Category Archives: People

Mark Allard – Immigration Advisor

Mark Allard successfully obtained his Immigration Certification through the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). He is now able to legally advise students on immigration matters. In fact, he is the only certified immigration advisor in Sault Ste Marie! Mark completed seven courses at Humber College  over the last two years and earned a… Read More »

Welcome, Jami Burns!

As you may be aware, after serving in the role of Support Services Coordinator at our Timmins extension for the past three years, Rose Leeson has recently relocated to a new community. Rose provided tremendous support to our students, faculty, staff and partners at Northern College during her time at Algoma. I am pleased to… Read More »

Five Degrees and Counting

For over 22 years, Anna Hamilton has been a student of Algoma University. In 1995, Hamilton enrolled in evening classes at the Sault Ste. Marie post-secondary institution as a hobby. Today, Hamilton continues her studies part-time, working toward earning her sixth university degree, her third from Algoma U. From Southern Ontario, Hamilton earned her first… Read More »

NAIG Bound

From July 16 – 23, Toronto, Ontario will see an influx of Indigenous peoples from across North America. Toronto will play host to the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), the largest Indigenous sport and cultural gathering in North America. For Miisheen-Meegwun Shawanda, the 2017 NAIG will be his second opportunity to don the Aboriginal Team… Read More »

Eight Students for Change

Eight Community Economic and Social Development (CESD)students made their conference debut this past semester. The cohort, made up of students slated to graduate this June and other upper-year students of the unique social science program, presented at the “Ecojustice and Activism Conference” at Eastern Michigan University (EMU). Besides adding to their curriculum vitae, the group… Read More »

Finnish Adventures

Last summer, Kendriah Pearse learned the proper pronunciation of “sauna”. Growing up in Sault Ste. Marie, a Northern Ontario city with proud Finnish roots, Pearse was familiar with the favourite Finnish pastime, but didn’t know she had being saying the word wrong. It wasn’t until she ventured abroad to Finland for three weeks as part… Read More »

Family Ties

For Bonnie Wiebe, receiving her degree at this year’s June Convocation ceremony will symbolize much more than just the culmination of the end of her undergraduate days. Her ties to Algoma University run much deeper. Born in Chapleau, Ontario, Wiebe lived across Canada, moving often from province to province. She spent 20 years in British… Read More »