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Why Algoma

We are proud of our unique ways and it’s this drive that makes Algoma University the right place for you, your future, your mark.

You’re looking for a university that understands you. A place that will leverage your career intentions and be your partner along the way. A university where faculty are ready to share their knowledge and convictions and direct you on the right course, and where graduates have carved a path to follow. From our student-centred approach to learning, to one-on-one interactions with faculty, to our endless opportunities to get involved on- and off-campus. At Algoma, you have the opportunity to leave your mark on campus and make a difference in your community.

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Anishinaabe Values

The spirit of sharing and coming together continues on our campus today.

Located on the former site of the Shingwauk Indian Residential School, we offer a unique and historically rich setting for a cross-cultural community in which Anishinaabe (First Nation, Métis, and Inuit), Canadian, and international students and faculty learn with each other and from one another in a spirit of friendship and respect. We continue to uphold the Seven Grandfather teachings of wisdom, love, respect, bravery, honesty, humility, and truth.

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Our Approach to Learning

We pride ourselves on being student-centric. Everything we do is for you.

We keep our classes small to provide you with more opportunities to participate, ask questions, and receive quality feedback from our caring professors. Our professors are always available for help and have an open door policy. And learning goes beyond the classroom. We believe in providing you with as many hands-on learning opportunities as possible to take what you’ve learned in the classroom and applying it to real life work situations. We prepare you for life after school.

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Supportive & Accessible Faculty

We pride ourselves on having supportive faculty.

Because of our small class sizes, our faculty know you by name and know your dreams, and they’ll help you every step of the way in reaching them. From one-on-one attention, customized learning, feedback, and an open door policy, our faculty are committed to you. And they’re support goes beyond the classroom. They’ll work with you to perfect an assignment, write you a reference, or provide you with opportunities for more hands-on learning.

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More Opportunities

Be a student leader, join a club, compete on our varsity teams, or work alongside our faculty on cutting edge research.

The opportunities really are endless to get involved at Algoma. You’ll meet new friends and these experiences will help build up your resume. Plus, your leadership and volunteerism on- and off-campus are recognized on our Co-Curricular Record. So why wouldn’t you get involved?

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