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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

2206, 2022

Celebrating our Indigenous graduates by honouring culture and tradition

By |June 22nd, 2022|Categories: Graduation Ceremonies, Indigenous Initiatives, News, News and Events|

On Monday, June 6, our Indigenous graduands were honoured in the presence of their loved ones, staff, faculty, community members and StMU Elders Casey Eagle Speaker and Dr. (Grandmother) Doreen Spence, along with Dr. Yvonne [...]

2106, 2022

First steps in Prairie Restoration at St. Mary’s University

By |June 21st, 2022|Categories: Community, Featured Articles, News, News and Events, STMU Stories, StMU Stories|

Prairies are landscapes dominated by grasses, flowering plants & some shrubs. See the above image for a view of remnant prairie in Fish Creek PP. There are several species of grasses – note the differences [...]

1706, 2022

The Resiliency Interviews

By |June 17th, 2022|Categories: Faculty Publications, Featured Articles, News, News and Events|

Dr. Jocelyn Williams and Kim Coulter have brought neighbours and generations together again for another round of gripping storytelling in the anticipated sequel to the popular 2019 book, Weaving Words of Wisdom. After witnessing the [...]

1506, 2022

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

By |June 15th, 2022|Categories: Academics, Alumni, Graduation Ceremonies, News, News and Events|

Last week, St. Mary’s University held its first in-person Convocation ceremonies in two years at St. Michael Catholic Community. There was a strong sense of celebration and pride throughout these ceremonies, as faculty, staff, family [...]

1406, 2022

Prairie Restoration at St. Mary’s University

By |June 14th, 2022|Categories: Community, Featured Articles, News, News and Events, StMU Stories|

  A few years ago, Dr. Mary Ann McLean, associate professor of biology at StMU, was walking along the hill that runs behind McGivney Hall down to Bannister Road when she noticed something. Mixed in [...]

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