Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology
Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology's Centre for Food on the Whitby campus houses Bistro '67, the college's green-certified teaching-inspired restaurant open to the public   (Photo credit: Communications + Marketing)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • Durham College is an early signatory to the Pan Canadian Protocol for Sustainability, an initiative of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges that encourages all colleges and institutions to formalize their sustainability initiatives
  • Durham College's building footprint includes a number of green features such as a 350-panel photovoltaic rooftop solar array, white roofs, a geothermal heating and cooling system, and a centralized building automation system that monitors multiple campus buildings -- the College also partnered with Durham's Strategic Energy Alliance to test multiple electric vehicle charging stations throughout the region, including two on-campus charging stations
  • Durham College employees, students and faculty are encouraged to help champion sustainability on the campus (and elsewhere) through the Sustainability Office and the formal "Living Green" initiative -- students may volunteer with their own Green Team while employees and faculty can participate in the Sustainability Office and the new Staff Ambassador Program
Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology culinary instructors offer students a hands-on learning experience at Bistro '67   (Photo credit: Communications + Marketing)

Highlights

Industry Post Secondary Schools, College
Major Canadian hiring locations Oshawa ON, Whitby ON
Full-time employees in Canada 766
Employee green team Sustainability Office, Sustainability Ambassador Program, student Green Team
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Project Portfolio Management and Planning
Formal strategy/policy name Living Green Durham College (managed by the Sustainability Office) and the Conservation and Demand Management Plan (energy and greenhouse gas management plan for Ontario's Ministry of Energy)
Green highlights signatory to the Pan Canadian Protocol for Sustainability, on-campus summer farmer's market (open to the general public), The Centre for Food (unique program to study local food, from sustainable farming practices to processing, preparation and serving locally produced food)
Extended recycling unique co-mingle recycling program, lamp recycling, air filter, construction materials, batteries, e-waste, organics, toner cartridges, hazardous wastes
Commuter amenities online car-pool sign-up, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Durham SustainAbility, General Motors of Canada, Friends of the Greenbelt, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, Durham Region Round Table on Climate Change, SmartCommute
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, green roof, solar water heating, geothermal heating/cooling, electric vehicle charging stations, solar air heating, water bottle refill/hydration stations, low flow and sensor activated water fixtures, carpool parking, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

The Career Directory

Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post Secondary Schools, College
Major Canadian hiring locations Oshawa ON, Whitby ON
Full-time employees in Canada 766
Part-time employees in Canada 974
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Receptionist, Administrative Assistant, Clerk, IT Technician, Faculty
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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