Since opening in 1967 with only 16 portable classrooms and just over 200 students, Durham College (DC) has grown to comprise campuses in Oshawa and Whitby and a learning site in Pickering.
To provide students, employees and visitors to campus with responsive and reliable directions and information on the many buildings, services and spaces available on campus, DC has developed an Interactive Campus Map for the Oshawa campus. Users can access the new map to find the following information:
- Directions on how to get to all buildings at the Oshawa campus, as well as the distance to each location from a fixed point and estimated walking times.
- Locations of food services, public transit stops and study areas on campus.
- Information and fun facts about artwork and other points of interest.
A project five months in the making, the map’s development was led by James Myers, a junior web developer in the college’s Communications and Marketing department, who graduated from DC’s Contemporary Web Design program in 2015.
“As someone who spent a lot of time hurrying between my classes at DC’s Oshawa campus, I know the importance of finding the quickest possible route to get where I want to go,” said Myers. “I’m glad to have played a role in helping this project get off the ground and I hope it will be a benefit for everyone who attends classes, works on campus or wants to visit DC.”
The college will launch a similar map for the Whitby campus next week.
DC students and employees, as well as visitors to the Oshawa campus, are encouraged to try the new Interactive Campus Map and use the feedback function to share their user experiences and provide comments and suggestions.