Shelagh Rowles is the Executive Director, Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining and Communities, Innovation and Development at Yukon College Ms. Rowles has extensive experience in developing programs in collaboration with Yukon First Nations, Yukon communities, government and industry stakeholders. She has sat on many local and national advisory boards related to building capacity in the north. Shelagh holds Bachelors degrees in both Anthropology and Education from UBC, a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from University of Manitoba and is currently an Interdisciplinary PHD candidate at University of Saskatchewan in the field of innovation.