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Algoma University

Algoma University

General Information

Algoma University serves over 1 200 students in Northern Ontario at its Sault Ste. Marie location. In addition, Algoma University has campuses in Brampton and Timmins.

Information about accessibility services and resources at the Brampton and Timmins campuses is not readily available; the information that follows pertains to the Sault Ste. Marie campus of Algoma University.

Algoma University offers more than 20 programs, including courses in:

  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Economics
  • Biology
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science

The address for Algoma University campus is:

Sault Ste. Marie Campus:
1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 2G4
(705) 949-2301; 1-888-ALGOMA-U (1-888-254-6628)

www.algomau.ca

Disability Services Available

Office for Students with Disabilities

At Algoma University, the office supporting students with disabilities is called Disability Services. Disability Services is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.

Transition Program

Algoma University offers a transition program for all local high school graduates called Strategies, Technology and Resources (STAR). The transition program is open to all students, however it is specifically recommended for students with learning disabilities.

Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at Algoma University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Algoma University’s Accessibility Plan.

Documentation Required

In order to access accommodations at Algoma University, the follow documentation is required to show proof of a disability:

Learning Disabilities:

  • A recent psychoeducational assessment (no more than 3-5 years old)
  • Reports from high school guidance counsellor or previously involved post-secondary disability services 


Medical, Sensory, or Mental Health Disabilities:

  • Current documentation (no more than 1 year old) clearly indicating a specific diagnostic statement, the student's functional limitations, and recommendations for specific academic accommodations
  • Documentation must come from a qualified professional, which includes: physician, neurologist, audiologist, ophthalmologist, optometrist, psychiatrist, and neuropsychologist.

 

For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability contact Algoma University Disability Services directly.

Support Services Available

Health Services

The Campus Medical Clinic provides regular onsite access to a physician to all Algoma University students. (No link currently available, see contact information at bottom of page.)

Transition Program

Algoma University offers a transition program for all local high school graduates called Strategies, Technology and Resources (STAR). The transition program is open to all students, however it is specifically recommended for students with learning disabilities.

Academic Support

The Learning Centre offers a range of academic support services to Algoma University students including: the Writing Lab, the Math Lab, peer tutoring, and student success workshops.

Library Services

The Arthur A. Wishart Library at Algoma University offers various resources for students including books, journal articles, and e-books. The library also provides services for students such as borrowing services, citation guides, inter-library loans, and writing tutorials.

Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

Algoma University’s Financial Aid offers a range of financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Algoma University's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

Algoma University’s Residence Life offers traditional and townhouse-style residence buildings. All first year students are guaranteed private rooms with a shared bathroom if they complete their residence application by the given deadline. Traditional style rooms include a private bedroom and a shared washroom. Townhouse-style units include 4 bedrooms, a shared washroom, shared common space, and a shared kitchen. All building amenities include:

  • Common rooms
  • Common study areas
  • Access to a front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities

Rooms in all buildings come furnished and include internet access and local telephone service. Residence rates vary depending on building choice and room style. Mandatory meal plans are an additional cost. Payment plans are available for residence fees.

Barrier-free rooms are available for students with special accommodation needs by providing proper documentation during the residence application process. Contact the Residence Coordinator for more information. 

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

There are currently no campus maps available online for Algoma University.

Sault Ste. Marie Transit

Sault Ste. Marie Transit is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Algoma University are eligible for a discounted semester pass. Sault Ste. Marie Transit provides bus routes and schedules for every transit route they offer.

Accessibility
Courtesy seating is provided at the front of the bus for persons with disabilities. The Parabus Transit is a curb-to-curb service for persons with physical disabilities, who due to their disability are unable to use the conventional transit. More information about Parabus Transit and the eligibility guidelines and application is available on their website.

Academic Programs

Algoma University offers many academic programs on the main Sault Ste. Marie Campus.

Contact Information

Disability Services
(705) 949-2301 ext 4221
barb.muio@algomau.ca
Located in Room SH200A

Campus Medical Clinic
(705) 946-7362
Located 617B Queen Street East

The Learning Centre
(705) 949-2301 ext 4221
learning@algomau.ca
Located in Room SH200

Arthur A. Wishart Library
(705) 949-2101

Financial Aid & Awards Office
705-949-2301 ext 4219
paul.quesnele@algomau.ca 
Located in Room SH 312D

Residence Life
(705) 949-2301 ext 4215
rose.linklater@algomau.ca

Checklist

Use this checklist to create an overview of the services available at Algoma University, and to determine if the services meet your needs.