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Algonquin Employees Celebrate Wellness Week!

Wellness Week

Photo by Tara Shapransky, Algonquin Times

Algonquin College employees celebrated Canada’s Healthy Workplace from 1 – 5 November, 2010 with 230 participants registered in 21 well attended workshops.  The Centre for Organizational Learning together with Algonquin’s wellness partners planned the event around the wellness themes of “healthy mind”, “healthy body” and “healthy workplace”.  Internal and external facilitators led a wide variety of workshops including “Improving Immunity with Nutrition”, “Office Ergonomics”, “Cartooning for Stress Relief/Fun/Relaxation”, “Move & Rejuvenate in Your Workspace”, “Classical Feng Shui”, “Photography for the Soul” and “Help Get Your Children from High School to a Career”.  Algonquin’s benefits provider, Sun Life Financial also delivered a few workshops including “New Homes, New Needs”, “Transition & Change” and “Retirement Planning”.  Various fitness workshops were held including “Yoga”, “Zumba”, and Read more…

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icon for post Simple But Tasty Bread For That Soup

By Chef Mark Steele

I‘m sure we would all agree that there’s nothing quite like fresh baked bread straight from the oven especially with a tasty bowl of soup. The following recipe is simple but so good and you can jazz it up by adding your choice of ingredients to the dough before shaping whether it be fresh herbs, kalamata olives or jalapeno’s & cheddar just to name a few.

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icon for post Kudos to Nancy Caithness!

By Julie Viau

KUDOS Nancy CaithnessI would like to nominate Nancy Caithness, TSSA Coordinator, School of Transportation and Building Trades.  I believe that in order for any office environment to work well, you need teamwork, and I could not get a better teammate than Nancy.

Nancy is intelligent, quick, witty, and has a great attitude.  She constantly performs above average and whenever you ask her for help, she responds.  Her assistance, especially during budget crunch, has been instrumental to the success of presenting budget in a timely fashion.  I am proud to recommend her and to be her co-worker.

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icon for post Do You Have Your Back-Up To Better Health?

Did you know that …

  • In Ontario, muscular disorders rank first in prevalence in chronic health problems and as a cause of long-term disability. (Corbett, 2003)
  • Muscular skeletal disorders rank first as a reason for consultation with a health professional.
  • They also rank second as a reason for the use of prescription and non-prescription drugs. (Corbett, 2003)

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Bidding farewell to Brenda Chartrand Brenda Chartrand

Brenda Chartrand shares a few of her Algonquin memorable moments with us…

I have grown up in the Pembroke Algonquin Family! I graduated from the Secretarial Science Program in 1975 and was hired at that time.  For many years, I was secretary to Frank Havey, the Campus Director, before moving on to Finance.  One of my best memories is that Frank arranged for me to work a 4 day work week while my sons were young.  He knew how important my family was to me.  In my job, I have been able to meet with students at Open House or Games Day, then follow their progress until they walk across the stage at on Graduation Day. I know their names and they know mine.  It is a really special feeling. Read more…

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