The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is the world's leading professional association in the field of impact assessment.

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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

The BC Environmental Assessment Office is pleased to offer a free webinar to IAIA members on recent efforts to tailor the scope of environmental assessments at different milestones in the process . The objective is to share some examples and to seek feedback on the approaches considered to date. Time will also be dedicated to […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Thursday November 21, 2013 – 1:00 to 4:30 pm (Registration opens at 12:30 pm) Room 1900, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC The International Association for Impact Assessment’s Western and Northern Canada Affiliate is pleased to host a half-day event featuring regulatory updates from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the […]

ConocoPhillips Canada will host a remote audience in Calgary for this talk. Please proceed to the reception on the 21st floor of Bow Valley Square Tower 4 (near Redwater Grill) to check-in.  The meeting will be in room 933.  Timing is 12:00 MST.   The NWT chapter of the International Association for Impact Assessment (Western and Northern Canada […]

Association of Professional Biology 2013 Annual Professional Biology Conference River Rock Resort, 1811 River Road, Richmond BC April 30 to May 4, 2013 Are you an applied biology or natural resource professional, researcher or environmental science practitioner? The Association of Professional Biology would like to invite you to submit an abstract for our plenary or […]

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada – NWT Regional Group,  in collaboration with the International Association for Impact Assessment, Western and Northern Canada Affiliate, presents: The Role of Science in Northern Public Policy Tuesday, December 11th, 2011, 12:00 – 1:15 pm Speakers: Dr. Steve Kokelj, Environmental Scientist, Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (CIMP), AANDC, Government of Canada; Adjunct Professor, University […]

NEWS RELEASE – NOVEMBER 7, 2012 Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff today announced the proclamation The Environmental Assessment Amendment Act, 2010. The purpose of the Act is to ensure that economic development proceeds with adequate environmental safeguards to protect the environment and maintain public health. The amendments were made to align with the government’s move to […]

This forum took place Wednesday October 17, 2012 – 1:00 to 4:30 pm Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Simon Fraser University Vancouver 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC Download the full presentation here

Clean Energy BC is organizing a one-day workshop focusing on science and EIA during the Generate 2012 conference (October 30th, 2012).  The workshop has two objectives: To generate a platform for the discussion and dissemination of ideas to further improve EIA and science practice in BC clean energy project approvals and operations. To provide a […]