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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 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

302, 2020
  • Calgary Alliance for the Common Good

Calgary Alliance for the Common Good – February Core Team Workshop

By |February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Join us for our February Core Team Workshop Our core team workshops are focused on supporting our member organizations' core team so that they can use the skills and processes of community organizing to strengthen [...]

302, 2020
  • Valentine Family

At the Heart of St. Mary’s – The Valentine Family’s Legacy of Generosity

By |February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Giving|

It is through the generosity, commitment and passion of members of the community that St. Mary’s University has become the institution that it is today, and no family has played a larger role in the [...]

3101, 2020
  • Make Some Noise

Ending the Stigma

By |January 31st, 2020|Categories: Athletics, Events, News and Events|

“Knowing that we are there for each other can be an incredible strength.” – Nathan Ruff The Classroom Building at St. Mary’s University was buzzing on Jan 29 for Bell Let’s Talk Day, an initiative [...]

3001, 2020
  • Aaron Sumague

An International Adventure – Eight Weeks Practicum in Taiwan Aaron L. Sumague

By |January 30th, 2020|Categories: Academics, Experiential Learning, News, News and Events|

On behalf of all ten of us doing international practicums, I would like to share with you our experiences. All of us doing international practicums were in Taiwan, but we were spread as follows: three [...]

2001, 2020

A Lifelong Commitment to Catholic Education – Terry and Janet Allen

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Giving|

Providing top-notch Catholic teachers for the Catholic School Board is at the very heart of Terry and Janet Allen’s support for St. Mary’s University. Terry and Janet Allen were involved in what would become St. [...]

St. Mary’s University Events

PALS – Pups on campus!

February 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ripe with Possibility: Exhibition is open

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Prof in the Pub – Dr. Trent Davis

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Darwin Day

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Beading, Bannock and Banter on Feb. 28

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Feb.28 – Lightning vs Kings & Queens

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ripe with Possibility: Exhibition is open

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

StMU Employment & Volunteer Fair 2020

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

25th Anniversary President’s Dinner

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ripe with Possibility: Exhibition is open

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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