News

Changes to Act has Bad Impact

Alterations to citizenship rules directly affect international students’ residency Each year thousands of students from other countries come to Canada to participate in one of the best and most respected education systems in the world. However, recent changes to the...

Athletes Must Adhere to Standards: Staff

SA officials stress respecting the uniform after Ottawa Gee Gees assault allegations Never hurt the team. It’s the unwritten rule of varsity sports. But on the weekend of Feb. 1, 2014 somehow, this rule was broken. Very few people know the exact details of the sexual assault that...

Honouring lives of all soldiers lost

Maurice Lavoie’s most distinct memory of the Korean War didn’t involve combat, scenes of death or loss. It was having to oversee the personal effects of dead soldiers. “I didn’t want to, but I had no choice,” said Lavoie. Lavoie, who attended Algonquin’s Remembrance Day...

Engineered to fly high

By Alicia K. Gosselin Even a failure can mean success. For many of the third-year civil engineering students, this is something to keep in mind while planning the leadership portion of their final project. “I have the students lead an activity that is completely unrelated to...

Young mothers forced into seclusion

By Arielle Follett Hidden away in a corner of the Student Commons is a small, windowless room. At first glance, one would think it is a storage room but it’s not – it’s a room for young mothers to nurse their children. Young mothers have been fighting more recently for their...

Music Consoles Students

Music industry arts program introduces new recording equipment By Devin Orsini The music industry arts program sprang for a new Solid State Logic Duality Console that gives students a more authentic recording experience to prepare them for the work force. “It gives us an...

Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children

By Tyler Dubreuil   Imagine filming in a foreign location, in a region not known for peace, meeting warlords and former soldiers, risking your own neck to tell an important story.   For Peter Raymont, a television and film producer, however it’s not a work of...

City council brings back college grad

By Malcolm Embree An Algonquin alumni has been re-elected to city council. Tim Tierney, a grad of the business administration program, won the re-election for the Beacon Hill-Cyrville ward with 86 per cent of the total vote. Tierney polled 7,162 votes, beating his nearest rival...

Eggceptional Engineering

By Breanna Adams Students were scrambling to get cracking at making the perfect contraption for egg safety, Nov. 13. Third-year Civil Engineering Technology students Diddy Petit-frere, Kyle Dumouchel and Peter Borbely hosted a two-storey egg drop as part of their end of term...

Innovations

College awarded Guinness World Record

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 pounds. It was...

Safety and emergency app gets launched at the college

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 download on iTunes or Google...

Mobile app students benefit outside clients

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 Hurdle, has been...

Careers

Put a collar on it

Connecting, learning, enhancing and optimizing are the four cornerstones of a Waterloo-based and Algonquin-educated innovation. Add those four words together and they spell CLEO, a “smart-collar” for pets. The idea came from Peter Mankowski, a 1994 electrical engineering...

Culinary magic by “Kitchen Wizard”

A little determination, a lot of talent and a dash of creativity will cook up a great restaurant business plan, but the true secret ingredient? An Algonquin education. Stephen LaSalle, a graduate of the culinary management program who was recently named a top three “kitchen...

Putting Mr. Noodle to shame

An Algonquin small medium enterprise management (SME) graduate is making ramen that will put your Mr. Noodle to shame. Koichi Paxton was inspired to start his own business after travelling through Europe for three years. Prepared to go to university, Paxton’s friend advised that...

Entertainment

Bringing Joy to Commons Theatre

By Katie Dahl   Australian singer, songwriter, and the newest addition to Taylor Swift’s 2015 tour, Vance Joy engaged an eager sold out crowd at the Commons theatre on the evening of Nov. 3. The show began with a short five-song set from opener Jaymes Young, who hails from...
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