Margo Fraser holds a B.Sc. (Co-op) and M.Sc. in Kinesiology specializing in Ergonomics from the University of Waterloo as well as a Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. She is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE)* and a Past-President and past Executive Director (2005-2015) of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists/Association canadienne d’ergonomie. Margo was the Vice-President and Secretary General of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) from 2012-2015 as is a member of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) technical committees on Ergonomics for Children and Educational Environments (ECEE), and Organizational Design and Management (ODAM).
Margo worked as a research assistant at the University of Waterloo in the occupational biomechanics and ergonomics lab between degrees and has since consulted in a number of settings including electronics assembly, control rooms, financial institutions, petrochemical manufacturing, oil and gas, pulp and paper, printing, libraries, schools, municipalities, drivers, laboratories, light manufacturing, offices and home offices.
Outside of “work”, Margo travels extensively and spends as much time exploring the world by canoe or foot as possible and holds the Adventure Medic certification. She volunteered for 8 years as a construction crew leader Habitat for Humanity and has provided pro bono ergonomics assessments and training for a variety of charitable and not-for-profit organizations including the Prostate Cancer Centre, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, and Propellus (formerly Volunteer Calgary). She raced as a member of the Canadian National Age Group Olympic distance Triathlon team from 1999 to 2008 and coached speed skaters from Latvia and Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics.