Proposed Changes to the Regulatory Review and Environmental Assessment Process in Canada: Keeping an Eye out for Blind Spots

Speaker: Lesley Matthews (Polaris Solutions Inc.) Where: Ceili’s Irish Pub on 8th Ave Downtown (803, 8th Ave SW, Calgary) When: Wednesday May 2, 5:30-7:00 pm The International Association for Impact Assessment – Western and Northern Canada Affiliate (IAIA-WNC) is pleased to announce the return of the “Pubinar” series of talks. Come on out to Ceili’s

Vancouver Event: Proposed New Impact Assessment Systems in BC and Canada

The Western and Northern Canada affiliate of the International Association for Impact Assessment, the BC Environmental Assessment Office and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency are hosting a session on proposed changes to environmental assessment legislation. Presentations from the BC Environmental Assessment Office and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency on the Proposed New Impact Assessment Systems

Evening Pubinar Series; Blockchain Hype, Myths and Today’s Practical Application

Evening Pubinar Series (IAIA-WNC Southern Alberta) Title: Blockchain Hype, Myths and Today’s Practical Applications Speakers: Dan Giurescu (TerraHub) and Richard Stobbe (Field Law) Where: Ceili’s Irish Pub on 8th Ave Downtown (803, 8th Ave SW, Calgary) When: Tuesday April 3, 5:30-7:00 pm The International Association for Impact Assessment – Western and Northern Canada Affiliate (IAIA-WNC)

Social Event in Victoria – Feb 22, 2018

Come out for a drink and meet other practitioners and students in the field of impact assessment! Thursday February 22, 2018 – 4 pm to 6 pm Smiths Pub – 777 Courtney St, Victoria, BC Members from the International Association for Impact Assessment’s Western and Northern Canada Affiliate (IAIA-WNC) invite you to an informal after-work

Presentation Slides for IAIA Conference Encore Presentations – More!

The presentation slides from our June 14 event are now available for download here. The International Association for Impact Assessment’s (IAIA) Western and Northern Canada affiliate and sponsors Hemmera and Stantec invite you to attend the following session: IAIA Conference Encore Presentations – More! The IAIA is the leading global network on best practice in

Presentation Slides: IAIA Conference Encore Presentations

Presentation Slides: IAIA Conference Encore Presentations

The presentation slides from our May 4 event are now available for download here. The International Association for Impact Assessment’s (IAIA) Western and Northern Canada affiliate and sponsor SNC Lavalin invite you to attend the following session: IAIA Conference Encore Presentations The IAIA is the leading global network on best practice in the use of impact

Presentations from Forum on Environmental Assessment for Urban Development:

Urban development in the Lower Mainland often requires some level of environmental assessment (EA) to meet federal, provincial or local government requirements. Urban EAs are often triggered for projects that involve watercourse setbacks, instream works or other environmental sensitivities. The scope and process vary between jurisdictions but some common EA triggers, tools and methods are

Annual General Meeting 2017

Notice of the 2017 Annual General Meeting of IAIA-WNC TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the members of the International Association for Impact Assessment – Western and Northern Canada Affiliate (the “Organization”) will be held by teleconference at 10 AM Mountain time (9 AM Pacific time, 11 AM Central time), on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

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

Presentations from SFU Student Research on Environmental Assessment

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

Forum on Environmental Assessment for Urban Development: The State of Professional Practice and Government Expectations in Lower Mainland BC

Forum on Environmental Assessment for Urban Development: The State of Professional Practice and Government Expectations in Lower Mainland BC

Urban development in the Lower Mainland often requires some level of environmental assessment (EA) to meet federal, provincial or local government requirements. Urban EAs are often triggered for projects that involve watercourse setbacks, instream works or other environmental sensitivities. The scope and process vary between jurisdictions but some common EA triggers, tools and methods are

IAIA Award Nominations

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.

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

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

A successful year for IAIA in BC

Just a note to thank you all for your energy, ideas and efforts over this past year with IAIA in BC. The EAO provided two webinars, SFU students hosted an event to present their research findings and several federal agencies presented on how they review projects on federal land. 2016-06-30 IAIA EPIC Updates IAIA deck