Donald McNally

BA (McMaster), MA, PhD (University of Toronto)

NetAccess Systems Inc.
21 King St. West, Suite 1500
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4W7

Don has combined academic and business careers for the past 20 years, and has served as Executive Director of the CSCA since 2003. Don’s primary work has been in the development of collaborative business networks and educational initiatives in the study of faith and science. He completed his PhD at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto with an area of specialty in the study of science and religion in the early Victorian period.

Don chaired the Curriculum Committee as part of the establishment of Redeemer University College in 1982. He established a program in science and religion at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, where he taught from 1986 to1998. He was also co-founder of the Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science at Redeemer University College (1988-1992). During this period he also founded NetAccess Systems Inc. which remains one of Canada’s leading independent ISPs.

Don worked with CSCA Past President Thad Trenn as co-director of the John Templeton Foundation Science and Religion Course Program Summer Workshop at Victoria College, University of Toronto, between 1996 and 1999, and helped to establish the Hamilton Area Science and Religion Forum at McMaster University (2005-ongoing) as part of the local initiatives program of the Metanexus Institute.

Don has been a member of the CSCA since 1984, and has a passion to see the CSCA use the best available communications technology to build community, and make the CSCA the leading professional organization of its kind in Canada.