ALGOMA UNIVERSITY

Canada, Ontario

Algoma University opened its doors in 1965 with a vision to deliver quality higher education. After 55 years, Algoma is the smallest institute, focusing just on undergraduate tutelage. There are more than 30 academic programs to choose from the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Science and Faculty of Humanities. Apart from bachelor’s degree, unique learning alternatives like minor programs, certification programs, off-campus programs and experimental learning (EL) courses are a major attraction. The courses in EL inculcate multiple benefits like co-operative education, study aboard opportunities, international internships, research opportunities and provides co-curricular record as well! In the academic year 2020-2021, the University received $166,649 grant for research;hence, students even at the undergraduate level get on hand research experience. The Algoma Conservatory of Music provides music lessons to about 1000 students from the community.

Campus Life

The main campus of Algoma University is at Sault Ste. Marie, a city with great scenic beauty and diverse outdoor activities contributing to the  authentic Northern Ontario experience. Shingwauk Hall is home to many classrooms, faculty offices, and an administrative department. George Leach Center is about 50,000 square-foot facility well equipped with a gymnasium, courts for basketball, tennis, and volleyball, an indoor jogging track, and a sauna. The university provides 3 on-campus residence for the freshmen and international students. Settled in the heart of downtown Brampton, the ‘urban campus’ of the varsity is just 10 minutes away from the vibrant city.

Noted Alumni

Remarkable Algoma graduates include Joanne Robertson, an Anishinaabe author, illustrator, and water protection activist; Josephine Mandamin, another Anishinaabe who went on to become First Nations grandmother and founder of the Mother Earth Water Walkers. Renowned curler athletes Ryan Harnden who throws lead stones for Canadian champion Brad Jacob rink team won the gold medal at 2014 Winter Olympics and Bradley Jacobs led the same team! Roxanne Martin is an all-rounder, being an artist, educator, author, activist and entrepreneur being one of the inspirinf alumni of Algoma University