A Night for the History Books: Algonquin College’s Applied Museum Studies Program Marks 40 Years!

A Night for the History Books: Algonquin College’s Applied Museum Studies Program Marks 40 Years!

They might soon need to start a museum dedicated to the Applied Museum Studies (AMS) program at Algonquin College. The program – the oldest continuously operating postsecondary museum program in the country – held a celebration Saturday night in honour of its 40th anniversary. The crowd of over 200 students, faculty, alumni, and industry partners gathered ...More

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Bright Smiles, Bright Futures: Algonquin Student Project Takes Top Award at Polytechnics Canada 2013 Student Applied Research Showcase

There were plenty of pearly whites on display in Calgary as Team Algonquin was announced as the winner of the Polytechnics Canada 2013 Student Applied Research Showcase. The team – including six College students, three graduates, and four faculty – worked with local client Cumulus Dental to create a 3D Voice Activated Dental Charting Software. Going ...More

Day Four Update from Team in Honduras

Day Four Update from Team in Honduras

Below is an update from Professor Dana Tapak and her Interior Design students, who are in Honduras working with Habitat for Humanity and Advanced Business Interiors. === Hola! We have wrapped up day four and the team is still going strong! Our tasks on the build site are varied; carrying concrete blocks and adobe bricks, cutting bricks, moving mounds ...More

Students Boost Self-Esteem of Homeless Men in Ottawa

Students Boost Self-Esteem of Homeless Men in Ottawa

Five students. Four hours. One assignment. No budget. Over 85 haircuts, sets of clothing, hygiene kits, food, and employment resource kits handed out to men in need. A pretty good debut for what Kimberly Zapata wants to make an annual tradition. Kimberly, a full-time student at the College and Life Skills Program Coordinator at the Salvation ...More

Algonquin College Perth Campus Wins Green Building Wood Design Award from Canadian Wood Council

Algonquin College Perth Campus Wins Green Building Wood Design Award from Canadian Wood Council

Algonquin College Heritage Institute honoured with GRC Architects and engineering firm Adjelian Allen Rubeli Ltd. at 2013 Ontario Wood Works! Awards The Canadian Wood Council thinks the Algonquin College Heritage Institute is an excellent example of Green Building Wood Design. “I commend the entire team behind the new Perth campus for their tremendous efforts in support of ...More

Update from Interior Design Team in Honduras

Update from Interior Design Team in Honduras

Here are a couple great photos, and an update, from Professor Dana Tapak and her students who are building a home in Honduras with Habitat for Humanity Global Village and Advanced Business Interiors. (Read part one of the story here) We arrived safe and sound and we are now in the town of Santa Rosa de ...More

WEET Program Electrifies at Awards Show of National Not-for-Profit

WEET Program Electrifies at Awards Show of National Not-for-Profit

It’s like all of a sudden, the lights came on – here’s a bold new way to get women into the electrical trades. A two-year intensive program launched this year by Algonquin College which connects women with degrees with hands-on training and an internship in the electrical industry has received the inaugural top prize for Innovation in ...More

Entrepreneurial Teddy Bears Headed to CHEO

Entrepreneurial Teddy Bears Headed to CHEO

To be an entrepreneur, you have to know yourself pretty well. Are you more of a hockey fan, or football? It’s a cold day – toque, or ushanka? And of course…bear, or red panda? Just in time for the holiday season, students in Professor Martin Taller’s Entrepreneurship class are sending over a big furry surprise for ...More