Cari Duggan joins BHI Certified Hockey Professional Program

April 3, 2018
Congratulations to Cari Duggan BComm'98, MBA'00, the first woman accepted into the Business of Hockey Institute's Certified Hockey Professional program! Cari is a Santamarian who gives back through volunteering with local minor hockey, and has established Outside Edge Hockey Development Inc.
Outside Edge provides hockey players with the opportunities to develop athletic strengths and skills, while enhancing their enjoyment and passion for the game. The company continues to grow and currently holds a training contract with the Halifax Mooseheads for the off-ice training of its major junior players, as well as on-ice and off-ice hockey development for its 6 AAA Elite Spring Hockey Teams.
Well done Cari, we wish you luck at BHI!

SMU Alumni Reception in Nassau, Bahamas

President Robert and Susan Summerby-Murray traveled to Nassau to host an Alumni and Recruitment reception with Vice President Erin Sargeant Greenwood, Director of Admissions and Recruitment Marie Braswell, and International Recruiter Garett White. Alumni and parents gathered in the beautiful new Grand Hyatt Baha Mar hotel on January 23, 2018 to share stories of their time at SMU and to hear about what's happening on campus. Thank you to all who attended.


(L-R) Susan Summerby-Murray, President Robert Summerby-Murray, Erin Sargeant Greenwood with parents of Tara McKinney BComm'01 and University Systems & Records employee.



Garett White leads an information session for future students and parents.

SMU Alumni Nominated for Halifax Business Awards

Congratulations to alumni who were finalists in the 2018 Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business Awards! We are proud to have so many successful alumni making a difference here in Halifax.

2018 Award Recipients:

Business Leader of the Year: Dave O'Connor BComm'92 of Glow The Event Store

Business Leader of the Year (Silver): Joe Metlege EMBA'12 of Templeton Properties

Business of the YearPavia Gallery, Espresso Bar & Café, Co-Owner Christopher Webb BA'97

Innovative Business of the Year (Silver)Squiggle Park, CEO Leah Skerry BComm'09

Export Business of the Year (Silver) and Small Business of the Year (Bronze)BlueLight Analytics Inc., CEO JP Furey BComm'03


SMU Alumni nominated for the 2018 Halifax Business Awards:

Business Leader of the Year: Dave O'Connor BComm'92 of Glow The Event Store, Joe Metlege EMBA'12 of Templeton Properties, Ross Argante BA'01 of Integrated Staffing Limited.

Business of the Year: Home Instead Senior Care, Owner Chris Robertson BComm'02 and Pavia Gallery, Espresso Bar & Café, Co-Owner Christopher Webb BA'97.

Small Business of the Year, Export Business of the Year, and Innovative Business of the Year: BlueLight Analytics Inc., CEO JP Furey BComm'03.

Small Business of the Year: Quantum Communications, Web Developer Cheryl Enman BComm'03.

New Business of the Year: J Farwell Sailing, Owner Jeff Farwell BComm'00.

Innovative Business of the Year: Squiggle Park, CEO Leah Skerry BComm'09 and Third Wave Consulting Incorporated, President Steve Davies EMBA'98.

Export Business of the Year: b4checkin, CFO and Co-Founder Martin MacKinnon MBA'89, VP Customer Relations Greg Thomson EMBA'04, VP Operations Steve Miles BComm'84, Account Managers Greg Field BComm'12 and Ryan Doherty BA'17.


The Halifax Chamber Business Awards Gala was held January 25, 2018. See the full list of nominees here.

SMU Holiday Parade of Lights 2017

SMU Alumni joined students, staff and faculty at the 2017 Holiday Parade of Lights in downtown Halifax on November 18th. We had a great time spreading Huskies holiday cheer! Check out our Facebook page for more photos.