Doug Wotherspoon, Executive Director, Advancement
The Public Relations and Communications Department at Algonquin College is responsible for a broad portfolio that includes Community Relations, Government Relations, Alumni and Internal Communications.
The Department is also responsible for ensuring that the College community is made aware of issues, events and announcements. Internal communications with staff are achieved through a College-wide Intranet site called myAlgonquin. The site includes announcements that are updated throughout each day, as well as essential work-related College information for faculty and staff.
In addition, each morning College staff receive a daily e-mail newsletter, Good Morning Algonquin, that keeps them abreast of current news and events at the College. Internal communications to the student body are achieved through posting on Blackboard, an online tool for students and staff, and through e-mail.
The Department is also responsible for coordinating the production of corporate documents such as the Annual Report.
Other internal communications opportunities include:
- President’s Annual Staff Breakfast
- The President’s Annual Barbecue and Staff Awards
- Monthly President’s Coffee Breaks
- Breakfasts with the President for all new staff
Major corporate events are also coordinated through Algonquin’s Public Relations and Communications Department.
In Fall of 2012, the College opened the Robert C. Gillett Student Commons – a student-success and student-service focused space that was the first of its kind at a college in Ontario, and was funded through a unique partnership with the Algonquin Students’ Association. In November 2011 the College officially opened the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence, a LEED Platinum trades facility that incorporates a ‘living lab’ approach to teaching.
We are located in Room C521, Woodroffe Campus. Tel: (613) 727-4723 ext. 7664