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Sault Ste. Marie Campus

Algoma U’s main campus is located in Sault Ste. Marie, a city of 73,000 people in Northern Ontario. “The Soo”, as locals call it, has all the amenities of a big city – shopping, entertainment, sports teams, festivals, and cultural activities – but without the hassle of traffic.

We’re lucky to live in a city surrounded by the great outdoors. With Lake Superior and the St. Mary’s River literally just steps from our front door, there’s always something to do. Come take a closer look.

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Contact Information

Main Phone: 705-949-2301

Toll Free: 1-888-ALGOMA-U


Email: info@algomau.ca

City of Sault Ste. Marie
Work. Life. Balance.

There’s an energy in Sault Ste. Marie. You can feel it in the schools, our businesses, industry and across our incredible land and waterscapes.  A vibrant community of 73,000, Sault Ste. Marie provides a mix of urban and natural amenities that offer an affordable, active lifestyle in the heart of the Great Lakes.

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Essar Convergence Centre

Innovation and growth. That’s what this centre is all about. Officially opening its doors in July, 2011, the new $21.4 million LEED-certified Essar Convergence Centre (ECC), brings together teaching, research and commercial activities in a dynamic atmosphere that fosters innovation and growth.

Along with teaching and faculty research labs, established enterprises like the internationally recognized Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre help to anchor the facility.

george leach centre gym
George Leach Centre

Did you know that access to the GLC is included in your tuition? Students can get physical at the George Leach Centre (GLC), Algoma U’s athletics complex. Avoid the freshman fifteen by getting fit and having fun.

The gymnasium or field house features three regulation court surfaces, which accommodates a wide range of athletic activities such as badminton, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. One court has been specially designed with a dimple surface for better tennis play. The gym area is surrounded by a 1/9th mile indoor walking and jogging track.

Sault Ste. Marie Campus Master Plan

In Fall 2020, Algoma University completed a Master Plan study for the Sault Ste. Marie Campus that focuses on the physical growth and development of the Shingwauk site over the next 5-10 years

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The Speakeasy

The Speakeasy is Algoma University’s student centre and operates as a patio, pub, and entertainment hub.

Students can enjoy a place to relax during the day or evening, listen to live bands and performances, study, or participate at planned evening events that happen annually including: karaoke nights, acoustic jam nights and open mic nights , themed Thursday pub night, comedy nights, cultural events including EID Dinner, J-Night, and Brazilian Night, etc.

Wishart Library

The Arthur A. Wishart Library staff and resources are critical supports for delivering high quality education to Algoma University students and for ensuring student success.

The Library is an integral part of the overall academic experience, serving as the access hub to learning resources, and especially through providing learner-centered programs in research skills and information access.

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Land Acknowledgement

Robinson- Huron Treaty Territory

We acknowledge that we are in Robinson-Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg, specifically the Garden River and Batchewana First Nations, as well as the Métis People.

Algoma University has been given a very Special Mission, one that connects to its place on this historical site.

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