Terri MacDonald – BC Regional Innovation Chair

TerriTerri MacDonald is the BC Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development and also leads the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College. Terri holds a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of British Columbia, and M.A. in Policy and Administration from the University of Calgary, and a B.Sc. and B.Ed. from Lakehead University. Dr. MacDonald taught high school science in Ontario and British Columbia. More recently, her experience has been in the field of economic development with nearly 15 years of experience working with communities across British Columbia, primarily in the Kootenay region. Terri’s research interests include workforce development, business retention and expansion, regional socio-economic development and evidence-based decision-making, and applied research at community colleges. Her commitment to rural revitalization and strategic decision-making as a fundamental ingredient to planning for positive change is evidenced by an impressive track record of rural research and dissemination.