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HBA Psychology

October 7th, 2021: It's Almost Fall Study Week!

As we are heading into our Fall Study Week, we’d like to wish all current and future Thunderbirds a safe and relaxing week!


Whether you are on a scheduled break or not, it is so important to take time to do some self-care in whatever way that might feel right for you. Some awesome ways our staff and students spend their study week’s include:

  • Enjoying all the Fall colours with some beautiful hikes, some of our favourites include: Roberston’s Cliffs, Tarp Rock, Claireville Conservation Area, Heart Lake, High Falls, and Hersey Lake Conservation Area
  • Taking advantage of the more quiet student lounges on campus to work on assignments/study
  • Making the time to visit with family and friends


However you choose to spend your time, we hope you take some time for YOU.

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Whether you’re joining us directly from high school or transferring from another university or college, we believe that each student brings a unique set of skills and life experiences to our campus communities, and that’s why we can’t wait to get to know you.

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September 30th, 2021: Launching @discoveralgomau!

For updates on all things future students, follow our new Instagram account – @discoveralgomau!


Here we will post information, events, and giveaways.


Don’t miss T-Bird Tuesdays, where every week one lucky follower will win and item of AU swag!


We would love to hear from you – tag us or #futurethunderbird to connect with us!

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September 23rd, 2021: Ontario Universities' Fairs

Thinking about your post-secondary options? Don’t miss out on Ontario Universities’ Fair events!


During these virtual events, you can join a university session to learn about the universities of your choice and ask questions. Each university will be offering about 30 minute sessions that will highlight programming, student life, and so much more!


The Ontario Universities’ Fairs will be happening on:

Saturday, September 25th from 12 PM-2 PM

Tuesday, October 26th from 5 PM-8 PM

Stay tuned via https://www.ontariouniversitiesfair.ca/ for updates and any additional events. We hope to see you there!


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September 16th, 2021: Ambassador Favourites - SSM Pizza

We all know one of the biggest controversies in Sault Ste Marie is where can you find the best local pizza!! We asked some of our current members from our SSM Ambassador team their top picks! In light of the first week of classes, take a break and go grab a slice from some of our favourite local pizza places!! 


Kayla Gallo– Auroras, Sandros, Fratelli’s               

Jessica Yanni– Auroras, The Boiler Room, Fratelli’s 

Lauren Manuel– Aurora’s, Sandro’s, Ricardo’s


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September 9th, 2021: Tips for Navigating Online Studies

My name is Jessica, and I just survived a whole year of online university here at Algoma U.  Throughout the year I learned what worked and what didn’t, and I think I have compiled a good list of tips to help future students navigate virtual learning!


  1. Make yourself a schedule that you can realistically stick to.

  I think this would be the most important tip.  It can quickly get overwhelming when your classes no longer have a set schedule, but you still have a full week of lectures and assignments to get through.  My advice would be to decide to do each class at the same time every week so that you feel like you have a routine.

  1. Remember to set time aside for yourself.

  During online school, your house becomes your classroom, and it can make it difficult to separate school from relaxation time.  Remember to let yourself have some down time so you don’t burn out!

  1. Stay on top of assignments, because you won’t physically be in class to get a reminder

  I think it was easier to remember when assignments were due when I was actually in class.  Since assignments will be due at different times throughout the day, it’s a good idea to go through the syllabus for each class and just make a list of when all assignments and exams are.  That way you can rest assured that you are on track and not missing any due dates!

  1. Keep in touch with others in your program so you don’t feel lonely and get together virtually to study when you can!

  It can start to feel lonely after being online for months.  I found it really helpful to stay in touch with others in my program.  Texting about class and assignments helps make online school feel a bit more normal.  Getting groups together for facetime study sessions is always a fun idea too!

  1. Attend the virtual events put on by the school to keep yourself connected to campus

  Algoma had lots of virtual events throughout the year which was a great way to still feel like you were on campus and meeting new people without physically being there!


Hopefully you find these tips helpful and are ready and excited to get this new school year started, whether we’re online or in person!

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September 2nd, 2021: What to Pack for Residence

It’s your first time leaving home and you have been so used to your mom or dad making you a list of what to pack when you’re going on a trip, but this is no ordinary trip, IT’S UNIVERSITY!!! This is a big step towards your future!! Here are some things you should think about throwing in your suitcase when moving into residence: 


  • Bedding (sheets, pillows, pillow cases, blankets)
  • Clothes (all your favourites!)
  • Hangers (lots of them!!)
  • Bathroom accessories (towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap)
  • Laundry accessories (basket, detergent, dryer sheets)
  • Alarm clock (for those early 8am classes)
  • Fan
  • Mini fridge
  • Bedside lamp
  • School supplies (wouldn’t want to forget this)
  • Cooking supplies (pots, pans, utensils)
  • Something that reminds you of home (pictures are always great to put up!)


The list could go on forever! These are some of the main items that you just wouldn’t want to forget for your first time away from home! It’s not as scary as you think, it is a fun and new experience where you get to connect with other students in the exact same position as you! This is a time to make some life long friends and create new adventures!

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August 26th, 2021: Organization Feature - AUBS




Join Dwayne as he interviews the Algoma University Business Society President, Jordan Barone! Learn more about Jordan and this incredible organization.

August 19th, 2021: What to keep in your luggage back?

If you are reading this blog, then- a) You have finally received your visa and are now all set to board a flight to Canada (Congratulations!!) or b) You are yet to receive your visa and don’t have a particular travel date in mind but still want to start preparing. Well, my friend, if you fall in the latter category then you are just like me. So, I am, today, writing this blog to share with you my emotional journey and a few tips about preparing for Canada.

I made my mind about Canada when I was in 10th grade and a “10th grader me” had nothing else to do other than dreaming and talking about this beautiful country. I just couldn’t wait to get enrolled in the university of my dreams and then one fine day board a flight and move there but when I received my visa and my mom and I decided that it was time for me to move, it just hit me like a truck. I was LEAVING!! Leaving my mom, my house, my state and my country. Yeah yeah, I know, you guys must be like, “Tia, you knew that was going to happen right?”. It’s just, I couldn’t really believe that it was happening and I was leaving and suddenly I started missing everything, even though I was still home. I started missing my house, my car, my plants, the weirdest parts of my town like the stores nearby and gosh, even my nosy neighbor. But most of all, I was badly missing my momma. Like missing in a manner that I stopped leaving her alone. It was a pretty emotional phase for me and I have no shame in accepting this- I started behaving like a Koala bear that didn’t want to leave its Momma Koala Bear. But then I woke up one day and decided that I needed to stop. I reminded myself of why I decided to take this step and the great opportunities it would bring me one day. I went out with my momma, binged watched some horror series on Netflix, weird I know, and most importantly prioritized myself and my mental health and soon I was back to my normal cheerful Cinderella self. 

Now that we are done with an emotional trip down memory lane, fasten your seat beats, amazing people, I am going to share some tips about packing and what things I kept in mind while preparing.


While doing my shopping what I kept in mind was the weather. I originally had planned on travelling in January, so I kept a stock of winter wear. So make sure you keep the weather in mind especially of the month you are planning on travelling. Also, bring loads of winter clothes ready and don’t forget your winter jacket. Highly recommended- Decathlon, available online and in-store.

“Which letter has its own brand of shoes? 

Wait for itttt—-A D does.” Got it?????

Ask the sales representative if the shoes are waterproof and will work fine in the snow because you’ll definitely be walking in the snow a lot and that’s actually something I do a lot. Buy your winter boots from Canada!

Serious talk!!

Don’t forget to buy tons of moisturizer. You just cannot skip moisturizing in winter. Also, do not forget your sunscreen, it’s really important! I bought most of my makeup from a website in India, Nykaa, because it has all the brands and I don’t really have to worry about the authenticity of the products and office, it offers great discounts. 

>>>I highly recommend Myntra for clothes and shoes (Only in India). For formals-Van Heusen (Factory outlets offer the best discounts) and ZARA. Accessories – Forever 21 or your local street market. THRIFT SHOPPING FOR EVERYTHING!!!

“If you accidentally drop ice cubes on the floor of the kitchen, quietly slide it under the refrigerator.”

Soon it’ll be…..water under the FRIDGE. 

Gosh, I’m hilarious!

I’m pretty sure that you must have heard at least one person say that you don’t really need to buy everything from your native country, especially the kitchen stuff since you can easily buy it from Canada and honestly they aren’t wrong. There are some amazing stores in Canada and you’ll get everything here. However, there’s something called the “Currency Exchange Rate ”. Let me elaborate further, let’s say you are from India and you plan on buying your kitchen supplies from Canada because, why not?! Now a normal induction pressure cooker in India costs around 800-1500 INR ( depending upon brand and other specifications) and it costs around $145.05 in Canada which after converting to Indian Rupees is 8574.21 INR. So whatever you want to buy or from wherever you want to buy is 100% up to you but what you need to keep in mind are some calculations like these. I truly believe that spending in dollars isn’t a wise choice unless and until you are earning in it. Make sure that your utensils are induction friendly since most kitchens in Canada have indications. Now as for your grocery, I’d suggest only taking the dry things for obvious reasons and make sure you check the customs laws of countries if you are coming from a via route since some countries have food restrictions for travelers. 

>>>Documents, School Supplies and Electronics.

I’d highly suggest carrying at least 5-6 photocopies of all your documents like your resume, driving license, passport, etc. Sure, there are photocopy facilities available all across Canada but when you just have entered this new country and have hundreds of things to do, you can’t really waste your time in doing photocopy and all, right? Also make sure that you have all your school supplies like notebooks, pens, sharpies etc. That’s actually something I had in my list, bold and underlined because I love school supplies! Ohh yes, you need a universal adapter for your chargers and all. You can easily get it from any electronics store like or from Amazon since the plug points in Canada are different. You don’t really need to buy a new laptop or phone specially for Canada, you’ll get great deals on Black Friday and some sim providers also provide great discounts on the purchase of phones along with sims. 

>>Also, you can check out mobile plans on https://www.planhub.ca

Also, whenever you are planning on travelling to Canada, make sure that you inform the Arrive Canada Team in our uni and let them know about your travel plans. You’ll also need some supporting documents like the enrollment letter which you can easily apply for through your student portal.

Well, those were all the tips that I had to share with you guys. I hope to see you all very soon and make sure when you are on campus, you come and say hi to me!! 🙂

Tanishka, 1st Year BBA-Marketing Student

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August 12th, 2021: Social Work Program Feature - How to prepare for your professional years!

Life is full of choices – big choices, small choices, and choices that fall somewhere in between. These choices and decisions that we make create the pathway for the rest of our lives. In the twenty-one years I’ve had thus far, I have made a lot of choices. One choice that I am so grateful to have made is choosing the social work program here at Algoma University. From the small class sizes that have allowed me to create personal connections and relationships with many of my professors and peers, to the super informative education I have received, this program has exceeded my expectations. The social work program here at Algoma University allows for students to not only explore the ins and outs of what social work is all about, but also dives into informative and intriguing subject matter that can be used on a daily basis. This program has taught me a lot about the theoretical foundations of social work, but has also allowed me to learn so much more about myself as an individual. One aspect of this program that I find particularly interesting is that once you complete your second year of the program, there is a re-application process in which students apply to become members of the professional years – that being year three and four. The application process itself at first can be a little bit intimidating, but I believe that having the professional years in the social work program is necessary to allow students to receive the best education possible within the program. Having already gone through the application process, there are definitely a lot of things I learned that can be helpful to future applicants.Firstly, take your time with the application. It is not something that can be done in one sitting, so allowing yourself to put aside dedicated time will ensure you put forth the best possible application. With that being said, this brings me to my second tip – effort is noticeable. Take your time reading through the application and really allow yourself to offer your own personality into your answers. My final tip, and arguably the most important, is to stay calm. The entire process can seem long and hard, but at the end of the day find some time for yourself. Put time aside to practice self care and take care of your personal needs. The social work program here at Algoma University has been one of the greatest decisions that I have made in my life.  have had so many positive experiences and made so many amazing memories and would highly recommend it to anyone who is considering it. 

Victoria Colp, 4th year Social Work


Now let’s hear from one of our staff members here at Algoma U to help you out as well!! 

“The Professional Years are years 3 and 4 of the BSW program. All Students are required to apply. Students should be familiar with the Seven Grandfather Teachings and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) Code of Ethics and aim to model them in their relationships with others. It is also important for students to read the BSW Student Handbook and to know the essential requirements and expectations of the professional program. 

I would recommend that students speak with their faculty advisors regularly to figure out when to apply to the Professional Years and to plan for their courses accordingly. It may be helpful for students to review the Eligibility Checklist to get an idea of what they must have completed to apply. 

It is extremely important for students to attend the Professional Years Information Session. We will provide information about the application process and I will be there to support students and answer questions. Details about the event will be emailed to all students. It is also helpful for students to gain some experience in the field such as working, volunteering or community action/involvement. When students apply to the Professional Years, it is also a good idea to seek out help and have someone review their application form.

I am here to support students through this process so please do not hesitate to reach out to me.”


Meghan Boston-McCracken, MSW, RSW

Social Work Field Education, Admissions and Community Engagement Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her


August 5th, 2021: Balancing your Wellbeing

This week’s post is on a very important topic that you have been hearing a lot about over the past year, which is mental health. Mental health is a subject that can sometimes be hidden or forgotten about when running on a busy schedule, like most students are. We as students need to be able to set time aside to reflect on how we are feeling, truthfully, not just how we want or think we should be feeling. Sometimes ask yourself:

– What do I have going on today?
– How am I feeling regarding my workload and extracurricular activities?
– How have I felt over the past few days? Has anything changed?
– What can I do to improve how I am feeling/make myself happier?

These are all easy questions to self-reflect on and analyze. Some days it is okay to have an off-day, everyone does and it’s a normal thing. Not everyday you have is going to be easy, there will be times where things can get overwhelming. For students, mid-term and exam time can be chaotic – where there are just so many assignments and studying to do that we will forget to check in on ourselves. Take a break, go grab a snack, go call your friend and have a quick chat to get your mind off of all the crazy things going on! Some of the best ways I find to relax are:

– Yoga/meditation
– Listen to some of your favourite songs
– Grab your favourite snack and watch an episode of your favourite show
– Talk to some friends
– Write in a journal about how you’ve been feeling

Trust me, you won’t be the only one feeling stressed at times!! There are also many resources out there if you ever are struggling! Be mindful of those around you and have awareness of your mind and body!!

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July 29th, 2021: Alumni Interview with Alyssa Dovigi


Join current student and ambassador Kayla Gallo as she catches up with alumni Alyssa Dovigi in this interview!

Alyssa graduated with a Math and Accounting degree from Algoma University. She played for the women’s basketball team and is still involved as an assistant coach to them now.

Kayla and Alyssa cover everything from favourite courses to most memorable moments – you don’t want to miss this!

July 22nd, 2021: Organization Feature - SASA

My name is Angela Trudeau Day. I am Anishinaabe Ojibwe from Serpent River First Nation. I am a fourth year Political Science major serving as President of Sasa for my second term and on SASA Executive for a third term.

The Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students’ Association—also known as SASA—is the longest standing Indigenous student organization located on Algoma University campus in Sault Ste. Marie. SASA is an amazing student organization to get involved with if you are a self-identified Indigenous student. The organization is the primary voice for Indigneous students on campus pertaining to student voices at various tables which involve files and projects impacting Indigngeous student experience and life at Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig.
SASA has a specific student space called the SASA Student Lounge which previous SASA leaders advocated strongly for years prior. We appreciate as well the substantial contribution from AUSU for assisting SASA refurbish and furnish the SASA student lounge in its current state.
SASA hosts an annual event known as the Gathering at the Rapids Pow Wow and contributes as well as partners significantly to the Equity Diversity Inclusion committee initiatives. SASA also financially supports the Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Keepers program which will be up and running this Fall 2021 academic year. SASA supports specific Indigenous support services in collaboration with Algoma University’s Anishinaabe Initiatives Division and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (SKG) in particular the Land Base Program led by SKG.
Being involved with SASA has helped me meet other students, learn about academic life at Senate and help Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig move forward at the Board levels. I appreciate the opportunity SASA has provided to grow professionally as a leader for all students at Algoma University. I’m looking forward to my final year at Algoma University with such awesome faculty and staff and amazing peers. I hope I can assist other new and up and coming self-identified students to join SASA to work with other students creating and hosting fun events while helping to create and advocate for a great student experience at Algoma University.
I am wishing everyone a successful year as we continue to navigate student life “post-covid” and encourage you all to join a student group or experience the many SASA and AUSU events on campus to meet new people and cultures.

July 15th, 2021: How to Strategically Choose your Electives

Choosing electives can sometimes be tricky, especially if you don’t know what you like and don’t like. That’s what this post is here for! Algoma U offers a variety of electives to help you find your passion and experience new areas of interest that you may not have known about before! 

All of our degree programs have compulsory courses, we know that, but there is also room to choose some other courses within or outside of your program! It is always a good idea to choose electives that you ‘need’, but don’t always have to.  Every program requires some electives from certain areas like humanities or sciences, but then the rest is up to you! 

Some of the best ways to choose an elective is to choose something that you wouldn’t necessarily put at the top of your list. This is an easy way to open your eyes to an area that you might not have thought you’d be interested in! You can even just take an elective that you would find interesting to give yourself a bit of a break and a different view of what you have been learning in your program as well. There are lots of options out there and no better time than university to explore them! 

You can find a list of all of the courses we offer in our Academic Calendar here (starting on page 45)

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July 8th, 2021: Life as an Athlete

Being a student athlete can be tough, but it’s all in how hard you work and how you manage your time! Hi, my name is Keyra & I am a 4th year Psychology student as well as a member of our varsity women’s basketball team here at Algoma U!!

  • To begin my day I try to wake up bright and early and get a good workout in! I head over to the GLC to lift some weights! 
  • Once that’s done I head home and eat a well balanced breakfast. As an athlete it’s very important to make sure you’re eating right and enough as I am always on the go! 
  • Once I eat I usually have class, and then head back over to the gym for either practice or an individual workout on court with coaches! 
  • Then it’s time for lunch and to get some homework done! I need to make sure I am putting enough time aside to get all of my assignments done and handed in on time! 
  • After this block of the day we usually have a team practice, so back over to the gym I would go!! Once practice is over I head home and have dinner with my roommates. It’s especially important to still make time for your friends while still being so busy. 
  • Finally, after a long day I would do a little bit more homework before I head to bed to do it all over again!!

My biggest tip to any athlete is to make sure you manage your time effectively! There are many times you will need to make sacrifices, but it will all be worth it – getting your degree and embracing the athletic opportunities being thrown your way! There are always resources out there if you ever need some help as well! Don’t be afraid to ask questions and do the best you can!!!

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Blast from the Past: 2020 Blog Posts!

Check out our past blog posts here for some insight on everything Algoma U has offered over the years!

Whether it’s 2 weeks until your exam or one day, we all get a little anxious. Here are some tips and tricks to help calm that anxiety and nerves so you’re not only able to focus and process a lot of information when studying but you will also feel and do your very best on your exams. three students working together on their laptops

  1. Start your day off right: by doing some breathing techniques, some yoga or simply writing affirmations for yourself you’ll begin your day feeling relaxed and positive. 
  2. Keep your study space organized: we don’t always take this into consideration as we’re too busy about all the hours we’re about to put into studying but having a clean and organized study space will have you not only feeling your best but will also create a more positive environment. Make sure all distractions are out of sight or switched off and since we’re all at home for exams, make sure you’re sitting somewhere comfortable and away from your bed. 
  3. Take regular breaks: you should take a 10 minute break every 1-1.5 hours. It will not only help you remember information more effectively but it improves concentration and motivation.
  4. Find ways to keep focused: For those people who study better when it’s completely silent, putting in earphones/headphones/earplugs without any music helps block out and soften any sounds around you. Also, utilizing blankets and towels you have by rolling them up and covering the crack under your door or hanging them over windows/walls as those can stop sounds from bouncing off. For those who study better with some music and are looking for some new instrumentals, these are some of my favourites: 
  1. Remember to drink plenty of water: it’s very easy to forget this and I’m quite guilty of this myself but being well hydrated is a key part for your brain to function at its very best. It also helps you from feeling fatigue or discomfort.

Meet Areeba Anis! Areeba is in her third year in the BBA program, minoring in human resource management at the Brampton campus.

student headshotQuestion 1: What are your future endeavours after Algoma U?

I have many plans after my graduation but the main focus for me is to look for a job in my desired field and to pursue my CHRP certification which will help me grow in my career professionally and develop more knowledge in the business world.

Question 2: What do you like most about Algoma U?

One thing that I like about Algoma is how diverse it is, everyone has their own story to tell, and how multicultural the university is. It has always supported its students with their cultural events, and to provide services like online tutorials and one on one tutoring that can help them succeed in their studies.

Question 3: What opportunities have you found Algoma U has given you?

An opportunity that I found in Algoma U is to be a part of Algoma University Business Society Brampton (AUBS) achieving a position as the Human Resource Director. A major benefit I got in AUBS was to build my networking and to connect with people who could be working in your future profession.

Question 4: Most memorable moment (to date) at Algoma U?

The most memorable moment was when Algoma U planned a ski trip for the students and it was a great way to spend time after exams since it gets all hectic. Therefore, it was very uplifting and I enjoyed it all with my friends.

Meet Anesu Ian Nambware! Anesu is in his first year in the BBA program, minoring in economics and finance at the Brampton campus.

Question 1: What are your future endeavours after Algoma U?

My future endeavours after Algoma University involves Economics and finance, which will not only prepare me for a successful career, but also allow me to give back to my home country as an international student.

Question 2: What do you like most about Algoma U?

The people I have always felt made any event special. Especially the student advisors who generally have been really supporting.The world class professors. Really it is the people that make it a great place.

Question 3: What opportunities have you found Algoma U has given you?

It has given me the opportunity to learn about Canada a lot more, and how to assimilate myself into the environment. And also the many co-op options available to students like me.

Question 4: Most memorable moment (to date) at Algoma?

Hands down would be game night. Making terrible puns, playing games, having fun and bonding in general. I would like to do it again with everyone once the pandemic is done.

Meet Kayla! Kayla is in her 3rd year in our BA Accounting program at our SSM campus.

student headshotQuestion 1: What are your future endeavours after Algoma U?

With this bachelor’s degree I feel it is making me prepared for my future career as an auditor. The accounting program at Algoma has allowed me to be exposed to many aspects of the business world.

Question 2: What do you like most about Algoma U?

One of my favourite things about Algoma U are the small class sizes and close-knit community. The small class sizes allow me and other classmates to ask questions and get the help we need to be successful. The close-knit community has allowed me to make many friends in my program as well as outside of my program. 

Question 3: What opportunities have you found Algoma U has given you?

An opportunity that Algoma U has given is a positive learning environment that can help me be successful. Algoma has many resources that aid me in reaching my academic goals and it has been a positive experience thus far. The smaller campus allows students to create relationships with faculty members to make it possible to do the best you can. 

Question 4: Most memorable moment (to date) at Algoma U?

My most memorable moment at Algoma U was my residence experience in my first year. The dorms are really nice, and everyone is super welcoming. Residence is where I made many of my friends and it was a super easy adjustment to make moving away from home. I would recommend residence to new-coming students to make new friends and memories right from the start. 

Meet Victoria! Victoria is in her third year in the HBA Social Work program at pur SSM campus!

Question 1: What are your future endeavours after Algoma U?

Once I have achieved my degree in social work at Algoma University I plan to apply to law school. My dream is to be an advocate for children in the foster care system and be a legal representative within the system.

Question 2: What do you like most about Algoma U?

Algoma University is a university that is all about inclusiveness. This university strives to ensure that student life and the overall experience of attending the university is a welcoming and open environment. What I like most about Algoma University is how safe I feel being a part of the community and the welcoming atmosphere that is offered.

Question 3: What opportunities have you found Algoma U has given you?

Algoma University has offered me a world of opportunities, especially in regards to me being my best self academically. From offering resources such as a writing lab which aids students with papers and research, to having available tutoring sessions for different courses, there are so many opportunities the university has offered in order for student’s including myself to strive academically.

Question 4: Most memorable moment (to date) at Algoma U?

My most memorable moment to date at Algoma University was when the varsity women’s basketball team (which I am a part of) beat one of the best teams in the Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball league. It was so amazing to see so many members of the Algoma U community coming out and coming together to support one of the school’s athletic teams. Seeing the bleachers filled with fans and everyone having such a good time together is definitely a moment in my university career that I will keep with me forever. 

Spooky season is here, and who doesn’t love dressing up! This year may be a little different than the other but a stand out costume will always make the season more enjoyable! Here are some of our favourites:

These photos were taken in 2019

Unable to purchase a costume? No problem!! Take a look at these links below to find some super easy and fun DIY costumes for both you and your family!

Be sure to check out our T-bird Tuesday’s tonight from 5-6pm!

Hey T-birds! Hoping all of your classes are going well this term. We know it has been difficult for some with the change to online classes, but we are here to give you some tips to try and make everything a little less stressful. These are some crazy times but getting an education is still very important. Here are some things you can do to maybe help with your workload. 

    1. Make a schedule: Find all of your due dates for all of your classes and put them on a calendar. This will help keep you on track with when you need to work on and hand in your assignments. It also doesn’t hurt to colour code. 
    2. Set time aside each day to work on your assignments: This can be working on an assignment or even just taking notes! Being ahead is better than falling behind. 
    3. Treat online lectures as if it is a face-to-face class: Try not to be laying in your bed when attending your online lectures, sit at a table or a desk so you can stay engaged. 
    4. Reach out to your other classmates and professors: Online classes can get lonely so by reaching out to you fellow classmates you can stay motivated and do some work together (virtually). Continue to send out emails to your professors when you are confused and don’t be afraid to ask questions!! They are always there to help. 
  • Start your day off as if you were going to school in person: It can be very tempting and easy to fall into the habit of staying in pajamas all day but that will result in you feeling tired and drained. By changing out of your pyjamas and getting ready, you’ll be left feeling energized, ready and prepared to take on the day ahead.
  • Remember to stay Hydrated: Not drinking enough water can have negative effects on your mental, physical and emotional health. Remember to drink lots of water daily!

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