Brian Murray carried on a long family tradition by choosing to attend Mount Saint Vincent University. Graduating from MSVU with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989, he joined his mother Janet Murray, his sister Suellen Murray, his maternal great aunt and paternal grandmother as alumni of the university.
Adding further connections to the institution, Brian and his wife Patricia Monaghan (Bachelor of Child Studies, 1989) met while studying at Mount Saint Vincent, their daughter Molly attended MSVU’s Child Study Centre in her preschool years and, in 2022, graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Science degree. Brian also taught in the MSVU Public Relations program.
Brian studied music production in Toronto after graduating from MSVU and has gone on to have a successful career as the Director of Photography and Video Production for Communications Nova Scotia, the provincial government’s central communications agency. An award-winning video producer, Brian has produced hundreds of video, audio and television productions including The Life and Art of Robert Pope and Long Road to Justice: The Viola Desmond Story. Most recently, Brian was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee medal for leading the broadcast and video communications for the provincial government’s COVID-19 response.
MSVU’s history is rich with the stories of countless people who’ve had an impact on the university and in the broader community. Over the course of 2023, we’ll feature stories about 150 MSVU students, faculty, staff and alum. Check back often to meet more amazing MSVU people!