Durham College Coldframe Technology Research Project

Durham College Coldframe Technology Research Project

A research project taking place at Durham College’s Whitby campus has Greg Moran, professor of HVAC at Durham College, and Shane Jones, professor of horticulture, working on coldframe technology that will allow plants such as lettuce and kale to be grown year round. The project was recently featured on a segment of City News. Watch the video for...
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...
Durham Foods

Durham Foods

(Port Perry) – Jim Sheehan demonstrates each piece of customized seeding and harvesting equipment with the flourish other men might reserve for sports cars. He explains there are nuances that separate “farmers” from “growers.” “A grower will buy machines like this from Europe. A farmer will make them himself,” he says. To emphasize which camp he belongs in, Sheehan grins and gestures to a switch on the electrical panel that has been fashioned from a small tupperware container. To read more, click...