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Algoma University

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University History

Algoma University is a public university based in Ontario, Canada. Algoma University History dates back to the year 1965. Algoma University was initially an affiliate of Laurentian University in Sudbury. In 1967, Algoma College began offering classes in portable building located at the Cambrian College site, now Sault College site. In 2008, Algoma University was granted its charter and with the charter, achieved full autonomous university status as Ontario’s 19th University. 

Algoma University Programs, Courses and Schools

Algoma University offers over 30 academic programs in a diverse range of fields and through three faculties: Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Humanities. There are three schools: School of business and economics, School of Computer Science and Technology, School of Life sciences and Environment, and School of social work. These faculties and schools are able to offer minors and specializations, certificates, experiential learning, international affairs, online learning, co-operative education. To know more about the programs and courses, click here: https://algomau.ca/academics/#

Algoma University USP and Achievements

Algoma University is an experience in itself altogether. It also offers satellite programming in Brampton and Timmins, Ontario. In all the three campuses, they have in-person and virtual events to give prospective students a chance to connect with staff, faculty, current students, and alumni. The classrooms are generally smaller that provides one-on-one interactions with the faculty. Algoma University mission is also to provide cross-cultural learning between Indigenous communities and other communities in Northern Ontario. Algoma University has been ranked 75th in Canada.

Algoma University Notable Alumni

Algoma University Notable Alumni are as follows:

  • Michael Cachagee
  • E.J. Harnden
  • Ryan Harnden
  • Kevin Hodson
  • Brad Jacobs
  • Josephine Mandamin
  • Bud Wildman
  • John Willinsky
  • Olivia Whetung
  • Joanne Robertson
  • Roxanne Martin
  • Shirley Horn

Algoma University Infrastructure and Services 

Algoma University Campuses

Algoma University Campuses are all beautiful in their own way and gives the best learning experiences. Algoma University has three campuses, they are as follows:

  • Sault Ste. Marie Campus: The campus is  vibrant and friendly. It is bordered with the Unites States, that provides a mix of urban and natural amenities that offer an adventurous lifestyle in the heart of the Great Lakes. Sault Ste. Marie Campus is the main campus of the university. Marie is a city in Northern Ontario. It has all the amenities of a big city shopping, entertainment, sports teams, festivals, and cultural activities – but without the hassle of traffic. To know more about the campus, click here: https://algomau.ca/about/our-campuses-overview/sault-ste-marie/
  • Brampton Campus: Brampton, a lively city in the Greater Toronto and is the 9th largest city in Canada. This campuses offers various courses and is known to offer free entertainment for all ages throughout the year including many events and festivals, Culture Days, Winter Lights Weekend, Festival of Liberty Diversity, and the World of Jazz Festival. To know more about the campus, click here: https://algomau.ca/about/our-campuses-overview/brampton/
  • Timmins Campus: This campus has the Northern College that offers small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, fantastic faculty, personalized instruction, a warm welcoming campus community, supportive learning experiences and a wonderful backdrop of Northern Ontario. To know more about the campus, click here: https://algomau.ca/about/our-campuses-overview/timmins/

Algoma University Library

Algoma University Library is named the Arthur A. Wishart Library. The library is known to offer services across all the three campuses of the university. Wishart Library is also an active member of the Accessible Content ePortal (ACE), which means they are able to provide accessible formats of items upon request. Algoma University Library also has the archives and special collections that includes records related to the university. The services that are being offered by the libraries are: borrow from the library, borrow from other libraries, print, copy, scan, faculty resources, study spaces and many others. To know more about the library, click here: https://library.algomau.ca/

Algoma University Housing/Accomodation Services

On-Campus: There are housing options available in the main campus of the Algoma University that is the Sault Ste Marie Campus. There are dormitories, townhouses, private single rooms. There is Algoma dormitory, spirit village dormitory, spirit village townhouses available. The facilities that are provided are listed below: 

  • 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 (in the common room)
  • 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

Housing rates: The housing rates vary from one to another. The fees of various housing options are listed here: https://algomau.ca/students/residence-life/residence-fees-meal-plans/ 

Off-Campus: Off-campus housing options are available across all the three campuses of the university. Click here to know more: https://canadahomestaynetwork.ca/for-students/

Algoma University Medical Services

Algoma University Medical Services is committed in providing equitable, diverse, inclusive and culturally appropriate access to health and wellness services to the whole community of the university. Medical advice is available 24/7 at Telehealth Ontario. There are various medical clinics and pharmacies available at all the three campuses of the university. To know more about the medical services, click here: https://algomau.ca/health-wellness/

Algoma University Student Clubs

Algoma University Student Clubs are actively conducting various events in the university. the student clubs and organisations give the students an opportunity to learn different skills, plan and execute events and also widen their horizons. there are different clubs in the campus working towards different agendas. their clubs and organizations cover a wide range of activities and interests, from academic societies, the arts, club sports and intramurals, to activity and event coordinators, and leadership programs. Students can sign up for a club throughout the year, but special events called Club Days are held at the beginning of both the fall and winter semesters to help get students acquainted with the different existing clubs. To name few of the student clubs of the university:

  • One campus ministry
  • The people's garden
  • Thunder street team
  • Queer coffee club
  • Algoma badminton
  • French club
  • Social work club
  • Biology club
  • Chess club
  • Cricket club
  • Blue dot club
  • Young liberals 
  • Dance club
  • Photography club 
  • For animals club

To know more about the student clubs, click here: https://algomau.ca/students/clubs-associations/student-clubs/

Algoma University Location

Algoma University is located at 1520 Queen St E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2G4, Canada. 

Algoma University Nearest Airports

Algoma University Nearest Airports are as follows:

  • Bishop international airport
  • Austin straubel international airport
  • Sault Ste Marie domestic airport
  • Chippewa country international airport

Algoma University Top Landmarks

Algoma University Top Landmarks are as follows:

  • Canadian busholane heritage center
  • Point Iroquois lighthouse
  • Pancake bay provincial park
  • Art gallery of algoma
  • International bridge

Algoma University International students information

Courses offered in Algoma University

There are a wide range of courses offered by Algoma University. The major subjects areas are as follows: 

  • Accounting
  • Anishinaabe studies
  • Anishinaabemowin studies
  • Biology
  • Business administration 
  • Community development
  • Community economic and social development
  • Computer science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental science
  • Finance and economics
  • Geography, geology and land stewardship
  • History 
  • Law and justice
  • Music 
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Sociology
  • Visual arts

To know more in detail about the courses, click here: https://algomau.ca/academics/programs/

Algoma University Visa and Immigration support

If you do not currently hold a Canadian Study Permit, you will need to submit an application online at the Government of Canada’s website. All the informations are available here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada.html

Algoma University International students contact

International students applying from overseas if have any questions about the application process, please email:  [email protected].

All the contact details of all the three campuses are mentioned here: https://algomau.ca/contact/

Student Life in Algoma University

Student Society

Algoma University Student Clubs are actively conducting various events in the university. the student clubs and organisations give the students an opportunity to learn different skills, plan and execute events and also widen their horizons. there are different clubs in the campus working towards different agendas. their clubs and organizations cover a wide range of activities and interests, from academic societies, the arts, club sports and intramurals, to activity and event coordinators, and leadership programs. Students can sign up for a club throughout the year, but special events called Club Days are held at the beginning of both the fall and winter semesters to help get students acquainted with the different existing clubs. Students can sign up for a club throughout the year, but special events called Club Days are held at the beginning of both the fall and winter semesters to help get students acquainted with the different existing clubs. Algoma University student union is responsible for organizing and funding events on campus, including Orientation Week, Frost Week, pub nights, and other fun activities. 

Algoma University Sports and Fitness

Algoma University is home to the Algoma University Thunderbirds Varsity Athletics Program and Boomer the Thunderbolt. The student athletes participate in the Ontario University Athletics and Canadian Interuniversity Sport conferences, giving them the opportunity to compete in the highest level of sport in Canada. There is also recreational center: the George Leach Center. The field house features three regulation court surfaces, which accommodates a wide range of athletic activities such as badminton, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. There is also gym in the center that students can have access to. To know more, click here: https://algomau.ca/students/varsity-intramurals/

Algoma University Health and Wellbeing

Algoma University is committed in providing the best health and well being services to its students. There is Stepped care approach through which students can contact the Student Success Team or Academic Success Advisor. To make an appointment with your advisor. Algoma University has provided free, unlimited 24/7 access to counselling and support services for all students through Homewood Health. The services that are provided by them are counselling, coaching, and various web-based resources that one can access from phone, tablet, or desktop. Counselling services are provided by certified mental health professionals and are available in over 150 languages.

Algoma University Residential Life

Living on campus always has its own perks because of the facilities one has access to. It is once in a lifetime experience as students get to live amongst a diverse community of students coming from different backgrounds. There are also well connected sevices making it easier for students to commute. The campus is centrally located and are within a two-minute walk to classes, computer labs, the George Leach Centre, the Speakeasy, cafeteria, and major transit routes.

Students can download the residential viewbook pdf for detailed information: 

https://www.algomau.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2021_22_Algoma_Viewbook_Flip.pdf

Algoma University Food and Drink

Algoma University Food and Drink options are as follows:

  • The Gnalry bistro
  • Grillroom 1901
  • Tazzis cafe and restaurant
  • Moloney's alley
  • Wacky's Lake Street
  • The burger Don
  • Q cafe and bakery
  • A&W Canada
  • The Palace Mexican restaurant

Algoma University Short-term Getaways

Algoma University Short-term getaways are as follows:

  • Bushplane museum
  • Crank the sheild
  • Sault Ste Marie Canal National historic site
  • Art gallery of Algoma
  • Hiawatha highlands
  • Ermatinger Clergue national historic site
  • Pancake bay provincial park
  • Fort creek conservation area
  • Kinsmen park

Algoma University Part-time Jobs

Algoma University is supportive in offering programs that enable students to work full-time during the summer, and part-time throughout the academic year while completing their studies. The work study program provides part-time employment to the students. Students can work up to 15 hours per week. There are a variety of jobs are posted each year on or near campus. To know more, click here:https://algomau.ca/students/student-success/the-career-centre/work-on-campus/ 

Algoma University Student Safety

Algoma University is committed in providing safety and security to its students and staffs. There are 24-hour video surveillance, campus security, Residence Advisors, and secure-access residences. The Walk Safe Program by the university provides a walking buddy escort for students, staff, and faculty during the evening hours from Monday through Thursday. There is also support services for sexual violence, and telephone scam. There are also various awareness programs organised by the team.

Famous Courses in Algoma University

Famous Courses in Algoma University are as follows: 

  • Accounting
  • Anishinaabe studies
  • Anishinaabemowin studies
  • Biology
  • Business administration 
  • Community development
  • Community economic and social development
  • Computer science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental science
  • Finance and economics
  • Geography, geology and land stewardship
  • History 
  • Law and justice
  • Music 
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Sociology
  • Visual arts

Algoma University Campus Recruitment

Process: The Career Services of the Algoma University provides students opportunities to gain both paid and volunteer experience on- and off-campus from the very beginning. The University also assists their students in finding out various jobs. Students can know more about the recruitment process here: https://algomau.ca/students/student-success/the-career-centre/

Application Requirements

Admission requirements has been listed according to the country that you are applying from::https://algomau.ca/students/international-students/admissions-requirements/

English language requirements: 

Atleast one of the following requirements must be met:

  • CAEL (paper-based, computer edition or online): 60
  • Cambridge English Qualifications
  • Overall 176, with no band below 169
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) –
  • Overall 110 (including no individual band below 90)
  • IELTS Academic6.0 overall (including no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL: 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based)
  • TOEFL applicants are required to submit their official result on the ETS Portal. The Algoma University institution code is 0820.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): 60
  • ENG4U (OSSD) or ENGL12 (BC Curriculum): 3 years of full-time studies with a minimum grade of 70%

Application deadline:

 For September- Applications must be submitted by May 1.

For January- Applications must be submitted by September 2.

Algoma University Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

Algoma University Application Requirements

2.5
GPA
30
IB
75
Percentage

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Canada. To be able to get a successful admission in Algoma University in Canada students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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Algoma University Cost of studies

Fees

Bachelors: CAD $18,000
Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

 

Algoma University Deadlines

Deadlines vary for each program, please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

 

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