Student Emergency Bursary Fund

This new fund will provide emergency support for students impacted by the current crisis.


St. Mary’s University is an innovative teaching and research university that provides affordable, accredited and highly valued degrees in Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education.

Located on a historic site in Calgary, Alberta, StMU inspires students to combine academics with a passionate commitment to ethics, social justice and respect for diversity of opinion and belief. St. Mary’s has 1025 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. 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

309, 2021
  • St. Mary's University StMU Star

Friday Message Sept 3, 2021 – Surfin’ the Wave: Music for Your Greatest Moments

By |September 3rd, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News, News and Events|

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/17/surfing-ready-to-make-a-splash-at-olympics-and-move-away-from-the-stereotypes Hello, What a glorious week this has been! Not just the weather, though that has been splendidly warm, with just a touch of fresh cool in the mornings. But the joy was in seeing [...]

309, 2021
  • Medicine Garden

Stinging Nettle is in the Medicine Garden

By |September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Academics, Indigenous Initiatives, News, News and Events, Science|

Stinging nettle is a perennial herb scientifically known as Urtica dioica. The family Urticaceae is known as the nettle family and the genus name comes from Latin uro meaning “I burn”. Stinging nettle can [...]

109, 2021
  • Medicine Garden

Plant of the week: Prairie Turnip or Indian Bread Root

By |September 1st, 2021|Categories: Academics, Events, Indigenous Initiatives, News and Events, Science|

Although we planted Prairie turnip (Psoralea esculentum) in our medicine garden you won’t see it until next spring. Prairie Turnip becomes dormant after flowering & loses its stems and leaves (see top right photo). [...]

3108, 2021

St. Mary’s University to host the 2021 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Cross-Country Running National Championships this fall

By |August 31st, 2021|Categories: Athletics, Cross Country, Events, Indoor Track, News, News and Events|

3108, 2021
  • Medicine Garden

Planting and Transplanting

By |August 31st, 2021|Categories: Academics, Indigenous Initiatives, News, News and Events, Science|

On Saturday, our students with Dr.Mary Ann McLean reunited to talk about what to do with the area in the garden's center. Our students suggested that it would be interesting to include non-native medicinal [...]

St. Mary’s University Events

October 2021 Open House

October 2021 Open House

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lean Portfolio Management 5.0

Lean Portfolio Management 5.0

October 16 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm

February 2022 Open House

February 2022 Open House

February 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

May 2022 Open House

May 2022 Open House

May 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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