News

Algonquin Yelps with Christmas gift ideas

Clothing, skin care, jewellery and baked goods, all with a touch of the bazaar were available at Algonquin. On Saturday Nov. 29 the Commons played host to a number of local businesses and artisans as part of Yelp Ottawa’s totally bazaar. The event was the company’s first ev...

Graphic design students go environmentally friendly

  Second year graphic design students were challenged by their professors to redesign and build packaging for products that use little material and are environmentally friendly. Designing is an ever-changing industry and that is exactly what Algonquin’s graphic design...

Doing God’s work

When Algonquin students in residence were seeking a spiritual leader to guide them in their Christian walk, Philip Kim stepped up to help. “I think being able to minister and help college students is so vital,” said Kim. “Especially those who come a church, there’s no doubt...

Engineering tech fair shows off

It just snowed and there’s ice and slush all over the sidewalk. The snowplows haven’t come by in a few days and you have to walk through a pile of the white stuff to get to the bus. Now imagine you could walk down the street in -30 degree weather a few hours after a snowfall and...

Choosing an alternative spring break

While many students will be lying on beaches or relaxing at home during February’s reading week, 11 Algonquin students will be travelling to Jinotega, Nicaragua to help make a change. Karen Chiarelli, co-curricular and volunteer coordinator will be leading a group of students to...

Marketing students get top five in provincial marketing competition

Five Algonquin marketing student teams placed in the top five at this year’s Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition hosted by Georgian College in Collingwood. The main events began the morning of Nov. 21 after a few technical difficulties.  The 16-member team faced off against...

Connections sells #ottstrong shirts for PTSD

Algonquin is helping give back to the family of fallen soldier Nathan Cirillo and first responders facing PTSD through the sale of locally made t-shirts. Local volunteer firefighter, Alex Paquette conceived the idea with a buddy to make a difference.  Paquette says, “it’s better...

Santa has some holiday helpers

The Spiritual Centre and Connections are pulling together to try and make sure every child gets a gift this Christmas with the introduction of the Angel Tree program. The program, which kicked off Monday, Dec. 1, is aimed at students attending the college in financial need who...

Consent is key

  It’s your first date with the cutest guy in your class. Things are going well and you’re sitting on the couch, knee-to-knee, looking into each other’s eyes. Suddenly, he leans in and asks “can I kiss you?” You laugh, maybe out of awkwardness; you’ve never been asked that...

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

Retail florist watches career blossom

A small flower on the side of the road caught her attention as she was on her way home from kindergarten and sparked a fire in the young girl. It was a flower that she had never seen before, so she raced the rest of the way to look it up. “I still remember what it was,” said...

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...

Entertainment

Grad wins Emmy for Disney short film

Animation program alumnus Graham MacDonald is a credited winner of an Emmy at this year’s Creative Arts Awards. The award is for his work at Mercury Filmworks’ as animation director on ‘O Sole Minnie’, a Mickey Mouse short film. He, along with a group from the Walt Disney...
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