Durham College Hosts 5th Annual Research Day

Durham College Hosts 5th Annual Research Day

On Thursday, April 30, Durham College’s (DC) Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE)hosted its fifth-annual Research Day at the college’s Oshawa campus. Staff members from ORSIE were joined by the DC Leadership Team, student and faculty researchers and community and business partners to share the importance of research on campus and highlight the applied research and innovation projects currently underway. The day focused on areas significant to the local and provincial economies and highlighted the agriculture, health care, gaming and wearable technology sectors. Diverse breakout sessions were held throughout the morning and Courtney Cole, founder and CEO of ForAHealthyMe Inc. delivered the keynote address about the convergence of economics, aging, demographics and the role of technology in the delivery of healthcare. DC’s rapid prototyper was also demonstrated for those in attendance. “Over the past five years the college’s research agenda has advanced significantly thanks to the creativity and expertise of our faculty, staff and students,” said Judy Robinson, vice-president, Academic. “Under the leadership of ORSIE many unique applied research projects have been supported, helping us all prosper through innovation.” Since launching five years ago, ORSIE has made incredible strides in the pursuit of the college’s applied research agenda by responding to business and industry needs for practical solutions through applied research and innovation activities, while providing real-world experiences for students. As part of DC’s research agenda ORSIE has entered into several agreements with local small and medium-sized businesses in the environmental, energy, social sciences and humanities fields, developing strategic research plans, forming an ethics board and receiving significant research funding from several government agencies. “There is an...
Ignite Durham Returning in Fall 2015

Ignite Durham Returning in Fall 2015

Ignite Durham is an exciting entrepreneurial journey organized by Spark Centre, along with many local community partners. The goal is to Ignite a startup community in Durham Region. Together, we hope to inspire, bring visibility and support entrepreneurs, ultimately creating jobs and economic wealth for Durham Region. By highlighting the local resources available to startups, we can show our entrepreneurs that Durham has everything they need to successfully start and grow their companies. Applications will open in August 2015 and the competition will begin in September. For more information, visit www.ignitedurham.ca.  ...
Durham College Climatic Zumba Fitness Fundraiser

Durham College Climatic Zumba Fitness Fundraiser

Put on your dancing shoes and join the School of Media, Art & Design (MAD) on Saturday, May 30 for the MAD Climatic Zumba Fitness fundraiser. Hosted by Jenzone Fitness, with music by DJ Tony Sutherland, sign-in begins at 9 a.m. and the main event runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the ACE wind tunnel. Don’t forget to bring an open mind, sunglasses, sunscreen and towel and dress comfortably in a themed, funky or cool outfit. There will be three weather types — snow, sun and tropical storm — so bring winter clothes to wear over your regular workout attire. For more information, please contact Linda Cheng (linda.cheng@durhamcollege.ca). Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the MAD office (C237) from Stacy. Only 100 tickets are available, so space is limited. All proceeds will go towards Nova’s Ark in Brooklin. Nova’s Ark is a registered charity dedicated to providing social and communication opportunities for people of all ages and abilities through the use of therapy animals and various programs. Participants may park for free in Founders Lot 3. The MAD Climatic Zumba fundraiser is the first event for MAD – Make A Difference. MAD – Make A Difference was created to support various projects throughout the community by fundraising while having fun. Start time: 9:30 a.m. End time: 11:30 a.m. Date: May 30, 2015 Location: ACE Wind Tunnel...