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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

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 [...]

1006, 2019

From Beginning to End

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Science|

Capstone projects a major success For the St. Mary’s University students who presented their Capstone projects this year it was the culmination of their academic and intellectual experience used to demonstrate learning acquisition and individual [...]

3005, 2019

‘Soft’ approach triumphs

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Gerry Turcotte Articles|

‘Soft’ approach triumphs by Dr. Gerry Turcotte, President, St. Mary’s University I always look forward to the spring. It is when our university celebrates convocation, and while this is usually an all-consuming, logistically complex event, [...]

St. Mary’s University Events

Discovery Yoga

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

Humanities 101 – 10th Anniversary Dinner

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Elder Storytelling in the Library

November 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Nov.22 – Lightning vs Broncos

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Transcendent Faith Formation series – Nov.26

November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

2019 Report to Community Launch Event

November 28 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Discovery Yoga

November 28 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am

The Ghost Wilderness, a dramatic play

November 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Ghost Wilderness, a dramatic play

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A Million Dreams – Christmas Concert

December 1 @ 8:00 pm - December 2 @ 8:00 pm

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