Assessing Transparency in the Environmental Assessment Processes of Mining

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The Northlight Innovation/Yukonstruct (NorthwesTel Event Space)

2180, 2nd Avenue

Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5N6

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Assessing Transparency in the Environmental Assessment Processes of Mining Projects in British Columbia

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On behalf of the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI), and Transparency International Canada (TI-Canada), we are pleased to invite you to attend the launch of the Mining for Sustainable Development Program (M4SD) research in Yukon. This research will analyze the vulnerabilities of transparency and integrity risks in the BC environmental assessment (EA) process.

The event will include presentations on transparency and accountability, and environmental assessment and mine permitting. TI-Canada will present on the Global and National M4SD Program followed by the YK research team introducing their jurisdictional research in YK and BC and the Mining Awards Corruption Risk Assessment (MACRA) tool.

The objective of this event is to introduce the topic and project approach, and engage a wide group of experts in the public and private sector that may have an interest and valuable perspectives to contribute to this research. Mechanisms to participate in the YK M4SD research, which will take place over the course of the next year, will be outlined and attendees will be provided with an opportunity to register to participate or remain informed.

Guest speakers include :

  • Dr. Deniz Yaylaci, M4SD Program Manager, TI Canada
  • Abigail Cruickshank, Technical Manager for the Global Affairs Canada funded ‘Supporting the Ministry of Mines in Ethiopia’ Project, CIRDI
  • Alice De Souza Guimaraes, PhD student - Mining Engineering, UBC; Graduate Research Assistant, CIRDI

The event will be hosted at the Northlight Innovation/YUKONSTRUCT https://yukonstruct.com/service/nwtl-event-space/#contactus

Seats are limited, please register now!

Light refreshments will be served at the event.

Background information on the M4SD program, CIRDI and TI can be found here: M4SD Project Background

Further details regarding discussion leaders and suggested readings for the meeting will be provided at a later date.

Speakers bios:

Deniz Yaylaci is a mining engineer and sustainability professional with more than ten years of consultancy, research and project management experience in the mining and environmental sectors. His work experience includes mine design and planning, environmental and social baseline studies, CSR projects, sustainability management and reporting. He is the program manager of the Mining for Sustainable Development (M4SD) program in Canada. Before he joined TI Canada, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Colorado School of Mines in the US; consultant at Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and project staff in diverse mining and environmental projects overseas. Deniz holds B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mining Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey and M.Sc. degree in Environmental and Resource Management from the Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany. Deniz is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and he has several publications, including peer-review articles and book chapters.

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Abby Cruickshank is the Technical Manager for the Global Affairs Canada funded ‘Supporting the Ministry of Mines in Ethiopia project at UBC’s Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI). She has a Master of Environmental Studies from York University and a BSc in Physical Geography from Simon Fraser University. Abigail has worked with governments, private and public-sector clients, financial institutions, communities and indigenous peoples on environmental and social performance assessments, impact assessments, applied social research, and capacity building and training. She has in-country experience working in Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Cambodia, Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Ethiopia and Canada. Her professional experience includes seven years with Hatfield Consultants in Indonesia and Canada and supporting their Mekong (based on Vientiane, Lao PDR) and Botswana offices. During this time, Abigail managed and served as a technical lead for several environmental and social projects.

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Alice De Souza Guimaraes is a Graduate Research Assistant at UBC’s Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI). She is a biologist and civil engineer with several years of experience in research, consultancy and mining sectors. Her areas of expertise are related to environmental issues in mining including environmental permitting processes, environmental impact studies, water, air, biodiversity and waste management, environmental risk assessments, land restoration and mine closure. She holds a MSc degree in Ecology and is currently undertaking her PhD studies in Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia focused on water risk assessments in the mining sector. She has in-country experience working in Brazil, Argentina and Canada. Her previous experiences include working for mining companies such as Vale and ArcelorMittal and consultancy companies such as Ausenco. She has several publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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The Northlight Innovation/Yukonstruct (NorthwesTel Event Space)

2180, 2nd Avenue

Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5N6

Canada

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