Online Workshop – Climate Change Considerations in the New Federal Impact Assessment Regime – Jun 27, 2020

The Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary is presenting an online workshop on June 27, 2020: Climate Change Considerations in the New Federal Impact Assessment Regime Canada’s new federal impact assessment legislation came into force in August 2019. It includes explicit requirements to take into account climate change considerations during assessment and decision-making

Now Available: Summer 2020 Issue of WNC Impact

The summer 2020 issue of WNC Impact is now available! Click on the link below or ‘copy and paste’ it into your browser to read about the latest news on environmental management and EIA. https://iaia-wnc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/IAIA-WNC_Impact_Spring_2020.pdf We hope you enjoy it!

REMINDER: 2020 Annual General Meeting of IAIA-WNC

2020 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 on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM Mountain time (11:00 AM Pacific time, 1:00 PM Central time). The agenda will

New EA Act Workshop

On behalf of the BC Environmental Assessment Office, the International Association for Impact Assessment’s (IAIA) Western and Northern Canada branch invites you to attend the following session: As you know, the Environmental Assessment Act (2018), passed in the Legislature on November 2018, came into force on December 16, 2019. On February 11 and 12, the Environmental Assessment Office

*POSTPONED* Organized Reasoning Series 2020 – Victoria, BC

MORE EFFECTIVE IA: TOOLS FOR STRONGER ARGUMENT AND CLEARER WRITING About the Workshop: Our previous Organized Reasoning workshops were well received in Vancouver, Victoria, Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife. A number of government agencies and companies have begun using these tools and IAIA-WNC has received multiple requests for more workshops. We want to provide our

ORGANIZED REASONING SERIES 2020 – YELLOWKNIFE (February 27 & 28, 2020)

More Effective IA: Tools for Stronger Argument and Clearer Writing Workshop from IAIA-WNC About this Event Our previous Organized Reasoning workshops were well received across Western and Northern Canada. In Yellowknife in February, the Government of NWT will be offering another of a series of Organized Reasoning workshops for their staff. The Mackenzie Valley Environmental

*POSTPONED* ORGANIZED REASONING SERIES 2020 – CALGARY, AB

MORE EFFECTIVE IA: TOOLS FOR STRONGER ARGUMENT AND CLEARER WRITING About the Workshop: Our previous Organized Reasoning workshops were well received in Vancouver, Victoria, Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife. A number of government agencies and companies have begun using these tools and IAIA-WNC has received multiple requests for more workshops. We want to provide our

IAIA Vancouver 2021 – Information on Committees

IAIA 2021 Conference Planning Committees Overview PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE The technical program committee should consist of 10 to 12 individuals who have knowledge of IAIA conference programs, who have sufficient time to handle the workload of reviews and coordinating the overall program, and who can work closely with the program chair.

IAIA Vancouver 2021

IAIA Vancouver 2021 *Forwarding Notice from the BC Environmental Assessment Office* Good day: Each year the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) Board of Directors invites proposals from individuals and their sponsoring institutions wishing to host a future annual meeting of the Association. As some of you may be aware, the Environmental Assessment Office submitted

ORGANIZED REASONING SERIES 2020 – VANCOUVER (March 5 & 6, 2020)

More Effective IA: Tools for Stronger Argument and Clearer Writing Workshop from IAIA-WNC About the Workshop: Our previous Organized Reasoning workshops were well received in Vancouver, Victoria, Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife. A number of government agencies and companies have begun using these tools and IAIA-WNC has received multiple requests for more workshops. We want

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

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)

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

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