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St. Mary's University College
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Tuition: $5,820  Students: 700
14500 Bannister Road SE
Calgary, AB      T2X 1Z4

St. Mary's University College

St. Mary’s University College became an official university college in June 2004. However it first came into existence when the provincial legislature passed the St. Mary’s College Act in 1986. Today, the College is a post-secondary institution that is firmly rooted in the Catholic tradition, with other values that include: “academic freedom, rigorous intellectual inquiry, respect for diversity of opinion and belief, and social responsibility.” Its vision is to become a “beacon of learning, civility and hope, inspiring students to lead with integrity, to meet the future with confidence, intellectual acuity, moral conviction and a passion for ... ... continued below

About St. Mary's University College

... social justice and the common good,” and its mission is to invite and challenge all individuals of the community to become resourceful, thoughtful, and compassionate resourceful members of the society.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The College is located in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Its facilities include: the University College Bookstore, Computer Labs, Food Bank, and the Library. As of early 2007, St. Mary’s campus underwent major changes in its academic expansion. Many of its buildings were transformed into newer classrooms, cafeteria, common areas, and a bookstore. The water tower underwent brace reinforcements to protect it from collapse. Since the buildings have heritage status, only the building’s exteriors were altered, and not the interiors.

Student Services and Student Life

Students at St. Mary's compete in men's & women's basketball, women's volleyball, and men & women's futsal. The Campus Integrity and Human Rights Policy promotes the integrity and human rights on campus by developing awareness of and dealing with concerns in a timely and professional manner. Campus Recreation and Wellness gives its students, faculty and staff a very broad range of physical activities, programs and services that promote the well-being in mind, spirit, and body. These activities may include climbing, awareness weeks, intramurals, CPR and first aid, movie nights, yoga, and weight training. Counselling and Health Services includes pastoral and personal counseling of its students. Food service has a cafeteria which offers soup, sandwiches, baked goods, beverages and other items for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. It also has food and beverage vending machines available after the counter has closed. The Learning Centre offers individual consultations for writing and learning support, weekly writing seminars and academic strategy sessions for groups, computers and various assisted technology software, and a collection of writing handbooks, style manuals and reference materials.

Academic Programs

St. Mary's programs and courses include: Bachelor of Education (Elementary) Degree Program, Biological Sciences Transfer Program, Business/Managment Transfer Program, Catholic Educators' Programs, Course Descriptions, Degree Programs, Humanities 101: An Odyssey, Inclusive Post-Secondary Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Minor Programs, and Youth Ministry Certificate.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The College offers the following entrance scholarships to students: Frank Buckley Entrance Scholarship, Robert Spence Foundation Scholarships, Nicole Gagnon Scholarship, Maughan Family Scholarship, Joseph and Maria Dobish Scholarship, St. Vincent Pallotti Entrance Scholarship, Notre Dame des Rocheuses Scholarship, Bishop O'Byrne Entrance Scholarship, and St. Bonaventure Parish Entrance Scholarship.

Calgary Information

Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada. Calgary's urban scene has changed considerably since the beginning of the city's rapid growth. It is also starting to become recognized as one of Canada's most diverse cities.

Calgary's downtown features an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, cultural venues, shopping, and public squares such as Olympic Plaza. Downtown tourist attractions include the Calgary Zoo, the TELUS World of Science, the TELUS Convention Centre, the Chinatown district, the Glenbow Museum, the Calgary Tower, the Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC) and the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts.

Calgary has a semi-arid, highland continental climate with long, dry, but highly variable, winters and short, moderately warm summers. As a consequence of Calgary's high elevation and relative dryness, summer evenings can be very cool, the average summer minimum temperature drops to +8°C, and frosts can occur in any month of the year.




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