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Vending machines moved for renovations

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The vending area between A and C buildings was permanently closed April 4, and the machines were moved to other locations on campus in order to make room for the space to be renovated and re-purposed. As part of ESCO2, the second of two energy performance savings projects in...

Painting for a good cause

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The Live Paint Glow event for the Algonquin public relations program’s Dreams Worth Living campaign took place on April 15 at the Bourbon Room with over 50 people in attendance from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. It is the final event for the Dream Worth Living campaign, a series of events...

Yuk Yuk free comedy at the Ob

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  The Observatory was packed with over 60 people on April 13 for the Yuk Yuk’s free comedy night featuring Bobb Knauff and former Algonquin student Dom Pare. The show was opened by Knauff, who began by describing the perils of being a red head. “At least I’m not one of the...

LEVEL UP: The Algonquin experience

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As usual, businessmen and women crowd the underground PATH system of Toronto’s Design Exchange building on an especially rainy April 6 afternoon. But unknown to them, hundreds of game development students from across Canada were preparing to showcase their work to the...

#GetSwabbed: Event honouring Stuntman Stu has high turnout

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In partnership with Canadian Blood Services’ One Match Stem Cell and Marrow Network, the AC Foundation hosted #GetSwabbed in Student Commons April 11. The event was held to help increase students’ awareness about the importance of blood and bone marrow donation, and to hono...

Sustainability Day has AC thinking green

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More than 25 ideas on how Algonquin could be more sustainable were unveiled by students from the environmental studies and business programs in the Commons on April 12. Among the projects presented during the Approaches to Sustainability project  was new sustainable initiatives...

April showers bring May’s answers: Green Party leader visits AC

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Algonquin’s Earth Allies group invited Green Party leader Elizabeth May to talk to students about green initiatives April 13. May stressed the importance of the Paris Agreement on climate change from this December and the need for citizen pressure and advocacy to make sure that...

A promising business model

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When Curtis Shaw attended the first Algonquin Young Pros workshop in the fall of 2015, he was one of only two people there alongside founder David Paré.  He had already been making his own origami-inspired earrings, but wasn’t completely confident in turning it into a business...

QSA workshop held for trans youth

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Navigating the Ontario health care system as a trans youth is not an easy thing to do. Yet, according to research by Trans PULSE Project, as many as one in every 200 Canadians may identify as trans (transgender, transsexual, or transitioned). Algonquin QSA has created a safe...