Presentations from Future of Pipelines Pubinar Series (Fall 2018)

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

Organized Reasoning in IA – Whitehorse Workshop – New Offering!

Workshop in Whitehorse, Yukon on November 19-20 Our previous Organized Reasoning workshops were well received in Vancouver, Victoria, Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife. In Whitehorse in November, the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board will be offering another installment of a series of Organized Reasoning workshops for their staff. The Yukon Government provided workshops to

The Future of Pipelines – Updated Locations

Speakers: Marla Orenstein-Canada West Foundation Dr. Brenda Kenny (Formerly Canadian Energy Pipeline Association) When: Second Tuesday each month – November 13 and December 11, 2018, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Where: November 13 – Rose & Crown Traditional Pub & Restaurant (1503 – 4 Street S.W.) December 11 – The Metropolitan (150, 318 – 8

IAIA-WNC Evening Pubinar Series – The Future of Pipelines

Speakers: Dr. Brenda Kenny (Formerly Canadian Energy Pipeline Association), Marla Orenstein-Canada West Foundation, and Jason Smith-Nine Degrees Consulting Inc. Where: Ceili’s Irish Pub on 8th Ave Downtown (803, 8th Ave SW, Calgary) When: Second Tuesday each month – October 9, November 13 and December 11, 2018, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm IAIA-WNC:The International Association for

Organized Reasoning in IA – Whitehorse Workshop

Workshop in Whitehorse, Yukon on September 18-19 or 20-21 Environmental impact assessment—like all technical writing—constantly uses reasoning to reach conclusions. That process is called ‘argument’, which means to assemble a series of reasons, leading to conclusions, targeted for a specific audience.. This workshop shares two sets of tools collectively called ‘Organized Reasoning’. The first provides principles

June 6 Pubinar Announcement – Are Large Big Hydros a Big Mistake?

Evening Pubinar Series (IAIA-WNC Southern Alberta) Title: Are Large Big Hydros a Big Mistake? Speaker: Miles Scott-Brown (Ciera Group) Where: Ceili’s Irish Pub on 8th Ave Downtown (803, 8th Ave SW, Calgary) When: Wednesday, June 6 from 5:30-7:00 pm   The International Association for Impact Assessment – Western and Northern Canada Affiliate (IAIA-WNC) is pleased

Proposed Changes to the Regulatory Review and Environmental Assessment Process in Canada: Keeping an Eye out for Blind Spots

Speaker: Lesley Matthews (Polaris Solutions Inc.) Where: Ceili’s Irish Pub on 8th Ave Downtown (803, 8th Ave SW, Calgary) When: Wednesday May 2, 5:30-7:00 pm The International Association for Impact Assessment – Western and Northern Canada Affiliate (IAIA-WNC) is pleased to announce the return of the “Pubinar” series of talks. Come on out to Ceili’s

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

Evening Pubinar Series; Blockchain Hype, Myths and Today’s Practical Application

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)

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

Annual General Meeting 2017

Notice of the 2017 Annual General Meeting of IAIA-WNC 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 10 AM Mountain time (9 AM Pacific time, 11 AM Central time), on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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