Sam Shaw PhD
W.A. Sam Shaw, B.A., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.B.A., Ph.D., C.Dir.
Sam has served as President and Chief Academic Officer at Yellowhead Tribal College, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs and Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration at the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), UAE, Vice President Policy Development with Encana Corporation, and as President & CEO of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).
Sam has written many articles and has made presentations around the world on various topics including leadership, governance, strategic planning, technology, and human resource optimization. He has also been past recipient of awards such as Businessperson of the Year, Leadership and others recognizing his work and contributions. He continues to be involved in providing expertise in areas of organizational behavior and governance to companies and agencies.
Dr. Shaw has served as a Board Chair, HR Chair and Governance Chair on Boards such as United Way, Goodwill Industries, Canadian Commercial Corporation, GEM Inc., Third Quarter, and Standards Council of Canada. He is currently a member on the City of Calgary’s Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee, the Whistleblowing Managing System (ISO37002) and TC 309 ISO standard for Governance of Organizations.