News

Looking back at the past of collegiate terrorists

The arrest of Awso Peshdary and Khadar Khalib is not the first time there has been an Algonquin connection to suspected terrorist activity. In the past, students Mohammad Momin Khawaja, a 2001 computer programming graduate, and Mohdar Abdullah, a 1999 computer studies student,...

Grant boosts start-ups

Algonquin students like Adrian McGrath and Jared Potvin with their portable food production system could graduate with a diploma and a company, thanks to a $2-million boost from the province of Ontario. The funding, shared between Algonquin, the University of Ottawa and Carleton...

Outreach 360 in Nicaragua

Editor’s note: Journalism student Andrea Thompson accompanied a group of Algonquin students on a trip to Nicaragua with service learning organization Outreach 360. The goal for the team was to teach English in a learning centre in the city of Jinotega.

Campus rink gets applause

For Erika Johnston, a first-year recreation and leisure student from Milton, having a rink at Algonquin reminds her of home and family. “My dad’s always made an outdoor rink at home,” said Johnston with a smile. “So it feels great to be back on skates.” Not only has the new rink...

Parking enforcement goes high tech

  Parking enforcement at the college might get even more efficient. Algonquin tested new licence plate recognition technology on Feb. 12, consisting of four cameras mounted on a vehicle that can scan plates and alert a laptop inside the vehicle of unregistered plates.

Flash forward to college

For Stephanie Le Saulnier, an advertising student, mentoring high school students form across Ottawa in the FlashForward program can prove to be mutually beneficial. At the program’s end, Le Saulnier and the other mentors will have assumed the role as teachers for 10 weeks. “I...
Posted On 05 Mar 2015

Forgive but never forget

Saif Terai sits in the forgiveness circle, staring intently at the strawberry in his hand, while the song of healing is being sung. He says he has a lot of forgiving to do before he can truly learn to forgive himself. In Aboriginal culture, the strawberry represents the heart as...

Ontario colleges set to adopt new sexual assault policy

Colleges Ontario, an advocacy group representing 24 colleges, introduced a province-wide sexual assault policy that promises to protect all members of Ontario post-secondary institutions. This policy, which will be the first of its kind of Ontario, is welcome news to anyone who...
Posted On 05 Mar 2015

Who is Awso Peshdary?

Few people at the college are willing to discuss the academic life of the Algonquin social services worker graduate that has been charged with terrorism-related offences. The Times reached out to more than 70 of Peshdary’s former classmates on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 through Facebook...

Innovations

Parking enforcement goes high tech

  Parking enforcement at the college might get even more efficient. Algonquin tested new licence plate recognition technology on Feb. 12, consisting of four cameras mounted on a vehicle that can scan plates and alert a laptop inside the vehicle of unregistered plates.

Algonquin web designers help chocolatier

An award-winning chocolate company and an award-winning Algonquin student produced website – it’s not a bad blend. The Almonte-based chocolate company called Hummingbird Chocolate Maker is owned by a Stittsville couple, Drew and Erica Gilmour. They took home the silver medal at...

AC building is the future

Imagine walking through a bright, open Italian villa. Only instead of using your legs, you have a remote control to move forward. And instead of wearing sunglasses, you have 3D goggles.
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Careers

Annual career fair attracts past, current students

It’s that time of year again, when students start their search for a summer job and new grads-to-be start their search for full-time work after graduation. It’s also when the college’s annual career networking fair is held. This year on Feb. 10 was the 17th in a row, attracting...

Drawing her own path

Going against her teachers’ advice, former Algonquin graphic design student Jessica Rousseau started her design studio just six months out of school. The founder and principal of Jessica Rousseau Design, who also teaches in Algonquin’s professional writing program, was told to...

F.Printz spits to student struggles

“This goes out to all my next of kin dressed in Timbs and lettermans, who never settle livin’ cheque to cheque again,” raps the local hip-hop artist F.Printz in his music video All Get Right, filmed in an Ottawa laundry room. He raps these lyrics several times in his custom made...
Posted On 05 Mar 2015