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November 19, 2020
Student designs support local charity

Second-year students in Conestoga's Advertising and Marketing Communications program collaborated with local charity Crieff Hills Retreat Centre on a special...


November 15, 2020
Students support non-profits at creative blitz

Students and faculty from Conestoga's Graphic Design advanced diploma program and Public Relations degree program volunteered in a day-long creative...


November 6, 2020
Student designs illuminate Cambridge’s Old Post Office

A special digital projection show featuring content developed by third-year students in Conestoga’s Graphic Design program is now showing at...


October 16, 2020
Design graduate receives national award

Recent Conestoga Graphic Design graduate Myah Stover has been honoured with a student award of specialty from the Association of...


May 20, 2020
Design Foundations takes year-end show online

Work from more than 50 students in Conestoga’s Design Foundations program is on display through an online gallery created to...


January 27, 2020
eText program delivers benefits and savings

Since it was first piloted in 2016, Conestoga’s eText program has grown to involve more than 13,700 students spanning nearly...


January 21, 2020
Saifullah Muhammad: Journalism graduate will be the voice of his people

Through his advocacy work, recent Conestoga Journalism graduate Saifullah Muhammad speaks with the Honourable Bob Rae, former Ontario premier and...


December 14, 2019
Conestoga design students win industry awards

Five Conestoga students and recent graduates have been named winners in Applied Arts magazine’s student competition, celebrating the next generation...


December 5, 2019
Student project takes gold at national design awards

Two 2019 Conestoga Graphic Design graduates were honoured with awards at the Advertising & Design Club of Canada’s (ADCC) annual...


November 17, 2019
Conestoga graduates nominated for Premier's Awards

Seven Conestoga alumni are among the nearly 120 Ontario college graduates who have been nominated for Premier’s Awards this year....


November 11, 2019
Alumni of Distinction honoured at awards ceremony

Eight of Conestoga’s outstanding alumni were recognized for their contributions to their professions and their community at the college’s Alumni...


November 8, 2019
CSI creative team receives national design award

Two Conestoga graduates are behind a design project that earned Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) an In-House Design Award from the...


October 21, 2019
Graphic Design and PR students support non-profits during creative blitz

During a 24-hour creative blitz, students and faculty from Conestoga’s Graphic Design advanced diploma program and Public Relations degree program...


September 4, 2019
Conestoga design graduates receive national awards

Two recent Conestoga graduates have been honoured with Awards of Specialty from the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD). Jonathan...


August 28, 2019
Students present theses at design showcase

Graduating students in Conestoga’s Bachelor of Design degree program welcomed the college community to the Idea Exchange at the Old...


July 5, 2019
College radio show will celebrate second anniversary

The Brazilian Show, a weekly program on CJIQ, Conestoga’s living lab for radio and broadcast students, will celebrate its second...


May 27, 2019
Media & Design student recognized with national award

The Canadian Media Educators (CME) National Student Awards program has honoured Conestoga Broadcasting - Television and Independent Production student Gerard...


April 30, 2019
Students raise $20,000 for children's backpack program

Students in Conestoga’s Advertising and Marketing Communications program have raised more than $20,000 for Send ‘Em Off Smiling (SEOS) -...


April 18, 2019
Graphic Design students showcase portfolios

Graduating students in Conestoga’s Graphic Design advanced diploma program welcomed the college community, friends and industry partners to the 8th...


April 18, 2019
Student video project achieves major impact

On April 10, an international team of scientists unveiled the first captured image of a black hole, the result of...


March 25, 2019
Top employers and co-op students honoured at awards ceremony

On March 21, Conestoga’s outstanding employer partners and co-op students were honoured at the annual Employer Recognition awards breakfast at...


October 29, 2018
Conestoga graduates nominated for Premier's Awards

Seven Conestoga graduates have been nominated for the 2018 Premier’s Awards. Established in 1992 to mark the 25th anniversary of...


October 22, 2018
Graphic Design and PR students support non-profits during creative blitz

Students and faculty from Conestoga’s Graphic Design advanced diploma program and Public Relations degree program volunteered in a day-long creative...


September 25, 2018
Bachelor of Design program celebrates first graduates

On September 21, Conestoga’s first graduating class from the Bachelor of Design degree program hosted Uncoated—a design showcase held at...


September 16, 2018
Design students win industry awards

Recent graduates and students in Conestoga’s Graphic Design programs have been honoured with awards in three different industry competitions....


June 12, 2018
Broadcast Television students win national awards

Students in Conestoga’s Broadcasting - Television and Independent Production diploma program have been honoured with three awards from the Broadcast...


May 10, 2018
Conestoga student named winner of CICan's Art Showcase

Martha Liliana Prada Rojas, an international student in the Advertising and Marketing Communications diploma program, was named one of five...


May 4, 2018
Students raise more than $13,500 for children's backpack program

On April 27, second-year students in the Advertising and Marketing Communications diploma program applied their skills through a real-world learning...


May 3, 2018
Students present portfolios at annual graphic design show

On April 27, graduating students in Conestoga’s Graphic Design program hosted their annual year-end showcase at the Tannery Event Centre...


April 27, 2018
Student designs will be installed in new Québec City IKEA store

Three students in Conestoga’s Visual Merchandising Arts program have won a competition that will see their work displayed as part...


April 12, 2018
Conestoga alumni honoured at awards ceremony

On April 11, 18 Conestoga graduates were presented with Alumni of Distinction awards at a ceremony held at the Waterloo...


April 9, 2018
Design Foundations students host year-end gallery show

Conestoga’s emerging artists and designers hosted the annual Skillz Manifesto year-end show at the Waterloo Region Museum on April 6....


March 29, 2018
Student voices highlighted at Truth and Reconciliation event

On March 23, Conestoga’s Aboriginal Services and Student Engagement teams hosted the college’s second annual Truth and Reconciliation event. Held...


March 27, 2018
Partnership will provide new learning pathway for Journalism students

A new “2+2” diploma-degree pathway agreement between Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University will provide Conestoga Journalism students with a...


March 23, 2018
Co-op employers and students honoured at celebration

To celebrate National Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning Week, Conestoga’s Career Centre and Co-operative Education and Corporate Training departments hosted an...


February 26, 2018
Conestoga co-op programs receive accreditation

Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada) has accredited 28 of Conestoga’s co-operative education programs. The accreditation demonstrates the...


February 1, 2018
CHAIRity fundraiser will support Kitchener Public Library

Students in Conestoga’s Interior Decorating two-year diploma program will host the annual CHAIRity gala at Kitchener Public Library’s (KPL) central...


January 15, 2018
New college radio show draws global audience

The Brazilian Show went to air on Conestoga’s radio station in August 2017 and host Bruno Sibella, an international student...


October 6, 2017
Amazing 50 celebration visits Conestoga

On October 5, the Conestoga community welcomed the arrival of the Amazing 50 trailer. The unique 42-foot trailer has been...


September 22, 2017
Graduate forecasts bright future for students who set goals

Videography graduate Rachel Schoutsen has landed her dream job as the host of The Weather Network’s Toronto morning show and...


September 21, 2017
Conestoga graduate receives national design award

The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) has named Graphic Design graduate Rebecca van Leeuwen a winner of its annual...


November 23, 2017
Conestoga graduates nominated for Premier's Awards

Six Conestoga graduates have been nominated for the 2017 Premier’s Awards. Established in 1992 and presented annually, the awards honour...


September 5, 2017
Student newspaper celebrates Conestoga's 50th anniversary with special edition

A special edition of Conestoga’s student newspaper, Spoke, is now available on college newsstands. The edition celebrates the college’s 50th...


August 4, 2017
Conestoga community members honoured with Canada 150 award

On August 1, MP Harold Albrecht and MPP Michael Harris honoured members of the Conestoga community during the Kitchener-Conestoga 150...


July 21, 2017
Conestoga students honoured with design awards

Four Conestoga students have been named winners of Applied Arts’ annual Student Awards competition. The awards recognize work from students...


June 16, 2017
Integrated Marketing Communications students presented with provincial award

The Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers presented its provincial Community Service Award to Waterloo Region Crime Stoppers, Conestoga and the...


May 22, 2017
Conestoga named Education Partner of the Year

Conestoga was named the Career Education Council's Education Partner of the Year at its Annual Business and Education Breakfast on...


May 10, 2017
Student TV news magazine wins national award

Conestoga Connected, a weekly TV show produced by second-year students in the Broadcasting - Television and Independent Production program, has...


April 13, 2017
Design Foundations students host year-end show

More than 450 pieces of artwork filled the grand foyer of the Waterloo Region Museum on April 12 for Skillz...


April 3, 2017
Visual Merchandising Arts students host year-end show

Students in Conestoga’s Visual Merchandising Arts two-year diploma program hosted their year-end portfolio show at Communitech on March 31. The...


March 27, 2017
Top employers and students honoured during National Co-op Week

In recognition of National Co-op Week, Conestoga’s School of Career & Academic Access, Department of Co-operative Education, and Corporate Training...


March 8, 2017
Interior Decorating students host CHAIRity fundraiser at KPL

A collection of 17 repurposed chairs, professionally reupholstered and painted by Conestoga’s Interior Decorating students, are now on display at...


October 14, 2016
Conestoga honours outstanding graduates

Ten Conestoga graduates joined the ranks of the college’s Alumni of Distinction at a ceremony held on October 11 at...


August 26, 2016
Graphic Design students win industry awards

A group of Conestoga’s Graphic Design graduates and students have been honoured with awards from the Association of Registered Graphic...


April 12, 2016
Students exhibit work at year-end design show

Students in Conestoga’s one-year Design Foundations certificate program hosted the sixth annual Skillz Manifesto on April 8 at the Waterloo...


March 23, 2016
Students refurbish chairs to support Habitat for Humanity

Faculty and students from Conestoga’s Interior Decorating diploma program hosted the fifth annual Chairity Gala at the Waterloo Region Museum...


March 14, 2016
Conestoga advertising grad covers PM's visit to Washington

Taylor Jones, a 2010 graduate of Conestoga’s Advertising program, landed the opportunity of a lifetime when he was selected to...


March 7, 2016
Runway show raises funds for Lyme disease research

On March 4, second-year students in the Visual Merchandising Arts program hosted Conestoga’s sixth annual aWEARness runway performance at the...


January 22, 2016
Alumni share success stories at networking event

Conestoga’s first annual Interior Decorating and Visual Merchandising Arts Alumni Celebration on January 20 brought together grads, students and faculty...


January 20, 2016
Students display work at Kitchener Public Library

From January 16 to February 6, Conestoga Visual Merchandising Arts students will have pieces from their upcoming aWEARness runway performance...


December 4, 2015
Conestoga advertising students win at competition

On November 15, three Conestoga Advertising and Marketing Communications students placed second in Wilfrid Laurier University’s first ever MadHawk advertising...


November 24, 2015
Broadcast students deliver exclusive parade coverage

On Saturday, November 21 students in Conestoga’s Broadcast Television program lent their skills to provide exclusive coverage of the annual...


September 4, 2015
Graphic design students recognized with industry awards

Graduates and students in Conestoga’s Graphic Design program recently received top prizes in the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)...


June 17, 2015
Broadcast student recognized with outstanding achievement award

Second-year Broadcast Television student Noreen Rajani was recently presented with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Writer/Producer Specialization Award....


June 14, 2015
PR degree program achieves new milestones

Conestoga's public relations education will achieve two significant milestones this year: the first class to complete the four-year Bachelor of...


June 12, 2015
PR students apply skills to support the community

Students in Conestoga’s Public Relations diploma and degree programs put their skills into practice this past term, raising more than...


May 16, 2014
Student-produced series wins national award

An eight-week, half-hour television series produced by students in Conestoga’s Broadcast Television program has been awarded first place in the...


May 16, 2014
Journalism Broadcast students win national award

A television news story created by two second-year students from Conestoga’s Journalism-Broadcast diploma program has been chosen to receive a...


May 2, 2014
Students create aWEARness

Conestoga students took to the runway in support of charity for the fourth annual aWEARness runway performance held at the...


April 25, 2014
PR students support local charities

Conestoga’s first-year public relations diploma students put their skills and knowledge to work in a planning course project that raised...


March 27, 2014
Annual Chairity gala attracts sell-out crowd

Do you ever wonder what happens to old furniture that’s been left on the curb and picked up overnight? Teams...


February 11, 2014
SOMAD stages surprise Flash Mob at Conestoga

Conestoga students were treated to a professionally trained flash mob courtesy of Cirque de Soleil choreographer Debra Brown on Monday,...


December 3, 2013
Student designs to be featured in real-world marketing campaigns

Conestoga’s second-year graphic design illustrations class welcomed three special guests on November 26, when representatives from Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro and Kitchener...


November 26, 2013
Connect with Waterloo Region's filmmaking community

Conestoga’s School of Media & Design will host a Filmmakers’ Forum from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29...


October 25, 2013
Capturing the moment in style

Visitors to Kitchener’s Empire Theatre this week had the rare opportunity to step back in time, thanks to a special...


September 24, 2013
Canadian design icon visits Conestoga

Commercial designer and well-known philanthropist Simon Chang shared his insights and career advice with Conestoga students at an event held...


August 28, 2013
Conestoga students recognized for outstanding design achievements

Two Conestoga students were among the recipients of the 2013 Student Awards presented by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers...


July 26, 2013
Runway performance showcases student talent

The third annual runway performance by graduating students in Conestoga’s Visual Merchandising Arts program raised more than $3,000 for SickKids...


July 9, 2013
New degree program blends graphic design with business skills training

Conestoga’s new bachelor’s degree program in Design, described by Lionel Gadoury, president of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers, as...


July 8, 2013
Conestoga wins 10 Applied Arts awards

Conestoga Media and Design students will be featured heavily in the upcoming Applied Arts Magazine's student annual after winning 10...


April 26, 2013
Downtown studio project approved by city councillors

A new initiative that will develop and showcase academic collaboration for art, design and digital content creators in downtown Kitchener...


October 19, 2012
Public Relations students give back

On a cloudy afternoon in September, an entire class of second-year Conestoga students seized the opportunity to give back to...


July 12, 2012
Design Students honoured with multiple awards

Conestoga Media and Design students continue to demonstrate their creative talent, winning multiple awards over the past month for their...


May 16, 2012
Student series wins national award

Conestoga Connected, a series produced by students in the Broadcast Television program at Conestoga College, has been awarded first place...


May 9, 2012
Student runway performance raises money for local food bank

For the second consecutive year, a class of Conestoga students rocked the runway in order to raise awareness about hunger...


May 9, 2012
Chairity Gala a huge success

Conestoga's interior decorating program is sitting pretty thanks to its inaugural Chairity Gala on April 3, which raised $3,500 for...


April 9, 2012
Award-winning Graphic Design

Conestoga’s Graphic Design program has a long history of producing exceptional design talent. The last two years have been no...


November 22, 2011
Connect with Conestoga through new media campaign

A new advertising campaign launched this past summer uses a multimedia approach to reach out to prospective students and their...


October 4, 2011
Web Newsroom at Conestoga Goes Live Election Night

519 Online News at Conestoga College will be utilizing the latest web streaming technology to cover the Ontario provincial election...


May 2, 2011
Exploring Canada's Digital Future

As leaders from industry, government and academia collaborate on the country’s digital future at Canada 3.0 this week, Conestoga College...


March 29, 2011
Conestoga Students Take on Television

Tune your TV to Rogers in the coming months and you’ll find some exciting new programming, brought to you by...


March 15, 2011
Conestoga Engineers Bring Home Top Honours from National Competition

On the heels of their historic win at the Ontario Engineering Competition last month, a team of students from Conestoga’s...


October 15, 2010
Students Take Part in Election Coverage

Conestoga College has become involved in the municipal election campaign across Waterloo Region like never before - and helped break...


September 25, 2010
Giving Conestoga College Students The Tools For Success

McGuinty Government Investing In State-of-the-art College Equipment Students at Conestoga College are benefiting from the latest technologies and equipment as...


April 16, 2010
Broadcast Television Students Produce Music Video

The Helix project started out when Brent Doerner of Helix came into our class and asked if anyone was interested...


December 23, 2009
Conestoga Design Students Snag Top Pearson Airport Prize

When six Conestoga College Graphic Design students recently took home first place in a contest, the $3,000 cash award was...


December 7, 2009
Conestoga Public Relations Students Aid Local Alzheimer Society Initiative

Students from the Public Relations program of Conestoga College have developed their skills and expressed their community spirit by working...


September 29, 2009
Rogers Radio Group Donation Will Aid Conestoga Students

Local radio stations in the Rogers Radio Group, owned by Rogers Broadcasting Ltd., have donated an initial $33,000 to Conestoga...


July 3, 2009
Conestoga Student designs winning Pin

Each year high school and college students have the opportunity to design a lapel pin or medal for the...


June 15, 2009
Graphic Design Students to be featured at Martini's Restaurant

For the third year in a row the Conestoga Graphic Design program was involved in designing a poster for...


June 9, 2009
College-Wide Awards Honour Outstanding Students and Faculty

As part of the 41st Convocation ceremonies of Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning on June 10-11, President...


June 3, 2009
Public Relations Student Wins Innovation Award

Conestoga Public Relations Student Audrey Carter has been named the first-ever recipient of the Desire2Learn Award for Student Innovation. Carter...


March 13, 2009
Conestoga Adds Theatrical Production Arts Program

Conestoga College is pleased to announce an exciting new program - Theatrical Production Arts, which is scheduled for launch...


February 26, 2009
Broadcasting Student Specialists Produce Website Program

A dozen second-year students from Conestoga's Broadcast - Television diploma program are putting their skills and talents to work...


November 20, 2008
Conestoga Open House to Showcase Programs, Services

In terms of enrolment, program numbers and program variety, Conestoga College has experienced tremendous growth in the past five years....


October 29, 2008
Conestoga Fall Convocation on November 1

The fall ceremony of the 40th Convocation of Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning will take place on...


October 7, 2008
Students Produce Regional Newscast in HD!

Students in the Videography-Broadcast Journalism/Documentary post-graduate program in the School of Media and Design have launched the region's first...


September 24, 2008
Conestoga College Enrolment Rises Significantly for Fall 2008

Enrolment in full-time, post-secondary programs at Conestoga College stands at 7,540 as of September 2008, according to the Office...


September 10, 2008
Conestoga, Michigan University Sign Transfer Agreement

On September 9 in Kitchener, senior officials of Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and Davenport University...