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St. Mary’s University is an innovative teaching and research university that provides affordable, accredited and highly valued degrees in the Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education.

Located on a historic site in Calgary, Alberta, our students are inspired to combine academics with a passionate commitment to ethics, social justice and respect for diversity of opinion and belief. St. Mary’s has 875 full and part-time students, 80 full and part-time faculty, and an average class size of 25.

St. Mary’s University is accredited to offer four three-year Bachelor of Arts degrees with concentrations in General Studies, English, History, or Psychology. As well as six four-year degrees: a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English, a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology , a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies , a Bachelor of Arts with a major in History, Bachelor of Arts with a major in Social Justice & Catholic Studies as well as a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology. And see our after-degree Bachelor of Education (Elementary) Program.

Our Vision
St. Mary’s University will be a leader in post-secondary education, open to all, and focused on developing the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Founded on the Catholic intellectual tradition, St. Mary’s will prepare its students to live with integrity, compassion and confidence.

St. Mary’s University News

1301, 2020
  • Gerry Turcotte Article

Some timely advice that’s never too early

By |January 13th, 2020|Categories: Gerry Turcotte Articles|

Some timely advice that’s never too early by Dr. Gerry Turcotte, President, St. Mary’s University This new year my resolution was to be less punctual. Why? Because punctuality has always been both my obsession and [...]

1001, 2020
  • Jamie Mackie

Above and Beyond – Jamie Mackie Donor Spotlight

By |January 10th, 2020|Categories: Giving|

A commitment to investing in a strong liberal arts education that is focused on developing the entire student, mind, body and spirit lies at the heart of Jamie Mackie’s gifts of support to St. Mary’s [...]

801, 2020
  • Calgary Alliance for the Common Good

Calgary Alliance for the Common Good Newsletter January 2020

By |January 8th, 2020|Categories: Community, Newsletters|

Back to the Base! No this is not a call to retreat. It is rather a part of the rhythm of community leadership, including community organizing. When you are in any form of leadership, [...]

2012, 2019
  • Gerry Turcotte Article

Truce of 1914: A glimpse of man’s good

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Gerry Turcotte Articles|

Truce of 1914: A glimpse of man’s good by Dr. Gerry Turcotte, President, St. Mary’s University It truly does seem, at times, as though the news of the world is relentlessly despairing. Despite claims by [...]

St. Mary’s University Events

Beading, Bannock and Banter on Jan. 24

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

StMU Winter Weekend Retreat

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - January 26 @ 1:00 pm

Jan.31 – Lightning vs Lions

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Feb.6 – Lightning vs Kodiaks

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Beading, Bannock and Banter on Feb. 7

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

February 2020 Open House

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Beading, Bannock and Banter on Feb. 28

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

View the Event Calendar