Episode 31: Dawn MacDonald, Institutional Research and Planning Officer, Yukon College

June 27, 2018

Chickens in the kitchen, positron beams, and asking big questions about the universe - you will hear about all of these things in this episode with Dawn MacDonald. Alison Anderson, WWEST Associate Chair at Yukon College, interviews Dawn in this next installment of Best of the West: Yukon Edition.

Guest: Dawn MacDonald

Dawn MacDonald earned her Bachelors in Applied Mathematics with a Theoretical Physics concentration at the University of Western Ontario in 1997, and was the only woman in many of her classes at that time. She benefited from mentorship by faculty in the Space Physics department and Positron Beam laboratory, who gave her summer undergraduate research positions in their offices and labs. She now works at Yukon College as Institutional Research and Planning Officer, using mainly social science research methods to provide data for institutional decision making.

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Hosted by: Alison Anderson (@AlisonVAnderson)
Theme Music: “Positive and Fun” by Scott Holmes
Produced by: Vanessa Reich-Shackelford