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

Presentations from SFU Student Research on Environmental Assessment

Presentations from SFU Student Research on Environmental Assessment

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

IAIA Award Nominations

IAIA Award Nominations

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.

A successful year for IAIA in BC

Just a note to thank you all for your energy, ideas and efforts over this past year with IAIA in BC. The EAO provided two webinars, SFU students hosted an event to present their research findings and several federal agencies presented on how they review projects on federal land. 2016-06-30 IAIA EPIC Updates IAIA deck

IAIA-WNC Provides Recommendations on CEAA 2012 Review

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  

Presentations from IAIA-WNC Forum on Federal Government Effects Assessments

Presentations from IAIA-WNC Forum on Federal Government Effects Assessments

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

SFU Students Present Results of Environmental Assessment Research Studies

SFU Students Present Results of Environmental Assessment Research Studies

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

Substitution of Environmental Assessments in British Columbia – Lessons Learned

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 substituted environmental assessment (LNG Canada Export Terminal)

Calgary Workshop: Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment

Calgary Workshop: Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment

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.

Technical Guidance for Assessing Cumulative Environmental Effects Under the CEAA 2012

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).

Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment – Vancouver and Victoria Workshops

Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment – Vancouver and Victoria Workshops

Vancouver Workshop: November 20, 2014 Victoria Workshop: December 5, 2014 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. Therefore they do