Laurie has over twenty years of experience in the Canadian Community College system and is currently the Senior Vice-President Academic at the Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning.
Prior to taking on this role at Humber she was the President and CEO at Northern Lights College (NLC) in British Columbia. NLC is B.C’s Energy College, emphasizing programming that supports the Oil and Gas and evolving Clean Energy industries. At NLC, Laurie undertook a comprehensive strategic planning process. Under her leadership, the college saw increased enrolments in strategic areas and was designated by the Ministry of Advanced Education as the B.C. Center of Training Excellence in Oil & Gas.
Laurie also worked at College Boreal, as Vice-President, Corporate Services and before that she was the Academic Vice-President. Prior to her executive roles, she began her career at Cambrian as a sessional professor. Then she worked at Boreal first as a faculty member and then in a variety of management positions such as Coordinator of Health Science Programs, Dean of Community Service Programs, Manager of Job Connect Offices and lastly as Registrar.
Laurie holds a Masters of Arts Integrated Studies – Work, Organization and Leadership degree and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Science from Laurentian University. She is currently in the process of completing her Doctoral level studies.