Message from Dean Harjeet Bhabra


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Fresh Starts and Start-ups

The energy that our new students bring to their studies and our halls are like a tonic that revitalizes our work, and I know many of our alumni also feel a new bounce in their step in September. As I step into the Deanship of this very busy, bustling business school, I'd like to welcome you to the largest and most respected business school in Atlantic Canada.

Two things I'd like to encourage you to watch for over the next few years:

  1. I am committed to raising the calibre, quantity and profile of our already stellar research and exploring new programming opportunities that address the evolving needs of the business community.
  2. Entrepreneurship and innovation are key areas of focus for Saint Mary's and you can expect the Sobey School to remain in the vanguard, leading this movement. Our new Saint Mary's University Entrepreneurship Centre is ready to help startups, students and early stage businesses.  

I will soon undertake a review of the last strategic plan and start laying the foundation for our next plan. The timing coincides with our upcoming visit from AACSB as we move to ensure our re-accreditation. Embracing new goals and reinvigorating our commitment to still-relevant ones is critical, and I look forward to sharing thoughts on our direction with you soon. 

Finally, a special note to our alumni: please feel welcome to reach out, either directly to me or through the alumni office. Let us know where life has taken you, your successes and your learnings. Consider volunteering to be part of the 10,000 Coffees mentoring network. And join us at Homecoming, for a football game, or for a research presentation.