St. Mary’s University is focused on fighting racism. It starts with transforming education at the liberal arts university, which, like all post-secondary institutions, faces the challenge of rooting out systematic racism from the legacy of colonialism, says Michelle Scott, director of Indigenous Initiatives at St. Mary’s. “We’re operating in a system — not just in [...]
What is NCHA? The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a national research survey organized by the American College Health Association to assist college health service providers, health educators, counsellors, and administrators in collecting data about their students' habits, behaviours, and perceptions on prevalent health topics. Questions on the NCHA survey cover the following topics: [...]
This week’s episode of Spotlights features Timothy Harvie, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Ethics and Program Coordinator of Social Justice and Catholic Studies at St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Alberta. He talks about his work with eco-theology, animals, evolution, and philosophical foundations for the study of religion and ecology. He also discusses some of his writing projects, [...]
“Any act of decentering Euro-Western cognitive imperialism is an act of decolonization, and an act of hope.” - Michelle Scott Stemming from the work of a long line of anti-racism scholars, the development the four-part series entitled Coming to the Fire: Embodying Anti-Racist Culture and Practice began when Michelle Scott was a student of anti-racism [...]
With the stroke of a pen, U.S. President Joe Biden didn’t just cancel the Keystone XL pipeline. In the eyes of some, he’s cancelled Alberta. Pipeline owner TC Energy Corp. almost immediately informed its employees it will eliminate more than 1,000 good-paying construction jobs across both Alberta and the midwestern states. But beyond the immediate [...]
Welcome to St. Mary’s University, YOUR university in South Calgary! We are a liberal arts and sciences institution, open to all, and focused on developing the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Founded on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, St. Mary’s provides many academic and campus life opportunities for students to grow and discover what it [...]
Science is Everywhere: StMU Grad Dylon Thompson having pivotal role in adapting science material for students
Dylon Thompson graduated with his BSc from St. Mary’s University in 2019. Having enjoyed his time at the university, he took up the position of Lab Coordinator in the winter of 2020, just before the COVID-19 lockdown. He now plays a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of our science courses with virtual learning. Education [...]
Graduate student examining historical contributions of Métis women to be honoured during Indigenous Achievement Week
By Shannon Boklaschuk University of Saskatchewan (USask) graduate student Kate Gillis will be honoured during Indigenous Achievement Week (IAW) with an award recognizing academic excellence. IAW, which will be held from Feb. 1 – 5, 2021, is an annual event that celebrates the successes and contributions of Métis, First Nations, and Inuit students, staff, faculty, [...]
St. Mary’s University seeks applications for a part‐time instructor to teach two sections of Philosophy 351:Ethics in the Spring and Spring / Summer 2021 terms. PHIL 351.2 is timetabled for TuTh 1:00pm-3:45pm from May 5thto June 25thand PHIL 351.1 is MW 2:30pm –3:45pm from May 5thto August 20th.
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