Looking back at the past of collegiate terrorists

The arrest of Awso Peshdary and Khadar Khalib is not the first time there has been an Algonquin connection to suspected terrorist activity. In the past, students Mohammad Momin Khawaja, a 2001 computer programming graduate, and Mohdar Abdullah, a 1999 computer studies student,...

Grant boosts start-ups

Schools get $2-million to help entrepreneurs Algonquin students like Adrian McGrath and Jared Potvin with their portable food production system could graduate with a diploma and a company, thanks to a $2-million boost from the province of Ontario. The funding, shared between...

Outreach 360 in Nicaragua

Students gain life-changing experience through teaching young children in Jinotega Editor’s note: Journalism student Andrea Thompson accompanied a group of Algonquin students on a trip to Nicaragua with service learning organization Outreach 360. The goal for the team was to...

Campus rink gets applause

For Erika Johnston, a first-year recreation and leisure student from Milton, having a rink at Algonquin reminds her of home and family. “My dad’s always made an outdoor rink at home,” said Johnston with a smile. “So it feels great to be back on skates.” Not only has the new rink...

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...

Flash forward to college

Students help high schoolers make hospital videos For Stephanie Le Saulnier, an advertising student, mentoring high school students form across Ottawa in the FlashForward program can prove to be mutually beneficial. At the program’s end, Le Saulnier and the other mentors will...
Posted On 05 Mar 2015

Forgive but never forget

Students learn power of putting past behind them Saif Terai sits in the forgiveness circle, staring intently at the strawberry in his hand, while the song of healing is being sung. He says he has a lot of forgiving to do before he can truly learn to forgive himself. In Aboriginal...

Ontario colleges set to adopt new sexual assault policy

Rule change slated for beginning of March Colleges Ontario, an advocacy group representing 24 colleges, introduced a province-wide sexual assault policy that promises to protect all members of Ontario post-secondary institutions. This policy, which will be the first of its kind...
Posted On 05 Mar 2015

Who is Awso Peshdary?

Few people at the college are willing to discuss the academic life of the Algonquin social services worker graduate that has been charged with terrorism-related offences. The Times reached out to more than 70 of Peshdary’s former classmates on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 through Facebook...

Getting pampered like a man

Men's Weeks successful event for AC salon and spa In time for Valentine’s Day, the college’s spa and boutique encouraged men to treat themselves to a day of pampering at a discounted rate while being a model for teaching purposes. Algonquin hair styling and esthetician students...