Profiling our Faculty

‌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. Funding from the Federal Government’s Research Support Fund helps alleviate indirect research costs, allowing our faculty to be involved in all forms of research – from bench-based study, through to community-based participatory action research, to the creative process.

Trevor Tchir

Arendt’s Theory of Political Action

When Dr. Trevor Tchir defended his dissertation at the University of Alberta on German political theorist Hannah Arendt (1906 – 1975), he thought his research on the Jewish prisoner of…

SRSC

Decolonizing and Indigenizing the Academy

The Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC), housed in the East Wing of Algoma University’s campus, is an invaluable research resource for residential school Survivors, students, academics, and community members. Third-year…

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…