On November 12, Durham College (DC) employees, students and alumni delivered information and inspiration to more than 2,300 prospective students, as well as their friends and families, at the college’s annual Fall Open House.
Doors were open at the Oshawa and Whitby campuses, and the Pickering Learning Site, providing visitors with the opportunity to explore the facilities, take guided tours, check out support services and visit individual program classrooms and labs to speak with faculty and students.
DC President Don Lovisa was also on hand to meet with visitors and answer questions about the college.
“There is no better way to get a feel for the DC community and all that we have to offer – from programs and support services to athletics and campus life – than to attend an Open House event,” said Lovisa. “A unique energy fills the air when prospective students step on campus and see all the possibilities for their future opening up before them.”
In addition to the Open House activities, DC’s Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship held a pre-Open House event at the college’s Whitby campus for its applied research partners. The event highlighted new applied research capabilities involving the newly commissioned research brew line and growth chambers focused on agri-tech research.
DC offers more than 140 market-driven programs including five new programs being launched in 2017, two of which will serve as educational pathways from DC to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). They are: