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The President is the chief executive officer of the University and has supervision over and direction of the academic and general administration of the University, its students, Senior Executive, managers, teaching staff and non-teaching employees.

Asima C. Vezina

President and Vice-Chancellor

705-949-2301, ext.4117

Office: SH 310

Email: asima.vezina@algomau.ca

Lauren Nasby

Executive Assistant

705.949.2301, ext. 4114

Email: lauren.nasby@algomau.ca


Aanii! Boozhoo! Hello! Bonjour! As President and Vice-Chancellor of Algoma University, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all students, staff, faculty, guests, and those who will soon be joining us.

Here, we are a student centered organization focused on student success. The vision for this university was built using the voices of our students who have continued to tell us they value small class sizes, close relationships with faculty, strong academic programming, and our commitment to overall student experience.

As we create memories and achieve our goals, it feels very special to acknowledge the traditional territory and lands of the Anishinabek where our collective journey is taking place. Our special mission of cross-cultural education is coming into its own as we welcome people from around the world who are gathering at the heart of the beautiful Great Lakes on the St. Mary’s River in Bawatting / Sault Ste. Marie to learn from and with each other. It is an exciting time to be at Algoma U.

We use the natural beauty of this area and region to design and offer experiences that will provide lasting memories for a lifetime. My hope for everyone that comes to Algoma is that, as part of the unique and special experience we offer, each of you, in some way,  will be touched and transformed. Welcome!

Asima Vezina

Asima Vezina

President and Vice-Chancellor

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Our President - Asima C. Vezina

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Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan sets the institution’s direction and priorities for the next five years.

It provides a way to look forward while reflecting on the significant accomplishments of the past and the challenges of the future. This rolling plan will guide the university for the next five years and will be revisited regularly to meet the strategic objectives and goals set out in the plan.