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Welcome Back from Algoma University!

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – September 6, 2016): Algoma University would like to welcome all new and returning students back to campus today, as classes begin for the fall semester. The University would also like to welcome one new tenure-track and three contract limited term appointment (CLTA) faculty members to its faculty complement.

“These appointments not only strengthen the teaching contingent here at Algoma University, they are also bringing world-class research and practical experience to our programs of study,” said Dr. Richard McCutcheon, Academic Dean of Algoma University. “We are delighted to welcome these talented people to the Algoma University community and to the City of Sault Ste. Marie.”

Dr. Barbara Waterfall is Algoma U’s newest tenure-track appointment in the Department of Community Development and Social Work. Waterfall takes up a crucial role as Director of the university’s Social Work program. She holds a PhD in Sociology and Equity Studies from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, a MSW from Carleton University, and a BA in Psychology from St. Thomas University. She joins the University from Canadore College, where she was Coordinator and Professor in the Indigenous Wellness and Addictions Prevention program. She was a tenured faculty member at Laurentian University. Her current research focuses on land-based learning for Indigenous students.

Dr. Nusrate Aziz comes to the University from the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus. He joins Algoma U’s Department of Business and Economics as a CLTA. He earned both his PhD and MSc in Economics from the University of Birmingham, and his MSS and BSS in Economics from University of Chittagong. His research interests including international macroeconomics and monetary economics, economic institutions, governance and growth, and migration.

Dr. Paul Lewis also joins the University’s Department of Business and Economics as a CLTA from Munro Academy. He earned his PhD in Applied Ethics in Economics from the University of Ottawa, his MBA from Cape Breton University, his MA from the University of Ottawa, BEd from Queen’s University, and his BSc from the University of Waterloo. His current research focuses on macroeconomic dynamics.

Patricia M. Ningewance-Nadeau joins the Department of Modern Languages as a CLTA. She is a residential school Survivor and has spent over 35 years working to preserve her native language. Her pocket Ojibwe dictionary, “Zagataagan”, has been translated into Cree and Inuktitut. She has been a frequent lecturer at the University of Manitoba and Lakehead University.

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