Counselling & Advising Services

Counselling & Advising Services

At St. Mary’s University, we pride ourselves on developing the whole student — this means focusing not only on your academic well-being but also your mental and spiritual well-being.

Our Services

St. Mary’s Career Services provides students with the opportunity to discover, discuss and plan for life after graduation. Whether you are wanting to enter the workforce after graduation or they want to continue your studies by applying to Master’s or professional programs, our Career Advisor can help you navigate the requirements or next steps. Career Services also hosts workshops such as resume and cover letter writing, utilizing LinkedIn, job search strategies and more. Our annual Employment & Volunteer Fair gives you the opportunity to connect with local organizations that are looking to offer valuable jobs or volunteer positions that will help you gain skills and boost your resume. We want you to feel prepared and confident leaving St. Mary’s University!

If you have any questions and would like to contact us, please email

Mental Health Counselling at St Mary’s University offers a client-centred, strength-based approach to mental health and wellness. Students have the opportunity to build skills and capacity in managing matters that may get in the way of everyday life and coping. The counselling staff offers therapy in the areas of personal and academic wellness. Stress-induced anxiousness and depression are the top two mental health conditions that students experience in educational environments and one in five individuals have or will have experienced a mental health condition. There are times when we feel overwhelmed, lost, or simply experience difficulty coping with issues. Without someone to talk to, life’s issues can go from bad to worse. Counselling Services offers a variety of support services that are confidential and free of charge.

We offer 8 free confidential sessions per student per academic year.

To set up an appointment please follow this link:

If you have any questions and would like to contact a counsellor, please email

Counselling Services does not provide emergency response services. If you are in need of immediate assistance, contact 403-266-HELP (4375) or call 911.

The Director of Campus Ministry is available for spiritual counselling to assist students, faculty and staff in spiritual growth as well as personal and relational issues. Campus Ministry provides a safe, supportive and healing environment for all. Conversations can be on a drop-in basis or by appointment at the Campus Ministry Office.

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Questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.