Shawn is a senior tenured faculty member in Career and Experiential Learning. For the past 13 years, Shawn has worked as a coordinator in career services and co-operative education programs. Shawn is passionate about experiential learning and as the Bachelor of Business co-op coordinator, he helps students access these opportunities throughout the country. Shawn has been a department chairperson for over seven years and has taken on a pan-campus leadership role to develop policy, professional development, and leadership activities for chairs on campus. Shawn is actively involved in governance and academic programming of the university and has previously been a TRU senator, member of the TRU academic planning and priorities committee and a member of the TRU Open Learning Planning Council that oversee academic policy.
Over the years, Shawn has been a leader at the provincial and national levels and completed a term as national president of the Canadian Association for Career Educators and Employers (CACEE). As a leader on post-secondary school to career transition, his mission for CACEE was to advance and support on-campus recruitment, experiential learning and career education in Canada.
When he is away from TRU, he loves to watch movies and spend time with his family. He has completed a number of long hikes such at the West Coast Trail, Rock Wall Trail in Kootenay National Park and the Berg Lake Trail near Mount Robson.