Computer engineering tops employment rate

The Algonquin computer engineering technology program led the 2012-2013 employment report with all 18 of 18 responding graduates available for employment being employed. The program boasts a 100 per cent employment rate, up from the 78 per cent the previous year, the report...

Funding for scholarships easy as pie

Algonquin and Milano Pizzeria are teaming up to help young food-enthusiasts reach their goals. The 12 Chefs for Charity drive, hosted at all 34 Milano locations in Ontario, will see Algonquin’s own Culinary Arts instructor, Patrick Kostiw, and his Surf and Turf pizza submission....

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Retail florist watches career blossom

A small flower on the side of the road caught her attention as she was on her way home from kindergarten and sparked a fire in the young girl. It was a flower that she had never seen before, so she raced the rest of the way to look it up. “I still remember what it was,” said...
Posted On 25 Nov 2014

Put a collar on it

By Arielle Follett Connecting, learning, enhancing and optimizing are the four cornerstones of a Waterloo-based and Algonquin-educated innovation. Add those four words together and they spell CLEO, a “smart-collar” for pets. The idea came from Peter Mankowski, a 1994 electrical...

Culinary magic by “Kitchen Wizard”

By Arielle Follett A little determination, a lot of talent and a dash of creativity will cook up a great restaurant business plan, but the true secret ingredient? An Algonquin education. Stephen LaSalle, a graduate of the culinary management program who was recently named a top...

Putting Mr. Noodle to shame

By Arielle Follett An Algonquin small medium enterprise management (SME) graduate is making ramen that will put your Mr. Noodle to shame. Koichi Paxton was inspired to start his own business after travelling through Europe for three years. Prepared to go to university, Paxton’s...

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...
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