Alison Anderson is a professional engineer and certified water system operator. Ms. Anderson has worked in product development, research and infrastructure and has managed the Yukon operations of an international engineering company. Ms. Anderson's specialities include design, construction management, commissioning and operations of northern water systems and other infrastructure.
Before moving into her current role of Instructor/Coordinator of the Yukon Water and Wastewater Operator Program, Ms. Anderson was Yukon College's Technology Innovation Officer. In this role, she supported innovators and entrepreneurs in developing cold climate technologies.
Ms. Anderson is the first Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) Associate Chair at Yukon College. WWEST is the operating name for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (BC/Yukon Region). The mission of the Associate Chair program is to engage Yukon industry, communities, First Nations and students to increase the awareness and participation of women, First Nations, and other under-represented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields of study and careers.
Ms. Anderson enjoys an active life in Whitehorse with her husband, son and husky.