Research at Algoma U

‌Faculty members at Algoma University are engaged in a variety of dynamic and cutting-edge research projects that are improving our communities, creating outstanding learning experiences for our students, and contributing to our understanding of the world around us. Our faculty are involved in all forms of research – from bench-based study, through to community-based participatory action research, to the creative process.

Research at Algoma University is reflective of, and framed by, our commitment to our students and our communities. We view research and teaching as mutually supportive functions that allow for an integration of role and the creation of a learning environment that is second to none for our students. The recently approved 2016-2020 Strategic Plan identifies students at the heart of everything we do; our researchers ensure that programs at Algoma University provide students with the opportunity to develop solid research skills in a very dynamic and creative environment.

Andrea Pinheiro

Finding Inspiration in Northern Ontario

Initially, Professor Andrea Pinheiro had no plans to move to Northern Ontario. Like many other aspiring artists, her younger self had set her sights on the trendy Canadian west coast,…

Nairne Cameron

Mapping the ‘Food Deserts’

Since 2008, Dr. Nairne Cameron, Associate Professor in the Department of Geology and Geography at Algoma University, has been an important voice in Sault Ste. Marie for food security. Her…

Michael DiSanto

Research Restores George Whalley’s Place in History

Dr. Michael John DiSanto of the English Department has devoted the majority of his academic career to the lives and works of literary luminaries Joseph Conrad and D. H. Lawrence.…

Jennifer Foote

Ornithologist Fills Knowledge Gap on Birds

Dr. Jennifer Foote has taken the title of bird watcher to an extreme. From studying the sounds, songs, and behavioral habits of the winged species, Foote is in every sense,…

George Townsend

Research Helps those with ALS Communicate

Nestled in the bottom floor of the West Wing lies one of the many hidden gems of Algoma University. Tucked away in the back corner, in the former art studio…