20 09, 2023

StMU Drama Instructor Joe-Norman Shaw in Film at Calgary International Film Festival

September 20th, 2023|Community, Events, Featured Articles, News, News and Events|

Joe-Norman Shaw stars as Joe Buchanan in the upcoming film Faultline. Joe is also the Drama instructor at St. Mary's University. St. Mary’s University’s Drama Instructor Joe-Norman Shaw is a busy man these days, apart from preparing his drama students for this years productions Joe landed a role in the film Faultline by [...]

14 09, 2023

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Resources

September 14th, 2023|Community, Events, Indigenous Initiatives, News, News and Events|

In advance of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th, below you will find list of events and resources on campus at St. Mary's and beyond curated by our Indigenous Relations & Initiatives Specialist LeeAnn Gervais, that we hope will help foster reconciliation and healing.   Monday, September 25th: Smudge teachings in the [...]

10 02, 2023

Dr. Sandy Vanderburgh appointed as the next Vice-President, Academic at St. Mary’s University

February 10th, 2023|Community, Leadership, News, News and Events|

We are pleased to announce Dr. Sandy Vanderburgh’s appointment to the position of Vice-President, Academic at St. Mary’s University. Dr. Vanderburgh is currently the Vice President Academic and Learner Services at Northern Lakes College in Slave Lake, Alberta. There, he has the overall responsibility for providing leadership, management and strategic planning for a broad range [...]

1 08, 2022

Sagebrush, Sweetgrass & Tobacco – St. Mary’s University Medicine Garden Blog

August 1st, 2022|Community, News, News and Events|

One of the purposes of this garden was to supply sagebrush, sweet grass & tobacco for ceremonial use at St. Mary’s University, for example smudging. Above, you can see the healthy growth of sagebrush – prairie sage (Artemisia ludoviciana) & silver sage (Artemisia cana). Some stems of these might be tall enough to harvest this [...]

30 07, 2022

St. Mary’s University Welcomes its New President

July 30th, 2022|Community, Featured Articles, Leadership, News, STMU Stories|

27 07, 2022

Welcoming our International Partners from Da Yeh University

July 27th, 2022|Academics, Community, Experiential Learning, Featured Articles, News, News and Events|

On Wednesday, July 20, St. Mary’s University was pleased to welcome Professor Chih-Hui Chang, Dean of International Affairs from Da Yeh University in Taiwan to campus to meet with St. Mary’s President Dr. Sinda Vanderpool, Dr. Paolina Seitz, interim Dean of Education, and Dr. Pablo Ortiz, Director of Student Affairs to reactive a collaboration agreement that [...]

22 07, 2022

StMU honoured to send delegation to upcoming papal visit

July 22nd, 2022|Campus Ministry, Community, Featured Articles, FNMI, News, News and Events, StMU Stories|

St. Mary’s University is honoured to be sending a delegation of local Indigenous Elders and StMU staff, alumni, and students to meet with Pope Francis during his pastoral visit to Edmonton later this month. This papal visit will be like no other, and serves as an opportunity for Pope Francis to listen and connect with [...]

13 07, 2022

Prairie Restoration Blog: Richardson’s Ground Squirrels – Pests or Helpful Heroes in Disguise?

July 13th, 2022|Community, News, STMU Stories|

If you have been on the StMU campus recently, you may have noticed many small rodents inhabiting the grounds. These cute creatures are Richardson’s ground squirrels, a species that is often labeled as a pest, but that has an important function in prairie ecosystems. Through their burrowing, Richardson’s ground squirrels increase water penetration in the [...]

11 07, 2022

New painting unveiled at St. Mary’s Oratory

July 11th, 2022|Community, Featured Articles, News, News and Events|

The St. Mary’s University campus community is thrilled to announce the unveiling of a new piece of original artwork in our Oratory, donated by long-time supporter and treasured friend of StMU, Marge Owerko. From left to right: Cecile Albi, Marge Owerko, Dr. Gerry Turcotte. Local painter Cecile Albi was commissioned by Marge to [...]

21 06, 2022

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

June 21st, 2022|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 in leaf colour - some are bluer than others. There are also several species of flowering plants – creamy heads [...]

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