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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

705, 2019

In Memoriam of Jean Vanier

By |May 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

St. Mary’s University is saddened to learn of the death of Jean Vanier, a respected Canadian and founder of L’Arche, the international network of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work [...]

605, 2019

Welcome Home Mosca

By |May 6th, 2019|Categories: Athletics, Men's Basketball, Uncategorized|

Welcome home Mosca Former Lightning standout returns to St. Mary’s to finish basketball career The Lightning men’s basketball program is excited to welcome back another top talent to the upcoming 2019-2020 season. After the recent [...]

305, 2019
  • A fond farewell

A fond farewell

By |May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

St. Mary’s University bid a fond farewell to two exchange students from the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv, Ukraine. Sofiia-Solomiia Furtak and Bohdana Kunikevych arrived at St. Mary’s in January and quickly immersed themselves [...]

2904, 2019

Yes, a little tenderness can change the world

By |April 29th, 2019|Categories: Gerry Turcotte Articles|

Yes, a little tenderness can change the world by Dr. Gerry Turcotte, President, St. Mary’s University It is rare to laugh out loud when listening to a news item, but recently this is exactly what [...]

1804, 2019

Easter – University Closure

By |April 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

St. Mary’s University will be closed for Easter beginning Friday, April 19 and will re-open at regular hours on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. From everyone at St. Mary’s University we wish you and your family [...]

St. Mary’s University Events

New Student Orientation – January 2020

January 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Jan.17 – Lightning vs Trojans

January 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jan.31 – Lightning vs Lions

January 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Feb.6 – Lightning vs Kodiaks

February 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Feb.28 – Lightning vs Kings & Queens

February 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

25th Anniversary President’s Dinner

March 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

View the Event Calendar