|Chris MacDonald is a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, Director of the Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Education & Research Program, and Associate Professor at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management (Toronto, Canada). He specializes in business ethics: his interests encompass a range of practical and theoretical problems related to ethics in commerce. He is the co-author of the The Power of Critical Thinking, 2nd Canadian Edition (Oxford, 2010). He is the co-author of the new Canadian Edition of The Power of Critical Thinking. His articles have appeared in several journals including: Business Ethics Quarterly, The Journal of Business Ethics, and BioDrugs. In 2004, he was awarded a three-year Ethics Operating Grant by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, to support his project entitled “Biotech Ethics: Corporate Decisions as Key to Better Health and Better Health Policy.”
In 2006, he was awarded a three-year Standard Research Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (of Canada) to support his project entitled “External Perspectives on Corporate Moral Motivation.” Also in 2006, he was awarded a one-year grant, by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, under the title “Conflicting Interests, Benefit-Sharing & University-Industry Relations: A Socio-Ethical Analysis of Commercial Genomics Research.” He was named as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics” by Ethisphere Magazine in 2008, 2009, and again in 2010. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political Studies from Trent University and a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia. He is currently writing a book on ethical issues in the biotech industry.
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