College awarded Guinness World Record

By Daniel Katz Former students in the cabinetmaking and furniture technician program have been awarded a Guinness World Record for building the world’s largest pepper grinder. The pepper grinder stands 16-feet four-inches tall, 14-inches in diameter and weighs approximately 490...

Safety and emergency app gets launched at the college

By Daniel Katz     A mobile app which provides safety information and emergency procedures has been unveiled this year in order to make it easier for the Algonquin community to view emergency procedures and safety tips. The app is called Mobile Safety and is free to...

Mobile app students benefit outside clients

By Brian Craddock The college’s first ever mobile application design and development program’s graduating class is developing a series of mobile apps designed to benefit real-world clients and corporations. The class, taught by professors Steve Griffith, and Gerry...

Students take on game challenge

By Dan Taccone Completing the design, testing and successful operation of a project with a two-day deadline may sound like a student’s worst nightmare. But for 35 Algonquin game development students, it was a welcome challenge. The event, held on Jan.24 to 26, called Global Game...

3D printing tech zaps college

By Maximilian Moore Design and engineering programs at the college are expecting a major change in the way they use the college’s $60,000 3D printers. Nicholas Haddad, an employee of the college Print Shop, oversees the 3D printers purchased by college ancillary services and...

Merlin’s kitchen comes to life

By Jennifer Wallace A new series of action-packed courses are spicing things up at Algonquin with “The Spice of Life,” in conjunction with Algonquin’s Hospitality department. The great thing about these non-credit courses is that you don’t have to write an exam and they are just...
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Injecting new life into fighting the flu

By Dani-Elle Dubé Trypanophobics — or those with a fear of needles — can literally breathe a sigh of relief this upcoming flu shot season thanks to an alternative needleless vaccine. FluMist, a fine nasal spray containing the flu vaccine, has been in Canada since 2010 but is not...

Getting a leg up on the competition

By Steven Chmielash     Dmitry Klishch It would be an understatement to say that Dmitry Klishch was outmatched at the 2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference student poster competition on Oct.20-23 in San Jose, Calif. Klishch, a second-year mechanical...

Online program a pathway to trailblazing

By Dali Carmichael   What do you think of when you hear the word “trail?” Do you see a small group decked out in their Mountain Equipment Coop apparel, clasping their Nalgene water bottles while stomping along worn paths in clunky hiking boots? Or perhaps you envision a...

Vouching for student success

By Tyler Follett Algonquin has recently launched a voucher program unlike any other currently at the school. The program was launched at Algonquin and eight other schools in Ontario this year, with vouchers offered to businesses after a series of screening and proposal...