Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Richmond Campus)

Initially established by the government of British Columbia in 1981, Kwantlen, now Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has four campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. Kwantlen offers bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in over 135 programs. We also provide over 25 services to help you succeed in your studies. Read More

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey Campus)

Initially established by the government of British Columbia in 1981, Kwantlen, now Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has four campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. Kwantlen offers bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in over 135 programs. We also provide over 25 services to help you succeed in your studies. Read More

Lakehead University

Lakehead University

Lakehead University is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, (population 117,000) at the head of Lake Superior. Our faculty, staff, programs and services team up to provide an extensive range of learning choices and alternatives, offering an unbeatable combination of quality education at one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada.

Fieldwork complements the academic component of many Lakehead programs. Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism; Forestry; Environmental Studies; Geology; Biology and Geography, have been designed to take advantage of, the natural laboratories of Northwestern Ontario. Northern socio-economic issues are addressed in such programs as Sociology, Commerce, Social Work, Nursing, Psychology, Indigenous Learning and Teacher Education. Lakehead’s Engineering program is unique in Canada, combining a diploma program in Engineering Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering degree program.

History

Lakehead University evolved from the Lakehead Technical Institute which was established on June 4, 1946, by an Order-in-Council of the Province of Ontario. Classes commenced in January, 1948, in temporary rented quarters in downtown Port Arthur. In September of that same year, the first university courses were added to the curriculum.

The Lakehead College of Arts, Science and Technology was established by an Act of the Ontario Legislature assented to on March 28, 1956, and proclaimed on August 1, 1957. The government and the control of Lakehead Technical Institute were transferred to the Board of Governors of Lakehead College. The present University site, donated by the City of Port Arthur, was occupied on October 2, 1957.

Second-year Arts courses were added in 1960-61, and on March 3, 1962, the original Lakehead College of Arts, Science and Technology Act was amended to give the College “university powers” to establish faculties, and “to confer university degrees” in Arts and Science. The first degrees in Arts and Science were granted on May 5, 1965.

The Lakehead University Act, 1965, was given royal assent by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario on June 22, 1965, and came into force on July 1, 1965. The Lakehead College of Arts, Science and Technology, thereafter known as “Lakehead University”, was continued under this new charter.

In 2006, Lakehead University opened its first branch campus in southern Ontario. The new campus is currently situated in a renovated historic building, Heritage Place, at 1 Colborne Street West in Orillia, Ontario, and has a capacity to accommodate 500 students. In 2007, a capital campaign was launched to finance the construction of a permanent campus in Orillia.

Lakehead began as a university with a dual role. It is a university in the north with the responsibility of bringing to Northwestern Ontario an understanding of a broad range of the basic academic disciplines as well as knowledge of the province, nation, and world. It is also a university for the North with the responsibility of gathering knowledge about the region for use in social, economic, and cultural development and for delivery to the rest of the province, nation, and world.

In adapting to its environment over the years, Lakehead’s character and dual role have made it distinctive in the Ontario University system. Today, Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. It is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and offers an extensive array of courses and programs through its office of Continuing Education and Distributed Learning.

With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead’s goal in the next five to ten years is to rank among the top 25 research-intensive universities in Canada.

Campus Housing

Lakehead University Residence has housing accommodations for 1195 students in the Residence Halls, Townhouse and Apartment style residences. The Residence Halls are traditional dormitory style residences are co-ed and are comprised of shared, basic single and single rooms. Students coming from high school are housed in the Residence Halls. The Townhouse and Apartment style residences are single room, four bedroom units reserved for upper year students.

Students in the Residence Halls enjoy the benefits of an all-you-can-eat meal plan, seven days a week. As the townhouses and apartments have full kitchens, students may purchase optional meal plans from the University’s food caterer to assist with their busy class schedules.

Based on student demand, Residence will offer Wellness areas. These may include quiet areas (an environment that is quieter than the dormitory norm) and/or alcohol-free areas.

Residence rooms are all fully furnished. Facilities in the Residence complex include Dan’s Diner and Nick’s Garage (after hours food outlets), vending machines, coin laundry, a social centre, bicycle storage and study rooms.

All Residence bedrooms are equipped with Internet, Cable TV and telephone access (long distance extra). Some housing is available that is barrier free accessible. Unfortunately Residence does not have married or family housing on campus during the fall and winter terms.

Athletics and Recreational Facilities

Athletics is an integral part of the University lifestyle that is vital to the educational development of each and every student. A focused athletics program creates a University environment that fosters friendship, goodwill and overall fitness. Athletics enhances Lakehead’s image by adding diversity and richness to University life.

Lakehead University’s dynamic and varied Athletics Department recognizes the necessity for comprehensive campus recreation programs and works hard to make students’ time at the University as enjoyable as possible. Lakehead University offers a variety of Varsity and Club level sports listed below. An extensive selection of intramurals are offered through Campus Recreation. Students are urged to come out and support the Thunderwolves as they compete at events throughout Thunder Bay.

Lakehead University students enjoy extensive fitness facilities at the C.J.Sanders Fieldhouse and The Hangar. The University is proud to offer the 15,000 square foot Thunderdome gymnasium, an indoor running track and soccer field, a state-of-the-art Wolves’ Den fitness centre, a 50-metre eight- lane swimming pool, cardio room, outdoor sports fields, outdoor beach volleyball court, Kinesiology labs, squash courts, and change rooms complete with saunas and tanning beds.

Want to see and learn more about Lakehead University? Take a Virtual Campus Tour.

Laurentian University of Sudbury

Laurentian University of Sudbury

With more than 9,000 full-time and part-time students, Laurentian University is a mirror of Canada itself. One of only two bilingual universities in the country, we have a significant Native Student population and a growing number of international students. The future is here at Laurentian University. Choose Laurentian now and you’ll be swept up in the pride and excitement of a university on the cusp of its 50th anniversary. Be on campus for grand celebrations planned for 2010! Read More

Luther College

Luther College

Luther College at the University of Regina offers students the personal interaction and support of a small community as well as the opportunities and resources of the entire University of Regina. Founded by Lutherans, Luther College welcomes students of all backgrounds.

The college offers undergraduate courses in Arts, Fine Arts and Science, advising and registration services, and a residence with single dorm-style rooms for 219 students. Our classes, library, chapel, food services and student lounge areas are open to any U of R student.

If you are planning to study Arts, Fine Arts, Science or pre-professional programs, you can register through Luther College. As a Luther student you are a fully qualified U of R student and will receive a U of R degree upon graduation. While at University, our staff and faculty will assist you with excellent teaching, assistance with registration, extra scholarships, campus ministry and a warm community you can belong to.

History

As a university professor, Martin Luther valued education. While the Lutheran church always insisted on the education of its clergy, Luther felt that education was important for all people. It was his hope that through education, each person would be able to serve God more fully in all aspects of life. Lutheran settlers around Melville, Saskatchewan were inspired by Luther’s principles for education. Existing schools in Saskatchewan were few and far between and did not adequately prepare students for university. The Lutheran Church also needed educated ministers and teachers in Western Canada. These needs motivated the settlers to set up a Christian school. Luther Academy was to provide high quality education in a Christian context.

In 1910, a board was formed to evaluate the possibility of a Lutheran school. Between May and November of 1913, a three-story brick school was constructed on the outskirts of Melville. Funded entirely by donations, the school cost $22,000. It consisted of dorms for 32 male students, three classrooms, a library, and a kitchen and dining area. The impressive building provided a home for the strong faculty and academic program. Melville was also the beginning of a commitment to athletic and music programs, and of a community of students and teachers living, learning, and worshipping together. Under the direction of principal Henry Schmit, Luther Academy opened on January 5, 1914, with 32 male students registered for classes.

When Luther Academy opened in 1913, 32 male students enrolled for classes. Female students were first accepted seven years later, in the fall of 1920. Though male students stayed on campus, there were no facilities for female students. Young women had to find alternative housing arrangements to attend the school. When the Melville school closed, six girls were taking classes. In the fall of 1926, with the opening of Luther College in Regina, several more young women enrolled. The new college included dormitories for both men and women. The first female faculty also joined Luther College in 1926. Miss Elsa Mees became the professor of mathematics and Miss Agnes Scheffler was the first Dean of Women. More recently, female alumni remember the fall of 1971 – the first year that women were permitted to wear “pantsuits” to school!

Student Housing

Imagine …

  • No residence application fees;
  • All cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping are taken care of for you;
  • No early morning rush hour to reach campus – you’re already there;
  • Living in a warm, friendly community with still enough space to be independent, with single occupancy rooms;
  • Never having to buy or move furniture of your own;
  • Flexible “all you care to eat” meal plans…
  • Luther College Residence no longer requires a residence application fee! Because Luther is a small campus, we do not have the same administrative costs as larger institutions, allowing us to pass on the savings to our residents.

Not to mention …

  • Classrooms, labs, and libraries are all located within a 10 to 15 minute walk of the residence; and
  • University-sponsored student activities are also easily accessible. In fact, the residence is situated beside the University of Regina’s brand new, state-of-the-art fitness and sport facility!

Living within Luther College Residence at the U of R, you will see that the university experience is more than attending classes and writing papers. Luther is a caring community where you are encouraged to work towards academic excellence, while making friendships that can last a lifetime and growing as an individual!

And remember …

  • Luther College Residence at the University of Regina offers rooms to 219 students;
  • Applications to the residence are accepted year-round – there is no deadline for applications;
  • The residence is open to all post-secondary students, including SIAST students on a first come, first served basis.

Leadership Opportunities

The Luther Leader Ambassador Program is a great way for Luther university and residence students to gain valuable volunteer experience while making new friends! Luther Leaders help promote the College to prospective students at Luther’s Check-Us-Out campus visits, information nights, and numerous special events.

Luther Leaders also have the opportunity to build their resume and gain a valuable reference for being part of this program as a volunteer.

McGill University

McGill University

McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the country’s leading research-intensive universities. With students coming to McGill from about 150 countries, our student body is the most internationally diverse of any medical-doctoral university in Canada. Read More

McMaster University

McMaster University

McMaster is a full-service university. With well-established strengths in health care, engineering, business,social sciences, science, and humanities research and education, the University offers both students and professors exciting and unique opportunities for research, education, and collaboration. Read More

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University of Newfoundland

At the end of the road less traveled, a new adventure in learning awaits at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Memorial is an extraordinary university in a unique place.

This is a university of 21st-century explorers, where the opportunities are vast. It’s a place where cutting edge technology and flexible programs combine to liberate our students’ true potential.

The largest university in Atlantic Canada, Memorial offers more than 100 degree programs to a student population of 17,000.

Students can expand their horizons at one of two campuses in St. John’s, including the Marine Institute, or at the campus in Corner Brook, or in Harlow, England.

Memorial is home to a vibrant and innovative research community. Our researchers are exploring all disciplines in science, medicine, arts, social sciences, engineering, education, and business.

Students

Memorial is the largest university in the region, with 17,500 students engaged in full and part-time studies at under-graduate and graduate levels.

Alumni

Each year, the graduating class numbers in excess of 2,000 students, bringing the total number of alumni to 60,000.

Faculty and Staff

The university employs 950 full-time faculty (and 850 sessional instructors) and 2,300 administrative and support staff, plus 2,000 students in part-time jobs.

Campuses

Main campus and Marine Institute (MI), St. John’s; Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook; Harlow, England.

Programs

More than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as diplomas and certificate programs are offered through our faculties.

Academic year:

Sept. 1 – Aug. 31; three 14-week semesters; also 6-week inter-session and 6-week summer session.

Research

Memorial conducts award-winning and wide-ranging research. These research efforts are often informed by the mid-North Atlantic location that has shaped our culture and studies.

Student Residence

On-campus housing is available in Paton College or Burton’ s Pond Apartments. Paton College is home to almost 1,000 students, who live in one of ten dormitories on campus. Burton’s Pond Apartments consists of four courts and offers a more independent lifestyle.

Living in Residence also gets you:

  • a television room
  • computer room
  • study lounge
  • laundry facilities
  • RESnet wireless Internet service
  • access to the MUNnel System of indoor access
  • meal card for use at select campus canteens and the R. Gushue Dining Hall.

Library

The Queen Elizabeth II Library is just the place. Top of the line technology and the best holdings in Atlantic Canada are just some of its finer points. Here you’ll find:

  • The Commons – Located on the main floor of the library our student computer centre is not just comfortable, it’s state of the art.
  • Bright sunlit study areas – Perfect for last minute studying
  • Wireless access
  • Media Centre
  • Expert staff ready to help at a moment’s notice.

Plus, Memorial is ranked by Maclean’s Magazine as one of Canada’s best university libraries. In addition to its millions of books and periodicals, it houses several specialized collections, including:

Mount Allison University

Mount Allison University

Mount Allison University, a campus of extraordinary beauty, is nestled on the Tantramar marshes in the picture-perfect town of Sackville in the province of New Brunswick, also known across Canada as the picture-perfect province. But Mount Allison has more claims to fame than beauty alone. It offers five degrees to undergraduate students — Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, and Bachelor of Music, as well as some postgraduate degrees in science. Mount Allison encourages personalized combinations of courses and offers a very strong academic and extracurricular experience, one that we fondly refer to as Mount A plus.

Founded in 1839 by Charles Frederick Allison, Mount Allison has a rich history but has always kept an eye squarely on the future. Mount Allison was one of the first universities in the country to introduce a completely wireless campus and has had a lot of other “firsts” as well.

Mount Allison was the first university in the British Empire to confer a bachelor’s degree to a woman, Grace Annie Lockhart, who earned a Bachelor of Science in 1875. It was also the first university to grant a Bachelor of Arts degree to a woman — Harriet Starr Stewart. Mary Electa Adams (1823-1898), who taught at Mount Allison, paved the way for women’s access to Canadian universities.

Mount Allison has the oldest university art gallery in Canada — the Owens Art Gallery, which opened in 1895 and has a permanent collection of more than 3,000 works, including paintings and sketches by the Group of Seven. Noted Canadian artists such as Alex Colville, Christopher Pratt, Mary Pratt, John Hammond, Lawren P. Harris, Tom Forrestall, and Ted Pulford, whose works are also featured in the gallery and around campus, are all former Mount A faculty members and/or alumni.

Arts and Culture

The Owens Art Gallery is the oldest university art gallery in Canada, opened to the public in 1895. Our objectives are to provide a wide range of professional visual arts programming to Mount Allison University’s students, staff and alumni, and to serve as a significant, integral component of a liberal arts education. At the same time the Gallery is actively integrated into the wider cultural landscape locally, nationally and internationally.

The Owens is a place where you will encounter lively, innovative artwork, discover your own history, meet artists, engage with your community, and have fun.

The Windsor Theatre is a flexible black-box studio production space that serves as the primary laboratory facility for the Drama Studies Programme at Mount Allison University. As such, it is the centre of informed, guided, process-driven theatre production on the campus. The facility is dedicated to learning and teaching about all aspects of drama and theatre through an approach that features creative problem solving in a structured, safe, and well-equipped environment.

Participation in Drama Studies productions and events in the Windsor Theatre is open to all members of the Mount Allison community, whether or not they are studying Drama formally, providing a unique opportunity for development of theatre skills in an environment energized and informed by the work of students Majoring or Minoring in Drama Studies.

The Mount Allison Performing Arts Series offers both variety and exceptional quality as we bring you some of Canada’s most celebrated performers in the areas of classical music, dance, folk, world music, and jazz.

Athletics and Recreation

The intramural program consists of various sporting activities in which teams or individuals participate according to interest and ability level. There are both structured leagues and one-day events or tournaments. These activities are open to currently enrolled students at Mount Allison. For each sport, students may only play on one team list.

Programs are divided into 3 divisions:

  1. Men: 2 leagues – Gold (most competitive) and Garnet (less competitive)
  2. Women
  3. Coed.

Most of the league sports have teams who register from within their intramural unit. Each residence is its own intramural unit, although, depending on the size of the residence there may be instances where one residence may combine with another for particular activities. Town students also comprise a unit and have the same privileges as a residence unit.

The residence units are (both men and women): Windsor, Bennett, Bigelow, Edwards, Harper, Thornton, Hunton and Campbell.

Mount Allison invites you to come and join the fun – make it part of your university experience!! Intramurals provide a relief from the stress and strain of daily academic commitments, the opportunity to develop or maintain personal fitness and well-being, as well as the chance to meet new friends.

Mount Allison supports a variety of competitive club sport programs. Normally these programs are generated by student interest. The structure involves student leadership and, if merited, assistance is provided by the Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics.

Some of the active sport club programs on campus are men’s rugby, women’s rugby, cross country, golf, lacrosse, men’s volleyball, frisbee, men’s ice hockey, figure skating, and precision skating. The majority of these programs have had competitive opportunities against colleges, universities, and senior teams in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Research and Creative Activity

Faculty and student researchers are engaged in exploration and creation in a wide variety of disciplines. For more information about research at Mount Allison, please see our research centres, The Campus Scholar, and our strategic research plan.

Want to see and learn more about Mount Allison College? Take a Virtual Tour.

Mount Royal University (Holy Cross Campus)

Mount Royal University (Holy Cross Campus)

Mount Royal University (MRU) is a public undergraduate focused post-secondary institution in south-west Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1910 as a primary and secondary school, Mount Royal became a post-secondary institution in 1931 as Mount Royal College (MRC) offering transfer courses to the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. It was renamed Mount Royal University in September 2009 by Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach. MRU comprises thirteen schools, centres and faculties including the Bisset School of Business, the Faculty of Communications Studies, and the Conservatory (Music).

Mount Royal is located in Calgary, Alberta, a clean and vibrant cosmopolitan city surrounded by the rolling foothills, open prairies and within an hour’s drive of the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park.

Mount Royal’s central location gives you easy access to all that Calgary has to offer, from shopping to sports events, from concerts to art galleries, from downtown’s hottest night life to an abundance of year-round outdoor activities. With more than a million people, Calgary is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities and is known for being a hub for international and national business, including oil and gas, information technologies and agriculture.

Whether you are interested in shopping, dining or recreational entertainment, Mount Royal’s central location means easy access to a variety of amenities!

From the time of its first campus affectionately known as ‘the barn’, to today’s high-tech and environmentally-friendly additions, Mount Royal has embraced change in order to meet the needs of the people and community it serves. We’ve expanded our facilities and programs since our founding in 1910, but our purpose remains the same — to provide personalized learning that fosters the success and satisfaction of our students.

Student Housing

Residential living at Mount Royal is a no-hassle way to get the most out of your post-secondary education. Living in Mount Royal residences offers all of the following and more:

  • MRU services – Everything you need. You’re only a short walk from those 8 a.m. classes, the Library, computer labs, top-notch fitness facilities and on-campus special events — a campus built to serve students’ needs.
  • No hassles – Mount Royal residences are fully furnished, have on-site laundry facilities and one payment covers utility bills for the semester. Check out Facilities and Services for all the details.
  • Live-in staff – Trained professionals and student Resident Advisors live on-site, helping create a positive living and learning environment. They’re part of Mount Royal’s commitment to residence life — and your success.
  • Safety – With 24-hour, on-campus security, an escorted SAFEWALK program and key card/coded building entry, Mount Royal works hard to ensure the safety of residents.

Athletics and Recreation

Cougar Athletics is the heart of Mount Royal’s team spirit. With an impressive track record, Cougar Athletics is a proud part of campus life and boasts 12 award-winning men’s, women’s and mixed sports teams in basketball, hockey, soccer, volleyball, badminton and golf.

The Cougars athletes, coaches, and staff are a testament to the team motto of tradition, leadership and commitment. They provide a positive educational and athletic experience for everyone involved with their programs and invite you to join the team. Or, if your backswing needs a little work, how about showing your support by cheering for your team at a game or joining the “adopt-a-Cougar” program — go Cougars!

Whether you crave activity to maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle or whether you use it to reduce exam stress and blow off some steam, or whether you simply to have some fun — Mount Royal Recreation has what you’re looking for.

Recreation has the state-of-the-art facilities and offers intramural leagues, dance classes, personal training, first aid and CPR certification courses, swim lessons and martial arts, just to name a few. With a fitness centre, squash courts, running track, swimming pool, hot tub, climbing wall and aerobic studios you can achieve your fitness goals and have some fun at Mount Royal Recreation.

Student Clubs

Students with similar academic, social or representational interests can become part of a Club. These groups hold regular meetings throughout the year and accomplish many things, including hosting social events and activities, fundraisers, graduation celebrations and participating in Students’ Association (SA) initiatives. For a listing of MRU’s existing student clubs, click here.

Mount Royal University (Lincoln Park Campus)

Mount Royal University (Lincoln Park Campus)

Mount Royal University (MRU) is a public undergraduate focused post-secondary institution in south-west Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1910 as a primary and secondary school, Mount Royal became a post-secondary institution in 1931 as Mount Royal College (MRC) offering transfer courses to the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. It was renamed Mount Royal University in September 2009 by Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach. MRU comprises thirteen schools, centres and faculties including the Bisset School of Business, the Faculty of Communications Studies, and the Conservatory (Music).

Mount Royal is located in Calgary, Alberta, a clean and vibrant cosmopolitan city surrounded by the rolling foothills, open prairies and within an hour’s drive of the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park.

Mount Royal’s central location gives you easy access to all that Calgary has to offer, from shopping to sports events, from concerts to art galleries, from downtown’s hottest night life to an abundance of year-round outdoor activities. With more than a million people, Calgary is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities and is known for being a hub for international and national business, including oil and gas, information technologies and agriculture.

Whether you are interested in shopping, dining or recreational entertainment, Mount Royal’s central location means easy access to a variety of amenities!

From the time of its first campus affectionately known as ‘the barn’, to today’s high-tech and environmentally-friendly additions, Mount Royal has embraced change in order to meet the needs of the people and community it serves. We’ve expanded our facilities and programs since our founding in 1910, but our purpose remains the same — to provide personalized learning that fosters the success and satisfaction of our students.

Student Housing

Residential living at Mount Royal is a no-hassle way to get the most out of your post-secondary education. Living in Mount Royal residences offers all of the following and more:

  • MRU services – Everything you need. You’re only a short walk from those 8 a.m. classes, the Library, computer labs, top-notch fitness facilities and on-campus special events — a campus built to serve students’ needs.
  • No hassles – Mount Royal residences are fully furnished, have on-site laundry facilities and one payment covers utility bills for the semester. Check out Facilities and Services for all the details.
  • Live-in staff – Trained professionals and student Resident Advisors live on-site, helping create a positive living and learning environment. They’re part of Mount Royal’s commitment to residence life — and your success.
  • Safety – With 24-hour, on-campus security, an escorted SAFEWALK program and key card/coded building entry, Mount Royal works hard to ensure the safety of residents.

Athletics and Recreation

Cougar Athletics is the heart of Mount Royal’s team spirit. With an impressive track record, Cougar Athletics is a proud part of campus life and boasts 12 award-winning men’s, women’s and mixed sports teams in basketball, hockey, soccer, volleyball, badminton and golf.

The Cougars athletes, coaches, and staff are a testament to the team motto of tradition, leadership and commitment. They provide a positive educational and athletic experience for everyone involved with their programs and invite you to join the team. Or, if your backswing needs a little work, how about showing your support by cheering for your team at a game or joining the “adopt-a-Cougar” program — go Cougars!

Whether you crave activity to maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle or whether you use it to reduce exam stress and blow off some steam, or whether you simply to have some fun — Mount Royal Recreation has what you’re looking for.

Recreation has the state-of-the-art facilities and offers intramural leagues, dance classes, personal training, first aid and CPR certification courses, swim lessons and martial arts, just to name a few. With a fitness centre, squash courts, running track, swimming pool, hot tub, climbing wall and aerobic studios you can achieve your fitness goals and have some fun at Mount Royal Recreation.

Student Clubs

Students with similar academic, social or representational interests can become part of a Club. These groups hold regular meetings throughout the year and accomplish many things, including hosting social events and activities, fundraisers, graduation celebrations and participating in Students’ Association (SA) initiatives. For a listing of MRU’s existing student clubs, click here.

Mount Royal University (Springbank Campus)

Mount Royal University (Springbank Campus)

Mount Royal University (MRU) is a public undergraduate focused post-secondary institution in south-west Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1910 as a primary and secondary school, Mount Royal became a post-secondary institution in 1931 as Mount Royal College (MRC) offering transfer courses to the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. It was renamed Mount Royal University in September 2009 by Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach. MRU comprises thirteen schools, centres and faculties including the Bisset School of Business, the Faculty of Communications Studies, and the Conservatory (Music).

Mount Royal is located in Calgary, Alberta, a clean and vibrant cosmopolitan city surrounded by the rolling foothills, open prairies and within an hour’s drive of the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park.

Mount Royal’s central location gives you easy access to all that Calgary has to offer, from shopping to sports events, from concerts to art galleries, from downtown’s hottest night life to an abundance of year-round outdoor activities. With more than a million people, Calgary is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities and is known for being a hub for international and national business, including oil and gas, information technologies and agriculture.

Whether you are interested in shopping, dining or recreational entertainment, Mount Royal’s central location means easy access to a variety of amenities!

From the time of its first campus affectionately known as ‘the barn’, to today’s high-tech and environmentally-friendly additions, Mount Royal has embraced change in order to meet the needs of the people and community it serves. We’ve expanded our facilities and programs since our founding in 1910, but our purpose remains the same — to provide personalized learning that fosters the success and satisfaction of our students.

Student Housing

Residential living at Mount Royal is a no-hassle way to get the most out of your post-secondary education. Living in Mount Royal residences offers all of the following and more:

  • MRU services – Everything you need. You’re only a short walk from those 8 a.m. classes, the Library, computer labs, top-notch fitness facilities and on-campus special events — a campus built to serve students’ needs.
  • No hassles – Mount Royal residences are fully furnished, have on-site laundry facilities and one payment covers utility bills for the semester. Check out Facilities and Services for all the details.
  • Live-in staff – Trained professionals and student Resident Advisors live on-site, helping create a positive living and learning environment. They’re part of Mount Royal’s commitment to residence life — and your success.
  • Safety – With 24-hour, on-campus security, an escorted SAFEWALK program and key card/coded building entry, Mount Royal works hard to ensure the safety of residents.

Athletics and Recreation

Cougar Athletics is the heart of Mount Royal’s team spirit. With an impressive track record, Cougar Athletics is a proud part of campus life and boasts 12 award-winning men’s, women’s and mixed sports teams in basketball, hockey, soccer, volleyball, badminton and golf.

The Cougars athletes, coaches, and staff are a testament to the team motto of tradition, leadership and commitment. They provide a positive educational and athletic experience for everyone involved with their programs and invite you to join the team. Or, if your backswing needs a little work, how about showing your support by cheering for your team at a game or joining the “adopt-a-Cougar” program — go Cougars!

Whether you crave activity to maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle or whether you use it to reduce exam stress and blow off some steam, or whether you simply to have some fun — Mount Royal Recreation has what you’re looking for.

Recreation has the state-of-the-art facilities and offers intramural leagues, dance classes, personal training, first aid and CPR certification courses, swim lessons and martial arts, just to name a few. With a fitness centre, squash courts, running track, swimming pool, hot tub, climbing wall and aerobic studios you can achieve your fitness goals and have some fun at Mount Royal Recreation.

Student Clubs

Students with similar academic, social or representational interests can become part of a Club. These groups hold regular meetings throughout the year and accomplish many things, including hosting social events and activities, fundraisers, graduation celebrations and participating in Students’ Association (SA) initiatives. For a listing of MRU’s existing student clubs, click here.