Webinar Nov. 19: Assessing Economic Impacts Like One Actually Cares

IAIA- Western and Northern Canada Affiliate is pleased to present:

Assessing Economic Impacts Like One Actually Cares

An online talk and Q + A with Chris Joseph MRM PhD

Thursday November 19, 2020 (11:30am Pacific Time, 12:30pm Mountain Time)

This talk will cover the role of economic impact information in major project decision-making, standard methods of economic impact assessment, and good practices in economic impact assessment. Experiences will be shared with respect to conducting economic impact assessments for intervenors and proponents, presenting assessments to regulatory panels, and defending assessments subject to cross-examination. Examples will be drawn from recent controversial major project reviews that many participants will be familiar with. Economic impact assessment matters a lot, and this talk will explain why and where the EA community needs to move to with respect to major project economic impacts.


About Chris Joseph

Dr. Chris Joseph is Principal of Swift Creek Consulting based out of Squamish, BC, Canada. Much of Chris’ work has been in regards to major project economic and social impacts, and Indigenous values and interests, but Chris gets involved in all sorts of environmental and resource management issues. Chris has written guidance for senior governments in Canada, provided expert evidence for several major project reviews and to the BC Supreme Court, published research in leading academic journals, and provided journal peer review.  Chris holds PhD and masters degrees from the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University and a B.Sc. (Honours with Distinction) in Geography from the University of Victoria. 


The Details

The hour-long webinar will begin at 11:30 am Pacific time, 12:30 pm Mountain time, on Thurs. November 19, 2020. 

There is no cost for the event, but you must register to receive the webinar link (to be provided prior to the event). Non-members have the option for a small donation to support our organization. REGISTER AT: https://econ-impacts-talk.eventbrite.com/

Questions, please email: [email protected]

Please share this announcement with your colleagues, and anyone else professionally involved in impact assessment that you think would be interested. Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t work on your professional development!