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.
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.
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.
“We receive a lot of hands-on experience and placement opportunities outside the classroom, which really helps to apply what we are learning to real-life situations”
“At bigger universities you don’t get to know your professors like this. They wouldn’t know I was interested in going to medical school and help me get there. Here, they did just that. They wrote me incredible reference letters. They helped me every step of the way”
BSc Biology, MEd 2022 (NOSM)
“Because the class sizes were smaller, we were able to do a lot outdoors and lots of hands-on learning. I remember catching and surveying crickets and going in to the St. Mary’s River netting fish. Everyone got those opportunities, which I think is really unique to Algoma. You wouldn’t get these opportunities anywhere else”
BA Psychology (2018), also Métis
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?