Recent News

Elevator Pitch Training Registration

July 24th, 2014

The Elevator Pitch Session is in two weeks. Be sure to go to this page for event information and registration details.

Exhibitor Registration

It’s that time of year again! The exhibitor registration is now open for Applied Research Day 12.1.
Click here for the Exhibitors page.

Slipping into Summer

Vital Signs – The Health and Wellness Research Centre Blog

July 4, 2014

Well it has been a hectic place here lately, but time to catch the blogosphere up.

VS 1Big Win, Winners all around:    Back in April our afterschool program (#FlashForward) with The Ottawa Hospital had a big win taking 1st Place at the College’s Applied Research Day (April 11, 2014).  Shortly thereafter the red carpet came out and the high schools teams (along with their College student mentors) presented their patient safety videos   [...]

Qualcomm XPRIZE Tricorder Competition

tricorder-xprize-logoThe Qualcomm XPRIZE Tricorder Competition is a phenomenal opportunity for our students to participate in a prestigious global competition.

This applied research project is bringing together Algonquin College students, faculty, and private industry and has the potential to create ground-breaking advances in affordable health care.

For more information on the competition, click here.

Live from Polytechnics Canada – May 8, 2014

The Healthcare Advantage: How Polytechnics Drive Innovation in Canada’s Healthcare System

Introducing the Spinmaster Innovation Fund


For the fourth consecutive year, CYBF (the Canadian Youth Business Foundation) and Spin Master Ltd., Canada’s most innovative toy company, are teaming up to offer financing, mentoring, access to specially designed workshops and more to innovative entrepreneurs through the Spin Master Innovation Fund.

The official launch is May 1, with applications being accepted until June 20. The fund will support up to ten innovative start-ups with each recipient receiving:

  • Up to $50,000 in financing;
  • 2 years of business mentoring;
  • 2 exclusive innovation workshops;
  • Expert advice from Spin Master executives; and
  • Access to helpful business resources & CYBF’s community of over 5,000 members.

Applicants must be between the ages of 18-39
More information is available at

Applied Research Day 12.0 Winners

Click here to see the list of awards and winners from Applied Research Day 12.0 on Friday, April 11th 2014.

Crash Test Dummy Success!

Photo of the crash test dummy on the ground.The Crash Test Dummy project has been developed over the past three years. This year was the first time in three years that the Crash Test Dummy was hit by the car on the first trial run. There to capture the event were a few media outlets.

Click here to go to the blog post.

Algonquin College Breath of Life Campaign

The Health and Wellness Research Centre

Published on Mar 25, 2014

In Spring 2014, an interdisciplinary group of students from Algonquin College, Ottawa, will train local birth attendants in newborn resuscitation and work with children and youth on a health and wellness project in the Bunda District, Tanzania. The students will deliver part of the training using an augmented reality application they built themselves with NGRAIN© Augmented Reality. To learn more, visit or follow the team on Twitter: @BreathOfLife14.

View the Video here

TEDMEDLive-2014-logoRGB_blackbgTEDMED LIVE 2014 Coming to Algonquin College

Vital Signs – The Health and Wellness Research Centre Blog

March 27, 2014  What would happen if the whole world came together for one week every year to focus on what’s new and important in health and medicine?” Algonquin College is about to find out when it hosts TEDMED Live 2014. [...].

 February 3, 2014

Applied Research Client featured on CBC Ottawa

A client’s collaborative research project focused on bringing accessible clothing to the disabled was recently featured on CBC Ottawa. This project was conducted in collaboration with the Health and Wellness Research Centre (Office of Applied Research and Innovation) and supported through funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Learn more about this inspiring and exciting project here: