PICS Communications Manager Cindy MacDougall, a woman with bobbed brown hair, pale skin and light eyes.

Cindy MacDougall

Communications Manager

Cindy MacDougall is a communications professional with more than 20 years' experience telling the stories of people leading change and making a difference throughout Canada.

MacDougall began her career as a journalist in Sǫǫ̀mbak'è in Denendeh (Yellowknife, Northwest Territories) in 2000, reporting for Northern News Services and quickly moving to CBC North, where she served as regional health reporter.

In 2008, she joined the BC Public Service in Government Communications and Public Engagement, working at several ministries including the Ministry of Health as Senior Public Affairs Officer in media relations and issues management. In 2016, MacDougall became part of the communications team at Royal Roads University, serving as the university’s media liaison. She joined PICS in 2022, and has a particular interest in the intersection of climate change and human health.

MacDougall holds a Bachelor of Journalism, Highest Honours from Carleton University in Ottawa. Professional accolades include being named a finalist for Organizational Excellence in the 2015 BC Premier’s Awards, and receiving the 2004 Society of Gynecologists and Obstetricians of Canada Journalism Award for Excellence in Women's Health Reporting. She was born and raised on Unama'ki (Cape Breton Island) on the East Coast.