Durham College (DC), Oshawa

Oshawa (Ontario) Estd : 1967 Approved by : Other
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Overview

  • Durham University (legally the University of Durham) is a collegiate public research university in Durham, North East England, with a second campus in nearby Stockton-on-Tees. It was founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832 and granted a Royal Charter in 1837.

  • It was one of the first universities to commence tuition in England for more than 600 years and claims to be the third oldest university in England(which would make it the seventh or eighth oldest in the UK), although this is disputed.

  • The Durham University estate includes 63 listed buildings, ranging from the 11th-century Durham Castle to a 1930s Art Deco Chapel.

  • The university also owns and manages the Durham World Heritage Site in partnership with Durham Cathedral. The university's ownership of the World Heritage Site includes Durham Castle, Palace Green, and the surrounding buildings including the historic Cosin's Library.

  • Durham University is distinctive - a residential collegiate university with long traditions and modern values.

  • College seek the highest distinction in research and scholarship and are committed to excellence in all aspects of education and transmission of knowledge.

  • College research and scholarship affect every continent.cultures.

  • College promote individual participation, providing a rounded education in which students, staff and alumni gain both the academic and the personal skills required to flourish.

  • The chancellor of the University is Sir Thomas Allen, who succeeded Bill Bryson in January 2012.[8] As a collegiate university, its main functions are divided between the academic departments of the university and 16 colleges. 

  • The university is currently ranked 4th to 6th by recent national league tables of the British universities and in the top 100 in two of the three major global tables (see below). In terms of average UCAS points of new entrants in 2014, Durham ranked 4th with the average entrant amassing 524 UCAS points.

  • Current and emeritus academics include 14 Fellows of the Royal Society, 17 Fellows of the British Academy, 14 Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences, 5 Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2 Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts and 2 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.[20] Durham graduates have long used the Latin post-nominal letters Dunelm after their degree, from Dunelmensis (of, belonging to, or from Durham).

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Awards and Rankings

  • Paul Vessey (Marketing, 1975) - COO of Visa USA and recipient of the Premier's Award in 2000;

  • Jeffrey S. Boyce (General Business - Marketing, 1980) - President and CEO of Sure Energy Inc. and recipient of the Premier's Award in 2006; and

  • Patricia O'Connor (Nursing, 1976) - Founding member of the Canadian Association of Aero-medical Transport, recipient of the Order of Canada in 2007 and recipient of the Premier's Award in 2009.

 

Contact Details of Durham College, Oshawa

  • Contact No:
    905.721.2000
  • Email ID:
    dccares@durhamcollege.ca
  • Website:
    www.durhamcollege.ca
  • Address:
    Durham College , 2000 Simcoe Street North Oshawa, Ontario Canada L1H 7K4
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