Having joined Yukon College in 1991 Shelagh Rowles brings many years of 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 holds an Interdisciplinary PHD at University of Saskatchewan in the field of history,  public policy, and innovation.  Her thesis work explores how prepared Yukon is for the 21st century tech driven economy through the lens of Yukon’s mining, construction and public service sectors.