Algonquin has satellite campuses which include Perth and Pembroke. The main campus is in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. There are around 20,000 students in more than 140 programs, and its Woodroffe’s campus offers two functional television studios with connecting control rooms. The campus has a fully functional broadcast radio stations that is run by the Broadcasting students.
In 2009, Algonquin’s Constructing Our Future Campaign has gotten a $100,000 donation from the Modern Niagara Ottawa Inc. The campaign set out to raise $7 million for the $79 million project, “Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence,” which is expected for completion in 2011. The centre will “add 600 new spaces for construction trades training and become home to a total of 2,500 cross-disciplined full-time students and 5,000 part-time registrants as it brings together all of the College’s trades, design and building sciences programs and research into one creative cluster.”
Woodroffe campus in Ottawa offers students housing accommodations. The Algonquin College Residence has around 525 two-bedroom suites which can accommodate up to 1050 students. Amenities include: utilities and light housekeeping, cable TV, 24-hour security services, controlled-access entry, high-speed Internet access, and telephone service. The student residence also offers laundry facilities, common lounges, and a games room with a big-screen TV and a pool table.
The campus offers the following services: Student Association, Student Employment Services, Childcare, Academic Counselling, Career Counselling, Personal Counselling, Centre for Students with Disabilities, Food Services, Security, New Technology & First Class Bookstore, and Health Services.
The Students’ Association (SA) is an elected group of students that organize extracurricular activities and athletic events. It also manages campus pubs, special interest groups, and other clubs and associations inside the campus. Its services also include: Faxing, Flea Market, Funding, Game area, Game Areas, Graduate Services, Health and Dental Plan, Housing, Meeting rooms, Ride Board, SA Funded Services, Scanning, Silent Study Lounge, and Used Books.
Algonquin has more than 100 programs which combines theoretical and critical thought and practical application. It offers Degree Programs, Graduate Certificate Programs, Full-Time and Part-Time Programs.
Some of the most notable alumni of Algonquin College include: Tom Green, comedian, Russell Mills, Harvard University Niemen Fellow and former Ottawa Citizen publisher, Norm Macdonald, comedian, Massari, Canadian Singer, Mac Harb, Canadian Senator, Leigh Chapple, CJOH News Anchor, Larry O'Brien, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, and successful technology entrepreneur, Jon Cassar, Emmy-winning Hollywood producer and director of the TV series 24, John Geleynse, Director, Technology Evangelism at Apple Inc., Janice Dean, Fox News weather specialist, Ian Millar, Olympic medal-winning equestrian, and Dan O'Toole, TSN sportscaster.
Ottawa is the capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest municipality. Ottawa is situated on the south bank of the Ottawa River, and contains the mouths of the Rideau River and Rideau Canal. The oldest part of the city is known as Lower Town and occupies an area between the canal and the rivers.
Ottawa is home to a wealth of national museums, official residences, government buildings, memorials and heritage structures. The abundance of well-maintained parks (over 800), woodlands and recreational paths stand as a testament to the City's commitment to the environment and connects urban, suburban and rural residents to its vast green space.
Ottawa's focus on healthy living is also represented in a rich array of recreational facilities and programs like summer camps, tennis, public skating and swimming. Ottawa's primary employers are the Canadian federal government and the hi-tech industry. Because major companies have offices in the city, it has become known as "Silicon Valley North."