The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is the world's leading professional association in the field of impact assessment.

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IAIA's Western and Northern Canada (WNC) Affiliate includes members from the federal and territorial government, consultancies, co-management boards, industry and NGOs. Its goal is to promote and develop best practice in environmental impact assessment.

Our members enjoy:

  • Riveting lunch seminars by notable guest speakers
  • Enlightening conferences on Environmental Impact Assessment -related themes
  • Valuable networking at pub nights and social events
  • Fascinating Newsletters with environmental management news, events, job postings and more

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Evening Pubinar Series (IAIA-WNC Southern Alberta) March 22 | April 19 | May 31 We are trying something a little different with a three-part series of “Pubinars”, hosted in Calgary, intended to provide food for thought and stimulate lively discussion. These evening sessions will be held at the Village Brewery Taproom (5000 – 12A Street S.E.) from 7-9pm. Light […]

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Advancing the Dialogue on Socio-Economic Impact Assessments in BC How effectively are socio-economic risks being managed in BC? As public scrutiny of major industrial development projects intensify, so must the effectiveness of impact assessment tools to identify and manage risks and opportunities for projects and communities alike. This one-day session digs deep into the trends […]

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Our previous Organized Reasoning workshops were well received in Vancouver, Victoria, Whitehorse, Calgary and Yellowknife. Similar workshops have been given to staff at several government agencies. We want to provide our members with access to these tools as long as there is interest, so we are presenting workshops in Edmonton and three other cities, and […]

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Evening Pubinar Series

 

Evening Pubinar Series (IAIA-WNC Southern Alberta) March 22 | April 19 | May 31 We are trying something a little different with a three-part series of “Pubinars”, hosted in Calgary, intended to provide food for thought and stimulate lively discussion. These evening sessions will be held at the Village Brewery Taproom (5000 – 12A Street S.E.) from 7-9pm. Light […]

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Dialogue on Socio-Economic Impact Assessments in BC

 

Advancing the Dialogue on Socio-Economic Impact Assessments in BC How effectively are socio-economic risks being managed in BC? As public scrutiny of major industrial development projects intensify, so must the effectiveness of impact assessment tools to identify and manage risks and opportunities for projects and communities alike. This one-day session digs deep into the trends […]

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Presentations from SFU Student Research on Environmental Assessment

 

The presentation slides from the November 25 event can be downloaded here (link here). Please note that the presentation slides from Talk #2 (see list below) are not available.   Come hear about research on impact assessment from graduate students at SFU’s School of Resource and Environmental Management. When: Friday, November 25, 2016 Time: 9:00 to […]

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IAIA Award Nominations

 

Do you know a colleague, client, or institution that deserves an award? Help us recognize excellence and achievement in impact assessment by submitting a nomination for the 2017 IAIA Awards! Making a nomination is easy (and it is not necessary to be an IAIA member to do so) — just visit http://www.iaia.org/awards.php by 18 September 2016. […]

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Rescheduled Two-day Workshop in Vancouver: Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment

 

Our previous Organized Reasoning workshops were well received in Vancouver, Victoria, Whitehorse, Calgary and Yellowknife. Similar workshops have been given to staff at several government agencies. We want to provide our members with access to these tools as long as there is interest, so we are presenting one more in Vancouver and making a list […]

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IAIA17, Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change

 

37th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment 4-7 April 2017| Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hôtel | Montréal, Canada Abstract Submissions (for both paper and poster) are invited through 31 October, 2016. For more information and to see updates about this conference, please visit http://conferences.iaia.org/2017/index.php. IAIA conferences are interdisciplinary, and approximately 700 delegates […]

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