Cooking for a cause

By: Liam Berti For the last six years, Allen Holtz has organized, coordinated and hosted a fundraising dinner for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at Algonquin’s Restaurant International. While that may be remarkable in itself, Holtz has a personal motivation for being the chief...

Perth campus rings in new year with waterworks

By: Dali Carmichael  A flood swamped sections of Perth campus’ main building on New Years Eve, requiring first response teams from Algonquin and the Lanark County Fire Department to spend their holiday sopping up water. Emergency crews immediately responded to an alarm that was...

Gladys Radek, a sister in spirit

By: Rachel Aiello Sitting in her reclining chair facing out to a busy street below, Gladys Radek says she loves her television, as she gestures towards her large front window. She gets all the shows she could ever want by just looking outside. Her actual television is tuned to a...

Simple meals workshop a hit

By: Molly Hanzidiakou The preparations begin.  Large trays full of fresh vegetables, cleaned and ready to be used for the night’s activity, are placed at each station. A large trolley full of shiny pots and pans is wheeled into the kitchen and set to one side.  Each dish for the...

College library sees boom in online resources

By: Trish Ingleson Regardless of the fact that more and more information is becoming available online these days, there is no sign of a decrease in library usage at Algonquin. In fact, our Learning Resource Centre is as busy as ever. Brenda Mahoney, a librarian at the college...

Never too old to go back to school

By: Jessie Archambault Frank Defalco, 48, started his first semester studying public relations at Algonquin this January. Last year, he was laid off due to federal budget cuts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization, where he was a web public service officer for 10 years. “I...

Algonquin hosts first winter open house

By: Alex Quevillon Algonquin held its first ever winter open house at the Woodroffe campus on Saturday, Jan. 19, introducing potential students to the campus and its various programs.   “The fall open house is meant to plant the seed,” said manager of student recruitment...

Buddhist monk guides students to enlightenment

By: Brigitte Berry Algonquin got a taste of Buddhist customs on Jan. 17 when a Sri Lankan monk held an hour-long meditation session at 12 p.m. at the Campus Ministry.   This semester Algonquin students have the opportunity to separate themselves from their busy thoughts by...

Remembering Sheldon O’Grady

By: James Lipsett Hundreds of friends, family, teammates and community members alike were in attendance at Saint Patrick’s Basilica on Thursday, Jan. 10, to mourn the death of an Algonquin police foundations student Sheldon O’Grady. O’Grady, 18, was at Club Addiction in Gatineau...

Faculty award nominations due Feb 13

By: Dani-elle Dube Algonquin students have the chance to make a difference in the lives of the people who have had an impact on theirs, by voting in this year’s upcoming Faculty Recognition Awards.   Students have until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, to nominate any...
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