Laurel Sakaluk, PhD

Laurel Sakaluk is the Senior Social Policy and Innovation Advisor to the Family and Community Services Department of Strathcona County in Alberta, and also serves as an adjunct professor within the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta, where, alongside teaching, she conducts and publishes research about gender, socioeconomic status, diversity, and family wellbeing. She is passionate about finding evidence-informed solutions for complex social issues. For several years prior to her current engagements, she held posts as advisor to or analyst within a variety of Departments within the Government of Alberta, particularly focusing on Gender Based Analysis, knowledge management, and continuous improvement. After completing undergraduate and Master’s level studies in biology, Laurel received her PhD in Human Ecology from the University of Alberta in 2017.

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