Justin Trudeau visits DC Whitby campus for student Q-and-A session

With Durham College welcoming visits from politicians at all levels of government to provide students with the opportunity to engage in the issues that matter to them, the college hosted Justin Trudeau, member of Parliament (MP) and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, at the Whitby campus on September 25 where he held a Q-and-A session with students.

“I think it’s awesome he came here,” said Ainsley Smith, a second-year Advertising and Marketing Communications student who attended the Q-and-A. “There are so many students who don’t follow politics and this is a great way to get them involved.”

Trudeau, who has been touring colleges and universities across Ontario, also  joined DC President Don Lovisa for a tour of the facilities on campus, including the shop area for programs focused on green building trades and technology; Bistro ’67, a green-certified, teaching-inspired restaurant; and the Centre for Food, which is supported by ambassador and celebrity chef Jamie Kennedy and can accommodate approximately 900 students studying in programs based on the field-to-fork concept.