Anishinaabe Student Residence

Algoma University is very pleased to offer two designated Anishinaabe Student Residence options on campus for single students. First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students are welcome to apply for the following Anishinaabe student residences:

Binesi Waawaachi’gan (Thunderbird House)*

Spirit Village Townhouses – these are five-bedroom townhouses equipped with shared, fully-furnished kitchen, living room, and two bathrooms. Meal plan is not required.

Giiwedinong (North)**

A dedicated floor in the Lou Loukenda International, Canadian, and Anishinaabe Student Dormitory – a furnished bedroom, shared bathroom with one dorm mate which includes weekly cleaning, shared kitchen space, and only student access for safety and security. Meal plan is required.

As a student in residence, you benefit from convenience and community:

  • Centrally located residence and within a two-minute walk to anywhere you need to be on campus like the classroom, computer lab, library, or fitness centre
  • Culturally friendly and oriented to establishing a sense of community and social supports
  • Sharing a living environment with familiar or like-minded individuals with the added benefit of single-room privacy
  • Secure and safe living environment
  • Exposure to a diverse group of people, ideas, and cultures

All feature high-speed wireless internet, local phone services, laundry and mail facilities.

Students are guaranteed a private, single-room residence pending application to residence by the deadline date of the first Monday in June.

* Gender distinction of the townhouse would be determined by applicants or current occupants.

** Anishinaabe applicants under the age of 19 who wish to reside in Giiwedinong (North) will be considered case by case, upon approval of the Coordinator of Housing.

We use the term ‘Anishinaabe’ to honour the Ojibwe language traditional to this territory. At Algoma U, ‘Anishinaabe’ is an inclusive term that recognizes the original people of Turtle Island – First Nation, Métis, and Inuit.