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Maggie Matear


Maggie Matear

Academic Coach

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Dr. Maggie Matear has held a range of senior roles in the private and public sectors. She began her career as a community adult educator, teaching and coordinating post-secondary programs at remote Indigenous campuses. Later, she was a founding partner in a management consulting firm, where she specialized in strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and organizational development. During this time she supported strategic and sustainability initiatives for municipal governments, MNEs and not-for-profit agencies. She has also held leadership positions in education, economic and community development settings. In addition to her career in management, Maggie has retained a commitment to academia, and has held teaching roles with Queens, Algoma and Athabasca Universities; in 2021 she won awards for both her teaching and research.

Maggie’s credentials include a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Business Administration, and a PhD in Management. She is an avid hiker, canoeist, gardener and community capacity builder, with a solid track record of volunteering and service to both her profession and her community.

Research interests

  • Communities of interest
  • social entrepreneurship
  • public policy

Educational credentials

  • Bachelor of Science (Biology) - University of Waterloo
  • Bachelor of Education - University of Western Ontario
  • Master of Business Administration - Dalhousie University
  • PhD in Management - Queen's University