News

Group brings abuse into the light

While the Children’s Aid Foundation received $835.39 from the child and youth worker program at Algonquin, on Oct. 30. The campaign had an impact on not only the foundation, but on the hard working students who ran it too. “October is an awareness and prevention month for child...

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...

Recent grads make apps, win awards

Two recent graduates received awards for the apps they created as graphic design students while at Algonquin. Dima Badawi, 25, and Caroline Guindon, are this year’s winners of Applied Arts Magazine student awards.  The awards honour creative minds in their digital and print...

Applied research helping employers meet students

Algonquin is helping both students and inventors work together to develop products with the applied research program. Jose Aguilera and two teams in the construction engineering technician/civil engineering technology course are working together to create a new paving stone that...

Flu shot facility breaks record

Nursing and dental hygiene students teamed up to provide free flu shots to the Algonquin community during the first two weeks of November. Facilities were set up in both the ACCE and Commons buildings where fourth year nursing students would give the shot. Participants were...

Antique Aircraft Arrives at Algonquin

Through the combined efforts of Algonquin’s aircraft maintenance program and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM), students now have the ability to hone their craft on a recently-donated Learjet. The former air ambulance, a 1976 Learjet 35, was donated by Skyservice...

Changes to Act has Bad Impact

Alterations to citizenship rules directly affect international students’ residency Each year thousands of students from other countries come to Canada to participate in one of the best and most respected education systems in the world. However, recent changes to the...

Athletes Must Adhere to Standards: Staff

SA officials stress respecting the uniform after Ottawa Gee Gees assault allegations Never hurt the team. It’s the unwritten rule of varsity sports. But on the weekend of Feb. 1, 2014 somehow, this rule was broken. Very few people know the exact details of the sexual assault that...

Honouring lives of all soldiers lost

Maurice Lavoie’s most distinct memory of the Korean War didn’t involve combat, scenes of death or loss. It was having to oversee the personal effects of dead soldiers. “I didn’t want to, but I had no choice,” said Lavoie. Lavoie, who attended Algonquin’s Remembrance Day...

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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