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Research-driven Impact

Faculty and students at Algoma University are leading an impressive range of high-impact research projects that are improving our communities, creating outstanding learning experiences for students, and contributing essential understanding of the world around us.

Funding from the Federal Government’s Research Support Fund allows our faculty to be involved in all forms of investigation – from bench-based study, through to community-based participatory action research, to the creative process. Currently, Algoma is home to three Canada Research Chairs, a recognition of the strength of our research reputation, nationally and internationally.

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Current Research

Current projects represent world-class research in various fields, making a difference in our community and beyond.

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Student Research Opportunities

Our students have ample opportunities to develop solid research skills in a very supportive, dynamic and creative environment that is linked to our community and the world.

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Meet Our Research and Innovation Team
Research Advisory Committee (RAC)
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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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Funding Opportunities & Deadlines

Algoma U’s internal deadline for all funding applications is two weeks prior to the Agency funding deadline.

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Ethics & Procedures

All research that involves animals or human subjects must go through a special process to obtain ethical approval prior to any project commencing.

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Tri-Agency Framework

On December 23, 2016, the Presidents of the three federal research agencies – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – announced the release of the revised version of the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research (2016). The RCR Framework (2016) replaces the original Framework that was published in 2011.

Algoma University Commercialization Framework

On January 14, 2022, the Honourable Jill Dunlop, Ontario’s Minister of Colleges and Universities issued the province’s Commercialization Mandate Policy Framework (CMPF). Algoma University (AU) is pleased to support the CMPF of the Government of Ontario by investing in support for the commercialization of intellectual property (IP) to benefit Ontario, Canada, and the world. Within the context of AU’s collective agreements and Senate policies, this document outlines AU’s commercialization procedures and satisfies our commitment to the CMPF.

Read the full document here.

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Anishinaabe Inendamowin Research Symposium

Anishinaabe Initiatives and Anishinaabe faculty and staff at Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig are hosting the third bi-annual Anishinaabe Inendamowin Research Symposium with the theme “Weaving Meaningful Anishinaabe Research Bundles.”

The purpose of the symposium is to enrich research through the integration of Anishinaabe Inendamowin (Inendamowin being an Anishinaabe word signifying thought). The Anishinaabe Inendamowin Research Symposium will be held on Friday, January 26th, 2018. If you are interested in participating, please complete and submit the attached Abstract Form (PDF) and send to [email protected].

The deadline for all abstracts is Monday, December 4th, 2017 at 4pm (EST). You will be notified by Monday, December 11th, 2017 if the abstract has been accepted or not accepted.

If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected]

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Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre

The history and activities associated with Shingwauk Hall are being gathered under the auspices of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC), allowing the public to become more aware of the vast history and tradition represented by the Shingwauk buildings and site.

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National Chiefs' Library and Archives

The ADC is a dynamic, modern and culturally appropriate space that allows SKG to deliver its university level academic programs that facilitate the reclamation of the Ojibway language and Anishinabek traditional knowledge.

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Strategic Research Plan

Recognizing that research with regard to Anishinaabe and Indigenous communities, cultures, and contexts has implications for all areas of scholarship, Algoma University made the strategic decision to identify Anishinaabe and Indigenous communities as a priority area for research.

The University acknowledges a special responsibility in terms of supporting Anishinaabe communities in their self‐determination initiatives, in creating meaningful opportunities for knowledge exchange, and for enhancing our collective understanding of different ways of being and knowing the world, whether from Western, Anishinaabe, Cree, Mohawk or any other Indigenous perspective.

The above ‐mentioned priority is at the core of the first of the four research clusters identified in this strategic plan for research. The other three clusters, ‘Cultures and Creativity’, ‘Life and the Environment’, and ‘Socio‐economic Issues of Northern, Rural, and Remote Areas’ are linked to the core cluster of ‘Anishinaabe and Indigenous communities’ and form part of the fabric of our regional heritage and landscape within Northern Ontario. The concept of ‘northern, rural and remote’ resonates with many other Canadian and circumboreal cultures that share a rich heritage embodied within indigenous peoples globally.

Strategic Research Plan – long version (PDF)
Strategic Research Plan – short version (PDF)

NORDIK Institute

The NORDIK research institute has evolved from the Community Economic and Social Development (CESD) program and research, and earlier research at Algoma University.

The vision?: Promoting more vibrant, caring and sustainable communities through research, dialogue, analysis and reflection dedicated to the practice of holistic community development.

The Institute is a joint project of CESD and Algoma U, and has established strong links with other research institutes, universities, and colleges. NORDIK is committed to further developing its own research capacity by working closely with its community partners and providing mentoring to new researchers. Many projects are underway!

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