Last night the Government of Alberta introduced new public health measures in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the province. The government also introduced a Restriction Exemption Program that starts on Monday, September 20. This program applies to St. Mary’s University and allows the university to continue with its current campus safety [...]
In response to the Premier’s Public Health Emergency we have been instructed to close our campus to all in-person teaching for Thursday and Friday of this week.
Online classes will continue as scheduled. All other on-campus student activities will pause for the remainder of the week as well. Employees should work from home if they are able to after checking in with their team leads. Employees on campus must maintain physical distancing of two meters. We recognize that this will cause extensive [...]
Enhancing vaccination protocols for campus safety Alongside fellow Alberta post-secondary institutions, St. Mary’s University announces enhanced long-term safety protocols to ensure the ongoing safety of our campus communities. Today, joining nine other Alberta post-secondary institutions, St. Mary’s University is announcing enhanced long-term protocols to ensure the ongoing safety of our campus communities. These enhanced safety [...]
Well, how does it feel to be back in the swing of things and on campus for most classes? The students I’ve talked with around campus are pleased to be back, enjoying the new picnic tables spread around campus, and being able to have live dialogue in class. And then there’s the great coffee and [...]
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/17/surfing-ready-to-make-a-splash-at-olympics-and-move-away-from-the-stereotypes Hello, What a glorious week this has been! Not just the weather, though that has been splendidly warm, with just a touch of fresh cool in the mornings. But the joy was in seeing each other on campus again, feeling the energy return, and anticipating the start of classes next week. We hosted two [...]
Friday Message 27 August 2021 – 11 Days to Term! Tuition Lottery, Masks and other COVID Protocols, National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
It’s only 11 days to first day of classes!!! We’re hanging out waiting for you all to arrive on campus! Faculty Orientation this week kicked off our pre-term prep as we get ready for your return and a new academic year. Faculty were delighted to see each other after meeting remotely for so many months [...]
Friday message 20 August 2021 – Packing for the Future: Fall Term COVID Protocol Update, Food Services Official Opening, and Healthy Campus Resources
The StMU tipi was up on campus for last week for Indigenous Studies 301. Part of our responsibility to carry the tipi is to acknowledge it as a lodge and ensure someone sleeps in it every night. StMU students, staff, faculty and their families kept the lodge alive, despite some pretty cool -5 [...]
Friday Message 23 July 2021 – Enter the Draw for Free Tuition, Fall Course Updates, Getting Ready for Fall Term, and FAQs
Friday Message 23 July 2021 Enter the Draw for Free Tuition, Fall Course Updates, Getting Ready for Fall Term, and FAQs What are these students up to on campus? Read on to discover! Greetings! Whether you are working, taking courses, re-connecting with family and friends, spending time relaxing, or all of the above, [...]
Friday Message 25 June Fall 2021 Campus Re-Entry, Tuition Draw for Vaccinated Students, UPASS Goes Digital!
Friday Message 25 June Fall 2021 Campus Re-Entry, Tuition Draw for Vaccinated Students, UPASS Goes Digital! In-Person Classes in Fall 2021 We are extremely pleased to announce that St. Mary’s University will be returning to campus this fall. More classes will be in-person, and more student and public services will return to campus at a [...]
Friday Message June 4, 2021 wicihitowin – Life Giving Energy, Convocation Details, and Plagiarism Extortion This week has been one of extremes – the tragic uncovering of remains of 215 children at the site of Kamloops Residential school, the opening up of COVIC restrictions amid falling case counts, and the final preparations for Convocation 2021. [...]