About Saint Mary's

Vision and Mission

The vision, mission and core values of Saint Mary’s University lay the foundation for the direction and culture of our university.

Vision

Saint Mary’s, building on its strong tradition of accessibility and community engagement, will be the University of choice for aspiring citizens of the world.

Mission

The mission of Saint Mary’s University:

  • Offer undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs.
  • Engage in research and disseminate its results.
  • Serve the community from the local to the international level.

Core values

In achieving its mission, the Saint Mary’s community is guided by core values of:

  • Academic integrity
  • The pursuit of knowledge
  • Responsiveness to community needs
  • Openness to change
  • Concerns for a just and civil society
  • Commitment to environmental sustainability
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • We recognize the importance of the contribution and growth of each individual in the University's success.

Our commitment to you

The university is committed to accessibility, diversity and the provision of a positive and supportive learning environment through the effective integration of teaching and research. We recognize the importance of the contribution and growth of each individual in the university’s success.

Preparing students for the future

Through promoting the importance of critical enquiry, leadership, teamwork and global awareness, we aim to prepare students for responsible and rewarding lives and to remain engaged with our alumni worldwide.

Let’s work together

Saint Mary’s welcomes mutually beneficial partnerships and strategic alliances with all levels of government, with other educational institutions, non-government institutions and the private sector

Download Saint Mary’s mission and vision statement [PDF].