Kathy Macdonald


Kathy has been active at the University of Calgary since the early 70's as a student, groundskeeper, volunteer and instructor. She is a former police officer and since retiring from the Calgary Police Service in 2013, she stays active as a speaker, consultant and writer in the area of cyber security. Her upcoming book serves to further educate and advance national cybercrime awareness, prevention and response.

Kathy holds a Master’s Degree with Merit in Security and Risk Management. She has a General Management and Security Management Certificate from the University of Calgary and instructs Personnel Security and Cybercrime Prevention, through the Faculty of Continuing Education.

Kathy is proud to have aboriginal status and is a member of the Canadian Metis Council. In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis and volunteering to organize tennis camps for kids and youth at the Rosedale Tennis Club. She lives in NW Calgary with her husband Wade, a grade five school teacher, and their daughter who recently graduated from a Master's program at Ryerson University.

In 2009, Kathy was honoured when the Governor General of Canada Invested her with the Order of Merit of the Police Forces M.O.M., an award recognizing her service and commitment to the community.