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Real. Impact. At Algoma U, we live boldly and with intention, celebrating the values, personalities, and convictions that make each of us unique. Our professors are accessible and future-focused, with a view to preparing students for real-world challenges as global citizens. With curriculum that spans across the humanities, social sciences and sciences, we offer hands-on learning in state-of-the-art facilities, rare undergrad research opportunities, and the chance to learn from industry experts through internships and community-based projects. And with the most diverse student body in Ontario, situated in the heart of the Great Lakes, we have a vibrant student community that enjoys the outdoors, clubs, social and cultural events, as well as intramural and varsity sports – go, Thunderbirds!

Areas of Expertise

Algoma University places a great deal of emphasis on personal interaction between students and faculty members through small classes and frequent use of seminars, labs, and tutorials. Algoma U ensures personal attention by offering one of the lowest student/faculty ratios among Ontario universities. With no class bigger than 75 students, our students excel in our ideal learning environment. Students can study in this environment in courses including Biology, Business Administration, Community Economic and Social Development, Computer Science, English, Environmental Science, Geography, History, Law and Justice, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Visual Arts and many more!

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:196 bedsLowest: $5,310Highest: $5,810

The Algoma Dormitory is a large, clean, secure 96-bed student residence. Algoma Dormitory provides a comfortable, safe, and convenient on-campus residence for first-year, direct from high school students. Algoma Dormitory includes: Fully-furnished bedroom with a single bed, desk, and wardrobe Bathroom shared with only one other student High-speed wireless Internet connection Local phone service Security features and 24-hour video surveillance in common areas Weekly cleaning service in all bathrooms and common areas Dormitory common rooms with entertainment centre and microwave Study space Elevator access Laundry facility Mailroom Parking* Meal plan** Spirit Village Dormitory The Spirit Village Dormitory provides a comfortable, safe, and convenient on-campus residence for Canadian and international students. The Spirit Village Dormitory is a large, clean, secure 45-bed student residence. Students can enjoy access to a shared kitchen space, allowing them to prepare their own meals. Many of our international students live here, allowing you the chance to embrace diversity and maybe take your taste buds on a cultural adventure! The Spirit Village Dormitory includes: Fully-furnished bedroom with a single bed, desk, and wardrobe Bathroom shared with only one other student High-speed wireless Internet connection Local phone service Security features and 24-hour video surveillance in common areas Weekly cleaning service in all bathrooms and common areas Dormitory common rooms with entertainment centre Shared kitchen space Study space Laundry facility Mailroom Parking* Meal plan** Spirit Village Townhouses The Spirit Village Townhouses provide convenient and affordable on-campus housing for Algoma University students. Each unit contains five private bedrooms, two bathrooms, a common living room, and a kitchen. The townhouses include: Private bedroom with a single bed, desk, and dresser Fully-furnished kitchen and living room spaces with a kitchen table and chairs, sofa, television, refrigerator, and oven High-speed wireless Internet connection Local phone service included Study space Laundry facility Mailroom Parking*

Off Campus Housing

Algoma also maintains an off-campus housing list. Contact housing@algomau.ca for more information.

Incoming Students

The Student Success Team is your first stop for access to support services needed to strengthen your academic environment. From academic advising and planning to accessing counselling services or post-graduate advising, this team is equipped to enhance your student success from first year to convocation.

Career Planning

The Co-op and Careers Services Office offers help with resume and cover letter writing. The office also offers updated employment postings, Internet access to labour market information, a career skills library, and staff resources. Information is also available regarding aptitude testing and overseas employment.

Sports

The George Leach Centre is a fully equipped fitness and recreation facility. The Centre includes court surfaces accommodating badminton, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. Also available are aerobics rooms, weight training equipment, outdoor tennis courts, and on site massage therapy. Instructional programs available include aerobics, dance, self defense, tennis, golf, and first aid.

Activities

As a student at Algoma U, you can run for student government in the Algoma University Students’ Union (AUSU) and/or the Shingwauk Aboriginal Students’ Association (SASA). You can relax at night in the student centre, The Speakeasy, where you can listen to a band, sing your heart out in karaoke, or dance the night away at a themed pub night. If the pub isn’t your scene, don’t worry. There’s plenty of student clubs with a wide variety of interests – everything from gaming, social activism, gardening, and photography. And if you can’t find something that interests you, you can always start your own club! Plus, there’s varsity athletics and intramural sports. Literally, there’s something for everyone!

Clubs

There are many opportunities for students to get involved. AUBS-Algoma University Business Society AUSU's Event Club Community Economic and Social Development Club Intramural and Athletics Sociology/Anthropology Club History Society Algoma U Political Science Association (Algoma U PSA) Algoma U PRIDE Moot Court Club Algoma Multicultural Students Association Algoma University Solidarity and Action Coalition Algoma University Foosball Association (AUFA) Geography/Environmental Club

Information Technology

Computing equipment throughout the campus, including the library cataloguing/circulation system, is integrated into a local area network. The network links over 100 micro computer workstations located in student labs, faculty and staff offices, residence rooms, and the library. The aim of this network is to provide students, faculty, and staff with universal access to information systems, e-mail, Internet and Web access, and sophisticated computing resources. All students, staff members, and faculty are issued a personal e-mail account.

Cultural

Cultural groups include the International Film Society, Algoma Conservatory of Music, and Theatre Algoma. These groups are open to students and also organize events throughout the year.

Special Services

All students at Algoma University have access to The Learning Centre and the Disability Services Office, the hub for academic and disability support services on campus. The Learning Centre and the Disability Services Office staff are committed to helping students reach their academic potential, ensuring student success, and helping students address and overcome the challenges faced during their post-secondary education. Once students come to us for help, we will stop at nothing to make their experience at Algoma University as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

Affiliated Institutions

http://www.shingwauku.ca/ Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig is committed to the restoration of the original spirit and intent of Chief Shingwauk, who envisioned a teaching wigwam where his people could acquire the necessary educational tools in modern society without comprising the values of our culture and traditions. In cooperation with our partner Algoma University, we offer the Anishinabemowin 3 year B.A. program and Anishinabe Studies courses.

International Involvement

Algoma University offers more than just a unique classroom experience. For students interested in taking their classroom experience to exotic destinations and foreign countries, they can take part in a variety of study abroad opportunities. Algoma U is committed to providing students with a cross-cultural learning experience, whether on campus, or somewhere else in the world. We have partnerships with over 30 universities in the following countries: Australia, Austria, China, Colombia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain and Sweden.

Campus Tour

Tours are available any time of the year. However, we recommend that you visit between September and March while classes are in session; this will allow you to meet with faculty and sit in on a class while you are on campus. Simply visit www.algomau.ca/visit to book a time. We also offer a travel stipend to help cover the costs of travel and accommodations for domestic students who have not yet accepted an offer to study at Algoma U.

Modified on November 30, 2017

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