About Scott McAlpine

Scott McAlpine, PhD.

I am an advanced education leader known for strategic analysis, development and implementation. My collaborative leadership style drives results based on a clearly defined and articulated vision and  evidence based decision making. I am experienced in communications and advocacy not only for the institution but for the broader vision of the role of post-secondary education in advancing individual and societal development. Achieving innovation in post-secondary education through integrating liberal arts and sciences with experiential learning and community need (employers, NGO's, students) is a hallmark of my success. I am skilled at maintaining solid organizational finances, diversification of revenue through new opportunities, and 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:  Interim Director, Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI), Grande Prairie Regional College and PREDA (formerly Integrated Research Unit).

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 positions (hospitals, Chambers of Commerce, 1st Nations, etc.)


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 [ACCC])

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 (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