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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.
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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’
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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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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. 3
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 Since the transition from high school to university is often life changing, we’ve created the LEAP Program (Learning, Engagement, Achievement, Peer Mentors) to guide you and support your success. There are LEAP communities in each faculty that can assist you in meeting a core group of friends and mentors who will nurture you in the path to your goals. firstname.lastname@example.org · 902.420.5045 Co-operative Education Extending education beyond the classroom, our Co-operative Education Program allows you to partner your academic studies with paid work terms, gaining hands-on experience in your chosen field. email@example.com · 902.420.5641 The Writing Centre Strong writing skills are essential to your success. The Writing Centre provides one-on-one coaching from peer tutors to enhance your abilities. firstname.lastname@example.org · 902.491.6202
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Service Centre A one-stop destination for registration, your records, fees and financial advice, the Service Centre will help you manage your money, potentially tapping into the $4.8 million in scholarships, bursaries and awards that Saint Mary’s distributes annually. email@example.com · 902.420.5761 Career Services Career Services can help you make the match between your studies, your paid or volunteer work and your future direction. Here, you can develop your résumé, cover letter, interviewing and networking skills to kick-start your future. firstname.lastname@example.org · 902.420.5761 The Centre for Academic Technology The Centre for Academic Technology (CAT), an initiative of the Centre for Academic and Instructional Development (CAID), is a computer lab staffed by Saint Mary’s students who can help you enhance your computer skills and use of technology to maximize your learning experience. email@example.com · 902.496.8168
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 program of study should be either. At Saint Mary’s, you can study what and when you choose. Accelerate your learning We have four semesters to choose from so you can study year-round if you want, or start your program at different times of the year. Work part-time while studying Our campus runs classes from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. to accommodate your schedule. Explore interdisciplinary opportunities Discover classes within a different faculty or even a different institution.
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Current Saint Mary’s Chancellor Bob Kelly conquered the world of high finance after 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. Honourable Mayann E. Francis, O.N.S. DHumL, is the first African Nova Scotian – and second woman – to hold the position of Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. She’s also a graduate of Saint Mary’s.
Once a master inventor at IBM, Saint Mary’s Science grad Christopher B. Murray was recognized in 2000 by MIT’s Technology Review as one of the most influential inventors younger than 35. He’s currently a Penn Chemistry professor.
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.
With a focus on real-world learning, research and community partnerships, your education in business will help you develop your entrepreneurial spirit, your ability to solve problems, and your desire to think creatively. The Sobey School of Business, the largest business school in Atlantic Canada, educates more than 3,000 full and part-time students annually through a variety of academic programs, including Bachelor of Commerce, MBA, Master of Finance and PhD programs. Along with being the only 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 educational quality. One of our strengths is the quality of our faculty, made up of 70 full-time faculty members. Among this group are some of the leading Canadian 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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Entrepreneur Business Systems Analyst Insurance Broker Recreation Manager International Trade Officer Financial Advisor Accountant Advertising Executive Commercial Banker Fashion Retailer/Buyer Human Resources Manager Investment Analyst
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Astrophysics Biology* Chemistry* Computing Science and Business Administration* Computing Science* Environmental Studies* Forensic Sciences (Diploma) 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.
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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
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Psychologist Biologist Nuclear Scientist Chemical Engineer Environmental Consultant Crime Scene Investigator Statistician Meteorologist Civil Engineer Astrophysicist Medical Examiner Conservationist
are formed. On-campus resources like the Burke-Gaffney Observatory allow students to learn the practical aspects of astronomical imaging and measurement.
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Chemistry students Ted Abraham and Jeana MacLeod work together on a lab assignment. 9
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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.
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.
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Anthropology Asian Studies Atlantic Canada Studies Business Administration (Minor)
Your interest in the Faculty of Arts means you want to enrich your mind, explore critical thinking, communicate effectively and be a part of creative solutions. Whatever your goals, Saint Mary’s Faculty of Arts has a program that will help you discover your potential and find success in a fulfilling career. We’re proud that our Faculty of Arts graduates enter the workplace with the skills today’s companies are looking for. The Faculty of 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 and collective learning opportunities.
Saint Mary’s Criminologist Dr. Stephen Schneider earned national recognition with the publication of Iced: The Story of Organized Crime in Canada. The book contends that organized crime is a reflection of the broader economic, political, and social forces within Canada.
Classics Criminology Economics English Entrepreneurship (Minor) Film Studies (Minor) French Geography German Studies (Minor) History International Development Studies Irish Studies Linguistics Mathematics Philosophy Political Science Psychology (co-op option) Religious Studies Sociology Spanish
Atlantic Canada Studies Linguistics French Proficiency German Language and Culture Spanish Language Chinese Studies Japanese Studies Human Resource Management
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No doubt you have big dreams and goals, but remember, the 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 help you build a degree and a résumé that will launch you into your career after graduation. The school spirit on campus is contagious. Show your maroon and white pride by cheering on your fellow Huskies at one of our varsity games. When you’re not in the stands, get in on the action by staying fit with your friends through intramural sports. As a full-time 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. 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.
Saint Mary’s Run for the Cure team
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Model United Nations Art of Living Society Goodie SMU Shoes Volunteer Society Forensic Science Society World University Services Canada Political Science Society Film Club Caribbean Society Marketing Society Accounting Society Sustainability Society Random Acts of Kindness Club
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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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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. 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.
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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 coed 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.
A 17-storey high rise featuring self-contained twobedroom 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 awayfrom-home living while still being right on campus. “I wanted to be independent and residence has been great for meeting people and 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.
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