Algonquin College and The Ottawa Hospital form new partnership


OTTAWA — Algonquin College and The Ottawa Hospital are embarking on a unique partnership in health research, innovation and training. The College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hospital’s research institute to “encourage and facilitate the development of mutually beneficial linkages” in areas such as digital health, clinical trials and biotherapeutics manufacturing. Read more >

Second-year students receive inaugural Changemaker Award from Board of Governors

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Photo: The Changemakers Award was presented to, from left, Suzanne Mondoux, Robyn Dusseldorp, Sage Barclay and Rebecca Arbuckle on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

Four students from the first Occupational Therapy Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant program offered at Algonquin College received the first Student Changemaker Award from the Board of Governors at the board meeting on Monday evening. Read more >

Comic takes kid-centred approach to underscore importance of immunization

OTTAWA, CANADA – Alien invaders descend on a world while defensive forces mobilize to battle the intruders … is this the plot from an upcoming blockbuster movie or a creative approach to science education? These scenes are from a new online comic, Immunity Warriors: Invasion of the Alien Zombies, created to educate elementary school students about the immune system and the role of immunization in defending against illness.

Conceived by Dr. Kumanan Wilson, a physician, researcher and comic book fan, Invasion of the Alien Zombies approaches immunization education from a child’s perspective. Read more >

Algonquin College and Shopify announce new program making experiential learning a priority

Ottawa — Algonquin College and Shopify are pleased to announce a partnership that brings students into the future of commerce and design.

Sixty third-year Algonquin College Graphic Design students from the School of Media and Design will be receiving hands-on training in a pilot course that provides experiential learning opportunities at Shopify’s company headquarters. As part of the curriculum, students will partner with local businesses to improve design aspects of their companies. The students will gain expert insight and training from Shopify instructors, who collaborated with College instructors to build a multidisciplinary course. Read more >

Ottawa campus opens doors to 1,700 visitors interested in Algonquin programs


Student Volunteers greeted guests at the door of E building, for Algonquin College’s Winter Open House.

Some 1,700 potential students and family members visited the Ottawa campus Saturday for the 2017 Winter Open House, where they visited information booths highlighting the many programs offered at the College.
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Capital Magazine celebration event features Cheryl as panelist

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Photo: Alex Munter, CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, left, Algonquin College President Cheryl Jensen, centre, and Warren Creates, head of the Immigration Law Group at Perley-Robertson, Hill and McDougall, were the evening’s panelists.

Capital Magazine celebrated the launch of its second edition, which features Algonquin College President Cheryl Jensen on its cover, at a networking and panel event at the College on Thursday evening.
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The Ottawa 2017 Host 150 Training Tool now live!

If you want to put on a great party, you have to be a great host. And Algonquin College, together with Ottawa Tourism, Ottawa 2017, the City of Ottawa, and La Cité, has developed an online tool that will help us – all of us – be just that for the millions of visitors expected to visit the capital for the 150th anniversary festivities.

Click here to check out the tool.
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