Laird A. Wilson
Room 213-3, Chemical and Materials Engineering Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G6
Laird Wilson graduated from Glasgow University/Strathclyde University with a BSc in Chemical Engineering before immigrating to Canada in 1957. He also has a Masters Degree in Management Science from the University of Waterloo and a degree in Executive Business from the University of Western Ontario. He is presently an adjunct industrial professor at the University of Alberta. Wilson initiated the industrial safety and risk management program at the University of Alberta in 1989 and was director for 11 years. This program was very strongly backed by major industries across Canada both philosophically and financially. Prior to this time Wilson work for approximately 30 years in the oil, gas, and chemical industry as a chemical engineer, and finally as an executive for Syncrude Canada Ltd. He has also written several books on the topic of Safety and
Risk Engineering and has carried out consulting projects around the world.
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