Sault College & Algoma University Joint News Release
Sault College and Algoma University Sign
2+2 Pathway Agreements
(Sault Ste. Marie, ON
January 24, 2019)
– Today, representatives from Sault College and Algoma University joined together in the new Sault College
Welcome Centre to sign academic agreements that support enhanced student mobility between the College and the University.
The expanded partnership between Sault Ste. Marie’s two post-secondary institutions establishes new, or enhanced,
transfer pathways which maximize credit recognition while allowing students from a range of programs at Sault College who
complete their diploma to seamlessly transition to Algoma University to complete a degree in a related subject area.
The agreements streamline and harmonize the student experience so that credits are directly acknowledged and accepted.
This new partnership strengthens each institution’s commitment to providing quality education and aims to put students first. Under the agreement, Algoma will recognize applications from Sault College students who have completed the first two years of study in the following Sault College programs:
Sault College Diploma Program
Algoma University Degree Program
Business - Accounting
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Technician
Natural Environment Technician
These pathway agreements align with the College's strategic priorities, specifically to give students the education that they want and more!
For more information on these pathways please visit www.saultcollege.ca/TwoplusTwo.
“Today is an amazing day for Sault College and Algoma University students! This unique partnership supports learning and highlights our joint commitment to providing diversity and opportunity in post-secondary education. By partnering with Algoma University, we are not only offering a greater range of options for our students but also supporting our community and those who choose to study here. Another important objective of this partnership is to increase enrolment at both institutions by combining the more practical job orientation of Sault College programs with the theoretical academic focus in years three and four at Algoma University. This partnership provides an important combination of theory and skills that we anticipate will be attractive to students from home and around the globe,” said Dr. Ron Common, President Sault College.
"These new pathway agreements reinforce the College's commitment to providing students with an exceptional educational experience. Students will have a variety of options as they move through their educational careers and will have the opportunity to further grow and evolve as learners. Sault College is honoured to partner with Algoma University and looks forward to continuing to foster this important community relationship," said Colin Kirkwood, Vice President Academic and Research, Sault College.
"I am very excited about what this partnership means for students and our community," said Donna Rogers, Academic Dean, Algoma University. "This agreement provides an opportunity for creativity in programing, combining theoretical and practical learning. Everything our institutions do is focussed on student success, and these new pathways are a testament to that. It is important that Sault College and Algoma University take leadership roles in our community, and demonstrate the array of possibilities out there for students and their futures. Being able to provide students with two credentials, experiences at two institutions, while focussing on future success is truly impressive."
About Sault College
The vision of Sault College is to provide a transformative life experience through empowering those who study with us to think and learn in progressive, innovative ways, including those we have not yet imagined. Sault College grants Ontario College certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, graduate certificates, and degrees to its graduates. The College is the largest deliverer of apprenticeship training in all of Northern Ontario. Sault College has a significant economic impact on the community, with spin-offs in excess of $158 million. Over $1.8 million dollars in scholarships, bursaries and awards are distributed annually to students at the College. Located on the border to the United States and situated in the middle of three of the largest Great Lakes on the planet, Sault College is one of 24 publicly-funded colleges in the province of Ontario.
About Algoma University
Algoma University, based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was established in 1965. Algoma University is a small, undergraduate, teaching-focused university that places an emphasis on serving the needs of Northern Ontario. Algoma University offers a wide range of degrees spanning the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines. As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig and the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association, Algoma University has a special mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Indigenous populations and other communities. The University also offers programming in Brampton, Ontario through its School of Business and Economics and, Social Work and Community Development programming in Timmins, Ontario. For more information, please visit www.algomau.ca.
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