With a strategic mindset and energetic attitude, Laura’s recruitment style is hands-on and focused on delivering top-quality results to clients. She draws on over 12 years of research experience and professional Project Management training to bring both precision and depth to her recruitment work. She balances these qualities with an ability to think outside the box when needed; her creative and flexible approach to problem-solving enables her to consider a search from all angles.
Prior to joining Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette, Laura worked for many years in both the academic and private sector. While working in Acquisitions at an academic publisher, she was responsible for developing long-term strategy and fostering growth by successfully recruiting authors and building the company’s catalogue. She also handled sales and marketing for a large nationwide territory. Her blend of business acumen and respect for scholarship and research allowed her to consistently exceed targets and increase sales by more than 40% in her assigned territory.
Laura also brings with her a deep understanding of what makes the academic sector tick—something that serves her well in her role as a Recruiter working primarily in the Firm’s academic search practice. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours from Mount Allison and both a Masters and PhD from York University. Laura has also held research and teaching positions at York, Ryerson, and the University of Western Ontario, and has experience working with admissions and search committees. While at York, she was the recipient of several research-based awards and scholarships and enjoyed presenting her work at both national and international conferences and conducting primary research in Paris, France.
Laura recently returned to her hometown of Halifax after more than 10 years in Toronto and is delighted to be reconnecting with friends and family in this vibrant city. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband on the South Shore and getting out on the water whenever possible.