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

1702, 2023

Gary Strother, Chair of StMU’s Board of Governors, Receives The Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal

By |February 17th, 2023|Categories: News, News and Events|

We’re excited to share that Gary Strother, Chair of the St. Mary’s Board of Governors, has just received The Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta) in recognition of service to his province in the [...]

1402, 2023

Missed our winter Open House? Here’s what you need to know!

By |February 14th, 2023|Categories: Academics, News, News and Events|

This past weekend, we opened up our campus to prospective students and members of the community for our winter Open House. We were thrilled by the turnout, with over 150 people coming to learn more [...]

1002, 2023

Dr. Sandy Vanderburgh appointed as the next Vice-President, Academic at St. Mary’s University

By |February 10th, 2023|Categories: Community, Leadership, News, News and Events|

We are pleased to announce Dr. Sandy Vanderburgh’s appointment to the position of Vice-President, Academic at St. Mary’s University. Dr. Vanderburgh is currently the Vice President Academic and Learner Services at Northern Lakes College in [...]

802, 2023

Taking the lead: Two unique pre-service teacher development programs are shaping the future of learning at StMU

By |February 8th, 2023|Categories: Experiential Learning, News, News and Events, Uncategorized|

At St. Mary’s, we aspire to the highest standards in teaching and research and are always looking for ways to further enhance the learning experience of our students. In our Education faculty, we already offer longer [...]

302, 2023

Volunteer Spotlight: Lory Iovinelli

By |February 3rd, 2023|Categories: News, News and Events|

Lory (third from left) with fellow President's Dinner committee members and Dr. Sinda Vanderpool at a New Years Event. At St. Mary’s University, the support of our community volunteers plays an important role [...]

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