Join the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce for a virtual fireside chat focussed on innovative strategic initiatives and the ever-expanding economic and social impacts Algoma University has within our community. Our fireside guests will be Algoma University President and Vice-Chancellor, Asima Vezina and Chancellor, Mario Turco.
We will also discuss how the university is helping the business community with the following priority issues:
Addressing labour force needs.
Importance of economic reconciliation.
Mental health in the workplace.
Issues arising from the pandemic.
Event: A Fireside Chat with Algoma University: Innovative, Intimate, Impactful Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm Location: Online via ZOOM
Advance registration required
This event is FREE to attend for Chamber members and their employees, as well as non-Chamber members of the Sault's business community and education stakeholders., however advance registration is required. Please use the registration link on this page to confirm your attendance. (After clicking on the registration link, if you do not have a Chamber login, please select the 'Not a member? Click here to continue your registration' link.)
Meet our guests:
Asima Vezina, President and Vice- Chancellor of Algoma University
Asima Vezina joined the Algoma University leadership team as President and Vice-Chancellor in October 2017, bringing more than 20 years of transformational leadership experience to the role.
Asima oversees the development and implementation of the institution’s Strategic Plan while advancing the University’s Special Mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning in a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.
During President’s Vezina’s tenure, the University has experienced record enrolment growth, successfully introduced new academic programming, and an expanded research presence. In addition, Algoma University has been increasingly recognized as a leader within the post-secondary sector’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. The University has significantly expanded its presence in both Northern and Southern Ontario through the development of a new tri-campus operational model.
Mario Turco, Chancellor of Algoma Univerisity
Mario Turco was appointed Chancellor of Algoma University in September 2020. Mario brings over forty years of experience in the education sector, including 9 years as Director of Education for the Algoma District School Board.
Mario is a passionate advocate for student success, equity and public education who is highly regarded and respected for his experience, his interpersonal skills, his knowledge, and strategic thinking. He has worked extensively with government, school boards, and organizations across the province and country.