About Saint Mary's

Vice Presidents

Dr. David Gauthier

Vice-President, Academic and Research


DavidGDr. David A. Gauthier was appointed Vice-President, Academic and Research at Saint Mary’s University on September 1, 2010. He previously served as Vice-President, Research at the University of Regina from 2007-2010.

Dr. Gauthier’s academic career began at the University of Regina in 1985 as an assistant professor in the Department of Geography. In 1992, he was appointed as associate professor and was later promoted to professor in 1993. During this period he founded the Centre for Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Beginning in 1995, Dr. Gauthier served 11 years as the Executive Director of the Canadian Plains Research Center (CPRC).

Author of over 140 publications and recipient of over 120 academic awards, grants and contracts, Dr. Gauthier is active in international conservation research having conducted studies in:

  • Protected ecological areas planning and management
  • Ecological indicators for sustainable communities
  • Applications of GIS in natural resources management
  • Rural social cohesion
  • Human adaptations to climate change
  • Ecological land classification

Dr. Gauthier was the General Manager and Publisher of the Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. He has supervised, served on or administered committees for 40 graduate students.

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Gabrielle Morrison

Vice-President, Finance and Administration


Gabrielle MorrisonMs. Gabrielle Morrison was appointed Vice-President, Administration in December 1997.  In January 2013, her portfolio expanded and she was appointed Vice-President, Finance and Administration.

Ms. Morrison is a member of the Board of Governors and a member of the Board’s Executive, Finance, Investment, Audit, Pension, Property, and Human Resources Committees.

Ms. Morrison is currently a board member of the Canadian Universities Reciprocal Insurance Exchange (CURIE) and Atlantic Universities’ Interuniversity Services Incorporated (ISI) group.

Her career prior to Saint-Mary’s University was in the health care sector, beginning in 1976 in the Management Engineering field, progressing to vice president roles first at The Salvation Army Grace Maternity Hospital and subsequently at the IWK Grace Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Ms. Morrison is a graduate of Dalhousie University (Science ’74) and the then-Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie University) (Industrial Engineering ’76) and has continued her development through ongoing management, executive and leadership development programs.