PDA Projects artist tells story

By Arielle Follett Trips to the National Gallery and museums across Canada as a young boy were what inspired Brendan de Montigny to pursue a career in the fine arts. “When I was young everything in the galleries just seemed so monumental and visually present,” said de Montigny,...

Dining with a Starr

By Arielle Follett In the heart of Little Italy lies a small, unassuming and homey restaurant cooking up signature gourmet comfort food. A step inside reveals stylish decorations, with classy low-lighting and a beautiful wood bar. Chalkboard signs all around the restaurant are...

Young Professional Rapido: Networking works

By Alicia Gosselin Eight Algonquin employees “did their thing” on Sept. 24 at the new Young Professionals Rapido event where they shared their personal ideas and professional knowledge with a room full of colleagues.   Each presenter had five minutes and 10 PowerPoint slides...

Algonquin Grad takes his Lessons to Heart

By Alexandra Moscato “Life is too short to spend it dreaming, live your dream.” They’re the words of Ahmad Lutfi, an Algonquin culinary graduate-turned-chef/professor, who has thrived with his passion for cooking as his motivator. “I must have always been a cook at heart. At the...

Staff wins Master Chef style tournament

By Elizabeth Mabie Four employees from Algonquin’s food services won the grand prize in a Master Chef-formatted competition held at the college this past spring. The 4th Annual Canadian Culinary Federation Ottawa Chapter Culinary Competition and Gala was held on June 8 in the...

Group Co-founded by Alumni Wins Penultimate Prize

By Jesse Munro Soshal Group, a social media and web design content and consulting enterprise co-founded by an Algonquin grad came second in this year’s Ottawa Business Journal fastest growing company competition with a three-year revenue growth of 1,294.03 per cent. “We knew when...

Hear, Hear: Alumnus of the Year

By: Arielle Follett To be respected and admired within your career is one thing. But to be awarded by the school that made your success possible is quite another. Algonquin graduate Peter Tilley could not agree with this statement more. This summer he was awarded Alumnus of the...

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...