Campus Notes

At Saint Mary’s, we are grateful for our community of generous donors – alumni, faculty and staff, friends, and organizations. Every donor’s reason for giving is different, but all are united by a passion for giving back to the community.

First Graduates From Unique, International Program

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

This past summer, the first cohort of a unique program based on an international partnership between Saint Mary’s University and Beijing Normal University-Zhuhai (BNUZ) walked across the stage to receive their degrees in China. The business students are the first to graduate from a program offered jointly by BNUZ and Saint Mary’s University. The successful partnership between the two institutions…

Saint Mary’s Hosts Ground-breaking Criminal Justice Conference

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

More than 200 scholars, corrections workers, and social-justice experts from Canada and beyond came together for a fruitful exchange of ideas on harm reduction in the criminal justice system at Saint Mary’s this past summer. This year marked the first in which the conference will begin visiting communities across Canada, and also the first in which it substantially moves to holistically addressing…

An Evening with John Ralston Saul

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

John Ralston Saul shared his insights into immigration and Atlantic Canada at Saint Mary’s University this past summer. Ralston Saul praised the centuries-long Canadian approach to welcoming newcomers, something he said is unique to this country and learned from Indigenous peoples. Ralston Saul noted that Canada now stands out among westernized nations for its pro-immigration policies and practices…

Saint Mary’s Professor Earns Esteemed Medal

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

Subatomic physicist, Dr. Rituparna Kanungo, leads cutting-edge research on understanding the mysteries of existence. Where do we come from? What are we, and most visible matter in our universe, made of? To answer these questions, Kanungo examines the core of all things, the nucleus. By using very precise methods of generating reactions, she can closely examine rare isotopes in our universe to unlock…

SMU Astronomer Wins Astronomy Award

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

“I simply love talking with people about science,” says Dr. Rob Thacker, Director of the Science Outreach Centre. An internationally recognized researcher, who is also an Astronomy and Physics professor, Dr. Thacker received the Canadian Astronomical Society’s 2018 Qilak Award in recognition of his outstanding outreach work. He shares his knowledge via dozens of public lectures and weekly…

Federal Funding for Saint Mary’s Biologists

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

Two Saint Mary’s biologists have received funding to investigate how environmental variation influences fish populations in Atlantic Canada. This research should help predict how fish will fare with continued changes in climate. Drs. Laura Weir and Anne Dalziel are using their $200,000 John R. Evans Leaders Fund award from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to develop a Fish Behaviour…

Letter from the President of Saint Mary’s University

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

Crisp autumn air signals the start of a new academic year. During Welcome Weeks, this year’s 1600 incoming students – and future alumni – were welcomed into our community and introduced to both academic opportunities and the many support systems on campus.

The Santamarian Ceremony, held in September, reinforces the values of Saint Mary’s: academic excellence, our intentional approach…

Letter from the President of the Alumni Association

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

This is my last letter to you as President of the Saint Mary’s Alumni Association. I’m not sure where those two years have gone, but it was a busy and rewarding experience to serve the loyal alumni of Saint Mary’s. Thank you for the honour.

In this issue, you will be introduced to alumni from all over, accomplishing amazing things. From former athletes who have gone on to successful…