Dean’s Message


We hope you enjoyed the “making-of” mockumentary of the Dean’s Message!

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our great undergraduate and graduate programs, our areas of research and world-class researchers and teachers, our international, study abroad and certificate programs, Mountain 101, our state-of the art facilities, Campus & Community Recreation, and our highly decorated Golden Bears and Pandas varsity athletics programs!


Dr. Kerry Mummery is the Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, Chair of the Health Sciences Council and President-Elect of The Canadian Council of Physical Education & Kinesiology Administrators. In addition to his leadership role in the Faculty, Dr. Mummery is an internationally-renowned scholar in the area of physical activity and population health, and an award-winning educator.

Prior to his current appointment to the deanship at the University of Alberta, Dr. Mummery spent 13½ years in Australia, most recently as professor and acting pro-vice chancellor, and executive dean of the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton.

A Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation, and an expert voice for Sport Medicine Australia, Dr. Mummery has authored or co-authored over 200 journal publications and presentations to scientific audiences around the world; he is a leading architect of Australia’s highly-successful 10,000 Steps program, designed to promote physical activity – and adopted with enthusiasm across the country. In Canada, he was the lead in the development of the UWalk program aimed at promoting health-related physical activity to Albertans.

In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Mummery is a board member with the Canadian Coaches Association and Swimming Canada. He has been married to his wife Christine for over 36 years and is the proud father of two adult daughters who live in Canberra, Australia and Istanbul, Turkey. In his leisure time, he enjoys a variety of sports and activities as is an avid masters rowing competitor and open water ocean swimmer.