Quick Facts

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Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air.

Here's more about the great things that happen at Saint Mary's.


Student support

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  • Scholarships, fellowships and bursaries: $15.7M
  • Philanthropic support: $9.3M
  • Paired 1700+ new students with Peer Success Coaches for support during their first year
  • Supported 628 students through the Fred Smithers Centre for Student Accessibility
  • 270 students participated in Service Learning in 2021-2022
  • Co-operative education enrolled 470 students
  • The International Student Centre helped 650+ students with immigration advising

Research leadership

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  • Total external funding to support research: $11.4 million
  • 119 industry-sponsored projects, per year at $5.6 million
  • Sponsored 35 undergraduate research awards valued at $246,000,for internship positions in Science, Arts and Business
  • Graduate student scholarships and fellowships: $5.2 million
  • Nova Scotia’s 2nd largest research university by research income
  • Home to 8 Canada Research Chairs

Engaged alumni

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  • 55,000+ alumni world-wide, in 120 countries
  • 2nd highest alumni engagement in the country

Student athlete excellence

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2021-22 Huskies Varsity Sports Achievements

  • 103 Academic All-Canadians
  • 8 U SPORTS All-Canadians
  • 23 AUS All-Stars
  • 5 AUS Major Award Winner
  • 1 AUS Champion
  • 5 teams nationally ranked in U SPORTS Top 10, including Women’s Hockey #1 ranking for multiple weeks

The Arthur L. Irving Entrepreneurship Centre at Saint Mary's

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  • 400+ coaching engagements with students, businesses, and community members
  • 200+ students attended an entrepreneurship speaker series
  • $25,000+ in prize money given to students
  • $12,500 in student entrepreneur support through the Ignition program
  • $310,000 given to local small businesses in wage subsidies

General Inquiries


University Security:

Emergencies: 902-420-5000
Non-emergency line: 902-420-5577

Cancellation/Closure Hotlines:

Students: 902-491-6263
Faculty & Staff: 902-491-6264

Go to the Campus Directory for faculty, staff and departments.

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