2019 Workshop: Keeping up with Environmental Change

Date:  Thursday March 7, 2019 (all day)
Location:  SFU Harbour Centre

The Environmental Managers Association of British Columbia (EMA of BC) is excited to announce our annual Workshop for Thursday, March 7, 2019.  Our focus this year is to bring together members and guests for a full day of discussion and networking on topics related to “Keeping up with Environmental Change”. A network of experts from across many sectors will engage in exciting discussions related to the ongoing changes with environmental regulations, industry approaches, everyday living and management approaches in BC.

Just released – Final Agenda!

Here’s a sneak peak of the topics we’re lining up:

Renewable Energy and Alternate Energy Use  
Wind Energy Impact Assessment and Monitoring Charlie Palmer – Hemmera
Sustainability Initiatives – Fueling Fleets on Renewable Energy Sarah Buckle – Translink
Renewable Energy Richard Siegenthaler – Reconsulting
Ecosystem Management – Growing Evaluations and New Initiatives  
Municipal Natural Assets Initiative Roy Brooke – Brooke & Associates
Green Spaces and Associated Health Benefits Matilda Van der Bosch – UBC
Global Warming and Climate Change  
Urban Forest Climate Adaptation Amelia Needoba – Diamondhead Consulting
Regional Carbon Storage Inventory Clive Welham – 3GreenTree
National Industrial Symbiosis Program Timo Makinen – Lighthouse
Climate Change Engineering and Sustainability Nelson Lee – Green Sky Consulting
Climate Action and Agriculture Emily McNair – BCAG Climate
Regulatory Updates  
EAO revitalization  TBA – BC EAO
CEAA Garett Cooper – CEAA
Fisheries Act Update Shona Smith – DFO

Also, we are pleased to be bringing back our “Meet Your Regulator” session from last years workshop platform, an exciting opportunity to have open Q & A and discussions with a diverse group of regulators from across BC.


We are also excited to be hosting, judging and presenting our Environmental Innovator’s Award Competition! We invite students of BC post-secondary institutions currently enrolled in an environmentally-related technology, undergraduate, graduate or legal program to submit a poster based on their original academic research for consideration of the Environmental Innovator’s Award. A total of $1500 will be awarded to students of the top three posters! Up to eight posters will present the student’s projects and judges will determine and announce the top three presentations at the workshop. Details on submission are here!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Environmental Innovators’ Award

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

  • Sponsorship Opportunities here.