CALGARY – St. Mary’s University has been granted Universities Canada membership effective immediately. During its fall membership meeting, Universities Canada members approved St. Mary’s University’s application, making it the 97th member of the national association.

“We are honoured to join our colleagues across the country as a member of Universities Canada,” said Sinda Vanderpool, president and vice-chancellor of St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Alberta. “This is a reflection of the continuous work that has been put into expanding our already robust program offerings, and further strengthening our vibrant campus environment. As an independent university with program offerings across the liberal arts & sciences as well as education, we look forward to joining this esteemed community of Canadian universities to share best practices, advocate for common interests, advance collaborative research, and collectively prepare future graduates to solve our nation’s most pressing challenges.”

Universities Canada is a membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education, research and innovation. An advocate for universities, the organization provides a forum for university leaders to share ideas and address challenges in higher education while also supporting students by providing online information on university study and offering scholarships on behalf of private sector companies.

“I am pleased to welcome St. Mary’s University to our association,” said Paul Davidson, president of Universities Canada. “As we advance Canada’s universities as the pre-eminent hubs of the talent and research that serve all Canadians, we will greatly benefit from St. Mary’s joining with universities across the country as we advance higher education, research and innovation.”

About St. Mary’s University:

St. Mary’s University is an innovative teaching and research university that provides affordable, accredited and highly valued degrees in the Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education located on a historic site in Calgary, Alberta. The students at St. Mary’s are inspired to combine academics with a passionate commitment to ethics, social justice and respect for diversity of opinion and belief.

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