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,...

Grad gets ‘Delightful Taste’ of success

By Dylan Conway-Hartwick Guil Fernandes grew up with a never-ending craving to make cakes, cookies and various other delicious desserts while helping his mother at her bakery in Brazil. So it was only fitting that he opened up his very own bakery, Delightful Tastes, right here in...

Behind the scenes of a boys club

By Aidan Cullis With coordinators of predominantly-male fi elds of studying trying to gear their programs to appeal to the opposite sex, some women are wondering if their welcome committee has taught their peers any manners. Male-dominated fields of work are constructed by and...

Journeying with War Amps

By Tyler Labonte On a typical work day, Jamie Lunn may carry papers or hold a notebook using two hands, an act which would be unremarkable if one of those hands were not on a prosthetic arm. Her arm ends just below the elbow and cannot fully extend. But a sticky set of flexible,...

Renowned animator at work

By Michael Robinson   Of all the places to find inspiration, Jerry Popowich would never have thought to look in a local lumber mill. Among the whine of buzz saws and the clanging of heavy machinery, the Thunder Bay, Ont. native still remembers the day he overheard his then...

Grad finds opportunity at Mercury

By Safia Hashi Sitting in the studio of an internationally recognized digital production company—the largest of its kind in Ottawa—Alanna Sas flips through the pages collected on her desk, trying to map out her most recent 2D animation sequence. The 22-year-old Algonquin graduate...

Twitterati thinkers and doers

By Matthew Houston The Canadian International Council recently put out a list of Canada’s Twitterati Thinkers and Doers: individuals who are recognized as those driving foreign policy discussion over Twitter. Renée Filiatrault, a public relations professor at Algonquin, is one of...

Stuntman Stu works his Majic at Sochi

By Arielle Follett After three flights, with stops in Frankenfurt and Moscow, 39-year-old Stuart Schwartz, better known as Stuntman Stu, finally arrives in Sochi, ready to begin announcing for Canada’s women’s hockey team at the 2014 Olympic Games. In more ways than one, Schwartz...

Pastor-chef cooks up healthy community

By Elizabeth Mabie A local youth pastor and chef has mixed his passions for his faith and food by creating an environment for Ottawa teens to come and enjoy a meal, make friends, and come closer to God through a message and discussion. Jeremy Sauve completed the one-year cook...

Public relations on ice

By Alicia K. Gosselin An Algonquin public relations graduate has combined her love of skating with her knowledge of media and communications by working behind the scenes at an Olympic-level event. Just last month, Katie Olsen volunteered her time to help with the 2014 Canadian...