Province Launches Public Funding Review of Post-Secondary Education

Don Wright’s career has spanned the academic, government and private sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan, a Masters in Economics from the University of British Columbia and a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from Harvard University. Wright was president of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). He also served as Deputy Minister to the Premier, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service until 2020. Previously, he served as Secretary of the Treasury Board and Deputy Minister in the governments of Saskatchewan and British Columbia to the Ministries of Forests, Commerce and Investments and Education.

Daniel (Dan) Perrin is a public policy professional, active in providing public policy advice in British Columbia since 1981. His company, Perrin, Thorau and Associates Ltd., has undertaken hundreds of engagements for all kinds provincial public sector entities, ranging from ministries to Crown corporations and authorities, to local governments and First Nations. He has participated in several independent expert reviews in areas such as British Columbia’s budget process, real estate regulatory reform, real estate money laundering, tax competitiveness, income replacement for MSP premiums, Disability Support Reform and the Basic Income Expert Group. In the post-secondary education sector, he undertook several projects related to post-secondary education funding, including an earlier review of sector funding, as well as trades training funding and education funding. undergraduate and postgraduate medicine.

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