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Faculty members at Algoma University are engaged in cutting-edge research that creates outstanding learning opportunties for our students.

Faculty research contributes to enhancing knowledge across the Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. We view research and teaching as mutually supportive functions for excellence in teaching and learning.

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Current Research

Current projects represent world-class research in various fields, making a difference in our community and beyond.

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Student Research Opportunities

Our students have ample opportunities to develop solid research skills in a very supportive, dynamic and creative environment that is linked to our community and the world.

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Meet Our Research and Innovation Team
Wishart Library

The Arthur A. Wishart Library staff and resources are critical supports for delivering high quality education to Algoma University students and for ensuring student success. The Library is an integral part of the overall academic experience, serving as the access hub to learning resources, and especially through providing learner-centered programs in research skills and information access.

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Funding Opportunities & Deadlines

Algoma U’s internal deadline for all funding applications is two weeks prior to the Agency funding deadline.

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Ethics & Procedures

All research that involves animals or human subjects must go through a special process to obtain ethical approval prior to any project commencing.

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Tri-Agency Framework

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.

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Anishinaabe Inendamowin Research Symposium

Anishinaabe Initiatives and Anishinaabe faculty and staff at Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig are hosting the third bi-annual Anishinaabe Inendamowin Research Symposium with the theme “Weaving Meaningful Anishinaabe Research Bundles.”

The purpose of the symposium is to enrich research through the integration of Anishinaabe Inendamowin (Inendamowin being an Anishinaabe word signifying thought). The Anishinaabe Inendamowin Research Symposium will be held on Friday, January 26th, 2018. If you are interested in participating, please complete and submit the attached Abstract Form (PDF) and send to airs@algomau.ca.

The deadline for all abstracts is Monday, December 4th, 2017 at 4pm (EST). You will be notified by Monday, December 11th, 2017 if the abstract has been accepted or not accepted.

If you have any questions, please send an email to airs@algomau.ca

Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre

The history and activities associated with Shingwauk Hall are being gathered under the auspices of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC), allowing the public to become more aware of the vast history and tradition represented by the Shingwauk buildings and site.

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National Chiefs' Library and Archives

Here, we serve Anishinaabe communities. Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig and the National Chiefs’ Library and Archives provides a unique space for preserving and using Anishinaabe Knowledge, which will support faculty, students, and the public.

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Strategic Research Plan

Recognizing that research with regard to Anishinaabe and Indigenous communities, cultures, and contexts has implications for all areas of scholarship, Algoma University made the strategic decision to identify Anishinaabe and Indigenous communities as a priority area for research.

The University acknowledges a special responsibility in terms of supporting Anishinaabe communities in their self‐determination initiatives, in creating meaningful opportunities for knowledge exchange, and for enhancing our collective understanding of different ways of being and knowing the world, whether from Western, Anishinaabe, Cree, Mohawk or any other Indigenous perspective.

The above ‐mentioned priority is at the core of the first of the four research clusters identified in this strategic plan for research. The other three clusters, ‘Cultures and Creativity’, ‘Life and the Environment’, and ‘Socio‐economic Issues of Northern, Rural, and Remote Areas’ are linked to the core cluster of ‘Anishinaabe and Indigenous communities’ and form part of the fabric of our regional heritage and landscape within Northern Ontario. The concept of ‘northern, rural and remote’ resonates with many other Canadian and circumboreal cultures that share a rich heritage embodied within indigenous peoples globally.

Strategic Research Plan – long version (PDF)
Strategic Research Plan – short version (PDF)

NORDIK Institute

The NORDIK research institute has evolved from the Community Economic and Social Development (CESD) program and research, and earlier research at Algoma University.

The vision? Promoting more vibrant, caring and sustainable communities through research, dialogue, analysis and reflection dedicated to the practice of holistic community development.

The Institute is a joint project of CESD and Algoma U, and has established strong links with other research institutes, universities, and colleges. NORDIK is committed to further developing its own research capacity by working closely with its community partners and providing mentoring to new researchers. Many projects are underway! Visit the NORDIK Institute website to learn more.

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