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Golden Years of Durham College
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How many graduates were in the first convocation?
How many graduates will be in the next convocation?
How many convocation ceremonies are held each year now?
In 1970, the Willey Building was opened. How many wings did it have?
In the early days there were 2 HP computers. What were they called?
Lloyd and Harry
Bert & Ernie
Programs and data were entered on punch cards. What was the full set of cards called?
Remote terminals (30) were introduced in the 70’s. What language was used?
What year did the Varsity Golf team win their first national title?
Who coached the men’s soccer team to win their first national title?
How many college presidents have we had?
The Business Division pioneered word processing. Who was the equipment manufacturer?
How big were those first floppy discs (in inches)?
In the 80’s, Durham received funding to buy an abandoned factory at Thickson and 401. During renovations, many pipes were full of something brown. What was it?
Who was the first college librarian?
MADD (formerly Applied Arts) preferred a certain brand of computers. What brand?
For many years Gary Polonsky lobbied for a university in Oshawa. In the final hours of the Mike Harris government, startup funding was awarded. There were many campus improvements and a few sacrifices. How many ball fields were lost to parking?
In the early years smoking was allowed. Where could you smoke?
all of the above
As the college added buildings and wings some functions had to relocate or vanish. There was the Library, Office of Registrar, Computer Centre, CAD/CAM lab, Bookstore, Tennis Court(s), Memorial Garden, Office of the President to name a few. How many of these did NOT move or vanish?
There was a famous foot chase on campus. The dean and a director tried to catch up with an elusive professor. How did he escape?
He outran them
He hid in a washroom
He hopped on a departing bus
How many staff have retired from Durham College so far?
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