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Saint Mary's Honoured in NS Legislature

Date Published: November 3, 2016

Today the Legislature will hear two special notice of motions recognizing the work of Saint Mary’s University. 

The first recognition is for Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) and four Saint Mary’s students who built a digital prototype for them using open source software to support members of the public.  

They will be recognized by the Minister of Justice, Diana Whalen, for innovation in promoting access to justice for Nova Scotians. 

  • Ollando Brown – Bachelor of Commerce
  • Tapiwa Munyanyi – Bachelor of Commerce
  • Gilroy Gordon – Master of Science, Computing and Data Analytics
  • Dominic Collie – Bachelor of Arts

The project came about thanks to a partnership initiated by the Co-Curricular Record and Career Services.

The second recognition is for the Sobey School of Business’s important role as an asset to the academic and business communities, in particular for the leadership and initiative shown by being the first business school to undergo the Business School Impact System. The conclusions of this analysis are highlighted in the recently released Creating an Impact with Purpose, Sobey School of Business’ First Impact Report.

The Minister of Business, Mark Furey, will acknowledge Dean Patricia Bradshaw and congratulate the school on its successes.

The text of the Sobey School Notice of Motion is below: 




MOVED BY: The Honourable Mark Furey

Minister of Business

MLA, Lunenburg West

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

            Whereas the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University delivers top quality graduates every year and is an important asset to both Nova Scotia’s academic and business communities; and

            Whereas the school has shown leadership and initiative by being the first post-secondary facility in North America to undergo a rigorous evaluation by the Business School Impact System, which measures impact on the local environment; and

            Whereas that evaluation found that each year the Sobey School of Business creates $329 million in economic impact, helps 250 international students find their first job in our region and 45 percent of graduates stay right here to work.

            Therefore be it resolved that all members of this legislature offer the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University congratulations on its accomplishments and wish it the best of success with future graduating classes.

Mister Speaker I ask for waiver of notice and passage without debate

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