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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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