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

1801, 2019

Lightning Basketball Player Isaac Amsing

By |January 18th, 2019|Categories: Athletics, Cross Country, Men's Basketball, Women’s Basketball|

301, 2019

Ghost images remind us of the great cycle of life

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Gerry Turcotte Articles|

2012, 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

By |December 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

St. Mary’s University will be closed during the holiday season beginning on Friday, December 21 at noon and will reopen Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a [...]

1212, 2018

Paws and Effect

By |December 12th, 2018|Categories: Events, News, News and Events|

Paws and effect StMU Psychology students delve into benefit of pet assisted therapy As the winter semester comes to a close and stress levels raise with exams and the holiday season right around the corner, [...]

312, 2018

Selfies and looking beyond the lens

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Gerry Turcotte Articles|

Selfies and looking beyond the lens by Dr. Gerry Turcotte, President, St. Mary’s University Recently I Googled the term “selfie” and determined quickly that no further research into the matter was needed. What I found [...]

St. Mary’s University Events

Hope & Joy Through Contemplative Practices

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - January 31 @ 6:30 pm

Indigenous Voices: Winter Seasonal Teachings

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - February 12 @ 8:30 pm

Eucharistic Celebration

January 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lightning vs. Clippers

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lightning vs. Clippers

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunday Mass

January 27 @ 4:30 pm

Lightning vs. Trojans

January 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lightning vs. Trojans

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

View the Event Calendar