Professorships & Chairs

The Sobey School of Business is proud to host two of Saint Mary’s University’s nine Canada Research Chairs.

Catherine Loughlin

Canada Research Chair, Management

Dr. Catherine Loughlin began as Canada Research Chair in late 2005. She received her PhD in Industrial/Organisational Psychology from Queen's University and has taught in the Queen's School of Business and University of Toronto, Faculty of Management. She supervises graduate students in both Management and the Department of Psychology.

Dr. Loughlin has published empirical papers in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology, as well as co-authoring book chapters on work stress, workplace health and safety, and the quality of youth employment (several of these publications have been with her students). She is a reviewer for journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology and has consulted for the Government of Canada and private industry in the areas of management leadership training, work stress, and occupational health.

Dr. Loughlin’s current projects (2011-14) on Leadership (with Dr. K. Arnold) and Health (with Drs. L. Kocum & Robinson) are funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF), respectively. She is also affiliated with the Centre for Leadership Excellence and the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety at Saint Mary's University.

Najah Attig

Canada Research Chair, Finance

Dr. Najah Attig earned his PhD in Finance at Laval University in June 2003. Before joining Saint Mary's University (summer 2003), Dr. Attig has taught at several Business Schools including the University of Sherbrooke, the University of Quebec in Montreal, Laval University, and Tele-Université. He is currently a Professor of Finance at the Department of Finance and Management Science. He also served as consultant for some start-up firms.

Dr. Attig pioneered a corporate governance study on expropriation and protection of minority shareholders in Canada and their effects on corporate valuation and stock market liquidity. His paper on stock market liquidity and corporate governance won the Best Paper Award in Finance in Canada (ASAC 2003) and was ranked among Top Ten Download Paper at the EFMA (European Financial Management Association) 2003 meeting and SSRN (Social Science Research Network).

The Bank of Canada took notice of Dr. Attig's research and recently invited him to address the Financial Markets Department about the implications of his finding on the Canadian corporate landscape.