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Algoma University

At Algoma, you’ll learn from our spirited staff and benefit from one-on-one interactions with professors – that’s the Algoma advantage!

When you look back on your Algoma experience, our hope is that it will be defined by more than what you’ll learn in the classroom – that it will be the shared experiences that shape you, and the creation of bonds that will last.

Algoma University believes that each student brings a unique set of skills and life experiences to the campus community, and that's why Algoma U can't wait to get to know you!

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Motto "Truth, Knowledge, and Wisdom"
Type Public
Established 1965
Chancellor Shirley Horn
President Celia Ross (acting)
Academic staff
Undergraduates 1600
Location Sault Ste. MarieOntarioCanada
Campus Urban
Tag line Small University, Big Education
Colours red, grey, white
Athletics Algoma Thunderbirds
Affiliations AUCC, CBIE
Mascot Boomer the Thunderbolt


Algoma University has three unique campuses: Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton, and Timmins, all in the province of Ontario! While the Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins campus offers a truly northern experience, the Brampton campus provides students with an urban experience. No matter where you study, each campus provides students with the academic background and knowledge required to succeed. You’ll have endless opportunities for personal growth inside and outside the classroom!

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Established in 1965 as Algoma College, Algoma University was initially an affiliate of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. In 1967, Algoma College began offering classes in a portable building located at the Cambrian College site, now the Sault College site. Algoma College moved into its current location, the former Shingwauk Residential School building, in 1971.

In 2008, Algoma University was granted its charter and with the charter, achieved full autonomous university status as Ontario’s 19th University. Algoma University now 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.


Algoma University celebrates values, personalities, and convictions that make us unique - because they also bring us together. That’s why we are heavily focused on campus culture, vibrant programming, research and innovation, Anishinaabe Inendamowin, and overall institutional excellence. This is a place where you’ll connect with the most diverse student body in Ontario. Where you’ll find your true self and more!

Available Transfer Pathways:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Arts in English (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Stay Connected!

Follow Algoma University on social media, where we discuss all things Algoma: programs, research, campus, events, news and announcements, and more!

Instagram: @discoveralgomau  |  Facebook: Algoma University  |  TikTok: @algomau  |  Youtube: Algoma University

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