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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 five 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 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

1308, 2018

Persistence Of Vision

By |August 13th, 2018|Categories: Gerry Turcotte Carillon|

The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16: 7 I have always been fascinated by film. [...]

908, 2018

In Memoriam – Father MacLellan

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: In Memoriam|

It is with deep sorrow that the entire St. Mary’s University Community mourns the loss of Father Rupert MacLellan who passed away on Saturday, August 4 at the Father Lacombe Care Centre. As we reflect [...]

708, 2018

A Living Exhibition

By |August 7th, 2018|Categories: The Mauro Gallery, Uncategorized|

The exhibition Aisinna’kiiks is the story of a journey which began in mid-winter of 2018 when Elders were invited to St. Mary’s University to discuss the first contemporary art exhibition to be held within the [...]

308, 2018

Water Tower at St. Mary’s University wins 2018 CHA Lion Award

By |August 3rd, 2018|Categories: News, News and Events, The Mauro Gallery, The Mauro Gallery|

The inspired renovation of the nearly 100-year-old water tower at St. Mary’s University has been recognized as a symbol of Calgary’s heritage and as a modern day beacon for inclusion and community. At a standing-room [...]

St. Mary’s University Events

Stories of THIS Land: Come to the Fire

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Academic Writing Institute

August 27 - October 31

Cross Country ACAC Grand Prix #2

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ghost Tour 2018

September 18

Liturgical Meanings in Stained Glass

September 22 @ 9:30 am - November 3 @ 9:30 am

St. Mary’s University Campus – Doors Open YYC

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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