Dean's Message


Sobey School Dean Patricia Bradshaw. Photo provided by Progress Media.Progress on our Strategic Plan

Progress Report on the Strategic Plan (Download PDF)

In early 2013, our mission and strategic plan were established. These were established through a consultative process that engaged alumni, students, the business community, our board, faculty and staff. As a new Dean at the time, this process not only introduced me to many of the people whose opinions I still seek, it helped me expand my understanding of this school. Input from so many diverse groups truly created a complex and full vision of the Sobey School of Business--our identity, aspirations and direction became clear.

With direction set, we began working toward the goals we defined. The three strategic priorities we outlined -- internationalization, engagement and growth and development -- remain as relevant now as they were then. When the plan was released, we deliberately chose the image of one of the Halifax bridges for the cover, to reflect the metaphor of the school's efforts to build bridges to and among our communities. Often, we have been building the bridge as we walked it, buoyed by our faith in the process.

While it feels like these years have flown by, a lot has been accomplished. Having just passed the halfway mark in the five year plan, it is an opportune time to review our progress. Therefore, please click the link above and take a moment to read the accomplishments of your business school. Then take a deep breath and prepare to work with us as we move forward on the goals still to be achieved.

There are more bridges to be built.

Patricia Bradshaw, PhD
Dean, Sobey School of Business

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