Hello all!

I trust you are well settled into the winter term – have all your textbooks, have read your course outlines and planned your readings and assignments. That is one key step to success! Students with consistently good grades start disciplined habits of preparation and studying at the beginning of the term. If you haven’t organized yourself yet, do it now. There are important Success Seminars this coming week. Register now! (details below)

Thank you for paying your tuition on time. More students are using our payment plan this term. We are pleased to provide this option for you in light of all the challenged occasioned by COVID, not least of which are your interrupted employment opportunities.

St. Mary’s Gets National Recognition for our YouTube Ads!

Don’t Put Your Dreams on Hold
St Mary’s U (Calgary) launched a couple of amusing commercials last month worth a look. In the first, a groggy student complains about his “3-second commute” and eats cold pizza for breakfast while attending an online class. In the second, a student sleeps in, and her puppy licks the drool from her face to wake her in time for class. Well-produced and acted spots! YouTube (Posted on Ken Steele’s Higher Education update)

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Success Strategy Seminars next week:

  • Writing in Psychology
  • APA format
  • Employability 101
  • Using Library Resources
  • Understanding Cannabis

For details and to register: https://stmu.ca/learningcentre/s3/

Spring and Summer 2021 Timetable is Live and Ready for You to Register!

We asked you what you want to see in the Spring and Summer and we built a special timetable for you!! Take up to 5 courses between May and August.

  • 23 Arts & Sciences courses
  • Education Summer Institute – Anti-Racism, Science for Educators
  • Brand new Beginners’ Italian class!
  • Indigenous Knowledge Field course

Note: check the course dates carefully. There are 1 week, 6 week, and 4 month courses. You can take up to 2 Spring courses and a total of 5 between May and June. These will qualify you for full-load student finance.

Be like Bernie. Wear a mask, maintain social distancing and don’t forget your mittens when it’s cold.

Have a great week!

Tara Hyland-Russell
Vice-President Academic