A small, supportive community with a big-city experience
Located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People, Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is strongly committed to fostering equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA). MSVU is an institution that was established by women for the advancement of women with social responsibility and social justice at its core. MSVU embraces the diversity of its community and is committed to efforts that enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across all facets of the university, within its local community, and in society at large.
MSVU is made up of more than 4,000 students (representing close to 70 countries), 600 faculty and staff, and more than 35,000 alumni. Its research centres provide unique learning opportunities for students while facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, Alzheimer’s disease, literacy, childhood development, and more. Faculty members and departments offer early access to hands-on research opportunities enabling both graduate and undergraduate students to enhance their education by working alongside forward-thinking researchers. As a university committed to scholarship that nurtures global citizenship, leadership, and promotes the advancement of women, MSVU seeks to enhance and enrich its models of teaching and research.
Strength Through Community: MSVU Strategic Plan | 2021-2028
Building on the momentum of our previous strategic plan, our new Strategic Plan is a statement about the unique contributions that MSVU can and will make within an evolving global context. Find out more about the new strategic plan.
A safe and secure campus
The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is our first priority. For information on our emergency notification system, protocols, and policy against sexual assault, visit our Safety & Security section »