St. Mary’s University is an innovative teaching and research university that provides affordable, accredited and highly valued degrees in Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education. Located on a historic site in Calgary, Alberta, StMU inspires students to combine academics with a passionate commitment to ethics, social justice and respect for diversity of opinion and belief. St. Mary’s has 1025 full and part-time students, 80 full and part-time faculty, and an average class size of 25. St. Mary’s University is accredited to offer four three-year Bachelor of Arts degrees with concentrations in General Studies, English, History, or Psychology, as well as six four-year degrees: a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English, a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology , a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies , a Bachelor of Arts with a major in History, Bachelor of Arts with a major in Social Justice & Catholic Studies as well as a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology. See our after-degree Bachelor of Education (Elementary) Program, Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Program, as well as our two-year Diploma in Entrepreneurship & Social Responsibility.

Our Vision
St. Mary’s University will be a leader in post-secondary education, open to all, and focused on developing the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Founded on the Catholic intellectual tradition, St. Mary’s will prepare its students to live with integrity, compassion and confidence.

St. Mary’s University News

703, 2023

Dr. Sinda Vanderpool Receives The Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal

By |March 7th, 2023|Categories: News, News and Events|

Dr. Vanderpool accepts her award, presented by Alberta Minister of Advanced Education, Demetrios Nicolaides. We’re excited to share that Dr. Sinda Vanderpool, president and vice-chancellor of St. Mary's University, recently received The Queen [...]

603, 2023

Volunteer Spotlight: Gary Strother

By |March 6th, 2023|Categories: News, News and Events|

Gary (second from left) pictured with his family. At St. Mary’s University, the support of our community volunteers plays an essential role in our continued growth as an institution. Gary Strother, Chair of [...]

203, 2023

Lightning Watch: Averie Armbrister

By |March 2nd, 2023|Categories: Athletics, Men's Basketball, News, News and Events|

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 [...]

2802, 2023

Lightning Women’s and Men’s Basketball Teams Make StMU History: Both Teams in Final Round of Playoffs

By |February 28th, 2023|Categories: Athletics, News, News and Events|

A Lightning Storm is rolling into the ACAC Basketball Championships. This weekend, for the first time in St Mary's history, both Women's and Men's teams are headed to the final round of playoffs, with a [...]

2802, 2023

Calgary Herald: St. Mary’s University leadership strives to help students succeed

By |February 28th, 2023|Categories: News, News and Events|

St. Mary’s University was a perfect fit for Sinda Vanderpool, who joined the Calgary post-secondary institution as its president and vice-chancellor last summer after working at Baylor University in Texas for several years.  “My work [...]

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