Mount Allison traces its roots to 1839 when Sackville merchant Charles Frederick Allison proposed the creation of a school of elementary and higher learning.
The Mount Allison Academy, a school for boys, opened in 1843, followed by the Ladies College in 1854.
A liberal arts and sciences education from Mount Allison will teach you important skills that can help you thrive, both personally and professionally, in today's ever-changing world.
Research and creative activities are a cornerstone of the Mount Allison experience — both for faculty and students.
Our faculty are involved in cutting edge research in many different fields. In particular, Mount Allison research focuses on questions of quality of life and human endeavour, including:
- aquatic sciences
- citizenship, culture, and civil society
- climate change
- creative practice and performance
- health and aging
- material science
- scholarship of teaching and learning
- visual and material culture
We often say the liberal arts and sciences education students pursue at Mount A helps prepare them for any career, not just a career. This isn't just a good line — it's true. In our rapidly changing world, students who can think critically, problem-solve, and bring a broad perspective to their work are extremely valued.
Mount Allison also has resources in place to help students achieve their career and life goals.
Career services aims to equip students with the skills they need to find employment and helps employers find them by connecting them with student internship and employment opportunities.
Mount Allison offers a multitude of services to support your academic and personal success.Whether you need help with a class, a visit to a health clinic, or a place to print your honours thesis, there are services on campus to assist you.
Most services are conveniently located in the Wallace McCain Student Centre, providing a one-stop shop for everything from textbooks to registration assistance.
Mount Allison Guest Accommodations offers modern, comfortable and clean campus accommodations during the summer months. Our single or double occupancy rooms include full linen, mini-fridge and a semi-private or private en-suite bathroom. Complimentary WiFi, parking and access to our fitness room are included with your reservation.
Though there have been collections of music materials located in the old Music Conservatory and in the Memorial Library, an actual music library did not come into being until 1974 when it was established in the Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music building.
While academics is the cornerstone, getting involved on campus and in the community helps you develop your current passions and interests, find new ones, and build relationships that will last a lifetime.Explore opportunities to get engaged, find events and activities to take in, and learn more about where to eat and socialize on campus.
Mount Allison takes a holistic approach to student wellness.
This means recognizing that the body, mind, spirit, and emotions are all inter-related and all must be considered in the available support services.
Staff across the University collaborate together to provide comprehensive wellness support for students.
Student clubs and societies reflect the diversity of student interests within our campus community and are great way to get involved! Many, like the Physics Society, Commerce Society, and French Society, relate to specific fields of study. There are also many others that focus on social issues, interests, or athletics, such as Ultimate Frisbee, creative writing, SMILE, or Global Brigades.
Don’t see a club you like? Start your own! Simply fill out a constitution form and bring it in to the MASU office. Once your club or society has been approved by Council, you’ll receive all sorts of benefits from the MASU: funding, free spaces, bookkeeping services, and more!
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.