MacDonald, Vera G. - 1984 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vera MacDonald was responsible for establishing Alberta's home economic extension service, one of the most extensive home economic services in Canada. Mrs. MacDonald began her employment with the Alberta Department of Agriculture in 1940 with a mandate to set up the home economics branch. By 1979, when she retired, there were over 60 district home economists in the branch supported by nine provincial specialists. During her years as branch head, the home economics extension laboratory was established. She initiated a nutrition at school program; she hired the first home design specialist; she worked closely with girls' clubs which evolved into 4-H homemaking clubs.

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