Algoma University College

Algoma University College, Sault Ste Marie, Ont, was established in 1967 as an affiliate of Laurentian University. The campus is constructed around a fine old building that originally housed the Shingwauk Indian Residential School.

Algoma University College

Algoma University College, Sault Ste Marie, Ont, was established in 1967 as an affiliate of Laurentian University. The campus is constructed around a fine old building that originally housed the Shingwauk Indian Residential School. Founded in 1873 by Augustine Shingwauk (1800-90), Chief of the Garden River Ojibwa, and by the Reverend E.F. Wilson (1844-1915), an Anglican missionary, the school owed its existence to Augustine's father, Shinguacöuse, who had envisioned a "Teaching Wigwam" for his people.

Algoma offers a liberal arts curriculum as well as undergraduate business and social welfare programs, priding itself on small classes and individual development. It offers one masters degree - the Master of Science in Computer Games Technology. The aboriginal heritage of the site remains an integral part of Algoma's academic life, leading to encouragement of cross-cultural education and representation of aboriginal people on the faculty, staff and board of governors. A large number of Algoma students have First Nations backgrounds. Algoma also offers co-op education, a dynamic conservatory of music, and a cross-border fine arts program. A new library, residence and athletic centre have accompanied recent growth.

Algoma's motto is "truth, knowledge and wisdom." Its colours are red, green and gold


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