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Saint Mary’s University was founded in 1802 by Reverend Edmund Burke, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is the first Roman Catholic-initiated university and second oldest English-speaking university in Canada.

Contact Information

Saint Mary’s is located at 923 Robie St. in Halifax. To reach the school’s switchboard call 902-420-5400. Saint Mary’s also has a People Finder on their website for looking up faculty and staff.


Saint Mary’s University is run by a president who answers to a board of governors. The board of governors is comprised of representatives from the following groups: Ex Officio, Academic Staff, Alumni Association, Student Association, Roman Catholic Episcopal Corp., Provincial Government, Support Staff and members elected by the board.

    Services for Undergraduates

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  •   Student Services is a team of professionals who provide a range of diverse services designed to facilitate students’ psychological, physical, cultural, spiritual, emotional and educational development.
  • The Atlantic Centre

  • Servicing students with disabilities.

    The Writing Centre

  • At the Writing Centre, students receive free, one-on-one assistance from peer tutors who ultimately help to enhance overall writing performance.
  • Counseling Services

  • Students receive assistance with personal and educational issues. Educational issues such as study skills, test anxiety, time management and exam preparation.

    Career Services

  • Students receive valuable information and support regarding their future career choices. Assistance with resume and cover letter development, individual career counselling, mock interviews,  and jobs for your degree, are among the wide variety of services are provided.
  • The International Centre

  • Receive support, assistance and advice to international students at Saint Mary’s University.

    Academic Programs



    Sobey School of Business

    Graduate Studies & Research

    Continuing Education

    Co-operative Education

    Teaching English (TESL)


    • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)


    • University Bridging Program (UBP)


    • English for Personal and Professional/Practical Communication (EPPC)


    • One-month ESL Immersion (IMM)

    SMU Arts programs


  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Atlantic Canada Studies
  • Education
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Development Studies
  • Irish Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Modern Languages/Classics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology & Criminology
  • Women & Gender Studies

    Sobey School of Business

    Ten majors are offered, including General Business Studies which enables students to custom-tailor a program.

  • Accounting
  •   Computing and Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • General Business Studies (Custom-Design)
  • Global Business Management
  • Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Graduate Programs

The Saint Mary’s Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research was established in the spring of 2001 in response to the desire to expand the graduate studies and research activities within the University. The university offers 19 graduate programs in Arts, Science, Commerce, International Development and Doctoral Programs.

Reading Week 2009

Saint Mary’s reading week takes place February 16-21.

Saint Mary’s Huskies Football

The Saint Mary’s Huskies football program is one of the most prominent and prestigious activities at the Robie St. school. Huskies Stadium sits at the heart of campus and the team’s success over the years has brought Saint Mary’s nationwide recognition.

The team has established itself as the powerhouse of Atlantic Canadian university football. Since 1960, the Huskies have won 22 Atlantic division championships, twice as many as second-place Acadia University. Winners of the Vanier Cup in 1973, 2001 and 2002, Saint Mary’s has played in a total of nine national championship games, the second-most appearances among Canadian universities.

The team has featured national award winners, most notably quarterback Chris Flynn, who won three consecutive Hec Creighton awards as the most outstanding player in the country from 1988-90. In 2007, quarterback Erik Glavic also won the Hec Creighton.

The Huskies’ 2008 season saw them again win the Atlantic championship with a 29-27 win over St. Francis Xavier. They then lost 28-12 in the Mitchell Bowl, the national semi-final game, to the University of Western Ontario.


Saint Mary’s student-run newspaper