IAIA-WNC Provides Recommendations on CEAA 2012 Review

IAIA-WNC provided recommendations to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on making environmental assessment under CEAA 2012 more fair  and effective. Please see the attached letter. WNC Letter to ECCC on CEAA 2012  

Postponed: 2-day Workshop Offering in Vancouver: Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment

This workshop has been postponed. Please stay tuned for a new date. —————————————————————————————- Environmental impact assessment constantly uses reasoning to reach conclusions. That process is called ‘argument’—not meaning ‘quarrel,’ but meaning a series of reasons, leading to conclusions, targeted for a specific audience. Most professionals are not formally trained in organized reasoning. Therefore they do

Notice of the 2016 Annual General Meeting of IAIA-WNC

Notice of the 2016 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 9:30 AM Mountain time (8:30 AM Pacific time, 10:30 AM Central time), on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The agenda will include: Annual report from the President

Presentations from IAIA-WNC Forum on Federal Government Effects Assessments

Presentations from IAIA-WNC Forum on Federal Government Effects Assessments

Our Vancouver event on how Federal Authorities are meeting requirements under Section 67 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act was held on Monday January 18 2016. Thanks to our presenters and attendees for your participation and contribution.  The presentations are available for download: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 160118 CEAA IAIA fed lands Guidone Indigenous and Northern

Forum on Federal Government Effects Assessments

Forum on Federal Government Effects Assessments: How Federal Authorities are Meeting Requirements Under Section 67 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Monday January 18, 2016, 1-5 pm (Registration opens at 12:30 pm) 1410 – 1430 Segal Centre, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC Federal Authorities are required by Section 67 of

SFU Students Present Results of Environmental Assessment Research Studies

SFU Students Present Results of Environmental Assessment Research Studies

The International Association for Impact Assessment, Western and Northern Canada is hosting an event: SFU Students Present Results of Environmental Assessment Research Studies November 10, 11:00 – 12:30 SFU 515 Hastings Street, Vancouver (Room 7000) The following studies will be presented: 1. “Evaluating risk analysis in environmental impact assessment: A case study of the Enbridge

Community Health and Safety Workshops

INCORPORATING HEALTH INTO ENVIRONMENTAL/IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR MAJOR PROJECTS: BEST PRACTICE FOR BC, CANADA 1-Day Training Workshop November 17th 2015: Vancouver, Canada Topics will include: Key community health risks and impacts Ethical standards and data access protocols Study design and methodological approaches Meeting the OCAP (Ownership, Control, Access, Protection) standards Download PDF for Full Details MANAGING COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SAFETY

Substitution of Environmental Assessments in British Columbia – Lessons Learned

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – 10:00 to 11:30 am Telephone and computer with internet connection are required The International Association for Impact Assessment – Western and Northern Canada is pleased to offer a free webinar presented by the BC Environmental Assessment Office. Drawing on examples from its first completed substituted environmental assessment (LNG Canada Export Terminal)

Calgary Workshop: Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment

Calgary Workshop: Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment

Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment A Workshop From IAIA-Western and Northern Canada in Calgary Environmental impact assessment constantly uses reasoning to reach conclusions. That process is called ‘argument’. Not argument meaning ‘quarrel,’ but argument meaning a series of reasons, leading to conclusions, targeted for a specific audience. Most professionals are not formally trained in organized reasoning.

Technical Guidance for Assessing Cumulative Environmental Effects Under the CEAA 2012

International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) –  Western and Northern Canada Affiliate Invites you to attend an information session regarding cumulative effects assessment guidance. What:   Presentation regarding the draft Technical Guidance for Assessing Cumulative Environmental Effects Under the CEAA 2012 Participants are invited to review this document prior to the information session (link provided above).

Event: The State of Environmental Assessment in BC – An Update from the BC Environmental Assessment Office

Event: The State of Environmental Assessment in BC – An Update from the BC Environmental Assessment Office

IAIA-WNC Presents: “The State of Environmental Assessment in BC” – An Update from the BC Environmental Assessment Office Tuesday April 14, 2015 – 10:00 to 4:00 pm (Registration opens at 9:30 am) Harbour Towers Hotel, 345 Quebec St, Victoria, BC  The International Association for Impact Assessment’s Western and Northern Canada Affiliate is pleased to host a full-day of

Call For 2015 – 2016 Executive Nominations

IAIA-WNC is calling for nominations for the Affiliate executive. Note that these are two-year positions. Download the nomination form here, At this time, we will be filling four positions: President Treasurer Secretary Program Director

Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment – Vancouver and Victoria Workshops

Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment – Vancouver and Victoria Workshops

Vancouver Workshop: November 20, 2014 Victoria Workshop: December 5, 2014 Environmental impact assessment constantly uses reasoning to reach conclusions. That process is called ‘argument’. Not argument meaning ‘quarrel,’ but argument meaning a series of reasons, leading to conclusions, targeted for a specific audience. Most professionals are not formally trained in organized reasoning. Therefore they do

Pre Stampede Get Together!!!

Join the Northern and Western Canada Affiliate of IAIA at Bottlescrew Bill’s for a networking event. There will be a short discussion on upcoming IAIA-WNC – Calgary fall activities. The first drink is on IAIA-WNC! Please RSVP to Matt Scoular by Thursday, June 23, 2014: [email protected] Event Details Tuesday, June 24, 2014 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Upcoming Workshop! Organized Reasoning & Effects Assessment

Upcoming Workshop! Organized Reasoning & Effects Assessment

Environmental and socio-economic impact assessment constantly uses reasoning to reach conclusions. That process is called ‘argument’. Not argument meaning ‘quarrel,’ but argument meaning a series of reasons, leading to conclusions, targeted for a specific audience. Most professionals are not formally trained in organized reasoning. Therefore they do not know there are many techniques of argument

Workshop on Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment – April 29 or May 1, 2014

Environmental impact assessment constantly uses reasoning to reach conclusions. That process is called ‘argument’. Not argument meaning ‘quarrel,’ but argument meaning a series of reasons, leading to conclusions, targeted for a specific audience. Most professionals are not formally trained in organized reasoning. Therefore they do not know there are many techniques of argument that organize