NEWS RELEASE · 12th October 2011
Bruce Bidgood was elected to Terrace City Council in 2008 and has served on a number of City Committees including:
Housing, Seniors’ Advisory, Downtown Improvement Area and Spirit of BC. He has served as Council liaison to a number of community organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Library Board and Kermodei Tourism. He also serves as the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine's representative on the North Central Local Government Association Executive..
Bruce began his political career as a research consultant to municipal and provincial governments in the late 1980’s. He became an invited expert for the Ontario government in the 1990’s providing consultation on issues such as the Budget, Charlottetown Accord, Social Charter of Rights and Community Planning. Bruce is an active community volunteer as a Big Brother, volunteer Board member, educational consultant and invited speaker to many groups. He has two daughters, Marisa (24) and Sinead (18) who are both attending post-secondary institutions.
Dr. Bruce Bidgood is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and serves as the Regional Chair (Acting) of the Northwest Campus located in Terrace and Prince Rupert. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business and Economics, Nipissing University and a graduate supervisor for the Masters in Leadership program of Royal Rhodes University. Dr. Bidgood has produced more than one hundred scholarly/professional contributions and has been the principal investigator on several national and provincial research grants.
Ph.D (1999), MSW (1987) & Graduate Diploma in Administration (1987): Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU); B.A: Brock University (1985)
Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence (2006)
Professor of the Year. School of Social Work, U. of Windsor (2001).
Graduate Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. WLU (1999)
Favourite Quote; “Chance Favours Only the Prepared Mind.”
Bidgood as a brand new 32 year old professor.
Just finished filing my sabbatical report....it's for real....I am back to work.
As a brand new doctoral student/professor....look hair!!!!!!
How's that for a steelehead....accompanied by a hell of a proud, good-looking fisherman. Fish of the year.
Comment by Dr. Bruce Bidgood on 12th October 2011
I must have a sense of humour...look at those hairstyles.
He also has a healthy sense of humour...
Comment by Terrace Daily on 12th October 2011
Taken from FB.
"Cooking turkey yesterday when I noticed a police cruiser on the cul de sac in front of my house. Upon closer examination, there are two officers carrying shotguns standing in my driveway. "I didn't do it!!!" I exclaimed as I went to greet them. Appears they scared a bear into the tree in my back yard. We watched and waited for CO but they didn't show and eventually recommended leaving it alone. After asking whether the bear was bothering me, police and eventually bear both left the scene. God love Terrace".