Algonquin’s ‘Church on Thursdays’ turnout dwindling

  Every Thursday a Christian worship service called Church on Thursdays is held in the college’s spiritual centre from 7 to 8:30 p.m., featuring music and a sermon. The idea for Church on Thursdays comes from the University of Ottawa’s Church on Wednesdays, a...

It takes two – and consent – to tango

In 1989, while Mike Domitrz was in college, he got a call from his parents telling him that his sister had been raped. His world instantly changed. He moved closer to home to be near his sister and help her through it. That experience made him realize how amazing she real...

Echo app helps students

Two Algonquin interactive multimedia students are working on an anxiety app. The apps purpose? “To help people with anxiety, to help cope with it so they don’t feel like they have to go home, go to a councillor, basically so they can try to figure it out on their own,” said...

Tight and bright dance students ‘too legit to sit’

The CHEO-supporting Ottawa Dance Marathon 2015 was kick-started on Jan. 15 in The Observatory with a less-than-expected turnout of just 15 people. Students danced in snug neon clothing and “Too Legit To Sit” T-shirts at the Tight and Bright Dance Marathon in support...

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...

Documentary on climate change is just the tip of the iceberg

The fourth installment of a nine-part documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously, played in the AC Hub on Jan. 20 to promote awareness and educate students on the global issue of climate change. Years of Living Dangerously is a docu-series focusing on the effects of climate...

Delayed graduation up

About 64 per cent of students who graduate take twice as long to complete their programs, according to Algonquin’s 2013-2014 annual report. “Lives of students have changed,” said Cheryl Jensen, Algonquin’s president. “A lot of our students have family commitments. They are...

Former Algonquin IT head speaks on future after Sony hack

“The trust has been broken and it’s been very, very publicly broken.” That’s what Algonquin’s former head of information technology had to say about the Sony hack in an interview with the Times. This past November, Sony Pictures Entertainment joined the exclusive list of...

Connections sells #ottstrong shirts for PTSD

Algonquin is helping give back to the family of fallen soldier Nathan Cirillo and first responders facing PTSD through the sale of locally made t-shirts. Local volunteer firefighter, Alex Paquette conceived the idea with a buddy to make a difference.  Paquette says, “it’s better...

Consent is key

  It’s your first date with the cutest guy in your class. Things are going well and you’re sitting on the couch, knee-to-knee, looking into each other’s eyes. Suddenly, he leans in and asks “can I kiss you?” You laugh, maybe out of awkwardness; you’ve never been asked that...
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