About StMUFA

Empowering Academic Voices

The StMUFA is the dedicated advocate for the academic staff at St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As the representative body for both full-time and contract faculty, StMUFA is devoted to advancing the interests of StMU Faculty and the institution itself. With a steadfast commitment to academic freedom, we tirelessly pursue fairness and equity for all faculty members. Serving as the official bargaining agent, StMUFA plays a pivotal role in managing relations between faculty and the University through collective bargaining. Join us in fostering a vibrant academic community at St. Mary’s University.

Land Acknowledgement

Located on Treaty 7 Lands, St. Mary’s University Faculty and their Faculty Association respect and honour the diverse histories, cultures, and experiences of the Niitsitapi, the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, the Iyahe Nakoda nations, and the Métis people of District 6. 


Statement on DEI

We extend this respect and honour to the diversity in our community that includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, socio-economic status, class, and religion, including no religion.

Our University and Faculty are committed to creating an inclusive environment that fosters diversity and in which all members of the community feel welcome and respected, and to enable that, the StMUFA is committed to achieving equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible employment practices and workplaces.

Faculty Executive Members

Carolyn Salomons


Matthew Clay

Vice President & Treasurer

Stephanie Blais


Eric McLeod

Officer at Large

Gayle Thrift

Officer at Large

Questions & Answers

Discover the core focus of StMUFA, our role in shaping the faculty-university dynamic, and ways you can actively engage with us.

Whether you’re a new member or a long-standing part of the St. Mary’s academic community, this section provides clarity on our objectives and encourages your participation in the shared journey towards academic excellence.

StMUFA is dedicated to representing the interests of both full- and contract academic staff at St. Mary’s University, advocating for academic freedom and working towards fairness and equity for all faculty members.

As the official bargaining agent, StMUFA manages relations through collective bargaining, playing a crucial role in maintaining a balanced and collaborative environment for faculty members at StMU.

Faculty members are encouraged to engage with StMUFA by participating in association activities, staying informed about ongoing negotiations, and contributing to the shared goal of fostering a vibrant academic community at St. Mary’s University.