Dr. Elka Walsh is currently Director, Institutional Planning and Analysis at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, Canada. Elka has over fifteen years of experience as a senior leader in postsecondary education. Elka has taught at Humber College, Canada and McMaster University, Canada and was a senior policy advisor to three Ministers of the Ontario Government. Elka is active in her community serving on the Board of the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network where she also chairs the Finance and Audit Committee. She is a member of the United Way of Calgary’s Campaign Cabinet and advises on the United Way’s All-in-for-Youth program. Elka holds a PhD in public policy from McMaster University (2007), a Master’s degree in Political Science from McMaster (1997), and an Honours BA from the University of Toronto.