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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

1207, 2019
  • Therese Takacs

Capital projects depend on donors

By |July 12th, 2019|Categories: Giving, Leadership|

Students, staff and faculty at St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Alberta, are united in their common purpose to make a positive impact on their community and the world at large, says Thérèse Takacs, the university’s [...]

807, 2019

Why Math Scores are Declining in Alberta … Hint, it’s not Teachers or the Curriculum

By |July 8th, 2019|Categories: Academics, Uncategorized|

Charles Adler Interview Topic: Why Math Scores are Declining in Alberta … Hint, it’s not Teachers or the Curriculum Brief Description of discussion: Associate Professor, Cory Wright-Maley, was on Charles Adler Tonight speaking about Jason [...]

407, 2019

8-pointed star

By |July 4th, 2019|Categories: FNMI|

St. Mary’s University has partnered with local artist Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal for an exciting new Artist in Residency project and commissioned art piece. Having previously worked in multiple different capacities with St. Mary’s, it is [...]

407, 2019

What It Felt Like – ft. Dr. Cory Wright-Maley

By |July 4th, 2019|Categories: Faculty Publications|

How could any teacher think these historical games were good ideas? The short answer: Teachers with no sense of perspective tried to make history personal and ended up reinforcing white supremacy in the name of [...]

2106, 2019

There’s plenty of gain from this pain

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: Gerry Turcotte Articles|

There’s plenty of gain from this pain by Dr. Gerry Turcotte, President, St. Mary’s University Recently I experienced a rather serious injury. The official version is that I fell off a 15-foot ladder while rescuing [...]

St. Mary’s University Events

Sacred Arts Exhibit

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Annual Calgary Prayer Breakfast

October 24 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Discovery Yoga

October 24 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am

Prof in the Pub – Dr. Mary Ann McLean

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sacred Arts Exhibit

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Discovery Yoga

October 31 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am

November 2019 Open House

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

Discovery Yoga

November 4 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Discovery Yoga

November 7 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am

Discovery Yoga

November 18 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Discovery Yoga

November 21 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am

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