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Speakers: Donna Kennedy-Glans & Don Hill When: Tuesday, March 12, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 pm Where: The Metropolitan – Private Dining Room (150, 318 – 8 Avenue S.W.) Cost: Free for IAIA-WNC members; $10 for non-members ($5 for students) The International Association for Impact Assessment – Western and Northern Canada Affiliate (IAIA-WNC) is pleased to announce […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are Large Big Hydros a Big Mistake WNC 6 June 2018

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Come out to socialize with other impact assessment practitioners and discuss marine mammals. Date: Tuesday November 21, 2017 Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm with presentations 6:00 – 7:00 pm Location: The Pint Public House – 455 Abbott St., Vancouver (downstairs room) There is no cost for this event. Participants can purchase food and beverages. Presentations […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 workshops in Edmonton and three other cities, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]