President’s Message

DrTurcotteonStairs175pxOn behalf of our St. Mary’s University community, I am pleased to introduce you to one of the fastest growing universities in Alberta. St. Mary’s intimate and engaging campus setting, commitment to academic excellence and social justice offer an experience that is truly focused on you, the student. St. Mary’s offers an environment in which you will learn, grow, do and achieve more than you have ever thought possible.

At St. Mary’s, we believe that in order to fully reach your academic goals you must be surrounded by those who are invested in your success. With a low student to faculty ratio, our small class sizes allow for your voice to be heard because we believe that interaction within the classroom and on campus provides the foundation for personal and intellectual development.

You will feel at home on a campus that truly is a community, one where having a casual conversation or collaborating on a group project is just as important as working independently on a lab assignment. We’re confident St. Mary’s will be the place where you reach academic and personal goals that develop your whole person – mind, body and spirit – and open the doors to a world of exciting new opportunities for the future.

St. Mary’s is passionate about developing citizens of the world who can and will contribute to the betterment of their workplaces, communities and society. A commitment to social justice, ethical citizenship, respect and freedom of thought, all grounded in the time-honoured Catholic intellectual tradition, comes to life in excellent programs and countless student-led campus and community initiatives that take you out of the classroom and into the world around you.

It’s a remarkable place offering you a remarkable learning opportunity.

Here, you will broaden your perspective, challenge ideas and deepen your passions while acquiring knowledge and skills that will enable you to confidently be your own person, stand out from the crowd and truly make a difference at a time when we need you most.

Dr. Gerry Turcotte, President