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 [...]

14 06, 2022

Prairie Restoration at St. Mary’s University

June 14th, 2022|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 with the lawn grass growing on the slope were dozens of native plant species. This sparked an idea for a [...]

9 03, 2022
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Lenten Reflection: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving

March 9th, 2022|Campus Ministry, Community, News, News and Events|

What does it mean to pray, fast and give alms? Each year, I give myself time to reflect on these three aspects of Lent. Lent is a time of reflection, sacrifice, deeper prayer and giving to others, as we prepare for Easter when we will celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday [...]

28 02, 2022

St. Mary’s Student Attends Virtual Meeting with Pope Francis

February 28th, 2022|Academics, Community, News, News and Events, Social Justice, Student Success, Student Testimonials|

For Social Justice and Catholic Studies student John Doromal an unexpected email from Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies Dr. Peter Baltutis presented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: an invitation to virtually meet with Pope Francis. Doromal was selected to take part in a virtual meeting with the Pope on February 24. The event, entitled Building [...]

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