Student Emergency Bursary Fund

This new fund will provide emergency support for students impacted by the current crisis.


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

1905, 2020

New flexibility in Post-Graduation Work Permit rules to help international students

By |May 19th, 2020|Categories: Academics, COVID-19, Experiential Learning, News, News and Events|

Ottawa, May 14, 2020—International education represents a significant economic benefit to Canada, with international students contributing $21.6 billion to Canada’s GDP and supporting nearly 170,000 jobs in 2018. International students are also often excellent candidates [...]

1505, 2020
  • Gerry Turcotte Article

This is a fight for our shared humanity

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: Gerry Turcotte Articles|

This is a fight for our shared humanity by Dr. Gerry Turcotte, President, St. Mary’s University I had promised myself that I wouldn’t write a COVID-19 column. In the midst of what is clearly a [...]

1405, 2020
  • Calgary Alliance for the Common Good

Calgary Alliance for the Common Good Newsletter May 2020

By |May 14th, 2020|Categories: Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, Community, Newsletters|

On May 25th we invite you to attend the online Delegates Assembly where key community issues identified from last year's listening campaign will be presented and there will be an opportunity for questions. Visitors are [...]

1305, 2020
  • St. Mary's University

Calgary post-secondaries considering online course models when it comes to fall semesters

By |May 13th, 2020|Categories: Academics, Community, COVID-19, Leadership, News, News and Events|

Red Deer College students are among the first in Alberta to learn their courses will be delivered online this fall as the province’s post-secondary institutions assess when a return to campuses might be possible under [...]

505, 2020
  • Giving Tuesday Now

#GivingTuesdayNow is here!

By |May 5th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Giving, News, News and Events|

#GivingTuesdayNow is here! Today is the day to come together and support St. Mary's University students who have been financially impacted through the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, the Student Emergency Bursary Fund was established to [...]

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