15 11, 2022

Voices from a Sixteenth-Century Manuscript: StMU Sessional Instructors Make Incredible Discovery

November 15th, 2022|News, News and Events, Uncategorized|

St. Mary’s University Sessional Instructors, Dr. Maria Oss-Cech and PhD Candidate Monica Di Rosa, have been working on unearthing the content of a rare sixteenth-century manuscript. After being hidden for centuries, Maria and Monica are sharing their experiences and learnings from the voices of this long hidden piece of history. Magl. Cl109 XIX – [...]

19 10, 2022

Sun shines as the lightning strike on the ACAC Grand Prix #4

October 19th, 2022|Athletics, Cross Country, News, News and Events, Uncategorized|

The St. Mary’s University cross country team struck again as we hosted the ACAC Grand Prix #4 on our home course on October 15. It was a beautiful day to be outdoors, with participants taking in our view of Fish Creek Provincial Park as they raced to the finish. Our women’s team placed first for [...]

17 10, 2022

Lightning Watch: Sydney Zissos

October 17th, 2022|Athletics, Cross Country, News, News and Events, Uncategorized|

At St. Mary’s, we are proud to have some of the best student-athletes from across the country and the world competing for us as lightning athletes! Our athletes strive for excellence in their sport and are a source of inspiration, excitement and pride at St. Mary’s. We want to share this pride with our community [...]

5 10, 2022

Ozanam Day brings community together to address food scarcity in Calgary

October 5th, 2022|News, News and Events, Uncategorized|

From left to right: Jouhayna Elchamy from Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, Andrew Ilnycky from Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ayotunde Kayode from Centre for Newcomers, Sia Karimi, a student at St. Mary’s University. Earlier this month, St. Mary’s partnered with The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) to host an exciting [...]

28 09, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Sydney Deighton

September 28th, 2022|Alumni, Athletics, News, News and Events, Student Success, Uncategorized|

Sydney (left) and her friend Emily (right) in Vietnam. Travelling the world and teaching combined the best of both worlds for St. Mary’s University alumna, Sydney Deighton. Graduating in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Sydney then went on to receive her Bachelor of Education in our esteemed BEd program. After [...]

22 09, 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Local events

September 22nd, 2022|Events, Indigenous Initiatives, News, News and Events, Reconciliation 2022, Uncategorized|

Our Friends at the Calgary Foundation have curated local events for Calgarians to participate in this National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. Our Director of Indigenous Initiatives, Michelle Scott, has curated the below list with some of her top picks. Check out the full listing here: https://ckc.calgaryfoundation.org/events/ Pokaiks Commemorative Walk Schedule: 9:30 [...]

14 09, 2022

Lightning Athletics: Medicine Hat XC Grand Prix #1 Recap

September 14th, 2022|Athletics, Cross Country, News, Uncategorized|

Lightning Cross Country was back on the course for the 2022-23 season On Saturday, September 10. Eight members of our Cross Country Running Team travelled to Medicine Hat for the first Grand Prix race of the Cross Country season. The women’s team placed 4th in the Women’s 6 km event - a good first team [...]

25 08, 2022

StMU Medicine Garden Blog: Blue grama or Eyelash grass

August 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The smallest grass in the garden is Blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis). This is native to a wide area across North America from Alberta east to Manitoba & south through the great plains into northern Mexico. In eastern Alberta it is the backbone of shortgrass prairies as can be seen in this photo around the [...]

9 08, 2022

Herbivory (or Animals) Like Plants Too! – StMU Medicine Garden Blog

August 9th, 2022|News, News and Events, STMU Stories, Uncategorized|

    Here at St Mary’s University we have our own collection of wild animals that eat plants, i.e. they are herbivores. These include Richardson’s Ground Squirrels (RGS), snowshoe hares and many small rodents like mice, voles, etc. Being adjacent to Fish Creek Provincial Park also means that animals from the park come onto campus, [...]

20 07, 2022

Prairie Restoration Blog: Restoration and Native Bees

July 20th, 2022|News, Science, StMU Stories, Uncategorized|

Eastern pasqueflower (Pulsatilla patens), a species of native flower found in Fish Creek Provincial Park. Native species such as Eastern pasqueflower, Northern bedstraw and silky lupin are often pollinated by native bee species. Last week we talked about Richardson’s ground squirrels, a species of vertebrate that plays an important role in prairie ecosystems. [...]

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