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 [...]

20 08, 2021
  • Medicine Garden

Plants you can find in our Medicine Garden

August 20th, 2021|Academics, Community, FNMI, News, News and Events, Science|

To help our readers learn something about native plants & their uses, we will present a featured plant every week. Today we will introduce our first plant: Giant Hyssop as it is commonly known. Its Scientific Name is Agastache foeniculum. Giant hyssop is a perennial aromatic plant that can grow up to 90-100cm [...]

18 08, 2021

Building Garden Boxes for the Medicine Garden

August 18th, 2021|Academics, Community, FNMI|

St. Mary’s students and volunteers gathered together last Saturday to build raised garden boxes for the medicine garden. We decided to build raised garden boxes since the ground near the flagpole has lots of poplar roots. Also, raised beds will prevent damage from mowing and weed-whacking, provide good drainage, look nicer, and warm [...]

6 08, 2021
  • medicine garden

The team developing our Medicine Garden

August 6th, 2021|Academics, Community, FNMI, News, News and Events, Science|

We are biology students working under the supervision of the professor Dr. Mary Ann McLean to develop a medicine garden in the heart of St. Mary's University campus. We are very enthusiastic for this project and look forward to share with the community our progress but first let us introduce to the members of this [...]

5 08, 2021
  • medicine garden

An Indigenous Medicine Garden at St Mary’s University

August 5th, 2021|Academics, Community, FNMI, News, News and Events, Science|

An Indigenous Medicine Garden at St Mary’s University What prompted this? A couple of years ago conversations with staff, faculty, Indigenous elders and students about reconnecting with the land St Mary’s is built on lead to the planning of a Medicine Garden of local native plants. This project is a small but important [...]

31 05, 2021
  • Half Mast Flag

Every Child Matters

May 31st, 2021|FNMI, Indigenous Initiatives, News, News and Events|

St. Mary’s University has lowered its flag to half mast this week to honour the 215 children whose remains were found at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia on the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. We extend our condolences to the families and communities who were, and continue to be, [...]

23 02, 2021
  • Michelle Scott

St. Mary’s University programs target racism

February 23rd, 2021|Academics, Community, FNMI, Indigenous Initiatives, News, News and Events|

St. Mary’s University is focused on fighting racism. It starts with transforming education at the liberal arts university, which, like all post-secondary institutions, faces the challenge of rooting out systematic racism from the legacy of colonialism, says Michelle Scott, director of Indigenous Initiatives at St. Mary’s. “We’re operating in a system — not just in [...]

2 09, 2019
  • Artist In Residence Continuing Education

Artist in Residence

September 2nd, 2019|FNMI|

St. Mary’s University was pleased to host the last artist’s workshop this past week, guided by the talented Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal. A partnership with Calgary Arts Development (CADA) enabled Tamara to open an opportunity to teach members both within and outside the StMU community. The project’s nature involved creating artisan paper, in which Tamara intends [...]

4 07, 2019

8-pointed star

July 4th, 2019|FNMI|

St. Mary’s University has partnered with local artist Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal for an exciting new Artist in Residency project and commissioned art piece. Having previously worked in multiple different capacities with St. Mary’s, it is a community that Tamara has enjoyed getting to know as well as a relationship she has continued to foster. This [...]

28 06, 2017
  • Tipi on campus

A Sacred Space

June 28th, 2017|Events, FNMI, News, News and Events|

Raising of St. Mary’s tipi a symbolic step in journey St. Mary’s University’s Director of Indigenous Initiatives Michelle Scott had a dream when she joined the institution a few years ago. That dream, to one day raise a tipi in the traditional way on the St. Mary’s campus, was realized on Monday, June [...]

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