News

Sportsnet veteran visits Commons theatre

Scott Moore, one of the top guns in live sports coverage in Canada, shared his tricks of the trade during his presentation at the Algonquin Commons Theatre. The head of production at Rogers Sportsnet, Moore attracted a swarm of television broadcasting students on Jan. 15. During...

Algonquin’s ‘Church on Thursdays’ turnout dwindling

  Every Thursday a Christian worship service called Church on Thursdays is held in the college’s spiritual centre from 7 to 8:30 p.m., featuring music and a sermon. The idea for Church on Thursdays comes from the University of Ottawa’s Church on Wednesdays, a...

It takes two – and consent – to tango

In 1989, while Mike Domitrz was in college, he got a call from his parents telling him that his sister had been raped. His world instantly changed. He moved closer to home to be near his sister and help her through it. That experience made him realize how amazing she real...

Television students win big at film festival

A group of students from Algonquin’s television broadcasting program won an award last December at a local film festival for a documentary film they made about a transgender man as he prepared for a costume competition. Second-year students Nicholas Pereira, Sabrina Betts, Jacob...

International campuses under financial scrutiny

The introduction of Algonquin College’s new campus in Kuwait has caused concern about its potential success after reports revealed financial loss for the college’s Saudi Arabia campus. Algonquin College’s president, Cheryl Jensen, addressed a class of first-year journalism...

Former student Russell Township mayor

A former 2014 Algonquin college journalism student was elected mayor of Russell Township on Dec. 15, in a special by-election following the death of Mayor Jean Paul St. Pierre. Pierre Leroux had, until recently, been working as a city councillor for the Township of Russell, as...

Pembroke’s purple passion

  What would you do to change a person’s life for the better? Sometimes it can be as simple as reaching out and starting a dialogue. Last October, Pembroke campus unveiled the Purple Couch, the latest campus-wide campaign to help with the struggles of college life. The...

Club day welcomes student-run groups

Twenty of Algonquin’s student-run clubs were represented during the bi-annual clubs day held in the Student Commons on Jan. 20. Clubs ranging in interests from politics to yoga were on display to try and engage the student body into enlisting into the after school...

Algonquin’s tattoo program fails to launch

Algonquin scrapped the idea of pursuing a tattoo artistry program late last year due in part to a negative response from Ottawa’s existing tattoo industry. Employees at Living Colour Tattoo began an online petition in opposition to the news that the college was considering the...

Innovations

All a-Twitter

  Earning credits for tweeting may sound like a social media buff’s dream, but for seven Algonquin students, it’s a reality. The Social Media Ambassadors, a volunteer-based team formed in October of last year, welcomed new and old members at their first meeting of the...
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

The AC Hub gives back

The AC Hub is more than just an open-concept space for studying. It’s also about networking, forming relationships and more. The AC Hub – now in its second semester in operation – frames itself as a place that students can come to make the connections that are essential to...
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

Farm leaps online

Thanks to a website created by Algonquin students, customers can now order farm-fresh food online and have it delivered to the Woodroffe or Perth campus.   The website is for local business Happy FROG Farms. It was finished in December by second-year interactive multimedia...

Careers

Computer engineering tops employment rate

The Algonquin computer engineering technology program led the 2012-2013 employment report with all 18 of 18 responding graduates available for employment being employed. The program boasts a 100 per cent employment rate, up from the 78 per cent the previous year, the report...

Funding for scholarships easy as pie

Algonquin and Milano Pizzeria are teaming up to help young food-enthusiasts reach their goals. The 12 Chefs for Charity drive, hosted at all 34 Milano locations in Ontario, will see Algonquin’s own Culinary Arts instructor, Patrick Kostiw, and his Surf and Turf pizza submission....

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Entertainment

Morgan Spurlock to visit Algonquin

The Algonquin Students’ Association will host an American documentarist best known for his 2004 documentary, Super Size Me on Feb. 10. Morgan Spurlock is one of the best documentary film makers of his time said Bill Kitchen, events coordinator for the SA. He approached Spurlock...
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