Tech to help seniors

Team makes fall-detection alarm system   The smartphone-sized circuit board doesn’t look like much, but one day it could help fallen seniors get back on their feet. Since November a team of international students has been building the alarm portion for a new fall-detection...

Study Hard, play harder

If Simeon Seguin had his way, instead of playing Angry Birds on the bus, people would play his application that helps students study. “The ultimate idea is to help people study in a fun way,” said Seguin. Seguin, 33, an Algonquin graduate, is the mastermind behind StudyBugApp,...

Students wired to industry

Manufacturing engineering technician students delivered a new wire tensioner they built to a Perth manufacturer March 25. As a manufacturer of wire and wire products internationally, CWI has a lengthy list of goods ranging from instrument strings to medical staples. During...

Power privies

A collaborative effort that has been years in the making has Perth campus and the National Capital Commission working on a new project to replace aging infrastructure in the Greenbelt area. “This is the first toe in the pool to see how the relationship will work,” said Shawn...

Student writers wow WikiHow

Since 2009, Algonquin students have made the most contributions to the self-help site WikiHow by amassing over 500,000 views. Colin Owler, a computer-programming student, is one of those students, and he wrote an article for WikiHow last fall for his communications class. “I was...
Posted On 19 Mar 2015

Team charts sea of data

App lets users explore their info A team of student designers and coders beat 29 other groups to win first prize at Algonquin’s December Applied Research Day with a winning web application that shows complex information in a simple way. But it wasn’t the team’s first time...

Online learners prosper at digital desks

One December afternoon, Juanita Clarke was waiting for a bus when she got dizzy. The sensation prompted her to hail a cab and go to the nearest hospital. Clarke, a social media program student, now walks with a cane, and doctors can’t figure out why. She’s partially disabled but...

Building an efficient future

In the high efficiency home building field, Algonquin students and faculty are leading the way in a collaborative effort with the Perth community. From simple beginnings the program has developed to offer students and the community interesting opportunities for growth. With a...

Parking enforcement goes high tech

Automated program aims to streamline parking enforcement   Parking enforcement at the college might get even more efficient. Algonquin tested new licence plate recognition technology on Feb. 12, consisting of four cameras mounted on a vehicle that can scan plates and alert a...

Algonquin web designers help chocolatier

An award-winning chocolate company and an award-winning Algonquin student produced website – it’s not a bad blend. The Almonte-based chocolate company called Hummingbird Chocolate Maker is owned by a Stittsville couple, Drew and Erica Gilmour. They took home the silver medal at...