(TIMMINS, ON – Friday, May 25, 2018): Algoma University celebrated the academic accomplishments of its graduating students from Algoma U at Timmins this afternoon at the Northern College Spring 2018 Convocation Ceremony.
Academic Dean, Dr. Donna Rogers, conferred degrees on students who successfully completed the requirements of the Honours Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Community Development programs offered at the Timmins campus of Northern College.
“Our programs in Timmins are a clear reflection of Algoma’s mandate to support access to high-quality undergraduate education in Northern Ontario”, said Dr. Rogers. “Our Timmins’ graduates are also invited to attend our larger convocation ceremony in Sault Ste. Marie in June, but today we are pleased for them to have the opportunity to celebrate with friends and family in their hometown. We are delighted to participate in the Northern College convocation ceremony and to share as a partner in the celebration of success of both Northern College and Algoma University students”.
In addition to celebrating the achievement of those who successfully completed their studies, two incoming Algoma University students were recognized during the 2018 Northern College Grad Awards Ceremony, held on Thursday evening. Cindy Fernandez and Nathan Naveau were the first-ever recipients of the “Commitment to Northern. Value. Bursary”. The bursary is awarded to Northern College graduates who are continuing their post-secondary education through Algoma U offerings in Timmins. The bursary is tied to a special joint admissions agreement established between the two institutions that has generated a record number of new applications for fall 2018 intake.
Algoma looks forward to continued collaboration with Northern College to address post-secondary programming needs in Timmins and the surrounding region and cultivating cross-cultural learning between Anishinaabe communities and other communities in the north.