Dean's Message

Message from Dean Harjeet Bhabra

As we approach the end of another successful term at the Sobey School of Business, I want to take this opportunity to thank our students, faculty and staff for your adaptability and resilience during an academic year like no other.

The last 12 months have been challenging for all of us, but you have stepped up and continued to elevate our impact and support the goals of our strategic plan – to advance, discover and connect – despite being unable to gather together physically.

Many of your achievements are highlighted in our recently published Community Report. I encourage you to read this publication and take pride in the many ways our community has come together to effect change during difficult circumstances.

Exciting developments continue to impact the way our students learn. Construction on the Sobeys Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub, which includes a 43,000-square-foot addition to our School, will break ground soon. In February, Saint Mary’s announced a digital transformation project that will evolve the student experience and build the learning environment of the future.

We are in the process of welcoming two Sobey Postdoctoral Fellows in Emerging Disciplines, who will help advance important research in machine learning, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and innovation studies. We were also proud to launch the Sobey Scholars Network, a special cohort of community members who have been the recipients of generous philanthropic financial support from the Sobey Family, The Sobey Foundation, Sobeys Inc. and Empire Company Limited.

We continue to closely monitor and plan around the evolving COVID-19 situation. As we look ahead to the Fall 2021 term, we anticipate safely expanding on-campus activities while maintaining a blended model with online learning opportunities. Visit the Saint Mary’s Virtual University website for the latest updates, information, resources and support.

I am immensely proud of the accomplishments of our community. To our students, faculty and staff: thank you for continued dedication to the Sobey School of Business. I look forward to seeing how you will continue to elevate our impact in the future.

Harjeet S. Bhabra, PhD
Dean, Sobey School of Business

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