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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 […]

Calling all members (or prospective members) who would like to join the IAIA-WNC Board of Directors – nominations are now open. There are four open positions. The board term is two years. Executive Committee meetings (composed of the Directors and the appointed Regional Directors) occur by teleconference every 6 weeks or so in the fall and […]

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 […]

In this issue: IAIA-WNC News Upcoming Events Event Follow Up and Feedback Regional Highlights Changes to the IAIA WNC Fee Structure IAIA News and Events New Section – News from Members IAIA-WNC News Since this edition of the newsletter is being sent out just as the holiday season is starting, the IAIA-WNC Executive team wants […]

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 […]

Bill Ross is the recipient of IAIA-WNC’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes outstanding contributions and dedication to the professional practice of environmental assessment in Canada and internationally. The award was presented to Dr. Ross at an event in Calgary on June 6. Bill Ross is a professor (now emeritus) at the University of Calgary in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Matthews IAIA May 2 2018

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) […]

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 […]

Evening Pubinar Series (IAIA-WNC Southern Alberta) March 22 | April 19 | May 31 We are trying something a little different with a three-part series of “Pubinars”, hosted in Calgary, intended to provide food for thought and stimulate lively discussion. These evening sessions will be held at the Village Brewery Taproom (5000 – 12A Street S.E.) from 7-9pm. Light […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]