We are the Maple League of Universities.

Four Canadian undergraduate universities that share a focused commitment to the undergraduate experience.

We believe learning should be informed by research and creative pursuits, nurtured by its community, and built on strong bonds between faculty, staff and students. Because it is more than the pursuit of knowledge—it is the pursuit of an extraordinary life.

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With no crowd, everyone stands out.

From our communities to our campuses, right down to our classes, our schools are a testament that sometimes the smaller choice offers so much more.

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Small community means big family.

Community is more than just a group of people. It’s the relationships they build with each other. And it’s at the core of the Maple League experience.

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A picture perfect education.

With historic brick buildings and charming town streets, you’ll be astounded by how the beauty of our universities can enrich your education.

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We get you ready for what’s next.

University isn’t just about your experience in our classes or on our campuses. It’s about using that incredible experience to prepare for what’s next.

  • Close-knit

    communities
  • Hands-on

    learning
  • Small

    class sizes
  • 75%

    of students live on or near campus
  • Liberal

    arts and sciences education
  • Award-winning

    faculty
  • Small

    class sizes
  • Close-knit

    communities
  • Hands-on

    learning
  • Award-winning

    faculty
  • 75%

    of students live on or near campus
  • Liberal

    arts and sciences education

International relations student studies Indigenous language education in Canada

International relations student Lily Falk spent last semester doing a project on an area that she has been curious about since high school. She wrote an independent study on Indigenous language education in Canada through a political science lens.

Political science professor Dr. Mario Levesque supervised Falk’s project.

“Dr. Levesque was such an incredible mentor and was so generous with his time,” says Falk.

Conference Season, Snow Days, and Environmental Research at Acadia

In late winter and early spring, the thoughts of 4th year Honours students turn to … thesis writing and conferences!

Attending conferences provides students with an opportunity to add an important experience to their CV, polish their presentation skills, learn about other research on campus, and for those attending off campus conferences, the opportunity to check out other labs and potential supervisors for graduate work.

Biofeedback 2017 – The 24th Annual Undergraduate Biology Research Conference – Feb 22 and 24.

Eight StFX students awarded prestigious Irving research mentorship awards

This summer, the Irving Research Mentorship Awards program at StFX is allowing eight StFX students to conduct research that runs the gamut from gaining a better understanding of the molecular pathways that are targeted by bean consumption for chronic disease prevention to exploring carbon accumulation rates of different wetland types.

The prestigious award program, offered through StFX’s Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership, awards each recipient $6,000 in funding for 12 weeks of research. The students, who represent a variety of disciplines, each work under the guidance of a StFX faculty member.

Internship leads to opportunity for marketing student

Vicky McKenna has gone from strength to strength since enrolling in the Williams School of Business (WSB) at Bishop’s University. Thanks to the WSB’s coop program, The Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec native has been able to explore her passion in the workforce, a passion she discovered in grade 10.

‘‘I applied for two positions at Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), one in social media and the other in their customer relationship management (CRM) department,’’ recalls Vicky. ‘‘I ended up being interviewed for both positions on the same day!’’

Mount Allison University

Mount Allison University

Founded in 1839, Mount Allison University is one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses, and is nestled on the Tantramar Marshes in the heart of the ideal university town of Sackville, New Brunswick. Mount Allison prides itself on providing a high-quality academic experience, combined with a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in a close-knit community. Students come from more than 50 countries around the world to make up a diverse, creative, talented student body of approximately 2,300.

FOUNDED LOCATION TOWN POPULATION # OF FULL TIME STUDENTS % OUT-OF PROVINCE STUDENTS % OF STUDENTS LIVING ON OR NEAR CAMPUS % UNDERGRADUATES STUDENT
1839 Sackville, NB 5558 2300 60% 95% 99%
St. Francis Xavier University

St. Francis Xavier University

Renowned for its strong academics, its commitment to social justice and its loyal alumni, for over 160 years St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) has offered what so many of Canada’s top students are seeking: a high-quality education focused principally on the undergraduate. Located in the university town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, StFX is recognized as one of the finest schools in Canada meeting the needs of today’s students through outstanding teaching, exceptional hands-on research experiences, the very best in a residential community, and unique opportunities to make a contribution to communities at home and abroad.

FOUNDED LOCATION TOWN POPULATION # OF FULL TIME STUDENTS % OUT-OF PROVINCE STUDENTS % OF STUDENTS LIVING ON OR NEAR CAMPUS % UNDERGRADUATES STUDENT
1853 Antigonish, NS 5558 4524 60% 95% 99%
Acadia University

Acadia University

Acadia will touch your heart and your head in equal measure. For nearly 180 years, we have specialized in providing a premium high-quality, high-engagement experience. Located in the beautiful town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, our learning style educates the whole person. Our students inspire us — 80% of our 3,500 students volunteer in the community. And we inspire our students — our academic standards are high, and our students are mentored and supported by outstanding faculty who are devoted to bringing out the best in them.

FOUNDED LOCATION TOWN POPULATION # OF FULL TIME STUDENTS % OUT-OF PROVINCE STUDENTS % OF STUDENTS LIVING ON OR NEAR CAMPUS % UNDERGRADUATES STUDENT
1838 Wolfville, NS 4269 3499 60% 95% 95%
Bishop’s University

Bishop’s University

In 1843, the founders of Bishop’s University set “to offer the country a sound and liberal education.” To this day, that remains the University’s goal. Located in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, Bishop’s instills confidence, courage and responsibility in its students, while nurturing their personal and intellectual freedom.

FOUNDED LOCATION TOWN POPULATION # OF FULL TIME STUDENTS % OUT-OF PROVINCE STUDENTS % OF STUDENTS LIVING ON OR NEAR CAMPUS % UNDERGRADUATES STUDENT
1843 Lennoxville Sherbrooke, QC 5792 2428 60% 90% 98%
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