Saint Mary’S UniVErSity
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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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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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.
GET CLOSER TO PROfESSORS WhO WILL
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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.
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Students and professors connect in the Global Learning Commons of The Atrium.
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
Saint Mary’s President J. Colin Dodds chats with Saint Mary’s Student Association
VP University Affairs Mike Mercer on campus.
ThE fIRST STEP IN yOUR
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.
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core group of friends and mentors who
will nurture you in the path to your goals.
Career Services can help you make the
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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.
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gaining hands-on experience in your
The Centre for Academic Technology
The Centre for Academic Technology (CAT),
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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.
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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.
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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.
Computing and Information Systems
General Business Studies
Global Business Management
Human Resource Management
and Industrial Relations
*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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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.
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
continue to achieve the coveted Association to Advance Collegiate Schools
of Business (AACSB) International accreditation, a mark of our superior
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
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scholars in the areas of human resource management, organizational theory,
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.
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and Business Administration*
Forensic Sciences (Diploma)
*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.
Students take part in hands-on research near Crystal Crescent
Beach in Nova Scotia as part of the annual Saint Mary’s BioBlitz.
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.
Nuclear Scientist Civil Engineer
Chemical Engineer Astrophysicist
Environmental Consultant Medical Examiner
Crime Scene Investigator Conservationist
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Chemistry students Ted Abraham and Jeana MacLeod
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work together on a lab assignment.
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Human Rights Worker
Occupational Health Professional
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
An oral history authority, Saint Mary’s professor
Dr. James Morrison was awarded the Order of Canada
in recognition of his passion for preserving Nova Scotia
10 history and heritage.
Atlantic Canada Studies
Business Administration (Minor)
Film Studies (Minor)
German Studies (Minor)
International Development Studies
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
Faculty of Arts has a program that will help you discover your
Psychology (co-op option)
potential and find success in a fulfilling career.
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
best prepare for their career aspirations, creating individualized
Atlantic Canada Studies
and collective learning opportunities.
German Language and Culture
Saint Mary’s Criminologist Dr. Stephen Schneider earned Chinese Studies
national recognition with the publication of Iced: The Story
of Organized Crime in Canada. The book contends that
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organized crime is a reflection of the broader economic,
political, and social forces within Canada.
WhAT DOES yOUR
No doubt you have big dreams and goals, but remember, the
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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
access to the Tower, our athletics
centre on campus, including a full
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
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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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.
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STUDENTS COmE fROm
Gina Whitehead turned her passion for Japanese culture into reality
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
interested in traveling since I was younger and I knew that Saint Mary’s
students often have these amazing opportunities.”
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
*CUSC 2010 First-Year University Student Survey (June 2010).
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