Algonquin students promise to do Right By You

By Brandon Gillet Right By You Campaign Video Algonquin child and youth care staff and students chose took part in the Right By You campaign on Nov.20 to honour the UN’s Universal Children’s Day. Right By You is a nationwide initiative that aims to gather signatures for a...

Winter is coming

By Conner Schaeffer The end of the fall semester means assignments are due and exams are beginning. Many people are happy that Christmas is just around the corner but are also very bombarded with schoolwork. “Algonquin has a done a great job towards providing students with...

SleepOUT a night for youth homelessness

By Rory MacDonald-Gauthier Roughly 30 community members of Westboro and Dovercourt Recreation Centre braved through rain and snow during an overnight sleepover for youth homelessness late last month. The event, titled, “Westboro SleepOUT for Youth”, took place on Nov. 22 with...

Calling Dr. Feelgood

By Anthony Joseph “When you look good, you feel good and do good things.” That’s the motto of Project Self-Esteem; a Nov 12. event dreamed up by five Algonquin students that aimed to enhance self-confidence in homeless men by providing free haircuts, trims, clothes, the tools and...

Settlement for ex-bench boss

By Alex Quevillon The Algonquin’s Students’ Association settled a human rights complaint filed by a disgruntled ex-member of their athletics department, the Algonquin Times has learned. Garth Gittens, who served as head coach of the Algonquin Thunder women’s soccer team from 1995...

SA launches executive-in-residence

By Pierry Parmera After an eight-month wait, the SA’s the executive-in-residence (EIR) initiative has been formally launched. Watch a video of businesses that started at Algonquin College As the SA announced this March through their general manager, Jack Doyle, students are now...

Algonquin falling in research rankings

By Pierry Parmera Algonquin dropped from 15th to 31st in the ranking of the top research colleges in Canada after a sharp decline in grants received. The college received $1.4 million in 2012, lower than the $2.2 million in 2011, according to the latest rankings. However, that is...

Overseas getaways: go big or go home

By Justin Humphries As the sun sets on the Cuban coastline, James Lipsett sits quietly but contently by himself knowing he’s on a well-earned vacation. Or at least that’s what he dreams about. Lipsett, a first-year professional writing student, has been planning this...

Campbell spotlights organ donation

By Brandon Gillet Organ donor advocate and double lung transplant recipient Hélène Campbell visited Algonquin on Nov. 26 to tell her story in honour of the Best Gift Ever campaign. Speaking alongside her was Algonquin pre-health and science student Robert Martinho about his...

Sensible shopping for the season

By Stephen Sedgwick-Williams The holiday season approaches us and with it comes the frustrations of cold weather, bad road conditions and arguably the worst of them all, gift buying. For one, it’s expensive and requires you to venture out into loud, crowded shopping...
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