Algonquin College in the Community

Picture1Community Connections!  Algonquin College’s Pembroke Waterfront Campus has partnerships and collaborations with many community organizations and businesses.  This page features upcoming special events, activities and projects.  Also check out our News & Events on our main page, our most recent videos, and our Instagram and Flickr Event Photo Albums.


Spring Business and Leadership Conference – REGISTRATION ON NOW!
No need to leave Renfrew County for a quality Professional Development Conference for businesses and organizations.  Algonquin’s 3rd annual Spring Business and Leadership Conference has an exciting line-up of experts who are well-respected professionals in their fields.  Mark you calendars for Thursday, May 25, 2017.  Registration on now – check out the speakers and topics at the website >>

Algonquin College Speaker Series Presents . . Our Speaker Series continues to attract a diverse group of presenters. By offering a good variety of speakers, the College is fulfilling its mandate to offer learning opportunities to people of all ages through its outreach programming. Our goal is to offer wonderfully engaging and educational entertainment through the power of listening to the spoken word. Find out more about our Speaker Series >>

Algonquin College Waterfront Chris Dore with arms crossed and smiling at cameraCampus Welcomes First Entrepreneur in Residence – Algonquin College’s Waterfront Campus in Pembroke has taken the first step towards fulfilling the College’s goal of instilling in every student a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. The Campus has announced the appointment of its first Entrepreneur in Residence, in a move it believes will better prepare its graduates for today’s evolving and competitive labour market.

The Campus’s new E.I.R., Christopher Doré  is looking forward to the challenges that will come with the position. “I’m really excited to get started. The Pembroke Campus has an excellent reputation for being innovative, and I hope to channel some of that enthusiasm to create an entrepreneurial hub of ideas, thoughts and actions that will create all kinds of new opportunities for our learning community,” says Doré. Read media release >> 

GirlsNightOut-NoWordsphotoGirls’ Night Out – Since 2013, Algonquin College has been the beneficiary of a fabulous celebration of women, for women.  Organized by a group of active community-minded women, Girls’ Night Out has raised more than $100,000 at the four evening events.  Their fundraising efforts have supported the new campus capital campaign fund, plus a bursary of $1,500 for a female student attending the Pembroke Campus.  The 2017 event will be on Friday, May 5th and an exciting lineup of activities is already being planned.  Stay tuned and watch for more on the Girls’ Night Out website >>

Country Music Recording artist and Algonquin Alumnus Jason Blaine with wife and four childrenJason Blaine Celebrity Charity Golf Classic – Canadian Recording Artist Jason Blaine is ready to rock his hometown again this year with some of Canada’s top Country music performers joining him on the stage at his Charity Concert in Pembroke. Expect an announcement soon as to who Blaine will have as his special celebrity guests for his concert fundraiser on June 13. These celebrity artists will also participate in day two of the charity event, an 18-hole golf tournament held at the Pembroke Golf Club on June 14. Read more about Jason’s charity and how it has benefitted many local organizations.