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Environmental Professional Networking Event: Toronto

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Sheraton Centre Toronto

123 Queen St W

Simcoe/Dufferin Room, Second Floor

Toronto, ON M5H2M9

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Join ECO Canada for an evening of networking with fellow environmental professionals in Toronto on Tuesday, June 19.

As part of ECO Canada's 2018 roadshow, we will be on-site to answer any questions about how we can help you throughout your environmental career journey.


Panel Discussion

Government of Canada is making changes in the current Environmental Impact Assessment legislation to protect environment, enhance stakeholder engagement and build public trust on decision making process about resource development projects. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada under the new legislation proposes to bring, sustainability principles, transparency, consistency, predictability, and inclusion of indigenous and other stakeholders in decision making.

The panel discussion on the proposed Impact Assessment legislation aims at bringing impact assessment experts from diverse backgrounds including environmental lawyers, industry and consultants. The discussions will focus on the key implications of the proposed changes, impact on the approval process and the possible approaches how Industry can meet the new requirements

Moderator

Dr. Yogendra Chaudhry

Vice President, Professional Services, ECO Canada

Yogi oversees the development and delivery of professional services to support the rapidly growing network of the Canadian environment and sustainability workforce. He provides strategic insight and technical support for environment and sustainability programs, and works closely with a diverse range of stakeholders including government, industry and the environment & sustainability professionals.
During his more than two decades of career in Environment and Sustainability, he was worked in numerous countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Yogi holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and supports a number of Canadian and international academic institutions, standard-setting organizations, and industry associations in various professional capacities.

Panelists

Nick Barnes

President, Barnes Environmental Consulting

Nick brings more than 30 years of professional experience in the environmental industry. He holds a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Waterloo and a M.Sc. in Fisheries Biology from the University of Manitoba.

His experience spans across almost every industry sector, and throughout Ontario, western Canada and the Northwest Territories, through employment with provincial and federal governments, as well as several consulting companies. He has participated in environmental assessment (EA) work through all versions of federal EA legislation, from studies associated with the Oldman Dam and Rafferty-Alameda projects, to managing the regulatory approvals for major projects such as the Wuskwatim and Keeyask hydroelectric generating stations, prior to his recent retirement from Manitoba Hydro.


More details to come on the other panelists.


Who should attend:

  • Environmental Professionals
  • Certified EP, EPt and EP Auditors
  • Consultants
  • Government
  • Academics
  • Environmental students
  • Not-for-profit organizations


Agenda

4:30pm - Registration opens

5:30pm - Welcome remarks

5:40pm - Panel discussion: Enviornmental Impact Assessment in Canada: Proposed Changes in Legislation and Implications on the Industry

6:45pm - Closing remarks

6:50pm - Networking opportunity


Refreshments will be provided with a cash bar available.


Registration is required to attend this event and is separate from our workshop. For more details on the workshop, please visit the website HERE.

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Sheraton Centre Toronto

123 Queen St W

Simcoe/Dufferin Room, Second Floor

Toronto, ON M5H2M9

Canada

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