Fast Facts

Focused on Student Success

Dedication to student success is Algonquin College’s guiding principal and is demonstrated through the quality of its programs, staff, the continual expansion of its facilities, and by forging strategic partnerships. Every action since the College was established has been to ensure students have access to the education and skills training demanded by the marketplace to launch a rewarding career. Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967 and was named after the First Nations people who lived in the area. Algonquin was formed from the merger of the Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology, established 1957, and the Ontario Vocational Centre, established 1965. The College celebrates 45 years as a leader in post secondary education, and has undergone significant growth since its establishment and continues to grow today. All three Algonquin College Campuses have recently completed major expansion projects. The Perth and Pembroke Campuses have built all-new facilities and the Woodroffe Campus now features a new and innovative award-winning trades building, and a new Student Commons building.

Mission and Vision Statement

Mission:

To transform hopes and dreams into skills and knowledge, leading to lifelong career success.

Vision:

To be a global leader in digitally-connected applied education and training.

Core Values

Caring

We have a sincere and compassionate interest in the well-being of the individual.

Learning

We believe in the pursuit of knowledge, personal growth and development.

Integrity

We believe in trust, honesty and fairness in all relationships and transactions.

Respect

We value the dignity and uniqueness of the individual. We value the equity and diversity in our community.

President’s Council

  • Kent MacDonald - President
  • Duane McNair - Vice President, Administration
  • Claude Brulé - Vice President, Academic
  • Laura Stanbra - Vice President, Student Services
  • Gerry Barker - Vice President, Human Resources
  • Doug Wotherspoon - Executive Director, Advancement
  • Complete Organizational Chart

College Deans, Chairs and Academic Managers

  • Faculty of Technology and Trades: Chris Janzen, Dean
    • David Thibodeau, A/Chair, Mechanical and Transportation Technology
    • Andrew Pridham, Chair, Information and Communications Technology
    • Rebecca Trueman, Chair, Applied Science and Environmental Technology
  • Algonquin College Centre for Construction Excellence:
    • Chris Hahn, Chair, Construction Trades and Building Systems
    • Eric Marois, Chair, Architecture, Civil and Building Sciences
  • Algonquin College Heritage Institute: Dave Donaldson, Dean
    • Brian Duffy, A/Chair, Heritage Institute
  • Faculty of Health, Public Safety and Community Studies: Barbara Foulds, A/Dean
    • Peter Fitzpatrick, Chair, Police and Public Safety Institute
    • Marlene Tosh, Chair, Specialty and Re-entry Health Programs
    • Michelle Morley, A/Chair, Nursing Studies
    • Jane Trakalo, Chair, Community Studies
    • Joan Degan, Chair, Allied Health
  • Faculty of Arts, Media and Design: Russell Mills, Dean
    • Peter Larock, Chair, Design Studies
    • Robyn Heaton, Chair, Media Studies
    • Sherryl Fraser, Chair, General Arts and Science
  • Career and Academic Access Centre: Claire Snasdell-Taylor, Chair
  • Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley: Karen Davies, Dean
    • Murray Kyte, Chair, Business, Technology & Outdoor Training
    • Megan Conway, Chair, Health and Community Studies
  • School of Business: Peter Fortura, A/Dean
    • Lisa Taylor, Chair, Financial, Office and Legal Studies
    • Lorna Brigden, A/Chair, Business Administration – Core and Service Courses
    • Jim Kyte, Chair, Marketing and Management Studies
  • School of Hospitality and Tourism: Michel Savard, Dean
    • Altaf Sovani, Chair, Hospitality Studies
    • Michael Bakogeorge, Chair, Culinary Arts
  • Centre for Continuing and Online Learning: Linda Rees, Dean
    • Pat Lychak, Academic Manager, Online Learning
    • Lorna Brigden, Academic Manager, Business
    • Deb Clendenning, Academic Manager, Health, Public Safety & Community Studies
    • Sandra Larwill, Academic Manager, Technology & Trades, Media & Design
  • Language Institute: Silvia Garcia
  • Academic Development: Jo-Ann Aubut, Dean

College Executive Directors and Directors

  • Academic Operations and Planning: Doug Ouderkirk
  • Advancement: Doug Wotherspoon
  • Algonquin College Foundation: Brenda Rothwell
  • Algonquin Connects: Jennifer Daly-Cyr
  • Applied Research and Innovation: Mark Hoddenbagh
  • College Ancillary Services: Brent Brownlee, Acting
  • Corporate & Business Development: Joe Ranieri
  • Finance: Cathy Dempsey
  • Information Technology Services: Mike Gawargy
  • International Education Centre: Ernest Mulvey
  • Labour Relations: Diane McCutcheon
  • Learning and Teaching Services: Glenn MacDougall
  • Marketing: Eric Hollebone
  • Physical Resources: John Tattersall
  • Registrar: Jeff Macnab
  • Sales and Student Recruitment: Peter MacKie
  • Student Support Services: Shelley Styles
  • Workforce and Personal Development: Denyce Diakun

Schools and Institutes

Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley

Faculty of Arts, Media and Design

  • School of Media and Design
  • Career Academic Access Centre
  • General Arts and Science

Faculty of Health, Public Safety and Community Studies

  • School of Health and Community Studies
  • Police and Public Safety Institute

Faculty of Technology and Trades

  • School of Advanced Technology
  • Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence

Algonquin College Heritage Institute

School of Business

School of Hospitality and Tourism

Centre for Continuing and Online Learning

Programs

159 Ontario College Programs Offered

  • 30 Ontario College Certificates, 67 Ontario College Diplomas, 26 Ontario College Advanced Diplomas
  • 36 Ontario College Graduate Certificates

61 online programs

21 Apprenticeship Programs

29 Co-op Programs

4 Collaborative Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Information Technology – Interactive Multimedia and Design, Carleton University
  • Bachelor of Information Technology – Network Technology, Carleton University
  • Bachelor of Information Technology – Photonics and Laser Technology, Carleton University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Ottawa

4 Bachelor Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts – Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Applied Business – e-Business Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology – Building Science

Highly Competitive Programs 2013-14

  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Early Childhood Education
  • General Arts and Science – Pre-Trades
  • Medical Radiation Technology
  • Music Industry Arts
  • Paralegal
  • Paramedic
  • Powerline Technician
  • Practical Nursing
  • Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Welding and Fabrication Techniques

Student Population

Full-time: Over 19,000

Continuing Education: Over 37,000 Registrations

International: Over 1,000 international students enroll at Algonquin from more than 100 countries. Recent activity abroad includes projects in countries such as India, China, South Africa, Tanzania, Yemen, and Montenegro.

Age 25 or older: 23%
Age 20 – 24: 41%
Under 20: 36%

Gender

Female: 47%
Male: 53%

Student Support Services

Human Resources

Full-time Employees: 1,265
Part-time Employees: 1,820

Notable Alumni and Faculty

Jason Blaine: Country music star

Jon Cassar: Emmy-winning Hollywood producer and director of the TV series 24

James Cybulski: TSN Reporter

Janice Dean: Fox News Weather Specialist

Jon Dore: Comedian

Collin Douma: Senior Vice President, Global Digital Planning Director at BBDO New York

John Geleynse: Director, Technology Evangelism at Apple Inc.

Tom Green: Comedian

Dave Hale: CEO of Soshal Group, Marketing Magazine 30 Under 30 (2012)

Sue Holloway: Medal-winning Olympian, Kayak

Massari: Canadian Singer

Neil MacDonald: CBC Washington Bureau Chief

Norm MacDonald: Comedian

Ian Millar: Medal-winning Olympian, Equestrian

Larry O’Brien: Former Mayor of the City of Ottawa (2006-2010)

Dan O’Toole: TSN Sportscaster

Angie Poirier: Majic 100 Morning Show Co-Host and CTV Ottawa Morning Live Co-Host

Veronique Rivest: Second best sommelier in the world (2013), top female finalist ever in the competition

Anthony Rota: Former Member of Parliament (2004-2011)

Stuart “Stuntman Stu” Schwartz: Majic 100 Morning Show Co-Host, Ottawa Senators home game announcer

Peter Tilley: Executive Director, Ottawa Mission

Michelle Valberg: Award winning Canadian photographer

Visit algonquincollege.com/alumni to learn more.

Residence Fees(2013-14 Numbers)

Application deposit: $500 

*refundable at move out less outstanding fees, cleaning and damage charges.

Sept-April : $6900.00 

Note: first time residents are required to purchase a residence meal plan through food services. Options include:

Light plan : $1910.00

Full plan: $2890.00

Plus plan: $3700.00

Visit algonquinrez.ca for more details.

Physical Resources

Woodroffe Campus Site Area: 357,927 square meters
Centrepointe Site Area: 12,413 square meters
Total =370,340 square meters
Pembroke Campus Site Area: 56,296 square meters
Perth Campus Site Area: 49,498 square meters

Algonquin Going ‘Green’

  • First Canadian College to sign the Talloires Declaration.
  • Invested in new technology and practices that will yield close to $6-million in energy savings over the next decade.
  • Continues to engage the College Community to discuss current and future sustainability issues through events such as the World Cafés.
  • Signed the Association of Canadian Community College’s Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability on Earth Day 2009.
  • All planned future facilities will be built to LEED standards.
  • Annual Sustainability Day and first ever Sustainability Week in 2013
  • Multiple energy savings contracts undertaken in Ottawa to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas production.

Visit algonquincollege.com/sustainability to learn more.

Algonquin College Social Media

Algonquin College is a leader on social media as one of the first colleges to use social networking to support student success and recruitment.

Algonquin College’s Twitter account, @AlgonquinColleg, is a valued communications channel used to disseminate information to students and other stakeholders, respond to questions, share news, and showcase campus activities. @AlgonquinColleg is the official account of both the Ottawa campus and the College organization as a whole, while the following accounts represent our other campuses: @AlgonquinOV (Pembroke, Ontario), @AlgonquinPerth (Perth, Ontario), and @ACJazan (Jazan, Saudi Arabia). @ACPartTime represents our Centre for Continuing and Online Learning.

The Algonquin College Facebook Page is a very engaged community of students, employees, and community partners. Separate Facebook pages are maintained for our PembrokePerth, and Jazan campuses, as well as for our International Students department.

Algonquin also has an active YouTube channel where the College regularly celebrates campus activities and initiatives

Applied Research and Innovation

Areas of Applied Research:

  • Biotechnology (proteomics, genetics, agriculture)
  • Business (marketing, planning)
  • Construction and Building Sciences (advanced construction, structural components)
  • Culinary (product development)
  • Design and media (user experience design, community journalism, social media for business)
  • Energy (wind, solar, SmartGrid, conservation)
  • Environment (water monitoring/testing/treatment, Geographical Information Systems, forestry)
  • Health and community (education, medical devices, health care administration, massage)
  • Information and Communications Technologies (wireless, photonics, computer studies)
  • Manufacturing (mechanical, electrical, photonics)
  • Public security (emergency notification, safety)

Funding Partners:

  • Academic Health Council
  • Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovation
  • Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII)
  • CORAL CEA
  • FedDev
  • Industrial partners

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

  • NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program

Ontario Centres of Excellence

  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Ottawa Technology Transfer Network

Precarn

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Centre

  • Talent First Network

Member of:

  • Association of Canadian Community Colleges
  • Colleges Ontario Heads of Applied Research
  • Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation
  • Eastern Ontario Manufacturers Network

Polytechnics Canada

Athletics

Varsity Teams

Fitness Zone

More information

Who Comes to Algonquin College?

The following are results taken from the 2009 Algonquin College first-year student survey

Activity 12 months prior to attending current program:

Attending high school – 28%
Attending Algonquin College – 12%
Attending another community college – 3%
Attending university – 6%
Employed full-time outside of home – 27%
Employed part-time outside of home – 7%
Homemaker – 2%
Seeking work while unemployed – 4%
Other/No Response – 12%

First choice educational institution:

Algonquin College – 85%
Another Ontario College – 5%
University – 8%
Private College or vocational institution – 1%
No response – 1%

Algonquin in Ottawa

Algonquin College is located in the Nation’s Capital and the Ottawa Valley. Ottawa’s population is 865,000 and offers many of the perks of a smaller town. Algonquin is only minutes away from hundreds of kilometers of bike and recreational pathways, parks and natural areas. Ottawa is home to the Rideau Canal, a ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site,’ for winter skating and summer boating and recreation. Being in a large city, Algonquin is only minutes away from urban and cultural amenities, including prime shopping, sports and athletics, museums, a wide range of restaurants and festivals. Algonquin is on a major transit hub which students and staff use to travel across Ottawa.

Algonquin in Pembroke

Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley is located in Pembroke, on the banks of the Ottawa River. Pembroke is a gateway to Algonquin Provincial Park and is surrounded by hundreds of kilometers of natural areas, forests and waterways. Pembroke is home to world-class whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, boating, camping and hiking. Known as the Heart of the Ottawa Valley, Pembroke is home to Canada’s largest outdoor art gallery and is officially registered as Hockeytown Canada. Prime shopping, museums and festivals round out some of Pembroke’s great amenities.

Algonquin in Perth

Algonquin College Heritage Institute’s campus is located just one hour from Ottawa in the historic Town of Perth.  Perth is only minutes away from provincial and municipal parks and the Tay River for summer and winter activities.  Perth has plenty of festivals to choose from all year round, is full of cultural and historical amenities through its architecture, boutique shopping and museums and has been dubbed the prettiest town in Ontario.

Algonquin Abroad

International Partnerships

Rajamangala University of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
JMI – Jiangsu Maritime Institute(JMI), Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
MRIU – Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad (Haryana), India
ISHTAP- Internacionalna Skola za Hotelijerstvo I Turizam Algonquin, Petrovac, Montenegro
SITC- Suzhou Institute of Commerce and Technology, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Algonquin College, Kuwait (Orient Educational Services), Safat, Kuwait   
Algonquin College- Saudi Arabia, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
Hotelski Education Centre, Hotel Residence, Hotel Education Centar, Milocer, Montenegro
Liaoning Forestry Vocation-Technical College, Shenyang City, China

Student and Faculty Exchange Agreements

Belgrade Business School, Belgrade, Serbia
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Iraq, Iraq
Haute Ecole Charlemagne, Liege, Belgium
Universidad Contemporanea, Queretaro, Mexico

Articulation Agreements

Algonquin College offers articulation agreements with institutions across Canada, the United States, and Australia. Click here to view our full list.