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McKay named Board of Governors chair at UNBC

New Chair.
Joel McKay

The University of Northern British Columbia Board of Governors has elected a new Chair.

Joel McKay, a well-known advocate for northern British Columbia, has been named the new Chair of the University of Northern British Columbia’s Board of Governors. McKay has been a provincially appointed representative on the Board since July 2020, and was recently re-appointed for another three-year term running July 31, 2023 to July 31, 2026.

McKay is the CEO of the Northern Development Initiatives Trust, an independent non-profit corporation that stimulates economic growth through investments in grassroots, community-led projects. He is also a former journalist, author and an incoming graduate student at UNBC, studying English literature.

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