About Saint Mary's

Vice-President, Academic and Research

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Dr. Malcolm Butler was appointed Vice-President, Academic and Research, effective July 1, 2017.

Dr. Butler was the Dean of Science and a professor in the Department of Physics at Carleton University from 2010 to 2017. Under his leadership, the Faculty of Science made significant progress in developing new programs, increasing enrolment, attracting external funding, and advancing and building a stronger research profile.

Prior to his role at Carleton, Dr. Butler spent 17 years as a professor in the Department of Astronomy and Physics at Saint Mary’s. A tireless advocate for Saint Mary’s University, he was Dean of the Faculty of Science from 2006 to 2010 and Department Chairperson from 2003 to 2006.
Malcolm Butler received his PhD in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1988 and his honours B.Sc. in Theoretical Physics and Applied Math from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, graduating summa cum laude in 1983. Prior to arriving at Saint Mary’s in 1993, he worked as a research associate with TRIUMF National Laboratory and as an assistant professor and research scientist with the Department of Physics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

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Vice-President, Finance and Administration

Gabrielle Morrison

Ms. Gabrielle Morrison was appointed Vice-President, Administration in December 1997. In January 2013, her portfolio expanded and she was appointed Vice-President, Finance & Administration.

Ms. Morrison's responsibilities include oversight of Facilities Management, Financial Services, Human Resources, Information Technology Systems & Support, Athletics & Recreation, Housing & Conference Services and Food Services, and Emergency Response. Additionally, Ms. Morrison plays a leadership role in various University strategic initiatives including Campus Renewal and Master Planning, Institutional Sustainability, Intercultural Learning, Health & Wellness, and Service Excellence.

Ms. Morrison serves as an executive resource to the University’s Board of Governors as well as to the Finance, Audit & Risk, Pension, Property, and Advancement Committees.

Ms. Morrison is currently a board member of the Atlantic Universities’ Interuniversity Services Incorporated (ISI) group and Chairs the Nova Scotia Higher Education’s Information Technology Shared Services Governance Committee.

Her career prior to Saint Mary’s University was in the health care sector, beginning in 1976 in the Management Engineering field, progressing to vice president roles first at The Salvation Army Grace Maternity Hospital and subsequently at the IWK Grace Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Ms. Morrison is a graduate of Dalhousie University with degrees in Science and in Industrial Engineering. She has continued her development through ongoing management, executive and leadership development programs. She is a 2015 graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) program.


Vice-President, Advancement

Erin Sargeant GreenwoodErin Sargeant Greenwood

Erin Sargeant Greenwood was appointed to the position of Vice-President, Advancement on Feb. 1, 2017.

The Vice-President, Advancement portfolio has an important role to play in advancing the goals and ambitions outlined in our Institutional Strategic Plan. Sargeant Greenwood and the Advancement team provide leadership to the entire university community in deepening the university’s focus on friend-raising and fundraising, on engaging external benefactors, our internal community, and our alumni, encouraging them to connect with and give back to the university with its 214-year-old history of providing value and values.

Sargeant Greenwood has held leadership positions in Advancement at the University of Waterloo, first as Associate Vice-President, Development, and then as Interim Vice-President, Advancement. As Interim Vice-President, she was responsible for strategic fundraising and alumni relations programs across the university, locally, nationally and internationally and accountable for raising more than $50 million per year for the university.

Sargeant Greenwood has also been a leader at organizations such as York University, Nipissing University and Branksome Hall and as a consultant at KCI Philanthropy where she successfully led two hospital campaigns and worked with more than 15 not-for-profits across every sector as Associate Vice-President of the firm.

Sargeant Greenwood is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), and a member of CASE, CCAE, CAGP and AFP. An active volunteer and conference presenter, Sargeant Greenwood is well-known and respected as an advancement leader in Canada and beyond.