Biography: Susanna Laaksonen-Craig

Susanna Laaksonen

Director General
Energy, Mining and Environment Research Centre

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. Laaksonen-Craig 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.