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 and future direction of socio-economic analysis and tools in the BC context. This is a working session for government, industry, First Nations and practitioners with lots of opportunity for dialogue and discussion. We hope to see you there.

February 28, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(sign in & coffee starts 9:30 a.m.)

SFU Downtown Vancouver – Harbour Centre,

515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

(Room: Segal Centre)


TRENDS - Current State of SEIA

The State of SEIA and Trends Moving Forward

  • Tim McDaniels, Professor, UBC School of Regional Planning

SEIA and the Link to Social Licence

  • Paul Cassidy, Environmental Lawyer, McCarthy Tetraultn

An Aboriginal Community Perspective on SEIA Focus and Outcomes

  • Martin Louie, Former Chief, Nadleh Whut’en First Natio

TOOLS - Managing Socio-Economic Risks

Examining SEIA Data from a Risk Management Perspective

  • Emmanuel Machado, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Gibsons

Socio-Economic Auditing Oversight and Post-Construction Audits

  • Brian Miller, IAIA, Western and Northern Canada Affiliate

Asset Management Planning and SEIAs from an Engineering Perspective

  • Harshan Radharkrishnan, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists BC

REPORTING – Monitoring & Reporting of Socio-Economic Impacts

SEEMPs as an Approach in Provincial Environmental Assessment

  • Erin McGuigan, Project Assessment Officer, BC Environmental Assessment Office

A Federal Perspective on Socio-Economic Effects Monitoring and Reporting

  • Brad Armstrong, Lawyer, Lawson Lundell

An Aboriginal Perspective on SEIAs Post-Tsilhqot’in

  • Louise Mandell, First Nations Lawyer, Chancellor Vancouver Island University

Lunch is provided.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dialogue-on-socio-economic-impact-assessments-in-bc-tickets-31272006413