Kathleen Laird is the Administrative Coordinator at PICS. Before joining the institute, she worked at the University of Victoria for the previous three years. Kathleen has administrative experience with UVic’s Human Resources, Events, and Co-op and Career offices, and with the office of the Dean of Education.
Kathleen holds a degree in Urban Geography from UBC, and specialized education in Landscape Design and Horticultural Therapy. When she is not working at PICS, she runs a successful small business that offers a range of horticultural services. She is also active in her community as a board member on the South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association and its greening and land use committees. She loves to travel and research new advances in horticulture, most recently in the Netherlands.