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.
It is clear that as a small university Algoma U’s Researchers produce an impressive list of publications, presentations, and grant successes.
For more information, view our Research Report (PDF).
The recently approved 2016-2021 Strategic Plan (PDF) 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.
For more information, visit our Faculty Profiles section.
Research Support Fund Grant
Algoma University has been granted $174,649 for the 2017-2018 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.
In relation to a new Strategic Plan, this year Algoma University will be establishing a Research and Innovation Hub to centralize and strengthen our research support services. Approximately two thirds of our Research Support Fund will be used to renovate space for the hub, grow research support services personnel including a Research Lead, and continue maintenance of existing labs. The remaining funds will be used to continue administrative support for the indirect costs of research.
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.
Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research
On December 23, 2016, the Presidents of the three federal research agencies – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – announced the release of the revised version of the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research (2016). The RCR Framework (2016) replaces the original Framework that was published in 2011.