Meet Laurie Hamilton, M.Sc., C.E.T., PWS, RPBio, PBiol

Laurie Hamilton

Laurie is a SALMTEC founder, as well as project manager and subject matter expert for several  of SALMTEC's courses, including the Alberta Wetland Rapid Evaluation Tool-Actual (ABWRET-A), Grassland Vegetation Inventory and Wetland Policy Basics Courses.

In over twenty-three years of practice Laurie Hamilton has worked on environmental and land management projects throughouth BC, Alberta, Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan, primarily consulting and conducting a range of environmental assessments for a diverse clientele. Laurie has obtained specialist technical and scientific experience in terrestrial and wetland ecology and Geomatics.

Laurie has an environmental technology certificate, an environmental technology diploma, a B.Sc. in biology (Botany focus, Geography minor), and an M.Sc. through the Department of Geography at the University of Calgary. Laurie is registered as a Certified Engineering Technologist with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta, a Professional Biologist with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists, a Professional Wetland Scientists with the Society of Wetland Scientists, and a Registered Professional Biologist with the BC College of Applied Biology. Both her education and her experiences have provided her with a solid multidisciplinary background.

Laurie teaches Ecology at Mount Royal University in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department as a sessional instructor, and has been presenting workshops, courses and training opportunities for over twelve years through various volunteer and professional experiences. And through her experience, has developed several training styles, to suit a broad audience.

Tara Caseley and Laurie have worked and volunteered together since 2006. In 2015, the dynamic duo became co-founders of SALMTEC to fulfill their shared vision of creating a way to provide relevant, practical, high quality and accessible training and education opportunities to the environmental management community: colleagues, students, experts looking to expand knowledge areas. Thus SALMTEC was formed - a framework based on collaboration that provides opportunities for subject matter experts, participants, land managers, and users in general.

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