Susan is one of Canada’s original environmental scientists. With over 35 years of experience in all aspects of environmental studies, she first trained in geography and geology from the early 1970’s, (predating the availability of environmental science degrees!).
She learned environmental assessment on the job, was around for the emergence of environmental assessment as a legitimate discipline. She has been involved in the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) for many years, and is past-President of the Western and Northern Canada Affiliate of IAIA.
She worked for provincial and federal governments in Ontario and BC, before seeing the light and crossing over to the private sector. She joined PGL when it was very young and is honored to be have been part of its growth to today’s size and sophistication. Her role at PGL now is primarily with the Environmental Planning Group, senior reviewing a wide variety of projects from impact assessments to third party reviews to sustainability.
When not working, Susan is usually found outdoors, using toys ranging from bike to skis to kayak to camper. Now that her kids are grown up, she is enjoying being an empty nester.
- Energy (hydro, wind, oil & gas)
- First Nations
- Urban development