New record for international students

By: April Luesby Canada’s international student population has just surpassed 100,000, according to the federal government. This news is not only significant for Canada, but also for Algonquin. Ernest Mulvey, director of the International Education Centre said there is more than...

Don’t be left singing the blues

By: Rory MacDonald-Gauthier Algonquin students will be able to attend RBC’s Royal Bank Bluesfest for free this year and all they will have to do is volunteer for a minimum of six shifts, lasting roughly four hours each. Last year Bluesfest had roughly 500 volunteers between the...

Reel success for Ottawa filmmakers

By: Patrick Smith Viral video earns broadcast student an unexpected trip to Atlanta Timothy LaLoom’s first year of university didn’t go as he’d hoped. Isolated, alone and with no friends but his own video blog to keep him company, he’d had enough. He tried to commit suicide. And,...

A child’s wish for Smee

By: Dali Carmichael The wily pirates of Algonquin’s event management program planned a night of swashbuckling and marauding in an effort to raise booty for the Children’s Wish Foundation on March 7. Students of the year-long graduate program were tasked with their fin...

Students watched on tape

By: Sophie Desrosiers Most of Algonquin’s 19 000 fulltime students probably don’t put a lot of thought into safety on campus, and thanks to a dedicated security staff, they don’t need to. The guards, contracted out by Garda which has offices worldwide, play a bigger role than...

How secure is your pas5w0Rd

By: Jessie Archambault Social media security is something young adults need to understand and practice to reduce the risks of being hacked, because they have the greatest online presence. According to Susan Murphy, an interactive media design professor who recommends having...

Free tuition? The cost is too high

By: Michael Timmermans Imagine you’ve been told the remainder of your college education is free. That would be amazing news, wouldn’t it? It’s actually a terrible idea. Why? Let’s consider for a moment the plight of the students in Quebec. Last spring the province was immersed...

Learning to love yourself

By: James Lipsett Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This phrase has been used for generations and it still rings true to this day. Or so one would hope. But in this ever-expanding world of lingerie ads, ‘top model’ reality shows and dieting regimes, the general perception of...

Students sent off to Dominican to teach English

By: Josh Wegman While some students spent reading week idly sitting around at home, a group from Algonquin made a difference overseas. Twenty-one students spent their reading week in the Dominican Republic, and while it sounds vacation-like, it was no ordinary trip to a resort in...

3D printing brings students’ work to life

By: Jason Valladares If you’ve ever been inside the Print Shop located in the Student Commons Building, chances are you might not have even noticed it: the 3D printer. It’s slightly larger than a standard office printer but instead of ink, the Objet30 uses cartridges of a special...