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Tanya McDonald

Tanya McDonald

Ms. Tanya McDonald (M. Sc. Civil Engineering, University of Calgary; B.Sc. Science, Athabasca University) is a transformational leader in post-secondary administration and a communications expert. She is currently a Research Consultant. With more than 16 years at Olds College, she was most recently the Director for the Centre for Innovation. Her vast experience extends throughout the advancement, academic and applied research departments of Olds College, where she has held various other positions, including Vice President, Research and External Relations.

Throughout her career, Mrs. McDonald has developed a unique blend of research expertise in agriculture and the environment, large scale project management experience, as well as leadership, policy development, strategic planning and budget management experience. She is experienced with leading large initiatives, such as $5M+ of research ventures as a Project Manager, and a $40 million capital campaign. She has authored or co-authored six scientific publications.