News

Union fights for full-time faculty

By Arielle Follett Algonquin’s faculty union, Local 415, is continuing to fight for full-time faculty at the college. For years, the union has grieved to management that the college is not prioritizing the hiring of full-time faculty, a priority the college has agreed to in...

Animation program internationally recognized

By Arielle Follett Algonquin’s animation program has been honoured as the 16th best in the world by the Animation Career Review. The program also ranked as fourth best in Canada. “It’s not something we pay a lot of attention to but it’s definitely nice to see,” said co-program...

Kicking off United Way campaign

By Alicia K. Gosselin Hundreds of Algonquin students walked through the cafeteria the first week of October and purchased their breakfast for only 50 cents. Gordon Esnard, assistant general manager of food services, decided on a whim to turn his extra shipments of...

Arts new dean Heaton things up

By Resha Damania  Algonquin ended its four-month search for a new dean for the faculty of arts, media and design on Oct. 1. Robyn Heaton, chair of the media studies department, has been promoted to the position of dean. She has replaced former Dean Russ Mills, who had been...

Unpaid Internships Still Problem Even After Ontario Makes Them Illegal

By Jennifer Siviero For many students, an internship can seem like the golden ticket to finding meaningful employment after school. While internships can give students an edge by allowing them to network and gain valuable experience, when it comes to unpaid ones, students should...

Pigs, pumpkins and Pembroke

By Breanna Adams A six acre corn maze, pirate pumpkin cannon show, pig races and friendly animals were only a few of the attractions offered at Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch’s annual Fall Family Fun Day in Pembroke Ont. The cold wind and rain didn’t seem to discourage anyone from...

Back to Firefighting for Kidney4Craig

By Myriah Saulnier A 42-year-old former student got the miracle kidney that saved his life nine months ago, and now has finally been able to reach his goal of going back to doing what he loves: fire fighting. After being on dialysis for six years and having only a couple of short...

Journalism professor Mark Anderson passes away

By Jesse Munro, Nicholas Hodge, Katie Dahl Algonquin journalism educator Mark Anderson, died Oct. 16 of complications from throat cancer. He was 51. From humble beginnings in the late 80s at the Carp Valley Press, Anderson’s prolific writing career saw his byline in such...

An Illicit Invitation

By Michael Robinson A cell phone video recorded by the Times that appears to show a student cutting lines of cocaine in Algonquin’s residence has sparked response from college officials. The video, recorded in early September, shows a male student sitting in a chair, using his...

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

PDA Projects artist tells story

By Arielle Follett Trips to the National Gallery and museums across Canada as a young boy were what inspired Brendan de Montigny to pursue a career in the fine arts. “When I was young everything in the galleries just seemed so monumental and visually present,” said de Montigny,...

Dining with a Starr

By Arielle Follett In the heart of Little Italy lies a small, unassuming and homey restaurant cooking up signature gourmet comfort food. A step inside reveals stylish decorations, with classy low-lighting and a beautiful wood bar. Chalkboard signs all around the restaurant are...

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...

Entertainment

Pedaling with Bombay Bicycle Club

By Samantha Long   British-indie band Bombay Bicycle Club blasted the Commons Theatre on Oct. 17 with an intense performance that included engaging backdrops and eclectic rhythm to an enthusiastic and spirited crowd. The line-up included the pairing of three diverse groups...
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