Call out for Online Presentations on IA topics! Fall / Winter 2020

Hello IAIA-WNC members! Do you have a timely IA topic you’ve been wanting to present but don’t have a venue for? Or, are you interested in re-purposing your Seville IAIA 2020 presentation? IAIA-WNC is going to be hosting a series of online presentations (on Google Meet) and we are reaching out to you to see

Online Workshop – Climate Change Considerations in the New Federal Impact Assessment Regime – Jun 27, 2020

The Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary is presenting an online workshop on June 27, 2020: Climate Change Considerations in the New Federal Impact Assessment Regime Canada’s new federal impact assessment legislation came into force in August 2019. It includes explicit requirements to take into account climate change considerations during assessment and decision-making

Gender and Environmental Assessment – May 30, 2019

Join IAIA-WNC in downtown Victoria for presentations and a facilitated discussion on Gender and Environmental Assessment. Hosted by Two Worlds Consulting and IAIA Western and Northern Canada, this session explores what it means to consider gender in the context of environmental assessment (EA). What are the federal and provincial requirements for considering sex, gender, and

Community Benefits and Indigenous Inclusion in EA, a North and South Perspective – May 23

Come out to socialize with other impact assessment practitioners and discuss Indigenous Community Benefits and Inclusion in Environmental Assessment. The IAIA is the leading global network on best practice in the use of impact assessment for informed decision making regarding policies, programs, plans and projects. The International Association for Impact Assessment’s Western and Northern Canada

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

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

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

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