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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

2510, 2022

News release: St. Mary’s University joins Universities Canada

By |October 25th, 2022|Categories: News, News and Events|

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. [...]

2110, 2022

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

By |October 21st, 2022|Categories: News, News and Events|

CALGARY – Dr. Sinda Vanderpool, who took the helm of St. Mary’s University in July 2022, will be formally installed as St. Mary’s University’s fourth president and vice-chancellor at a special ceremony on Friday, October [...]

1910, 2022

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

By |October 19th, 2022|Categories: 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 [...]

1810, 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended our fall 2022 Open House!

By |October 18th, 2022|Categories: News, News and Events|

210 people attended our fall Open House. This past weekend, we opened up our campus to prospective students and members of the community for our fall Open House. We were thrilled by the turnout, with over [...]

1710, 2022

Lightning Watch: Sydney Zissos

By |October 17th, 2022|Categories: 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 [...]

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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