‘Indian Horse’ trots out talent

By Christine Roy   Breanne Leblanc Canadian literature has always been a genre that interested Breanne Leblanc.  When she chose that as her general elective, one of the books they read was Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese. When her critical essay on the book was submitted to...

Laughter is louder

By Michael Robinson   When Monique Simonot’s first aid kit of anti-depressants is unable to fend off the psychic paralysis she lives with every day, she chooses to laugh instead. For her, the act of smiling beats any pill. “The brief escape can do wonders,” said the...

Are you water aware?

By Paige Vonk   “Ask a student if they could describe sustainability and the likelihood is you might get two out of 10 who could because it’s not taught in our schools,” said general arts and science professor Jay Smith.   Algonquin’s first water awareness campaign led...

Crossing barriers into Sochi

By Maximilian Moore     Decked out in Olympic Team Canada gear, snowboard in one hand and helmet in the other, John Leslie, the Sochi 2014 Paralympic athlete who lost his knee to bone cancer, sits alone in Algonquin’s Student Commons, thinking. And without knowing it,...

Crash course for living in college

By Chris Whan   Students whose parents never attended college had a chance to mingle and network at a networking event in the Student Commons Tues. March 25. Hot 89.9 DJ Scott Rush hosted and emceed the event that helped students whose parents may not have attended a...

COPS OUT

By Chris Whan   The Algonquin Times was invited to the police foundations programs scenario simulations in an effort to broaden awareness about the program and allow students to integrate more effectively. “I am and we (police foundations) are always happy to support...

TEMBO saves paths for women

By Myriah Saulnier       Empowering women in Tanzania is the driving force behind Project TEMBO, a charitable cause that Algonquin students and staff have been working hard to support through fundraising for over five years. Project TEMBO (Tanzania Education and...

Event funds culinary bursary

By Myriah Saulnier     Culinary students’ hard work is being recognized with more than $10,000 raised for a new bursary that will go to support them. The School of Hospitality and Tourism partnered with Les Toques Blanches Association to launch the first annual Toques...

Ottawa DJ crew paints the Ob red

By Dan Taccone   The Ottawa-based Aboriginal electronic DJ crew A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) brought its unique, MTV-dubbed “Powwow-step” music to the Observatory on March 20, in a performance punctuated with chanting, war cries, and ATCR’s distinct...

Life doesn’t get any sweeter

By Elizabeth Mabie   An Ottawa woman has mixed two fields of study together to create a successful business baking and decorating cakes for every occasion. Catherine Beddall is a graduate of Algonquin’s graphic design program and baking and pastry arts program. For 13 years,...