As Algoma University seeks to fulfil its mission to offer an exceptional undergraduate education, research plays an increasingly important role. We recognize that all faculty research is a valuable component of that mission, and as we proudly grow in our new role as Ontario’s nineteenth autonomous university, we will distinguish ourselves through the people and issues of the region we serve. In particular, research at Algoma University will recognize the significant importance and contribution of the First Nations.
We recognize also that research opportunities provide students with the skills, techniques and cutting-edge knowledge that will enable them to become agents of positive change in their communities through knowledge transfer and cultural enrichment.
RSF Outcomes Achieved 2015 – 2016
Management and administration
Invested $112,867 to maintain and improve a high level of support to our researchers. Our HR position, created in 14/15, evolved in assisting the researchers with their administrative duties allowing the researchers to focus on their research. A strong liaison between the Financial Services office & this HR position has aided in compliance with university & Tri-Council policies.
Invested $56,433 to continue the operations of our Bio-Science Building which houses all of our science research labs run by our Tri-Council researchers. Operating costs include custodial, security, maintenance, utilities, insurance.
Public Acknowledgement of Research Support Fund Grant
Algoma University has been granted $177,900 for the 2016-2017 academic year by the Federal Government’s Research Support Fund. This program helps to fund the indirect costs associated with research.
The Research Support Fund helps universities, colleges, and their affiliated research hospitals and institutes to maintain world-class research environments. The fund can be used to maintain modern labs and equipment; provide access to up-to-date knowledge resources; provide research management and administrative support; meet regulatory and ethical standards; or transfer knowledge from academia to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. The program helps to reinforce the research investment made by the federal government in the areas of health sciences, engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities through its three research granting agencies, CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC. Please visit the Research Support Fund webpage for more information.
This year, Algoma University will be using its Research Support Fund allotment to help maintain our existing research labs and facilities, and to provide support to our researchers through our management and administration teams.