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Dr. Donna Rogers

Dr. Donna Rogers

Provost & Academic Dean, Algoma University

The Brampton campus of Algoma University is located in the heart of the city’s historic downtown core and part of a robust business, cultural, and entertainment hub — with easy access to the library, sporting events, recreation, and transit.

Though part of a large municipality, Algoma’s Brampton location is one of the smallest university campuses in the GTA. For students who thrive in a more intimate, close-knit campus community, Algoma Brampton offers a level of personalization that’s hard to find at a larger university. Here, students can enjoy smaller class and lab sizes, plenty of one-on-one attention, and faculty members who know you by name — along with unique teaching methods, experiential learning opportunities, and challenging academic programs. 

It’s a community where students can be part of something extraordinary in a small and supportive environment, where their contributions are really noticed, visible, and valued.

Dr. Donna Rogers

Business school continues to grow

Since 2010, Algoma Brampton has been offering undergraduate business programming for college diploma holders, second degree, and mature students wishing to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. However, growing demand from students seeking a full university education closer to home has led Algoma University to expand its undergraduate academic program offerings and space at the Brampton campus.

The School of Business and Economics now offers four-year undergraduate degree programs in Business Administration and Finance and Economics. “Students can apply directly from high school and proceed all the way to graduation, and they also have the option to obtain a graduate certificate with that,” says Dr. Donna Rogers, Provost and Academic Dean of Algoma University. Those pursuing a BBA degree may specialize in the areas of marketing, human resources, and accounting. 

The unique experiential learning environment gives students ample opportunities for internships, job placements, research opportunities, and special projects. “Being able to help a business or community organization solve a real-world problem isn’t something that’s easy to get in a class of 500 people,” says Dr. Rogers.  

New degree offerings and career opportunities 

Computer Science and Psychology are two new undergraduate programs launching at the Brampton campus in September 2020. With a Bachelor of Computer Science, students can look forward to several career specialties such as mobile app development, gaming, and information technology, with more options to come in the future. 

The broad-based Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology introduces students to a variety of psychology sub-specialties, such as neuropsychology, clinical psychology, forensic psychology, and organizational behaviour. “Having exposure to different sub-specialties gives students the chance to explore and develop their particular interests during the undergraduate degree program so they know how to focus themselves for the fields they want to pursue afterwards,” says Dr. Rogers. 

Degree holders have many possible avenues, including graduate studies, law school, health sciences, medicine, policing, and human resources. To ensure a well-rounded education, all Algoma Brampton students will be required to take courses in both sciences and humanities.  

Modern campus bolsters an immersive learning ecosystem  

Algoma University graduates after commencement

Along with the program and course expansions, there are many new classroom and lab areas under development. The campus will see more student “hang-out” spaces, group workspaces, and office spaces for faculty and staff. Classrooms are being equipped with the latest in-class technology and flexible furniture arrangements, allowing for a quick and easy transition from individual classwork to group work. As the campus grows, so too are on-campus student support and success services. Students also have access to extracurricular activities and facilities through partnerships with the City of Brampton. “I think that adds a lot of vibrancy to student life because students are part of the community institutions as well,” says Dr. Rogers.

Algoma Brampton’s mission is to offer access to a quality education that may not be possible at a larger university. “It’s a community where students can be part of something extraordinary in a small and supportive environment, where their contributions are really noticed, visible, and valued,” says Dr. Rogers.

If you’re looking for a smaller university that can make a big difference to your education and career, consider adding Algoma Brampton on your university shortlist.

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