Board Bio Details

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  • Luther College students pay the same tuition and fees as other University of Regina students.

  • Luther College at the University of Regina participates in Admission on the Spot events - campus tours, reduced application fees, and the relief of finding out you're accepted to your program right away!

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  • Luther students can register in Arts, Science, or Media, Art, and Performance degree programs. All degrees are awarded by the U of R.

  • The Luther Library has over 18,000 items in its collection, 3,000 books checked out per year, and 6,000 students who come through its door per month.

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.