Mine Overlay Site Testing (MOST) Facility Open House

The MOST Facility, a research station specializing in the development and commercialization of innovative mine waste cover systems, will be hosting an open house on Thursday, July 7.

Showcasing a new 3600 sq ft high bay test facility, MOST staff will be on hand to deliver live demonstrations on projects dealing with mine cover development solutions, landfill covers, brownfield site decommissioning and geomembrane testing.

The open house runs from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., with opening remarks being given at 2 p.m. The event will take place at the MOST Facility at the U of S Crop Science Field Lab at 2101 – 108th Street.

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EYC Internship Program

Funded through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Science Horizons Program, the Environmental Youth Corps (EYC) Internship Program gives eligible employers who work in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), up to 50% of an intern’s salary (up to $15,000) for new full-time environmental jobs.

With over $7.0M in funding for 2016, this program helps businesses grow their teams and provide meaningful environmental jobs for young professionals.

We are now accepting Phase 3 Applications until August 24, 2016. The EYC program is currently 80% allocated.

Want to take part in this program? See the website and apply today!

Additional Saskatchewan Environmental Code chapters now in effect

On June 1, 2015 The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010 came into force, along with the full Saskatchewan Environmental Code, 28 standards, and three regulations:

·        The Environmental Management and Protection (General) Regulations

·        The Environmental Management and Protection (Saskatchewan Environmental Code Adoption) Regulations

·        The Waterworks and Sewage Works Regulations

New guidelines and chapters are described here, with links to related information on the Ministry of Environment’s website. All other activities continue to be governed by existing requirements.

SEIMA Presents its 22nd Annual General Meeting

On Tuesday, June 21st, the Saskatchewan Environment Industry and Managers Association (SEIMA) will be holding its 22nd annual general meeting (AGM) at the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club. The AGM is a morning event (breakfast included), and will feature two Industry Talks in advance of the meeting proper (which will begin at 11 a.m.). There is no cost to SEIMA members to attend the AGM and take in the Industry Talks featuring Ronn Lepage of Verco Homes, and Kari Doerksen of Genome Prairie .

Following the AGM SEIMA is pleased to be holding a networking luncheon featuring a presentation by Dr. Steven D. Siciliano, Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Toxicology, and NSERC/COOP Industrial Research Chair in In Situ Remediation and Risk Assessment at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Siciliano will be speaking to SIRCA, a new model for industry - academic collaboration, supported by Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL).

The networking lunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and this year there is no charge for lunch for members. There is a small fee for non-members.

Members and non-members are encouraged to register early for the AGM and the networking lunch so we may ensure we have a large enough space.

 Please follow this link to register by June 14th

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