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Murray Knuttila became Brock’s senior academic operating officer on July 1, 2009. He came to Brock from the University of Regina, where his most recent position was Vice-President (Academic).
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Knuttila’s association with the University of Regina spanned more than 30 years. In addition to his teaching and scholarship, he was active in the university’s administration throughout his career there. Prior to his term as Vice-President, he was Dean of Arts (1995-2002); Assistant Dean of Arts (1985-1989); and head of the Department of Sociology and Social Studies (1990-1995).
Knuttila also has considerable senior administration and governance experience outside the university sector. He was the chair of the Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority (2002-07) and received the University of Regina Alumni Award for Outstanding Public Service in 2007.
In 2005, he was awarded a Saskatchewan Centennial Medal. Knuttila is also a Member of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.
Knuttila received his BA honours and MA degrees in sociology from the University of Regina. His PhD is from the University of Toronto.