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Campus Health & Safety

Our Health & Safety Policy

St. Mary’s University is committed to a proactive Health and Safety Program aimed at protecting our students, employees, visitors, contractors, clients and St. Mary’s property.

Everyone employed by St. Mary’s University, at every level, is responsible and accountable for the organization’s health and safety performance. Active participation by everyone, on an ongoing basis, is necessary for the safety excellence this organization expects. All workers have the right and responsibility to refuse unsafe work.

Every employee of St. Mary’s University shall be aware of and understand the legislative requirements, industry standards and St. Mary’s University policies and procedures that apply to their work areas.

Our goal is to provide a healthy, injury-free workplace. Through personal commitment and active participation we can achieve this goal.

Health and Safety Committee

The health and safety committee are representatives working together to identify and solve health and safety concerns at the worksite.

You may bring health and safety concerns to any of the following members:

Keeping St. Mary’s University Safe

Scent-Free St. Mary’s




The video simulates the conditions you might experience during an active shooter event. Some people might find the video disturbing. It might help to view the video with others, such as classmates, friends or colleagues, so you can talk about it after you have watched it. If you think you need to talk to a professional, there are resources available: If you are an StMU student, you can contact Campus Ministry, located at 403-254-3724 or St. Mary University Counselling Services at 403-354-3728 (phone) or book online at If you are a member of StMU staff, you can contact the university’s Employee Assistance Program provider, FSEAP, available 24 hours by calling 1.800.661.8246. You also have the option of the anonymous, 24 hour support available through the Distress Centre. Find information here about the Distress Centre or call directly: 403.266.HELP (4357).

Questions about campus safety

If you have any questions about safety on the StMU campus, please contact our Health and Safety Office by emailing

If you are concerned about someone’s behaviour

Individuals who harm themselves or others often give prior indications that something is seriously wrong. Please contact VP Student Services or VP Academic & Dean if you have any concerns about the behaviour of a student or a member of staff.