Since moving to Alberta in 2006, I have been actively involved with the ACPA. From 2008 to 2014, I served on the Board of Directors, and was part of the hiring process for our first Executive Director. In 2021, I have returned to the Board and now in 2022, I am excited to serve the organization as your President.

As a chemist, I graduated in 1997 with a Master’s in Chemistry with a focus on Theoretical/Physical Chemistry. Since then I have been active in various chemical disciplines including analytical chemistry, environmental, water/wastewater and oil and gas. I have worked in various areas throughout Canada including Nova Scotia, the Northwest Territories and Alberta.

In addition to my career in chemistry, I have been actively involved with Quality Management Systems (including ISO 9001, 17025, and 14001) and promoting chemistry in academics (including as Chairperson of the Chemistry Technologist Advisory Panel NAIT).

I bring a wealth of leadership and governance experience to the Board, having served in the role of Treasurer, Vice-Chair and Chair for various other Boards including the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society (EERSS) and the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA).

I look forward to serving you and meeting with you in the months ahead.

Shane Harnish