DC kicks off national Emergency Preparedness Week

Durham College (DC) helped the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services celebrate the start of Emergency Preparedness Week on May 6. The event, held at the Student Services building on the Oshawa campus, showcased work created by six students from the college’s School of Media, Art & Design (MAD) who have been working in conjunction with the ministry on video-based projects since January.

“We are honoured that the ministry has chosen Durham College’s Oshawa campus as the host site for this event,” said Greg Murphy, dean of the School of MAD. “We are also grateful for the opportunity it is providing us to showcase the creative talents and artistic skills of our amazing MAD students.”

DC faculty, staff and students were joined by Barney Owens, the director of Response with the Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management office (OFMEM) and a number of emergency services officials from throughout the Durham Region, in viewing the videos created by students from the Contemporary Web Design, Contemporary Media Production and Multimedia Design programs.

The informative short features are being used as a promotional tool in raising awareness about Emergency Preparedness Week, with focus being placed on various topics including nuclear preparations, campus preparedness and weather radios. Students in the Contemporary Web Design program also developed a mobile-friendly website that highlights key features of the OFMEM’s emergency preparedness portal.

For more information on Emergency Preparedness Week, visit the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services’ specialized website.