Student Advisors

Durham College is committed to student success. Academic advising is a comprehensive service that is aimed to guide students through their college experience. Student Advisors’ help students navigate through their studies by customizing academic plans to suit their individual needs. We work with the different support services to enhance the quality of students’ academic life.

These representatives help students to:

  • Identify career goals and make sound academic decisions
  • Develop academic plans to promote success in the event of failed subjects or low grade point average (GPA)
  • Make decisions regarding full-time/part-time studies
  • Review graduation requirements
  • Set up academic plans with individual students
  • Find equivalent credits
  • Transfer to another program or pathways to further education
  • Access other college services to support student success

Each academic school has a student advisor to facilitate academic success and help you to reach your full academic potential.

CENTRE FOR FOOD
Gayle Anderson
Whitby campus, Centre for Food, Room 1-8BT: 905.721.2000 ext. 4144
E: gayle.anderson@durhamcollege.ca
CFF PROGRAMS:

  • Advanced Baking and Pastry Arts (ABAK)
  • Culinary Management (CMGT)
  • Culinary Skills (CSK)
  • Horticulture – Food & Farming (AAGR)
  • Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management (HROM)
  • Hospitality Skills (HSKL)
  • Horticulture Technician (HORT)
  • Special Events Management (SEMT)
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, IT & MANAGEMENT
Melissa Brown
Oshawa campus, Gordon Willey building, Room C223
T: 905.721.2000 ext: 2268
E: melissa.brown@durhamcollege.ca
BUSINESS PROGRAMS:

  • Accounting – Business (ACCT)
  • Accounting – Business Administration (BACT)
  • Accounting – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (ACTU)
  • Business Fundamentals (BFND)
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business (BESB)
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (BETU)
  • Finance – Business (FINC)
  • Finance – Business Administration (BFNC)
  • Finance – Business – Transfer to Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (FNTU)
  • Human Resources – Business (HRM)
  • Human Resources – Business Administration (BHRM)
  • Human Resources – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (HRTU)
  • Marketing – Business (MRKG)
  • Marketing – Business Administration (BMKG)
  • Marketing – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (MKTU)
  • Supply Chain and Operations – Business (SCOP)
  • Supply Chain and Operations – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (SCTU)
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management – Business Administration (BSOM)
Heather Dunlop
Oshawa campus, Gordon Willey building, Room C223
T: 905.721.2000 ext: 2151
E: heather.dunlop@durhamcollege.ca

IT, MANAGEMENT & GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

  • Computer Foundations (CFND)
  • Computer Programmer (CPGM)
  • Computer Programmer Analyst (CPA)
  • Computer Systems Technician (CSTC)
  • Computer Systems Technology (CSTY)
  • Computer Systems Technician – Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) (CSTU)
  • Library and Information Technician (LIBT)
  • Recreation and Leisure Services (RECL)
  • Sport Administration (SPAD)
  • Sport Management (SPMN)
Elizabeth Campbell
Oshawa Campus, Gordon Willey building, Room C223  
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2481
E: elizabeth.campbell@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Artificial Intelligence Analysis, Design and Implementation (graduate certificate) (AIDI)
  • Cosmetic Techniques and Management (CTMG)
  • Data Analytics for Business Decision Making (graduate certificate) (DATA)
  • Esthetician – Spa Management (ESMG)
  • Information Systems Security – Computer and Networking (graduate certificate) (ISCN)
  • International Business Management (graduate certificate) (INTB)
  • Project Management (graduate certificate) (PROM)
  • Sport Business Management (graduate certificate) (SBMT)
Karen Anderson
Whitby campus, Room 1-8A
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 4166
E: karen.anderson@durhamcollege.ca
WHITBY CAMPUS PROGRAMS:

  • Human Resources Management (graduate certificate) (HURM)
  • Office Administration – Executive (OFEX)
  • Office Administration – General (OFAD)
  • Office Administration – Health Services (OFHS)
  • Office Administration – Health Services (fast-track) (OFHF)
SCHOOL OF HEALTH & COMMUNITY SERVICES
Hayahesham Abou El Esaad (Haya Esaad)
Oshawa campus, Gordon Willey building, Room SW106 E
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 6589
E: Hayahesham.abouelesaad@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Social Service Worker (SSWK)
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Kelly Strachan
Oshawa campus, Gordon Willey building, Room SW106 B
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 3285
E: Kelly.strachan@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Child & Youth Worker (CYWK)
  • Community Services and Child Studies Foundations (CCSF)
  • Developmental Services Worker (DSWK)
  • Child and Youth Care (CYCA)
Nancy McGuire
Oshawa campus, Gordon Willey building, Room SW106 D
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 3066
E: nancy.mcguire@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Personal Support Worker (PSWK)
  • Practical Nursing (PNII)
  • Practical Nursing Flex Program (PNFL)
  • Critical Care Nursing (CCH)
Lisa West
Oshawa campus, Gordon Willey building, Room
SW106 F
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2408
E: lisa.west@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Fitness and Health Promotion (FIT)
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant (OTPA)
  • Massage Therapy (MAST)
  • Addictions and Mental Health (ADMH)
  • Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA)
Karen Anderson
Whitby campus, Room 1-8A
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 4166
E: karen.anderson@durhamcollege.ca
WHITBY CAMPUS PROGRAMS:

  • Animal Care (ACAR)
Lori Nelles
Oshawa campus, Gordon Willey building, Room SW 106
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 3601
E: lori.nelles@dc-uoit.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Dental Reception and Administration (DRA)
  • Dental Assisting (DAII)
  • Dental Hygiene (DENT)
SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Kim Sharpe
Oshawa campus, Gordon Willey building, Room SW216
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2501
E: kim.sharpe@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • General Arts and Science – Business (GASB)
  • General Arts and Science – General Certificate (GASC)
  • General Arts and Science – Liberal Arts Ontario Tech Transfer (GAST)
  • General Arts and Science – Liberal Arts Ontario Tech Transfer – Forensic (GASF)
  • General Arts and Science – Science and Engineering Preparation (GASK)
  • General Arts and Science – Science and Engineering Preparation Ontario Tech Transfer (GASZ)
  • General Arts and Science – Trent Transfer (GASA)
  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (PHSC)
  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (online option) (PHSO)
  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees (PHSU)
  • Ontario Tech Transition Pathway (GASS)
  • General Education Electives (GNED)  and Communications Courses (College Wide)
SCHOOL OF JUSTICE & EMERGENCY SERVICES
Treina Kennington
Oshawa campus, Gordon Willey building, Room F211
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2432
E: treina.kennington@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • 911 Emergency and Call Centre Communications (EMCC)
  • Paramedic (PPC)
  • Paramedic – Advanced Care (hybrid delivery graduate certificate) (PADV)
  • Police Foundations (POFD)
  • Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training (PFET)
Stephanie Tufts
Oshawa campus, Gordon Willey building,
Room F211E
T: 905.721.2000 ext: 3695
E: stephanie.tufts@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Advanced Law Enforcement & Investigations
  • Court Support Services
  • Emergency Services Fundamentals
  • Fire & Life Safety Systems Technician
  • Law Clerk Advanced
  • Law Clerk Advanced – Fast Track
  • Mediation – Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Office Administration – Legal
  • Office Administration – Real Estate
  • Paralegal
  • Paralegal Graduate Certificate
  • Protection, Security & Investigations
  • Victimology
  • Youth Justice & Interventions
SCHOOL OF MEDIA, ART & DESIGN
Sherri Taylor
Oshawa campus, Gordon Willey building, Room C237
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2181
E: sherri.taylor@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Animation – Digital Production (ADP)
  • Broadcasting – Radio and Contemporary Media (BRCM)
  • Contemporary Web Design (CWBD)
  • Interactive Media Design (IMDE)
  • Music Business Administration/Management (MBAD/MBUS)
  • Public Relations (PUBL)
Kerry Doyle-Brownell
Oshawa campus, Gordon Willey building, Room C237
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2474
E: kerry.doyle-brownell@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Game Art (GART)
  • Graphic Design (GDES)
  • Photography (PHGR)
  • Video Production (VIPR)
John Jack
Oshawa campus, Gordon Willey building, Room C237
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2196
E: john.jack@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Foundations In Art & Design (FAD)
  • Fine Arts – Advanced (FINE)
  • Media Fundamentals (MFUN)
  • Journalism – Mass Media (JOMM)
  • Advertising and Marketing Communications (AVMC)
  • Advertising – Digital Media Management
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Stephanie Thomson
Oshawa campus, Gordon Willey building, Room H140A
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2383
E: stephanie.
thomson@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS AT OSHAWA CAMPUS:

  • Biotechnology – Advanced (BITY)
  • Biotechnology – Advanced (compressed, fast-track) (BTYF)
  • Chemical Engineering Technology (CHEM)
  • Chemical Engineering Technology (compressed, fast-track) (CHMF)
  • Chemical Lab Technician (CLBT)
  • Electronics Engineering Technician (ELTC)
  • Electronics Engineering Technology (ELTY)
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMTY)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician (METC)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician – Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician – Non-Destructive Evaluation (compressed, fast-track) (NDEF)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology (METY)
  • Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology (PHRM)
  • Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology (compressed, fast-track) (PHMF)
Mary Sich-Kristof
Oshawa campus, Gordon Willey building, Office H 140H
Whitby campus, Office 176
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 6120/4248
E: Mary.Sich-Kristof@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS AT WHITBY CAMPUS:

  • Architectural Technician (ARHC)
  • Architectural Technology (ARHY)
  • Civil Engineering Technician (CETC)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (CETY)

PROGRAMS AT OSHAWA CAMPUS:

  • Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management (Hons) (BCTM)
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology (BMTY)
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology (compressed, fast-track) (BMYF)
  • Environmental Technology (ENVT)
  • Environmental Technology (compressed, fast-track) (ENVF)
  • Water Quality Technician (WATR)

 

SCHOOL OF SKILLED TRADES, APPRENTICESHIP & RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGY
Jennifer Means
Whitby campus, Room 1-8C
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 4087
E: jennifer.means@durhamcollege.ca
POST-SECONDARY PROGRAMS:

  • Building Construction Technician (BDCT)
  • Crane Operation, Rigging and Construction Techniques (CORC)
  • Electrical Engineering Technician (EETN)
  • Electrical Techniques (ELEC)
  • Gas Technician 2 (GFIT)
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Techniques (HVAC)
  • Motive Power Technician – Service Management (MPTN)
  • Mechanical Techniques – Elevating Devices (MTED)
  • Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing (MPLU)
  • Mechanical Technician – Millwright (MTMW)
  • Power Engineering Technician (PETC)
  • Renewable Energy Technician (RET)
  • Trades Fundamentals (TRDE)
  • Welding Engineering Technician (WETN)

APPRENTICESHIPS:

  • Automotive Service Technician (AUT)
  • Electrician – Construction and Maintenance (ECM)
  • Elevating Devices Mechanic (EDM)
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (IMM)
  • Mobile Crane Operator (Branch 1, 393A) (MCO)
  • Plumber (PLU)
  • Welder (WLD)
CENTRE FOR SUCCESS 
Sue Hawkins
Centre for Collaborative Education, Oshawa Campus, Office CFCE 323
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2664
E: sue.hawkins@durhamcollege.ca
Provides academic advising and assistance for high school students attending Durham College’s Centre for Success program.
ACADEMIC UPGRADING 
Victoria Kee
Student Services building, Oshawa Campus Office SSB 120
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 3413
E: Victoria.Kee@durhamcollege.ca
Provides academic advising and assistance with applications to ontariocolleges.ca to adult learners attending Academic Upgrading.