Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald, PhD FSA
Bonnie-Jeanne is the Senior Research Fellow of the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. She is also a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the resident scholar at Eckler Ltd.
Her research focuses on the retirement and health programs available to Canada's aging population with the goal of helping older Canadians have better financial security. Bringing together leading industry experts and building on academic best practices coupled with innovative research, her insightful perspectives continue to help advance the retirement security landscape.
Dr. MacDonald is a prolific guest speaker at industry and public policy engagements, and she recently appeared before parliament as a witness on how government can better support the well-being of Canadian seniors. In 2014, her research created the concept of the Living Standard Replacement Rate (LSRR). That paper won the 2014 Pension, Benefits and Social Security Scientific Committee Award Prize for Best Paper at the 30th International Congress of Actuaries.