Board Bio Details

Did You Know?

  • The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.

  • Through the A Time To Build capital campaign, we have added 46,897 square feet of space to Luther College High School, including the Semple gymnasium -  the largest high school gym in Regina.

  • The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!

  • Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.

  • When the College was first looking to relocate from Melville to Regina, it considered land at College & Winnipeg, College & Broad, and 23rd & Albert, finally settling on 18 acres of land on the west end of property owned by Government House, now called Royal Street.

  • The International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.

  • Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.

  • The Tuck Shop for snacks was at the bottom of the south stairs going to what is now the cafeteria. The legendary beans in a cone were considered a healthier & cheaper alternative to what students purchased across the street at the Aintree.

Murray Knuttila

Dr. Murray Knuttila, in his first term of service, has served on the Board of Regents since 2014. Dr. Knuttila is a Professor of Sociology at Brock University, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Studies at the University of Regina where he taught for many years. He was Provost and Vice-President Academic at Brock University from 2009 to 2014.

Prior to joining Brock, he was Associate Vice-President Academic at the University of Regina where he was also a Research Faculty Member in the Saskatchewan Population Health & Evaluation Research Unit, Dean of Arts, Assistant Dean of Arts, and Department Head. Dr. Knuttila was also appointed as a Faculty Associate at Luther College at the University of Regina, an appointment of which he is very proud.

He is honoured to serve on the Luther Board of Regents because “Saskatchewan history teaches us that education and learning are the keys to cultivating potentials, possibilities, and greater social justice. Education awakens our spirit, moves us beyond mere self, and instils a passion to care for Creation."

Murray served as the Chairperson of the Regina Qu'Appelle Regional Health Authority for five years and Vice-Chair of the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. He is the author or editor of several books, numerous papers, book chapters and articles addressing issues such as men and masculinities, social justice, globalization and rural studies. His most recent book, Paying For Masculinity: Boys, Men and the Patriarchal Dividend, will be published in 2016.