Pontifical Gregorian University.
He is the eighth and current Archbishop of Edmonton, having previously served as Bishop of Pembroke from 2002 to 2007. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1987, and furthered his studies in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University, from which he earned a Licentiate (1993) and Doctorate in Sacred Theology (1998). Within the Archdiocese of Halifax, he served in a number of positions including vicar general and was responsible for the pastoral ministry of French-speaking Catholics in Halifax.
He was also a professor of theology at Saint Peter"s Seminary in London in addition to serving simultaneously as pastor of three communities.
On April 27, 2002, Smith was appointed the seventh Bishop of Pembroke by Pope John Paul World War II He received his episcopal consecration on the following June 18 from Archbishop Marcel Gervais, with Archbishops Terrence Prendergast, Society of Jesus (Jesuit), and Austin-Emile Burke serving as co-consecrators. He was later named the eighth Archbishop of Edmonton by Pope Benedict XVI on March 22, 2007, being formally installed on the following May 1.
He is also the national spiritual advisor of the Catholic Women"s League of Canada, and President of the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops.
In the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, he has been a member of the English Sector Commission for Christian Education since 2003, and is its current Chairman.