Fort Frances Campus
Niizhwaaching Aanikoobijigeng Gikinoo’amaadiiwigamig

1452 Idylwild Drive, P.O. Box 297
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M6

Phone: 1-807-274-2796
Toll Free: 1-800-668-6279
Fax: 1-807-274-8761

A typical classroom at our Fort Frances campus

Classrooms

SGEI has nine regular classrooms designated for secondary, post-secondary and pre-employment training use. Each classroom is equipped with desks, a white board and a SMART board.

The seating area in the Circle Room at our Fort Frances campus.

Circle Room

Centrally located in the building’s atrium, the circle room houses SGEI’s Grandfather Drum, Saagajiwe, Grandmother Staff, Gookomisinaan and sacred traditional items. The circle room features signage dedicated to each of SGEI’s ten governing First Nations communities and is used as a meeting space, for cultural ceremonies and as a place for staff and students to visit sacred items.

An example of beaded work that's been done in our Makerspace.

Makerspace

The makerspace is a collaborative space for students and community members to craft, innovate and create using traditional tools and the newest technologies. The makerspace features a green screen, Oculus Rift VR technology, Ozobot coding kits, a laser engraver and cutter, 3D printers and traditional tools for sewing, beading, and leatherwork.

The library at our Fort Frances campus

Library

The library is equipped with educational resources, cultural artifacts, books, textbooks, films and other resources free for students, staff and community members to access.

The student lounge at our Fort Frances campus

Student Lounge

Located next to the Mental Health Coordinator’s office, the student lounge is a safe space for students to sit and relax, grab items from the food pantry, and seek sexual health services from the Northwestern Health Unit.

Plenty of seating an space at the Fort Frances campus Mezzanine

Mezzanine

Located above the atrium, the dining mezzanine is a space for students and staff to grab a meal as part of our hot breakfast and lunch program.

Workstations inside the Fort Frances campus Digital Lab

Digital Lab

Located in the library, the digital lab enables staff, students and community members to preserve and archive photographs, video footage, audio recordings and documents. It features two HP Sprout desktops, an iMac, seven HP Desktops, a Wacom tablet for graphic design and illustration and Adobe Creative Cloud software.

The working setup in our Fort Frances audio lab

Audio Lab

Located in the library, the audio lab is a complete digital recording studio that features a microphone, soundproofing equipment, and audio mixing equipment.

Workstations inside our Fort Frances computer lab

Computer Lab

The 16-seat computer lab is equipped with 16 Microsoft Surface desktops, worktables, a photocopier, whiteboard and SMART boards for workshops.

The Fort Frances Culinary Lab featuring a large working space

Culinary Lab

The commercially outfitted teaching kitchen and classroom features a dishwasher, six-burner stove, convection oven and rationale oven capable of baking, steaming, smoking and dehydrating.

The Trade Lab at our Fort Frances campus

Trades Lab

The versatile trades lab is capable of accommodating building construction and carpentry trades programs and other workshops including cabinet-making, woodworking, sign-making and pottery.

Seating area in our Telepresence room.

Telepresence Room

The telepresence room uses Polycom technology to bridge classrooms across campuses and enable remote facilitation by our educational partners.

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Healthcare Lab

The healthcare lab is outfitted to resemble a working hospital setting for students in healthcare disciplines to practice procedures in a safe, comfortable environment.