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IAIA-WNC held a successful series of talks around the theme of The Future of Pipelines. In Canada over the last few years, there has been much discussion and controversy around the contentious issue of hydrocarbon pipelines. The matter involves all levels of government, First Nations, community organizations, NGOs, and other stakeholders. The pubinar series delved […]

Evening Pubinar Series (IAIA-WNC Southern Alberta) Title: Blockchain Hype, Myths and Today’s Practical Applications Speakers: Dan Giurescu (TerraHub) and Richard Stobbe (Field Law) Where: Ceili’s Irish Pub on 8th Ave Downtown (803, 8th Ave SW, Calgary) When: Tuesday April 3, 5:30-7:00 pm The International Association for Impact Assessment – Western and Northern Canada Affiliate (IAIA-WNC) […]

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 […]

Do you know a colleague, client, or institution that deserves an award? Help us recognize excellence and achievement in impact assessment by submitting a nomination for the 2017 IAIA Awards! Making a nomination is easy (and it is not necessary to be an IAIA member to do so) — just visit http://www.iaia.org/awards.php by 18 September 2016. […]

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 […]

37th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment 4-7 April 2017| Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hôtel | Montréal, Canada Abstract Submissions (for both paper and poster) are invited through 31 October, 2016. For more information and to see updates about this conference, please visit http://conferences.iaia.org/2017/index.php. IAIA conferences are interdisciplinary, and approximately 700 delegates […]

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BC Environmental Assessment Office Information Session Please join us on June 30th from 9:30-11:00 am for an information session with BC Environmental Assessment Office staff. Presenters will be Rumon Carter, Director, Engagement and Digital Services and Erin Scraba, Manager of Policy and Legislation. Topics to be discussed include: 9:40-10:15: From e-PIC to EPIC: the EAO’s […]

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  

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

November IAIA Update

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