Shena Shaw

Socio-Community Specialist, Hemmera, an Ausenco Company
Speaking at: Social Innovation in Mineral Exploration Panel

Shena Shaw has been managing projects and contributing to environmental assessments for over fourteen years. She is committed to the responsible development of resource projects and has worked for a variety of industry and government clients. Shena has direct experience with large-scale northern petroleum and mining projects. Shena works closely with clients to ensure a thorough and robust environmental and socio-economic effects assessment is delivered that meets their needs as well as the expectations of First Nations, communities, assessors and regulators.

Shena provides clients with detailed insight into assessment and regulatory processes across northern Canada. Her knowledge and advice help clients make strategic and effective decisions when planning and implementing First Nations and community consultation and engagement. Appropriate engagement strategies can decrease both timelines and risk for projects as they move through assessment and regulatory processes.

Shena has developed excellent working relationships with representatives of all levels of government and industry. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology focusing on First Nations Studies and Geography from the University of Victoria.