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Algoma University supports academic success for local students

New June 1st spring term offers full slate of remote learning options
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Over the last several months, our province and the world has had to adapt to living amid a pandemic. The experience has been nothing short of challenging. Due to COVID-19, businesses and learning institutions have been forced to close their doors, while students of all ages have had to embrace the concept of remote learning. 
It’s unclear when things will go back to “normal.” Students who had plans to study outside of the region are now living in uncertainty. Algoma University (AU) wants prospective students, especially those graduating from secondary school, to know that it’s a great opportunity to get a head start on university studies. AU offers small and engaging remote learning options, which are designed to support students’ academic success. There are over 30 programs to choose from and now, more than ever, it makes even more financial sense to stay home and study local. 
AU has worked tirelessly to develop high-quality, engaging and pedagogically sound programming which will be delivered remotely online or through other technology assisted instructional options. AU will continue to focus on student success and quality student-faculty interaction that it has become known for. Until it is safe to offer face-to-face instruction, remote learning will be the primary means of delivery, providing flexibility and convenience for learners.
Thanks to a partnership with Contact North and PowerED by Athabasca, AU has launched over 100 spring and summer courses, including a new special topics course called The Science of COVID. The Spring/Summer term will commence, June 1, 2020.
Associate Professor and Chair, Biology and Environmental Science Dr. Jennifer Foote says AU’s newest course The Science of COVID, “will explore the science behind the pandemic and the coronavirus, including the political, psychological, environmental, and of course biological science related to the novel coronavirus and how the world has responded to it. The course will enable students to critically digest and understand the current situation using a scientific perspective.”
Spring/Summer courses will not only appeal to returning students and those currently completing high school. Opportunities are also available for those interested in upgrading their skills, taking courses for personal interest or looking to begin a new career. To view a complete listing of spring/summer courses, visit AU’s Course/Schedules website page.
To address any questions prospective students and applicants might have, AU is hosting an interactive Virtual Open House “Everything You Need to Know About Algoma,” May 11, 2020, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Participants will have the opportunity to connect live with Enrolment Specialists and learn more about what the University has to offer. Participants also will have a chance to win free tuition and score some authentic Algoma swag! Visit AU’s website under Virtual Open House for more information.
Ready to apply? Take advantage of AU’s limited time special offer, May 11, 2020, between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. Applications received during this time will have the application fee waived.
During this unprecedented time, AU remains committed to maintaining a focus on creating positive student experiences. Want to learn more? Contact an Enrolment Specialist today!