N. Murray Edwards
Name: N. Murray Edwards
Birthplace: Regina, Saskatchewan
Education: Honorary Doctorate of Laws - U of S; Bachelor of Commerce - U of S; Bachelor of Laws - U of T
Occupation: President/Owner, Edco Financial Holdings Ltd.
Leading Investor, Managing Director, and Executive Chairman or Vice Chairman
- Canadian Natural Resources Limited
- Ensign Energy Services Inc.
Chairman and Co-owner
- Calgary Flames Hockey Club of National Hockey League
Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, N. Murray Edwards has become one of Canada’s leading business figures and a transformative philanthropist.
Mr. Edwards is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Canadian history with a wide range of business interests including oil and natural gas, energy services, mining, aerospace, and NHL hockey, as chairman and one of the co-owners of the National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames.
Mr. Edwards has had a long-standing relationship with the University of Saskatchewan's business school as a student, alumnus, and donor, and is someone who believes strongly in the value of a business education. Over the years he has given back to his alma mater so that students today continue to receive an outstanding business education at the University of Saskatchewan.
In June 2000, when the PotashCorp Centre addition was opened, the N. Murray Edwards Case Room was unveiled. One of several smart rooms in the Centre, this case room seats 75 students, is equipped with up-to-date educational technologies, and is used by faculty and students from across campus.
Throughout his university years in Saskatoon, Mr. Edwards had a keen interest in the stock market and investing. On October 3, 2002 he rang the official bell and the N. Murray Edwards MarketWatch went live. This stock ticker board, installed on the main floor of the PotashCorp Centre still today provides continuous stock and commodity information bringing the business world to the halls of the business school. Faculty, staff, and especially students benefit from the direct link to the investment industry.
On July 24, 2007, the University of Saskatchewan very proudly acknowledged Mr. Edwards’ continued relationship with the business school by transforming the College of Commerce to the N. Murray Edwards School of Business. Mr. Edwards’ investment in the business school allows us to gain recognition with our new brand and helps to position the school as one of the top five business schools in Canada. Not only has Mr. Edwards invested in our financial future, but he has also invested his time and knowledge by serving on the Edwards School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council.
At the University's Spring Convocation Ceremony on June 2nd, 2011 Mr. Edwards was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree, the highest honor the University of Saskatchewan can bestow. Mr. Edwards continues to remain truly engaged in the activities of the business school, and is focused on ensuring students today have a valuable educational experience that will help to set the course for their future.