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 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

1506, 2020
  • StMU Stand Against Recism

A Stand Against Racism

By |June 15th, 2020|Categories: News, News and Events|

A Stand Against Racism St. Mary’s University shares in the sorrow and anger that has erupted in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the US, and the worldwide protests that have followed. [...]

1306, 2020
  • Gerry Turcotte Article

Scratching the surface of cat psychology

By |June 13th, 2020|Categories: Gerry Turcotte Articles|

Scratching the surface of cat psychology by Dr. Gerry Turcotte, President, St. Mary’s University I have been plagued by cats almost my entire adult life. (OK, maybe I like them just a little.) Dogs, I [...]

806, 2020
  • StMU Blue Shield

COVID-19 Update from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

By |June 8th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Experiential Learning|

The following represents a summary of policy and procedure updates provided by IRCC related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These updates were collected by way of a coordinated effort from Colleges and Institutes Canada, Universities Canada, [...]

2905, 2020
  • Online Education

The Fall 2020 semester will be primarily virtual!

By |May 29th, 2020|Categories: Academics, COVID-19, Experiential Learning, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

At the beginning of March St. Mary’s University made the transition to online learning and remote working capacities to protect the health of our students, faculty, and staff as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

1905, 2020
  • StMU Blue Shield

New flexibility in Post-Graduation Work Permit rules to help international students

By |May 19th, 2020|Categories: Academics, COVID-19, Experiential Learning, News, News and Events|

Ottawa, May 14, 2020—International education represents a significant economic benefit to Canada, with international students contributing $21.6 billion to Canada’s GDP and supporting nearly 170,000 jobs in 2018. International students are also often excellent candidates [...]

St. Mary’s University Events

Certified Agile Full Stack Software Developer Bootcamp

September 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Catholic Twitter

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SAFe DevOps 5.0

September 24 @ 7:00 am - September 25 @ 4:00 pm

YYC- CodeBound Virtual Info Session

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

DevSecOps Workshop

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Exercise Freedom Together Challenge

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

FREE Intro to JavaScript Virtual Workshop

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

View the Event Calendar

Information regarding COVID-19

Notice: Important information for students, staff, faculty, and community members.

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