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Bruce Jamieson


Top left inset photo: Mike Boissonneault


Education and training

Bruce Jamieson provides specialized avalanche workshops , CPD and webinars for avalanche practitioners and industry. Previous clients include:

  • Division of Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector (Engineers and Geoscientists BC)

  • various backcountry & lift-serviced snow-sport operations

  • BC Ministry of Transportation, Snow Avalanche Programs

  • Canadian Avalanche Association

  • Parks Canada

  • Icelandic Search and Rescue

  • Portland Mountain Rescue.

 These seminars include topics such as:

  • assessing and mitigation avalanche risk for planning developments and operations in or near avalanche terrain

  • avalanche risk for workers and backcountry recreationists

  • energy balance at the snow surface

  • human triggering of avalanches

  • applying uncertainty and risk concepts to decisions

  • modern snowpack tests

  • forecasting deep slab avalanches

  • ski cutting - history and risk

Some recent presentations, CPD and training sessions

In addition to specialized training, Bruce Jamieson has taught

  • Graduate courses on Snow Avalanche Formation and Release and Snow Avalanche Hazard Mitigation for the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Calgary, 1998 to 2013.

  • Level 2 and 3 Avalanche Operations courses for the Canadian Avalanche Association until 2019, starting with Level I courses in 1992.

  • over 37 recreational avalanche courses, 1983 to 1998.


Bruce Jamieson, PhD

Bruce has been working with avalanches for over 40 years, and providing training since 1985.

He is a retired Avalanche Professional with the Canadian Avalanche Association, Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary and a life member (non-practicing) of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Chris Argue photo.

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