President, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Don Wright is President of the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Mr. Wright’s career includes experience as a teacher (at several universities), a senior government official and a private sector executive. He served as deputy minister in the ministries of Finance, Forests, Economic Development and Education in the Saskatchewan and British Columbia governments. He was British Columbia’s deputy minister of education from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Wright was vice-president of forestry, environment and corporate affairs with Weldwood of Canada from 1997 to 2001. He returned to public life in 2001 and served as the British Columbia deputy minister of forests until 2003. In 2003, he established Analytica Consulting, which provided advice to public and private sector clients. Mr. Wright holds a BCom from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master’s degree (Economics) from the University of British Columbia and a PhD (Economics) from Harvard University.