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Shawna Boyko has been a certified human resources professional and active member with the Human Resources Institute of Alberta since 2008.
Shawna currently serves as the Director, People Services for the Calgary Zoo, a role that includes leading a team of professionals in Human Resources, Volunteer Resources, and Health and Safety. Prior to this role, Shawna served as the Regional Human Resources Business Partner for the Royal Bank of Canada for Alberta and the Northwest Territories, and Senior HR Business Partner for Cenovus Energy.
Shawna's human resources career spans almost twenty years in post-secondary, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, finance and not-for-profit environments. Through her career, Shawna has served as a strategic business partner, generalist, project manager, and leader with large, complex organizations, and has recently led critical HR initiatives in organizations experiencing transformational change. Shawna has a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience across the HR function, but in recent years, has developed specific expertise in talent management, diversity and inclusion, and employee engagement.
Shawna achieved an MBA from the University of Calgary in 2010 and a Bachelor of Management with specialization in Labour and Employment relations from the University of Lethbridge. Shawna’s most recent endeavour is as a casual instructor for the Human Resources Diploma Program at Bow Valley College.