Durham College, UOIT to develop new PSE system based on Irish model

February 19, 2013

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College are collaborating on a unique PSE system that would allow students to move from 2-year programs to post-graduate studies. Staff from both UOIT and Durham recently travelled to Ireland where Institutes of Technology Ireland, a representative body for 13 of Ireland's Institutes of Technology, currently operates this type of educational model. "It provides for easy pathways from apprenticeship to PhD," says UOIT president Tim McTiernan. "I would see it happening within the next two or three years," says Durham College president Don Lovisa. While it is possible for students to transition between the 2 now, the new model would make it a quicker process, Lovisa adds. Durham Region News