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About Scott McAlpine

Scott McAlpine, BA, MA, LLM, PhD.

Scott is a post-secondary education executive, academic, and researcher known for evidence-based decison-making, strategic analysis, development, and implementation. His collaborative leadership style drives results through clearly defined organizational vision and results oriented metrics. Experienced in communications and institutional advocacy in the service of individual, economic, and social development, Scott has led innovation in post-secondary, corporate, and NGO settings.  Scott is skilled at maintaining solid organizational finances, revenue generation through new opportunities, achieving growth through partnerships, focussed branding, and team empowerment. Specialities include: 

• Strategic Visioning 
• Internationalization
• Institutional Turnaround
• Differentiated Branding and Communication
• Strategic Analysis and Development
• Research and Innovation
• Revenue Diversification
• New Initiatives
• Program Development
• Operational Efficiencies
• Team Building and Empowerment
• Policy Development



Scott McAlpine

Executive and Leadership 

2014-Present: President, Integrated Analytics & Research Ltd. 

2009-2014: President, Douglas College, Metropolitan Vancouver, British Columbia

2007-2008: Acting Vice-President (Academic), Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie, Alberta

2005-2009: Dean, (Arts, Science and Upgrading), Acting Vice-President (2007/08), Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie, Alberta

1999–2005: Chair, Department of Arts, Commerce & Education, Grande Prairie Regional College

Academic Positions

1981-2005:  Professor, Political Science and Economics, Grande Prairie Regional College, Alberta

2006-2009: Adjunct Professor, Educational Leadership, University of Northern British Columbia

1993-2009: Adjunct Professor, Political Science, Athabasca University

1989-1999: Instructor, Local Government Studies, University of Alberta (Extension)


2006-2008:  Director, Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) and Integrated Research Unit, Grande Prairie Regional College 

1993-2006: Coordinator/Principal Investigator, Integrated Research Unit, Grande Prairie Regional College 

2000-2004: Managing Editor,  Lobstick: An Interdisciplinary Journal

1993-2008: Director/Coordinator (and Founder) Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI), Grande Prairie Regional College and PREDA (formerly Integrated Research Unit)

1985-2009: Consultant. Various projects (hospitals, Chambers of Commerce, First Nations, etc.)


2017-Present: Vice-President and Chair of Advocacy/Policy, New Westminster Chamber of Commerce

2014-2016: Member, Advocacy Committee, New Westminster Chamber of Commerce

2011-2014: Board Member, and member of Governance and Nomination Committee, Canadian Bureau of International Education

2012-2014: Vice-Chair, British Columbia Colleges

2012-2014: Chair, Strategic Advisory Council, BC Campus

2010-2014: Committee member, President’s Advisory Committee on Research and Innovation, Colleges and Institutes Canada (formerly Association of Canadian Community Colleges)

1999-2009: Founding Editorial Board Member, Lobstick: An Interdisciplinary Journal

2004-2006: Member, Board of Directors, Saskatoon Mountain Economic Development Authority (Now Community Futures)

2001-2005, Member, Board of Directors, Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce

2000-2003: President, South Peace Social Planning Council, Grande Prairie, Alberta 


2013: City of New Westminster, “Citizen of the Year” nomination

2008: City of Grande Prairie “Hometown Hero” award recipient for community contributions

2005: Alberta Centennial Medallion (Lieutenant Governor) recipient for community contributions

2003: AACTI Leadership Excellence Nominee

2002: Alberta Lieutenant Governor’s Award Nomination for Excellence in Public Administration 


2014-2017  LLM (Canadian Constitutional Law), Osgoode Hall, York University, Toronto, Ontario

1988-1994  PhD (Political Science), The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

1980-1982  MA (Political Science), Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

1976-1980  Honours BA (Economics & Political Science), Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario