Posted on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
OTTAWA — The Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, made his first post-budget stop at Algonquin College on Thursday, fielding questions from students and getting a first-hand look at innovation in progress.
“I know it’s so important for Colleges and private-sector organizations and research institutes and universities to all work together in creating great opportunities for our country,” said Minister Morneau, who then addressed the students directly. “All of you are at an exciting time in your life. I wish you all the best in your studies and I want you to know that we are going to work to make sure that the opportunities are going to be there for you when you graduate.” Read more >
Posted on Monday, March 20th, 2017
- Unique programs serve to address Canada’s current skills gap and future needs
- Algonquin College’s Ottawa campus will host both programs
The next chapter in the multi-faceted partnership between Algonquin College and Siemens Canada was made official today as the organizations announced a new collaboration aimed at addressing the technical skills gap in Canada and accelerating implementation of Industrie 4.0 advanced manufacturing concepts. Algonquin students will soon have access to two new advanced skills programs to further prepare them for the workplace of the future; the Siemens Mechatronics Systems certification and the Dual-Education enhanced co-op program, both to be offered through the Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy (SCETA).
Beginning later this year, Algonquin College will offer students the globally recognized Siemens Mechatronics Systems certification program. Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical, electrical and computer software technologies as well as control and systems theory into a single system used in production and manufacturing. In practical terms, Mechatronics is a holistic, hands-on approach to automation that can improve efficiency, productivity and quality and ultimately decrease time to market. Industries that benefit greatly from a Mechatronics system include aerospace, materials processing, machine building, automotive, transportation, building technologies and mining.
“As we celebrate our 50th anniversary at Algonquin College, we want to build on our past successes and keep our eyes focused on the future — and this agreement, part of a much wider partnership we have with Siemens Canada, helps us achieve that,” said Algonquin College President Cheryl Jensen. “These programs forecast ahead, giving our learners the opportunity to perfect cutting-edge skills that are going to put them at the forefront of the next wave of technological advances in multiple sectors.”
Algonquin College will also become an official partner school of the SCETA Dual Education program, an enhanced skills training and career-start plan that offers students an enhanced co-op program at Siemens Canada during their final two years of study and the opportunity for full-time employment with Siemens upon graduation.
“The manufacturing sector in Canada and globally is changing rapidly as the industry enters the fourth industrial revolution, or Industrie 4.0,” said Robert Hardt, CEO, Siemens Canada. “This new era emphasizes digitization and companies will require qualified, highly-skilled graduates with the right mix of skills which these programs will offer them. We are thrilled to have a long-term sustainable education partner in Algonquin College who shares a commitment to Canada’s future.”
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For more information:
Ruth Dunley, Communications Officer
Public Relations and Communications, Algonquin College
Office: 613-727-4723 ext. 6452
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Ann Adair, VP Corporate Communications
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About Algonquin College
The mission of Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is to transform hopes and dreams into lifelong success. Algonquin College, an Ontario public sector community college, does this by offering hands-on, digitally connected, experiential learning in more than 185 programs. Based in the Ottawa Valley, Algonquin College is the largest polytechnic institute in Eastern Ontario. More information available at www.algonquincollege.com
About Siemens Canada
Siemens Canada is a leading technology partner that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality and reliability for more than 100 years. Siemens’ expertise in the fields of electrification, automation and digitalization helps make real what matters to Canada, delivering solutions for sustainable energy, intelligent infrastructure, healthcare and the future of manufacturing. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a foremost supplier of power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment and laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. The company has approximately 5,000 employees, 44 offices and 15 production facilities from coast-to-coast. Sales for Siemens Canada in fiscal 2016 (ended September 30), were $3.1 billion CAD. Further information available at www.siemens.ca
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Posted on Friday, March 17th, 2017
OTTAWA — Today the President of Algonquin College, Cheryl Jensen, and the President of Nunavut Arctic College, Joe Adla Kunuk, formalized a new partnership that will facilitate the sharing of programs and learning resources between the two Colleges.
“We are eager to collaborate with Nunavut Arctic College to provide students, both here in Ontario and also in Nunavut, with new opportunities,” said Jensen. “Algonquin College is committed to academic collaborations that allow Indigenous students, and all students, to reach their full potential, and to gain the skills they need for the future.”
Nunavut Arctic College and Algonquin College have a shared goal to provide programs that are reflective and inclusive of Indigenous peoples in Canada and that prepare a flexible and resilient workforce. The signing of the Letter of Intent between the Colleges will create new opportunities for cooperation and provide shared learning opportunities for both students and faculty members.
“This new relationship between our Colleges is reflective of our priorities for post-secondary education and training,” said Kunuk. “These opportunities in education will help develop a skilled and engaged workforce that will contribute to our collective growth in today’s economy.”
The agreement takes effect immediately and will remain in place for three years before it must be renewed.
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For more information please contact:
Jean-Guy Fréchette, Associate Director, Government and Stakeholder Relations
Office: 613-727-4723 ext. 6427
About Algonquin College and Nunavut Arctic University:
The mission of Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is to transform hopes and dreams into lifelong success. Algonquin College, an Ontario public sector community college, does this by offering hands-on, digitally connected, experiential learning in more than 185 programs. Based in the Ottawa Valley, Algonquin College is the largest polytechnic institute in Eastern Ontario.
Nunavut Arctic College has a strong commitment to provide high quality educational opportunities to all residents of Nunavut. The College has five campuses: Nunatta Campus, including Piqqusilirivvik in Clyde River, the Nunavut Research Institute Science Campus in Iqaluit, Kivalliq Campus and the Nunavut Trades Training Centre in Rankin Inlet and the Kitikmeot Campus, located in Cambridge Bay.
Posted on Monday, March 13th, 2017
Giacomo Panico visited the AC campus last month and discovered the many ways our students prepare for their careers (CBC News)
A haircut for $10? A massage for $35?
Of course, all of us here at AC know the College’s best-kept secrets are the services provided by our students at discount rates.
But it was all new to CBC’s Giacomo Panico, who visited the AC campus last month and discovered the many ways our students prepare for their careers as part of their course work. Read more >
Posted on Monday, March 6th, 2017
Nursing student Rebecca Pena tries to do a puzzle while listening to a recording of voices. Ottawa Citizen.
Algonquin College’s Nursing program was in the news Sunday when the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun published a story about an important empathy-building exercise students in the program participate in. Read more >
Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2017
It’s a third Oscar win for Algonquin College alumnus Trent Correy, who worked on Zootopia, the winner of the Best Animated Feature at Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards ceremony.
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Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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 >
Posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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 >
Posted on Monday, February 6th, 2017
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Feb 06, 2017
OTTAWA — Algonquin College is pleased to announce that it is now home to a Steinway grand piano that will bring the gift of music to generations of new musicians. Read more >
Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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 >