Providing an accessible post-secondary education experience that is community based, that prepares talented, effective citizens for the future, and that supports innovation and creativity is at the very heart and identity of Selkirk College.
Maggie Matear, President and CEO
Dr. Maggie Matear joined Selkirk College as the president and CEO in 2022. She brings a background in teaching, economic and community development, strategic planning and post-secondary leadership.
Matear holds a bachelor of science in biology from the University of Waterloo, a bachelor of education from the University of Western Ontario, a master of business administration from Dalhousie University and a PhD in management from Queen’s University. She has taught at Queen’s University, Algoma University and Athabasca University, and has won awards for her teaching and her research, which focuses on social responsibility, sustainability and public policy.
Previously, Matear was the vice president of university services, finance & administration at Yukon University, where she oversaw finance, human resources, mental health and wellness, infrastructure and continuing studies.
Matear has devoted her career to post-secondary, leadership, community development and advancing the goals of reconciliation. She is committed to Selkirk College’s mission of building remarkable futures through a community, access, respect and excellence.
“I really believe in the community dimension of community college,” Matear says. “I think the best colleges are an integral part of their community, so there are fewer barriers between understanding what the community needs and what the college needs to do. We are here to serve the community.”
Goals & Objectives
The president's goals and objectives are an integral part of the overall planning process at Selkirk College, and they are the basis of the president's performance appraisal by the Board of Governors each fall. Learn more about the president's goals and objectives.