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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.

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

311, 2022

Lightning women’s cross country team brings home silver at the ACAC Cross Country Championships

By |November 3rd, 2022|Categories: Athletics, Cross Country, News, News and Events|

After a very close competition at the ACAC Cross Country Championships at Gold Bar Park in Edmonton on Saturday, Oct. 29, we’re excited to share that our women’s team brought home silver! The Lightning women’s [...]

211, 2022

Interested in volunteering with StMU at the Field of Crosses? Here’s what you need to know

By |November 2nd, 2022|Categories: News, News and Events, President's Volunteer Team|

The next St. Mary’s President's Volunteer Team event is fast approaching! St. Mary’s is honoured to once again accept sole responsibility to set up and light 3,600 candles at the crosses of our fallen soldiers from [...]

111, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: The Big Cheese, Isaac Bignell

By |November 1st, 2022|Categories: Alumni, News, News and Events|

St. Mary’s University Alumni, Isaac Bignell, may have studied Liberal Arts at St. Mary’s University – but his career path took him down a path that was ‘feta’ than he could have ever dreamed as [...]

2810, 2022

News release: Dr. Sinda Vanderpool formally installed as St. Mary’s University’s fourth president and vice-chancellor

By |October 28th, 2022|Categories: News, News and Events|

CALGARY – Dr. Sinda Vanderpool, who took the helm of St. Mary’s University in July 2022, has now been officially installed as St. Mary’s University’s fourth president and vice-chancellor. The installation ceremony and Mass took [...]

2610, 2022

Recent CWL lecture series explores the role of the Catholic university in the 21st century

By |October 26th, 2022|Categories: News, News and Events|

Our moderator Dr. Peter Baltutis, esteemed guest lecturers, CWL representatives and President, Dr. Sinda Vanderpool. Last month, we were thrilled to have over eighty attendees at our recent CWL lecture series, a sizeable [...]

St. Mary’s University Events

StMU Book Sale: Donation Drive

StMU Book Sale: Donation Drive

January 14 @ 10:00 am - February 14 @ 8:00 pm

Special Mass and Luncheon hosted by FCJ Centre

Special Mass and Luncheon hosted by FCJ Centre

February 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Beading, Bannock & Banter

Beading, Bannock & Banter

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Together Seeking Refuge: Student Winter Retreat

Together Seeking Refuge: Student Winter Retreat

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - February 11 @ 5:30 pm

February 2023 Open House

February 2023 Open House

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Book Sale

Book Sale

February 24 @ 10:00 am - February 26 @ 4:00 pm

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