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2018 Ontario Excess Soil Symposium

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Ajax Convention Centre

550 Beck Crescent

Ajax, ON L1Z 1C9

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Soil is a critical resource. It supports plant growth, stores and filters water and stores carbon. It is a crucial part of our ecosystem. Construction and development in Ontario generates 25 million cubic metres of excess soil which must be transported across the Province each year. The movement and relocation of this soil must be properly managed to mitigate negative impacts to communities and the environment and to help preserve this resource.

To help support the beneficial reuse of excess soil the Canadian Urban Institute is convening the 2018 Ontario Excess Soil Symposium in partnership with experts from industry, government, NGOs and academia.

The event will be held on November 28 in Ajax Ontario and feature lessons learned and successful case studies about the management of excess soil. Discussion topics will include:

  • Why does soil management matter?
  • Successful pilot projects and case studies
  • Emerging technology options
  • Prevention of illegal dumping and enforcement
  • Advances in municipal by-laws and procurement
  • And more

Speakers include:

  • Hon Rod Phillips, Minister, Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Didi Pershouse, Author of Understanding Soil Health and Watershed Function
  • Rob Baldwin, General Manager, Planning and Development, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
  • Krista Barfoot, Principal Brownfield Technologist, Jacobs
  • Janet Bobechko, Senior Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Kevin Goldberg, Product Manager, SynerTrack
  • Steve Grace, Program Manager, Water Resources, Town of Halton Hills
  • Tom Halinski, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP
  • Marc Hebert, Agronomist and Trainer, Retired Quebec MOE
  • Meggen Janes, Director of Soil and Groundwater Management, Waterfront Toronto
  • Dr. Francine Kelly-Hooper, Environmental Contaminant Scientist, Stantec
  • Glenn Miller, Senior Associate, Canadian Urban Institute
  • Paul Neuman, Director of Engineering, Town of East Gwillimbury
  • Leanne Philips, Soil Advocates Inc.
  • Dean Young, Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program, Toronto & Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
  • Amanda Smith, Managing Director, Canadian Urban Institute
  • Carl Spensieri, VP Environment, Berkley Canada
  • Derek Stephens & Chris Lant, SCS Consulting
  • Grant Walsom, Partner, XCG Consulting

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!



Sponosrship opportunities are still available. View the Sponsorship Package or contact Geneva Starr (gstarr@canurb.org, 416-365-0816 ext. 257) for details.

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