Category: Environment, GRC Member


Gareth Thomson is executive director of ACEE and has twenty years experience in environmental education, working first for the Government of Alberta and then as the first education director of CPAWS – Calgary/Banff. Gareth currently serves as a judge for the Alberta Emerald Awards, has been a board member of several key environmental education groups and grantmaking foundations, served on Canmore’s municipal Town Council, and taught at an International Baccalaureate high school.

Gareth has an engineering degree, an M.Sc. in environmental geology, and is a certified teacher. He has been honoured by a lifetime achievement award from the Global Environmental and Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC) of the Alberta Teachers Association, and the 2008 Outstanding Individual (non-profit) award from the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM). A proud father of two children, Gareth can still occasionally be sighted on the hiking trails around Canmore.