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...

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...
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