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Saint Mary’S UniVErSity
COntEntS
Welcome to Halifax          1

Our Professors              2

Your Career Starts Here     4

Sobey School of Business    6

Faculty of Science          8

Faculty of Arts            10

Your Saint Mary’s          12

The Global Experience      13

Residence Life             14

Get Closer                 16




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             thE nUMbEr OF City bLOCKS that thE

             Saint Mary’S
             CaMpUS COVErS
GET CLOSER TO VIBRANT,
URBAN CULTURE
Nestled on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Halifax offers the best of two worlds: a rich history with close
connections to the sea, and a vibrant, young culture. As Nova Scotia’s capital, our cosmopolitan port city
is a major centre of the Maritimes and the largest city east of Quebec City and north of Boston.

                                                          The historic, tree-lined streets and unique architecture that
                                                          surround Saint Mary’s University make South End Halifax
                                                          a centre for urban diversity. From campus, you have easy
                                                          access to all amenities – everything is a walk, bike, bus or
                                                          ferry ride away.

                                                          Halifax has something for everyone: an explosive music scene,
                                                          more than 450 amazing restaurants, and a variety of museums
                                                          and galleries for any taste. Experience hundreds of kilometres
                                                          of beaches and coastline and enjoy surfing, rock climbing,
                                                          kayaking, skiing, hiking and more.




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SEE mORE Of ThE STORy
                        Throughout this book, you’ll find these four special Augmented Reality

                        icons. When you see one, visit smutube.ca/getcloser and hold the icon up

                        to your webcam. You’ll automatically launch a video that explores one of the

                        topics on that page in more depth. It’s a more interactive way to get closer

                        to what your future could hold.



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    GET CLOSER TO PROfESSORS WhO WILL

    ChANGE yOUR LIfE
      One of the reasons Saint Mary’s students and graduates find such a high rate of success is the
      valuable relationships they build on campus with faculty and staff. Our professors take the time to
      get to know students and make an investment in their futures. It’s just one way that Saint Mary’s
      can help you get closer to what you’re meant to be doing.

                          “At Saint Mary’s, most of the professors ensure that they know you by name,
                           remain committed to meeting your needs to the best of their ability, offer
                           flexibility outside of their arranged office hours, and, most importantly, they
                           are approachable and welcoming.”                   - Globe and Mail student ‘sound off’

      Class sizes at Saint Mary’s are smaller than the national average for a reason. We believe in allowing
      you more time to interact with professors who care about your success. Whether you know what you
      want to do with your life, or are starting to explore your options, there are mentors at Saint Mary’s
      who want to help you achieve your goals.




                                  97.5%
                                                                                 Of SAINT mARy’S
                                                                                 fULL-TImE fACULTy
                                                                                 hAVE A PhD
                                   OR TERmINAL DEGREE IN ThEIR fIELD.
                                   fOR ThAT, mACLEAN’S RANKED US
                                   #1 IN ATLANTIC CANADA.
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Students and professors connect in the Global Learning Commons of The Atrium.




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                                     UNDERGRAD
                                     fACULTy
                                     TO STUDENT
                                     RATIO
mEANS PROfESSORS
GET TO KNOW
yOU By NAmE                                                                  Geography professor Dr. Danika van Proosdij and Applied Science
                                                                             student Casey O’Laughlin collect research samples in Nova Scotia’s
                                                                             Minas Basin.




Saint Mary’s President J. Colin Dodds chats with Saint Mary’s Student Association
VP University Affairs Mike Mercer on campus.
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    ThE fIRST STEP IN yOUR

    CAREER
    While we’re thrilled to have you here, we know your ultimate goal is setting up a successful
    future beyond our campus. That’s why we have a wide variety of programs and services to
    help you get closer to your perfect career.

    LEAP Program                                      Service Centre
    Since the transition from high school             A one-stop destination for registration,
    to university is often life changing, we’ve       your records, fees and financial advice,
    created the LEAP Program (Learning,               the Service Centre will help you manage
    Engagement, Achievement, Peer Mentors)            your money, potentially tapping into the
    to guide you and support your success.            $4.8 million in scholarships, bursaries and
    There are LEAP communities in each                awards that Saint Mary’s distributes annually.
    faculty that can assist you in meeting a          service.centre@smu.ca · 902.420.5761
    core group of friends and mentors who
                                                      Career Services
    will nurture you in the path to your goals.
                                                      Career Services can help you make the
    leap@smu.ca · 902.420.5045
                                                      match between your studies, your paid
    Co-operative Education                            or volunteer work and your future direction.
    Extending education beyond the                    Here, you can develop your résumé, cover
    classroom, our Co-operative Education             letter, interviewing and networking skills to
    Program allows you to partner your                kick-start your future.
    academic studies with paid work terms,            career.services@smu.ca · 902.420.5761
    gaining hands-on experience in your
                                                      The Centre for Academic Technology
    chosen field.
                                                      The Centre for Academic Technology (CAT),
    coop@smu.ca · 902.420.5641
                                                      an initiative of the Centre for Academic and
    The Writing Centre                                Instructional Development (CAID), is a
    Strong writing skills are essential to            computer lab staffed by Saint Mary’s
    your success. The Writing Centre provides         students who can help you enhance your
    one-on-one coaching from peer tutors to           computer skills and use of technology to
    enhance your abilities.                           maximize your learning experience.
    writing@smu.ca · 902.491.6202                     cat@smu.ca · 902.496.8168


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                                                              Director of the Centre for Academic and Instructional Development
                                                              Margaret-Anne Bennett and Centre for Academic Technologies Teaching
                                                              Technology Assistant Shane Whittaker work together to provide students
                                                              with enhanced learning experiences and resources.




                                                              38,500
                                                              SAINT mARy’S ALUmNI
                                                              ARE fOUND IN 100 COUNTRIES
                                                              AROUND ThE WORLD
NO STUDENT IS EXACTLy                                                                    Current Saint Mary’s Chancellor Bob Kelly
                                                                                         conquered the world of high finance after


LIKE ANOThER                                                                             graduating from the Sobey School of
                                                                                         Business. As CEO of the Bank of New
                                                                                         York Mellon, he runs a financial services
                                                                                         company of 40,000 employees.
No program of study should be either. At Saint Mary’s,
you can study what and when you choose.                                                  Honourable Mayann E. Francis, O.N.S.
                                                                                         DHumL, is the first African Nova Scotian –
Accelerate your learning We have four semesters to
                                                                                         and second woman – to hold the position
choose from so you can study year-round if you want,
                                                                                         of Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.
or start your program at different times of the year.
                                                                                         She’s also a graduate of Saint Mary’s.
Work part-time while studying Our campus runs
classes from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. to accommodate                                       Once a master inventor at IBM, Saint
your schedule.                                                                           Mary’s Science grad Christopher B. Murray
Explore interdisciplinary opportunities Discover classes                                 was recognized in 2000 by MIT’s
within a different faculty or even a different institution.                              Technology Review as one of the most
                                                                                         influential inventors younger than 35.
                                                                                         He’s currently a Penn Chemistry professor.



                                                                                                                                       5
                                                                                      MAJORS
                                                                                     Accounting

                                                                                      Computing and Information Systems

                                                                                      Economics

                                                                                      Finance

                                                                                      General Business Studies

                                                                                      Global Business Management

                                                                                     Human Resource Management
                                                                                     and Industrial Relations

                                                                                      Management

                                                                                      Marketing

                                                                                      Entrepreneurship

                                                                                     *Co-op available in each major




        Bachelor of Commerce students Nick Tingley and Charles Ackerman have
        combined their business experience in a new real estate venture. Hold this
        page up to your webcam to find out more.




    Entrepreneurship and Venture Development professor Dr. Ellen Farrell
    (pictured with commerce student Meghan Swim) teaches several
    classes geared toward giving students hands-on experience in starting
    and running a business. Many students have managed to turn their
    businesses into serious money-making ventures.




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SOBEy SChOOL Of
BUSINESS
With a focus on real-world learning, research and community partnerships,        A FEW POSSIBLE
your education in business will help you develop your entrepreneurial spirit,    CAREERS
your ability to solve problems, and your desire to think creatively.
                                                                                 Entrepreneur

                                                                                 Business Systems Analyst
The Sobey School of Business, the largest business school in Atlantic
Canada, educates more than 3,000 full and part-time students annually            Insurance Broker

through a variety of academic programs, including Bachelor of Commerce,          Recreation Manager
MBA, Master of Finance and PhD programs. Along with being the only               International Trade Officer
school in the region to provide this full spectrum of business offerings, we
                                                                                 Financial Advisor
continue to achieve the coveted Association to Advance Collegiate Schools
                                                                                 Accountant
of Business (AACSB) International accreditation, a mark of our superior
                                                                                 Advertising Executive
educational quality.
                                                                                 Commercial Banker
One of our strengths is the quality of our faculty, made up of 70 full-time      Fashion Retailer/Buyer
faculty members. Among this group are some of the leading Canadian
                                                                                 Human Resources Manager
scholars in the areas of human resource management, organizational theory,
                                                                                 Investment Analyst
and industrial relations. Our faculty members are actively conducting research
on a regional, national and international basis, and bring that knowledge to
the classroom so our students are exposed to the latest thinking.




                                           ThE SOBEy SChOOL Of BUSINESS OffERS

                                          ThE LARGEST
                                           SELECTION Of mAJORS
                                           IN ATLANTIC CANADA
                                                                                                               7
     MAJORS
    Astrophysics

     Biology*

     Chemistry*

     Computing Science
    and Business Administration*




                                   fACULTy Of
     Computing Science*

     Environmental Studies*

     Forensic Sciences (Diploma)




                                   SCIENCE
     Geography

     Geology*

     Mathematics

     Physics

     Psychology*

    *Co-op options available



                                   As our understanding of the world grows, so has our commitment
                                   to training the next generation of scientific minds. As a Science
                                   undergrad, you’ll be encouraged to participate in hands-on research,
                                   an opportunity not often available at this level from larger institutions.

                                   When you decide to study science or engineering, you are joining
                                   programs that have achieved incredible success and are poised
                                   for even more. A $25-million overhaul to our science building means
                                   you’ll have the latest in modern technology to help you learn and
                                   get closer to your goals.

    ENGINEERING
    Bio Systems

    Chemical

    Civil

    Electrical

    Environmental

    Industrial

    Mechanical

    Metallurgical



                                                                 Students take part in hands-on research near Crystal Crescent
                                                                 Beach in Nova Scotia as part of the annual Saint Mary’s BioBlitz.




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Biology professor Dr. Jeremy Lundholm and Environmental Studies student
Scott McIvor uncover sustainable research on The Atrium’s green roof.
Hold this page up to your webcam to find out more.



                                                                          Astrophysics professor Dr. Rob Thacker (pictured with physics student
                                                                          Pauline Mcleod) is currently focusing his research on the way galaxies
                                                                          are formed. On-campus resources like the Burke-Gaffney Observatory
   A FEW POSSIBLE CAREERS
                                                                          allow students to learn the practical aspects of astronomical imaging
   Psychologist                          Statistician                     and measurement.

   Biologist                             Meteorologist

   Nuclear Scientist                     Civil Engineer

   Chemical Engineer                     Astrophysicist

   Environmental Consultant              Medical Examiner

   Crime Scene Investigator              Conservationist




                                                                                SAINT mARy’S
                                                                                hAS ThE ONLy
                                                                                UNDERGRADUATE
                                                                                ASTROPhySICS PROGRAm
    Chemistry students Ted Abraham and Jeana MacLeod
                                                                                EAST Of mONTREAL
    work together on a lab assignment.
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                                                                                    A FEW POSSIBLE
                                                                                    CAREERS
                                                                                    Human Rights Worker

                                                                                    Teacher

                                                                                    Urban Planner

                                                                                    Art Historian

                                                                                    Ethical Consultant

                                                                                    Correctional Officer

                                                                                    Translator

                                                                                    Genealogist

                                                                                    Speech Therapist

                                                                                    Occupational Health Professional

                                                                                    Psychologist

                                                                                    Novelist

                                                                                    Professor

     Geography and Anthropology student Tim Crellin digs deep at the Grand Pré
     archeology site. Hold this page up to your webcam to find out more.



                                                                                    International Development Studies student
                                                                                    Camaro West works on green mapping with
                                                                                    students in the Gambia.




                                                                             ChALLENGE US TO
                                                                             CUSTOmIZE
     An oral history authority, Saint Mary’s professor
     Dr. James Morrison was awarded the Order of Canada
                                                                             yOUR DEGREE
     in recognition of his passion for preserving Nova Scotia
10   history and heritage.
                                                                                         MAJORS
                                                                                         Anthropology

                                                                                         Asian Studies

                                                                                         Atlantic Canada Studies

                                                                                         Business Administration (Minor)

                                                                                         Classics




fACULTy Of
                                                                                         Criminology

                                                                                         Economics




ARTS
                                                                                         English

                                                                                         Entrepreneurship (Minor)

                                                                                         Film Studies (Minor)

                                                                                         French

                                                                                         Geography

                                                                                         German Studies (Minor)

                                                                                         History

                                                                                         International Development Studies

                                                                                         Irish Studies

                                                                                         Linguistics

Your interest in the Faculty of Arts means you want to enrich your                       Mathematics
mind, explore critical thinking, communicate effectively and be                          Philosophy
a part of creative solutions. Whatever your goals, Saint Mary’s
                                                                                         Political Science
Faculty of Arts has a program that will help you discover your
                                                                                         Psychology (co-op option)
potential and find success in a fulfilling career.
                                                                                         Religious Studies

We’re proud that our Faculty of Arts graduates enter the workplace                       Sociology
with the skills today’s companies are looking for. The Faculty of                        Spanish
Arts offers programs designed to promote critical thinking and
to strengthen competency in diverse disciplines. Faculty and
staff work with students to customize their course of study to
                                                                                         CERTIFICATES
best prepare for their career aspirations, creating individualized
                                                                                         Atlantic Canada Studies
and collective learning opportunities.
                                                                                         Linguistics

                                                                                         French Proficiency

                                                                                         German Language and Culture

                                                                                         Spanish Language

                          Saint Mary’s Criminologist Dr. Stephen Schneider earned        Chinese Studies
                          national recognition with the publication of Iced: The Story
                                                                                         Japanese Studies
                          of Organized Crime in Canada. The book contends that
                                                                                         Human Resource Management
                          organized crime is a reflection of the broader economic,

                          political, and social forces within Canada.




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     WhAT DOES yOUR
     SAINT mARy’S
     LOOK LIKE?
     No doubt you have big dreams and goals, but remember, the
                                                                                  Saint Mary’s Run for the Cure team
     journey is just as important as the destination.

     We want you to make the most of your Saint Mary’s experience.
     Not only are extracurricular activities a great way to get out, see
     the city, and meet people, but the connections you’ll make will          SOME OF MORE THAN
     help you build a degree and a résumé that will launch you into           50 CAMPUS SOCIETIES
     your career after graduation.                                            Model United Nations

                                                                              Art of Living Society
     The school spirit on campus is contagious. Show your maroon
                                                                              Goodie SMU Shoes Volunteer Society
     and white pride by cheering on your fellow Huskies at one of
                                   our varsity games. When you’re not         Forensic Science Society

                                   in the stands, get in on the action by     World University Services Canada

                                   staying fit with your friends through      Political Science Society
                                   intramural sports. As a full-time          Film Club
                                   Saint Mary’s student, you’ll have
                                                                              Caribbean Society
                                   access to the Tower, our athletics
                                                                              Marketing Society
                                   centre on campus, including a full
                                                                              Accounting Society
                                   gym and cardio theatre, running
                                   tracks, squash courts and more.            Sustainability Society

                                                                              Random Acts of Kindness Club
     It’s easy to get involved with so many clubs and societies to
     choose from, like ultimate Frisbee, dance, equestrian, martial
     arts and Students Acting for Global Awareness, among so
     many others.

     If you’re athletically inclined, we have 12 varsity teams to represent
     our university, including basketball, hockey, cross country, field
     hockey, football, rugby, soccer, track and field and volleyball.




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ONE UNIVERSITy.
ONE WORLD. yOURS.
At Saint Mary’s, you have the exciting opportunity to experience a whole new culture by studying abroad.
It’s a great way to grow as a person, expand your mind, and of course, have fun. You can study in another
country for a semester or an entire academic year. Since Saint Mary’s has partnerships with more than
30 universities worldwide, you have the unique opportunity to customize your learning experience.




                                                                            Faculty of Arts student Victoria Craven traveled to France to
                                                                            challenge herself in a new culture and new language.




                                                                            20%
                                                                            Of SAINT mARy’S
                                                                            STUDENTS COmE fROm

                                                                            90
Gina Whitehead turned her passion for Japanese culture into reality


                                                                                                   DIffERENT
when she traveled to the country for an academic year abroad. “I like the
international aspect of Global Business Management,” she says. “I’ve been


                                                                                                   COUNTRIES
interested in traveling since I was younger and I knew that Saint Mary’s
students often have these amazing opportunities.”


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     ON yOUR OWN,
     yET COmPLETELy CONNECTED

     For many of you, attending university is your first real chance to
     spread your wings and experience independent living. In our
     residences, you’ll join approximately 1,000 other students on our
     close-knit campus – many of whom will become life-long friends.          Single Dorm Room


     By living in Loyola, Rice or Vanier residences, you won’t miss any
     opportunity to take part in on-campus events, especially since all
     university buildings are connected. In your dorm, you’ll enjoy social
     events like movie nights, bowling, varsity events, intramural sports,
     holiday parties and much more while getting to know new friends
     from all over the world.
                                                                              Double Dorm Room
     Each residence has all-you-care-to-eat healthy meal plans with special
     dietary considerations available. Residence Assistants on every floor
     and a residence coordinator in each building are available to help if
     needs arise. We provide phones and local phone service, as well as
     cable and access to unlimited Internet on the university network.




                                                                                 Apartment




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                                                                      LOYOLA RESIDENCE
                                                                      A 22-storey high rise with a mix of all-male, all-female
                                                                      and co-ed floors. Each level includes a lounge (with a
                                                                      big-screen television), shared kitchenette and four suites,
                                                                      each with four single rooms and one double room.

                                                                      • Enjoy panoramic views of the Halifax Harbour and
                                                                        the downtown cityscape.

                                                                      • Each floor features two storage closets to keep
                                                                        bulky luggage and sports equipment out of the way.

                                                                      • Loyola is in closest proximity to academic buildings.



                                                                      VANIER RESIDENCE
                                                                      A low-rise building with all-male, all-female and co-
                                                                      ed floors. Each level has a common lounge (with a
                                                                      big-screen television) and three suites, each with
                                                                      two single and two double rooms.

                                                                      • The Super Single option means returning students
                                                                        can apply to have an entire double room to themselves.

                                                                      • The low-rise structure means no wait for elevators.

                                                                      • Vanier hosts the only lounges that look out over the
                                                                        football field.



                                                                      RICE RESIDENCE
                                                                      A 17-storey high rise featuring self-contained two-
                                                                      bedroom apartments shared by four students, each
                                                                      with a full kitchen, furniture and a great view.

                                                                      • Rice offers the best of both worlds: the independent
                                                                        lifestyle of apartment living while conveniently
                                                                        located on campus.

                                                                      • Rice is closest to the Tower, allowing easy access
                                                                        to our exercise facilities.

                                                                      • Meal plans are optional in Rice, since apartment
                                                                        suites include kitchens.




                                                                      42%
                                                                                                                                     *




Ellen Hines knew that residence life would be an important part of
her university experience. As a freshman in Rice residence, she and
roommate Wandi Xing can cook their own meals and enjoy away-
                                                                      Of fIRST-yEAR STUDENTS
from-home living while still being right on campus. “I wanted to be
independent and residence has been great for meeting people and
                                                                      ChOOSE TO LIVE
feeling like I’m part of a community, and there’s always something
going on,” Ellen says. Hold this page up to your webcam to find out
more about residence life at Saint Mary’s.
                                                                      IN RESIDENCE
                                                                      *CUSC 2010 First-Year University Student Survey (June 2010).


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     GET CLOSER TO
     SAINT mARy’S UNIVERSITy




     hALIfAX
     hOSTS     20,000 STUDENTS
                       POST-SECONDARy



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                                                             USA                            Scotia
       Pacific Ocean                                                                                       Atlantic Ocean




                                                                                                        FLYIng TImEs To HALIFAX FRom:
                                                                                                        Toronto                                 2 hours

                                                                                                        Vancouver                          6.5 hours

                                                                                                        New York                                2 hours

                                  Montreal                                                              London                                  6 hours

                                                                            Halifax                     Beijing                            14 hours
             Toronto
                                                                                                        Delhi                              14 hours

                                                                                                        Abu Dhabi                          13 hours
                                                  Boston
                                                                                                        Bogotá                                  6 hours
                          New York


   Washington, DC




HALIFAX WEATHER

Pleasant springs, colourful falls, and a summer that brings an average high temperature of 25ºC (77ºF).
Winters are never too cold, with average temperatures from -5º to 1ºC (23º to 33ºF).


ConTACT Us FoR moRE InFoRmATIon
AdmIssIons                                                                  PRogRAm InFoRmATIon                         REsIdEnCE
Application or entrance scholarship status                                  Email: recruitment@smu.ca                   Email: residence.life@smu.ca
Email: admission.status@smu.ca         Phone: 902.420.5415                  Phone: 902.496.8280                         Phone: 902.420.5598


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