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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 […]

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 […]

Come out to socialize with other impact assessment practitioners and discuss marine mammals. Date: Tuesday November 21, 2017 Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm with presentations 6:00 – 7:00 pm Location: The Pint Public House – 455 Abbott St., Vancouver (downstairs room) There is no cost for this event. Participants can purchase food and beverages. Presentations […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The presentations from this well-attended event held February 28, 2017 in Vancouver are now available. See the speakers list here: Orginal Event Notice Session 1: Trends Session 2: Tools Session 3: Reporting Note that the presentation from the EAO is not yet available.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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: 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 […]

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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 […]

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Presentation by the BC Environmental Assessment Office 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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

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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 […]