Entrepreneurship, discovery and innovation are being recognized at Saint Mary’s University with a significant $11 million investment from the Province of Nova Scotia. Join us and hear more on how they are...
Dr. Robert Summerby - Murray
President, Saint Mary's University
A respected academic, award-winning educator and accomplished administrator, Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray was appointed as Saint Mary’s University’s 34th President in July 2015.
Today he leads a vibrant, diverse community of over 7,500 faculty, staff and students and is an enthusiastic champion of Saint Mary’s unique contributions in Nova Scotia and around the globe.
Dr. Summerby-Murray spearheaded the development of the university’s 2017-2022 strategic plan and currently leads initiatives to build on Saint Mary’s strengths of entrepreneurship and innovation, accessibility, community engagement, research achievement and global connectedness.
Before joining Saint Mary’s, Dr. Summerby-Murray served as the Dean of Social Sciences at Mount Allison University (2003-2010) and as the Dean for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie University (2010-2015).
Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, Dr. Summerby-Murray completed his PhD in geography from the University of Toronto in 1992. He is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
Dr. Summerby-Murray is active on several public and private boards, including Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia, the Business-Education Council and the advisory council for the Order of Nova Scotia. He is also the Chair-Designate of the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s board of directors.