Trina Innes, Chief Sustainability Officer, University of Alberta
Trina Innes is the Chief Sustainability Officer at the University of Alberta. She has worked for over 20 years providing strategic leadership, environmental management and public engagement expertise to industry, government, academic and non-government organizations. Previously, Trina served as the senior manager for environmental education and outreach with the Government of Alberta. She started her career as a professional forester with the British Columbia Forest Service. She is board secretary for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and a member of the City of Edmonton’s Environmental Advisory Committee. Trina holds an MBA (Athabasca University), Masters in Forestry (University of New Brunswick), a Bachelor of Science (Western University) and a certificate in corporate social responsibility (University of Toronto).
Emma Lafreniere, Project Planner – Green Labs, University of Alberta
Emma earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Alberta in 2012. Since graduating, she has worked in sustainability at the three post-secondary institutions in Edmonton; MacEwan University, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and the University of Alberta. In her various roles she was responsible for reporting on institutional sustainability performance through STARS (Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System), as well as developing and implementing behaviour change programs aimed at providing tools for students, staff, and faculty so that they can reduce their impacts on campus.
In September 2015, Emma returned to the University of Alberta to fill the new position Project Planner – Green Labs. She is currently working with teaching and research labs to help ensure that they are healthy and safe spaces supported by sustainable practices. She is also completing an MBA in Community Economic Development from Cape Breton University through its Edmonton cohort delivery program.