St. Mary’s University is an innovative teaching and research university that provides affordable, accredited and highly valued degrees in Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education.

Located on a historic site in Calgary, Alberta, StMU inspires students to combine academics with a passionate commitment to ethics, social justice and respect for diversity of opinion and belief. St. Mary’s has 1025 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. 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

302, 2023

Volunteer Spotlight: Lory Iovinelli

By |February 3rd, 2023|Categories: News, News and Events|

Lory (third from left) with fellow President's Dinner committee members and Dr. Sinda Vanderpool at a New Years Event. At St. Mary’s University, the support of our community volunteers plays an important role [...]

102, 2023

Black History Month: Resources and Events for our Campus Community

By |February 1st, 2023|Categories: News, News and Events, Uncategorized|

  This month, we honour and embrace Black history month in Canada and celebrate Black Canadians' many contributions to our history and culture.  The 2023 theme for Black History Month is Ours to Tell and [...]

2601, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: Stephen Desautels

By |January 26th, 2023|Categories: Alumni, News, News and Events|

For St. Mary’s University alumnus Stephen Desautels, mental and physical health has always been a top priority. In the past few years, this priority has grown into a career where he dedicates his time to [...]

1701, 2023

Mental health resources and support for students

By |January 17th, 2023|Categories: News, News and Events, StMU Cares|

Counselling services at StMU Our counselling team is here to set our students up for success and support them in their wellness journey. Our campus counsellors, Brynn Hanson and Laura Nicholson, provide free and confidential [...]

1201, 2023

Métis director, Berkley Brady, coming to campus on January 20th to screen her award-winning film ‘Dark Nature’

By |January 12th, 2023|Categories: Indigenous Initiatives, News, News and Events|

We're excited to welcome Berkley to campus on January 20th! On Friday, January 20th, we will be screening the new Canadian film Dark Nature directed by Berkley Brady in H100 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. [...]

St. Mary’s University Events

StMU Book Sale: Donation Drive

StMU Book Sale: Donation Drive

January 14 @ 10:00 am - February 14 @ 8:00 pm

Special Mass and Luncheon hosted by FCJ Centre

Special Mass and Luncheon hosted by FCJ Centre

February 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Beading, Bannock & Banter

Beading, Bannock & Banter

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Together Seeking Refuge: Student Winter Retreat

Together Seeking Refuge: Student Winter Retreat

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - February 11 @ 5:30 pm

February 2023 Open House

February 2023 Open House

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Book Sale

Book Sale

February 24 @ 10:00 am - February 26 @ 4:00 pm

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