Dr. Susanna Laaksonen-Craig
Director General, Energy, Mining and Environment Research Centre, National Research Council Canada (NRC)
Dr. Susanna Laaksonen-Craig is the Director General for the NRC's Energy, Mining and Environment Research Centre.
Before joining the NRC in 2018, Dr. Laaksonen-Craig was the Assistant Deputy Minister for British Columbia government's Climate Action Secretariat in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. She also held a number of Executive Director and Director roles in the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
Prior to joining the BC government in 2007, Dr. LaaksonenCraig worked as an assistant professor at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Forestry, as the Assistant Director of the University of California Forest Products Laboratory, and as a researcher for the Finnish Forest Research Institute.
Dr. Laaksonen-Craig holds a master's degree in Forestry from the University of Helsinki and a Ph.D. in Wildland Resource Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Laaksonen-Craig has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Forestry since 2007.