The Office of Applied Research and Innovation is looking for volunteer judges for the Applied Research Day competition on April 12th, 2017.
Every year, student teams work on applied projects in which they apply knowledge and skills acquired through their field of study. The majority of these projects are showcased on the main Applied Research Day event in April each year. Read more >
WordPress Developer Paid Co-op / Student Researcher Position 4 – 8 months with potential for permanent placement at firm $15 per hour / 20hrs – 37.5 hours per week
Gnowit is seeking a WordPress developer to design, develop and maintain a WordPress plugin to cleanly integrate several of Gnowit’s information aggregation and analytics products into WordPress powered web sites.
Develop custom and interactive WordPress Plugins using proven technologies and best practices
Collaborate closely with designers, developers, product managers and the marketing teams to effectively productive the Gnowit plugin on the WordPress app store and other trade publications
Optimize the WordPress plugins for speed and conversion
Troubleshoot bugs and fix them in a timely and non-disruptive manner
1+ years of WordPress Experience
2+ years of HTML, CSS, JS, PHP and MySQL experience
(Bonus) Expertise with modifying and managing themes and plugins
Understanding of WordPress code
Thirst to learn new things and to constantly improve your work
Problem Solver mentality – whether load times are slow or the plugins are conflicting, you won’t stop until things are running smoothly
Understanding of cross-platform and cross-browser issues
Please contact Dr. Shahzad Khan (email@example.com) with your resume and a brief description of relevant experiences to set up an interview.
The Algonquin College Office of Applied Research & Innovation (ARI) held an open house this past Thursday, February the 9th, 2017 to celebrate its new space in the F-building.
The goal of the event was to increase ARI’s visibility and share the new space with students, staff, and industry. In pursuit of this result, the Collaboration Lab was filled with projects to engage attendees and offer experiential learning opportunities.
Virtual Reality artwork collaboration software “MPVR” from Brinx
Visual collaboration system “Nureva Span” from Nureva
Immunity Warriors: Invasion of the Alien Zombie is a motion comic book that uses Madefire to transform a traditional comic book into an exciting interactive experience. With an action-packed storyline, Immunity Warriors educates children on their immune system, battling viruses, and the importance of vaccinations.
Th group responsible for the project including Dr. Wilson, the mHealth group at OHRI and Kevin Holmes, Project Manager at the Health and Wellness Research Center, held a press release on Tuesday, January 24th. The event took place at Broadview Public School and participating students were asked to brainstorm names for the motion comics characters.
Masterpiece VR is a collaborative virtual reality platform that allows you to freely and intuitively create 3D models, this past week it was launched on Steam. The software is being provided FREE for the time being, as it is still an “Early Access” title.
SmartMoms is a mobile application for iOS and Android that pairs with Fitbit to track weight gain, calorie intake, quality of sleep, physical activity, and heart rate of expecting mothers. With a main focus on health, it helps women make healthy choices through each stage of their pregnancy.
Presenters: : Matt Young; Mannat Luthra; McKenzie McGilchrist; Vlad Tonkonogov Principal Investigator: Christopher Elliott Industry Partner: University of Ottawa
2nd Place Winning Project
Immunity Warriors is a motion comic book that uses Madefire to transform a traditional comic book into an exciting interactive experience. With an action packed storyline, Immunity Warriors educates children on their immune system, battling viruses, and the importance of vaccinations.
Presenters: Kari Ball; Stephanie Paiement; Dom Richichi and Jason Eduardo Mata Principal Investigator: Kevin Holmes Industry Partner: Ottawa Hospital mHealth Research Team
Mobile Innovation Ecosystem Map App
3rd Place Winning Project
A complex large-format map of Canada’s Innovation Ecosystem was reimagined for a smartphone app.Bureaucrats and Trade Commissioners need to tell Canada’s innovation stories in the field, often without a lot of space. The team has taken their user-tested redesign into a coded prototype.
Presenters: Kayla Bowmaster and Edmer Buen Principal Investigator: Stefan Dickerson Industry Partner: Global Advantage
A team of recent graduates from Algonquin College paired up with Hydro Ottawa this summer to help make a dangerous job a bit safer. Bradley Kasaboski, Derek Boase and Mauricio Ledón spent three months developing a prototype for a training jacket that can teach would-be power-line technicians how to navigate high-voltage wires.
Under the tutelage of Algonquin’s Office of Applied Research and Innovation and working with industry partner Contextere, students Adesh Shah and Jack Garrard developed a ground breaking application targeted towards industrial work crews.
Adesh at Microsoft in Toronto
Adesh Shah and Jack Garrard, who are enrolled in the Mobile Application Design & Development and Interactive Media & Design programs respectively, were successful in creating the Contextere application. This is the first app of its kind with aims to optimize the workflow of industrial work crews by relaying a series of contextual instructions to workers based on in-situ awareness and advanced machine learning. It was built on the Universal Windows Platform which allows the app to run on any Windows 10 device, with special emphasis placed on the inclusion of Microsoft Band 2 and the HoloLens.
Algonquin College congratulates Adesh Shah who has recently become a Microsoft Student Evangelist due to his diligent work with ARI and the MADD program.
Algonquin’s Office of Applied Research and Innovation (ARI) have three paid positions open to 2nd and 3rd year students from the Bachelor of Information Technology – Network Technology program. The successful candidates will receive training by highly experienced professionals from CENGN, Telus and Inocybe. The main topic of this hands-on training will be Software-Defined Networks. The training will take place either during the Winter semester or the summer of 2017.
Apart from the obvious benefit of getting paid to receive training in a cutting-edge technology, the trainees will have great opportunities to expand their professional network with senior engineers and hiring managers from these leading companies.
If you are interested, please contact Theo Mirtchev, 613-727-4723/6080; firstname.lastname@example.org; or apply directly through ARI’s online form at
Rainy Daze is a harm reduction app intended to inform the user about harm reduction and harm reduction techniques. The app features a series of mini games built around specific harm reduction concepts. The game is targeted directly to the College student demographic and addresses specific situational awareness and provides the user non-judgmental feedback and positive reinforcement of established harm reduction approaches.
CBC recently highlighted the application in an interview. Listen to it here
Try the Game for yourself on the Umbrella project website – Play Rainy Daze