Pay Day Lottery funds new equipment for Durham College

Durham College (DC) has purchased new, state-of-the-art equipment to provide even more opportunities for innovative and hands-on learning thanks to the proceeds from the employee Pay Day Lottery.

Each month, DC employees have the option of buying up to six tickets ($5 each) in the lottery. The lucky winner gets half of the money collected, while the other half goes to the Student Experience Fund.

The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs has unveiled the equipment purchased with last year’s lottery proceeds, which includes:

  • Five emergency childbirth simulators for instructors and students in our nursing and paramedic programs.
  • A thermal imaging camera to aid in live fire training for firefighting students.
  • Two teaching robots for students in our automation and robotics courses and science programs. With many applications, these robots will be featured at events both on- and off-campus.
  • A micro-volume spectrophotometer for DNA and RNA quantification, to be used by students in microbiology-related courses within a variety of programs.

“The generosity of our DC family never ceases to amaze me,” said Linda Flynn, associate vice-president, Development and Alumni Affairs. “For just a few dollars every month, our employees make a tangible difference in our college by fostering an environment that encourages growth, innovation, and excellence. With their support, we are enhancing the learning experience and benefiting countless students for years to come.”

DC employees can register for the Pay Day Lottery online via ICE