support, having received a significant donation to its Building Something Amazing capital campaign. Funds raised…

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