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First-Year Student Registration Open House

DATE:   27/5/17
TIME:   9:00 AM
LOCATION:   St. Thomas University Campus

Are you starting your first year at St. Thomas this September?
You’re invited to our First-Year Student Registration Open House on Saturday, May 27, 2017 starting at 9:00 am.
·  Learn more about what your first-year at St. Thomas will be like
·  Meet our student services staff
·  Choose and register for your first-year classes
You must be an accepted student by the time of the event. If you haven't applied yet, do so now: Apply to St. Thomas University. RSVP for the event after you complete your application. 

Already accepted for September? RSVP for Open House now!

Spend the night in residence! 

Student Services and the Residence Life Office invite you and your family to spend a night in our Forest Hill Residences on Friday, May 26 the night before the open house for FREE!
As a future student, you’re invited to join our current students for the evening, beginning with a dinner, and continuing on with a movie and other activities to get you acquainted with residence life at St. Thomas.
Book Your Residence Room
Contact Residence Life with any questions:

Can’t make it?
  • Accepted students will receive a registration package in the mail, which will outline the steps on how to register for first year at St. Thomas University.
  • Sign up for our Registration Webinar which will take place Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
  • Watch our how-to video: How to Register for Your First Year  
Contact us
Call 506-452-0532 or 1-877-788-4443 (toll free)

For your reference, visit our campus map.

For a full schedule, see below.

Registration Open House Schedule

SSHRC Information Session

DATE:   5/6/17
TIME:   10:00 AM
LOCATION:   McCain Hall, Room 106

New and Exciting Developments Concerning SSHRC Applications

The Research Office will host an important information session regarding important and positive changes to a number of SSHRC programs — including new initiatives designed to increase success rates. Our AVP Research will update you on new opportunities and answer any questions you might have.

We also have exciting news about increased internal support for external tri-council applications.

RSVP to Danielle Connell ( by June 3. Registration is required. Refreshments will be served. All STU faculty are welcome to attend.

2017 LeRoy Washburn Golf Classic

DATE:   15/6/17
TIME:   1:00 PM
LOCATION:   Kingswood Golf Club

Please join us for the 2017 LeRoy Washburn Golf Classic at the Kingswood Golf Club on Thursday, June 15th.

The shotgun start will be for 1:00 pm (scramble format).
Registration includes your green fees, cart, and meal >> $600 per team or $150 per golfer.

All proceeds will support the Washburn Championship Fund, which was established to help fuel the ultimate student athlete experience—playing at the championship tournament. The fund was named after long-time Athletics Director, Mr. LeRoy Washburn, who served the Tommies for 30 years.


Contact Mike Eagles at (506) 460-0378 or


Contact Eric Moffatt at (506) 452-0539 or


Third Age Centre Presents: Laughter for the Health of It

DATE:   21/6/17
TIME:   2:00 PM
LOCATION:   STU Conference Centre

Laughter is a tool. It is a miracle that we take for granted! It reduces stress, boosts immunity, improves mental clarity, releases grieving, is good for the blood pressure, waters the eyes, protects the lungs and heart, enhances creativity, releases endorphins and oxygenates every cell.

Barbara Cull-Wilby, PhD, MEd, BN will lead this session. She will entice us to giggle, to snort, to teehee, to lighten up and ponder such everyday topics as life, death and God. We will leave feeling inspired, creative, happy and healthy. Come and share in the fun!

Email or call 452-0526
Admission: $5 members, $10 non-members, free for STU students

Light refreshments will be served. All welcome.

University Closed in Lieu of July 1 (Canada Day)

DATE:   3/7/17
TIME:   8:30 AM

Full list of dates and deadlines available here.

New Brunswick Day - University Closed

DATE:   7/8/17
TIME:   8:30 AM

Full list of dates and deadlines available here.

McKenna Centre Distinguished Speaker Series: Public Lecture – “Educating for Democracy” by Hon. Margaret McCain

DATE:   27/9/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall

The Hon. Margaret McCain will speak on the vital role of education and public policy in supporting democratic institutions during periods of change and dislocation in a public lecture at St. Thomas University.

Her talk, “Educating for Democracy,” is part of the McKenna Centre for Communications and Public Policy Distinguished Speaker Series. It will be held on Wednesday, September 27 at 7 pm in the Kinsella Auditorium in McCain Hall.

“Societies require caring and responsible citizens genuinely concerned with and capable of contributing to democracy, peace and sustainability. Educating for these goals should begin very early in life because it is during this period that children develop their basic values, attitudes, skills, behaviours and habits,” said McCain. 

“We live in a period of rapid technological change resulting in economic dislocation which has consequences for how people view democracy and its institutions. Public policy must respond by cushioning the impact and supporting citizens to adjust. At the same time, it must prepare the next generation to lead and flourish in the new environment.”

Past speakers in the McKenna Centre Speaker Series have been: Blair Feltmate, ecologist and climate change adaption expert; Elizabeth May, leader of the federal Green Party; former senator Michael Kirby; and former Prime Minister Paul Martin.

McCain has long been a champion of Canada’s youngest citizens and active with public policy issues. Together with her husband, Wallace and her four children, she founded the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation to promote the best possible early childhood for all of Canada’s children. Her knowledge and understanding about the impact of early experiences on lifelong learning, behaviour and health are evident in the three Early Years Studies (1999, 2007 and 2011) which recommended early child development and parenting centres linked to the school system and sensitive to local communities.

McCain’s concern about family violence, long before it was recognized in mainstream thinking, was evident in her term as the 27th Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick from 1994 to 1997. She was a founding member of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation whose mission is to eliminate family violence through public education and research.

To learn more, visit the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation at

Faculty Book Launch – "Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family in France, Italy, and China" by Professor Jan Wong

DATE:   28/9/17
TIME:   7:30 PM
LOCATION:   Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall

Jan Wong knows food is better when shared, so when she set out to write a book about home cooking in France, Italy, and China, she asked her 22-year-old son, Sam, to join her. While he wasn't keen on spending excessive time with his mom, he dreamed of becoming a chef. Ultimately, it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up.

On their journey, Jan and Sam live and cook with locals, seeing first-hand how globalization is changing food, families, and cultures. In southeast France, they move in with a family sheltering undocumented migrants. From Bernadette, the housekeeper, they learn classic French family fare such as blanquette de veau. In a hamlet in the heart of Italy's Slow Food country, the villagers teach them without fuss or fanfare how to make authentic spaghetti alle vongole and a proper risotto with leeks. In Shanghai, they home-cook firecracker chicken and scallion pancakes with the nouveaux riches and their migrant maids, who comprise one of the biggest demographic shift in world history. Along the way, mother and son explore their sometimes-fraught relationship, uniting — and occasionally clashing — over their mutual love of cooking.

A memoir about family, an exploration of the globalization of food cultures, and a meditation on the complicated relationships between mothers and sons, Apron Strings is complex, unpredictable, and unexpectedly hilarious.

Jan Wong is the author of five non-fiction bestsellers, including Out of the Blue and Red China Blues, named one of Time magazine's top ten non-fiction books of 1996. (Twenty years later, the book is still in print.) She has won numerous journalism awards and is now a professor of journalism at St. Thomas University. A third-generation Canadian, Jan is the eldest daughter of a prominent Montreal restaurateur.

STUSU Presents - United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Training

DATE:   21/10/17
TIME:   9:00 AM
LOCATION:   Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall

The St. Thomas University Students' Union will host the United Nations on campus on Saturday, October 21 from 9 am to 5 pm to conduct Sustainable Development Goals training.

Further information will be forthcoming.  

Thank you.