News

Shedding Light on our Eco Issues

By Dan Taccone Algonquin’s N-building has been outfitted with new smart lights that are projected to save $90,000 in energy costs as part of a larger initiative to improve the college’s sustainability. The new Intelligent Lighting Control Systems that are being installed work...

Student Services Bringing Balance

By Jennifer Siviero Student life is a balancing act. Often times, students struggle to find a balance between work, social life, and academics. That is why Algonquin provides many services and support to students who may be looking for extra help in perusing their academic goals...

International Success for DevelopMENTOR.

By Myriah Saulnier A program which offers employment opportunities and job coaching to Aboriginal first-generation students attending Algonquin College just received a special Chair’s Award from the International Partnership Network (IPN). The college, in partnership with Tim...

Is Algonquin College profitable?

By Ryan Gainford According to the 2013 – 2014 annual report Algonquin College is, with excess of revenue over expenses totalling $7.16 million in the year of operations ending Mar. 31, 2014. However, as Algonquin is a public institution subject to provincial legislation,...

Here are your candidates for College Ward

By Nicholas Hodge     There are three candidates hoping to replace incumbent Rick Chiarelli as the new councillor for College Ward after the Oct. 27 election. Craig MacAuley Though he does not expect to win the election, one candidate for city council’s College Ward...

Including the food in Algonquin’s program

By Arielle Follett We use it every day, both for pleasure and for our livelihood: food. And while it’s not something we think much about, there are full-time experts at Algonquin that do so all the time. “Without food, there is no nutrition and without management, you can’t get...

Sonography: a new Algonquin niche

By Arielle Follett Diagnostic medial utrasonography, or sonography for short, is Algonquin’s newest program this year. The program, with 22 students in its first year, has been developed by co-ordinator Jane St. Germain, who started at Algonquin teaching in the medical radiation...

Masons donates $25,000 to those in financial need

By Connor Lynch   The Masonic Foundation of Ontario recently donated $25,000 to Algonquin to help students in financial need. The fund was created to support students at all three campuses who face financial challenges while studying in any full time two-year diploma...

Business professor awarded for short story

By Arielle Follett Creative writing PhDs are few and far between, but Algonquin has a very successful one on staff. Business professor Scott Randall has three short story collections published. A story from his most recent collection won second place in The Dalho...

Innovations

College awarded Guinness World Record

By Daniel Katz Former students in the cabinetmaking and furniture technician program have been awarded a Guinness World Record for building the world’s largest pepper grinder. The pepper grinder stands 16-feet four-inches tall, 14-inches in diameter and weighs approximately 490...

Safety and emergency app gets launched at the college

By Daniel Katz     A mobile app which provides safety information and emergency procedures has been unveiled this year in order to make it easier for the Algonquin community to view emergency procedures and safety tips. The app is called Mobile Safety and is free to...

Mobile app students benefit outside clients

By Brian Craddock The college’s first ever mobile application design and development program’s graduating class is developing a series of mobile apps designed to benefit real-world clients and corporations. The class, taught by professors Steve Griffith, and Gerry...

Careers

Young Professional Rapido: Networking works

By Alicia Gosselin Eight Algonquin employees “did their thing” on Sept. 24 at the new Young Professionals Rapido event where they shared their personal ideas and professional knowledge with a room full of colleagues.   Each presenter had five minutes and 10 PowerPoint slides...

Algonquin Grad takes his Lessons to Heart

By Alexandra Moscato “Life is too short to spend it dreaming, live your dream.” They’re the words of Ahmad Lutfi, an Algonquin culinary graduate-turned-chef/professor, who has thrived with his passion for cooking as his motivator. “I must have always been a cook at heart. At the...

Staff wins Master Chef style tournament

By Elizabeth Mabie Four employees from Algonquin’s food services won the grand prize in a Master Chef-formatted competition held at the college this past spring. The 4th Annual Canadian Culinary Federation Ottawa Chapter Culinary Competition and Gala was held on June 8 in the...

Entertainment

Rapping for Jesus

By Elizabeth Mabie   The Common’s theatre was alive with the sounds of rap, traditional black gospel, and inspiring Christian messages on the evening of Sept. 20. This was the second year One Desire-Glory Pursuit was held and presented by the youth of the Church of...
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