SJC offers 3-credit U of A Arts Courses open to all U of A students.

The SJC Certificate in Catholic Education consists of 4 courses and is considered a hiring asset in the Edmonton Catholic School District.

Our Minor in Christian Theology covers topics such as science, popular culture, ethics & morals, spirituality, perspectives on life, service learning, religious education, scripture & theology, and philosophy.

St. Joseph’s College, a caring and supportive community of academics, students, residents and worshipers, has been a Catholic presence at the University of Alberta since 1926. SJC is grounded in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and committed to integrating faith and life.

We promote teaching excellence and engaged learning in a Catholic ethos. Professors encourage critical thinking in courses that address thought-provoking topics in multiple disciplines. SJC courses are open to all University of Alberta students for UofA Arts credits.

Our residences, also open to all UofA students, provide close-knit community, excellent meals and extracurricular activities. SJC Student Services offer small groups focussed on various aspects of spirituality and all are welcome to the Eucharist, celebrated several times each week at the college.

Statement on Racial Injustice

The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in Canada released the following statement on racial injustice on June 9, 2020.

As leaders of Canada’s Catholic post-secondary sector, we are expressing our deep concern regarding the racial injustices that have sparked outrage, protests and many overdue and important discussions in the United States.

We are fully aware that inequality and injustices caused by systemic racism are also very much present in Canada today, a legacy of our country’s colonial history.

This systemic racism has and continues to impact Indigenous peoples, those of African descent, and others of visible and non-visible minorities.

Moving forward we are committed to creating, promoting and nurturing inclusive environments on our campus, with respect to all our students, faculty and staff, as well as for those in our broader society.

As Catholic educators, Pope Francis asks us to educate for the head, heart, and hands. This applies to our treatment of those in our campus communities and the broader society in which we live. True education requires an underlying commitment to social justice and equality.


Looking for short-term accommodation in July and August?

Consider St. Joseph’s College, located at 11325 89 Ave NW, Edmonton, in the heart of the University of Alberta campus. We have one, two and four-bedroom apartments with private bathrooms and kitchens, located in a modern building (built in 2016), just a short distance from the University of Alberta Hospital, the Stollery Children’s Hospital, the Kaye Edmonton Clinic and the Cross Cancer Institute.


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SJC featured in YouAlberta

SJC students Rielle Gagnon & Mathew Gorman on "10 Things to Know About St. Joseph's College."

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Public Celebration of the Eucharist

We are delighted that the Archdiocese of Edmonton has announced "stage one" of the reintroduction of the Public Celebration of the Eucharist. While we are not yet ready to celebrate the Eucharist in person at the SJC chapels, we are making plans to celebrate virtual "online" masses. Please check out the link above for more information.

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Life under COVID - Benefits of the SJC Women's Residence

Things you should know about why our women's residence is a good place to stay during these COVID times...

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Wondering how to worship from home?

Campus Minister Theresa Robinson has some tips for staying connected spiritually while physically distancing...