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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

2410, 2019

Big Weekend for Lightning Athletics

By |October 24th, 2019|Categories: Athletics, Cross Country, Men's Basketball, Women’s Basketball|

Championship Aspirations It all comes down to this weekend for the St. Mary’s University Lightning Cross-Country team as the runners prepare for the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Championships this weekend at Confederation Park in [...]

2010, 2019
  • Gerry Turcotte Article

Christ child a model for young educators

By |October 20th, 2019|Categories: Gerry Turcotte Articles|

Christ child a model for young educators by Dr. Gerry Turcotte, President, St. Mary’s University Of all the stained glass windows we have at St. Mary’s University in Calgary my favourite may well be an [...]

2709, 2019
  • Gerry Turcotte Article

Seeing is believing straight from the heart

By |September 27th, 2019|Categories: Gerry Turcotte Articles|

Seeing is believing straight from the heart by Dr. Gerry Turcotte, President, St. Mary’s University For many of us of a certain age, “Who Are You?” by the Who is a seminal song, made popular [...]

1709, 2019

Making a difference together – President’s Volunteer Team Orientation

By |September 17th, 2019|Categories: Events, Giving, News, News and Events, President's Volunteer Team|

Over one hundred students turned out to pledge their names and commitment to the President’s Volunteer Team at the orientation held on Monday, September 16th. The initiative, which launched two years ago, serves as a [...]

St. Mary’s University Events

Ripe with Possibility: Exhibition is open

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Beading, Bannock and Banter on Jan. 24

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ripe with Possibility: Exhibition is open

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Ripe with Possibility: Exhibition is open

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jan.31 – Lightning vs Lions

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ripe with Possibility: Exhibition is open

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

Ripe with Possibility: Exhibition is open

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Feb.6 – Lightning vs Kodiaks

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

Beading, Bannock and Banter on Feb. 7

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

StMU Winter Weekend Retreat

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - February 9 @ 1:00 pm

February 2020 Open House

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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