SEIMA is the voice of the Environmental Industry in Saskatchewan. We provide networking, communication and educational opportunities to our members, and our goal is to foster the growth of Saskatchewan’s environmental sector through promotion and support of our members and their operations.


  • 31 Jul 2017 2:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Saskatchewan Environment Industry and Managers Association again combined the Annual General Meeting with presentations of interest to environmental professionals and the environmental industry.

    Attendees took advantage of the opportunity to engage with Anna Kessler, Policy Analyst, of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s (CEAA) Policy Development Sector following her presentation on the next steps in updating federal environmental assessment processes. On June 29, 2017, the Government of Canada released a discussion paper on the Review of Environmental and Regulatory Processes. Comments can be submitted online until August 28th.

    During lunch, attendees enjoyed a presentation by Caitlin Brown, Geo-Environmental Engineer, and Diane Martens, Health, Safety, and Environment Project Manager, AREVA Resources Canada on the Decommissioning of the Cluff Lake Project. Cluff Lake was the first of the modern uranium mines and mills to go through a public inquiry before it entered operation, and it is the first uranium project to be moving towards inclusion in the Province’s institutional control program as an entire site as substantial progress has been made on the decommissioning. A copy of the presentation can be found here

    Following the AGM, the following officers were elected from the Board of Directors:

    • Patrick Legg of WSP Canada, President
    • Lois Miller of Trace Associates, Vice President
    • Ryan Riess of PINTER & Associates, Treasurer

    Al Shpyth, SEIMA’s volunteer President for the past four years, is now the Past-President.

  • 30 Jun 2017 1:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Government has published a discussion paper to outline a new approach to environmental assessments and regulatory reviews. It proposes a potential path for good projects to proceed in partnership with Indigenous peoples and effective, science-based, enforceable conditions, with clear timelines.

    Our government has committed to reviewing and modernizing environmental assessment and regulatory processes. Our goal is to protect the environment and introduce modern safeguards, support reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and ensure good projects go ahead and resources get to market sustainably.

    Have Your Say

    Moving forward, we will continue to work closely with provinces and territories, Indigenous peoples, industry and environmental groups to ensure we get this right.

    Public Comment Opportunity (June 29, 2017 – August 28, 2017)

    Canadians are also invited to share their views on the discussion paper during the 60-day comment period.

    Click for more information

  • 15 Jun 2017 4:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We help accelerate the global growth of Canadian Cleantech companies 

    Sept – Nov 2017 accelerator program in NYC & Silicon Valley | Apply through July 7, 2017

    CTA Cleantech is a virtual program connecting Canadian entrepreneurs to US customers & global strategic partners

    CTA Cleantech is a 10-week program run by the Consulates General of Canada in New York and San Francisco that helps high growth potential clean tech companies in: green chemistry/advanced materials; energy/water data analytics and management; clean energy; clean transportation and mobility; smart grid; and consumer engagement.

    We’re looking for Canadian Cleantech entrepreneurs with a drive to accelerate their growth in the US and globally!

    CTA Cleantech includes:  

    • A day in-market program in NYC in September 2017 and in Silicon Valley in November 2017 
    • Introduction to Fortune 500 companies, VCs, investors, government, real estate developers, utilities 
    • Educational webinars by US domain experts, potential customers and investors 
    • Mentoring sessions with a targeted advisor 
    • Business intelligence, advice, and training to better target local audiences

    Why New York and Silicon Valley? 

    • Two of the most important Cleantech innovation hubs and markets in the US 
    • Unparalleled access to global multinationals and investors

  • 15 Jun 2017 4:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    July 13-14, 2017
    Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre
    Click to Register

    We have to tell our own story

    Our world faces dual challenges, addressing climate change, and providing food security for a growing population.  We need to reduce or offset GHG emissions, while producing 70% more food by 2050.

    ​Agriculture plays a significant role in sequestering carbon on the landscape and has the potential to play an even greater role in providing the solution to carbon and GHG emissions. We have to tell our own story.

    ​The APAS Carbon summit will bring together agricultural producers, researchers, government policy makers and the society at large to explore and discuss the role that agricultural practices currently play in the greenhouse gas balance, and the exciting potential that new technologies can provide.

    ​We will also be investigating how public policy can recognize these contributions and design policy to maximize potential research and uptake into new technologies and management practices.

    ​The summit will also discuss and identify knowledge gaps that need to be addressed.

    ​​Discussion Topics

    • The current state of carbon pricing and exchange schemes in Canada
    • The history of carbon sequestration in prairie cropland (Sask Soil Conservation)
    •  Research on Sequestration in Pastures and Forage
    • Fertilizer Management and Nutrient cycles
    •  Presentations on new plant genomics and the potential for increased carbon sequestration and management on the landscape.
    • Economics of Carbon Taxes and offsets

  • 18 May 2017 4:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan invites you to submit a request for proposal to be considered for a student project this year.

    Please see the below letter and sample agreements for more information. If you are interested, please return the completed request for proposal form to us by June 18th, 2017.

    Partner Letter
    RFP Form
    MSEM Project Agreement
    MWS Project Agreement


    Irene Schwalm, BAC
    Graduate Secretary
    School of Environment and Sustainability
    University of Saskatchewan
    Room 323 Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place
    Saskatoon  SK  S7N 5C8  Canada

  • 19 Apr 2017 2:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Expert Panel reviewing Federal Environmental Assessment Processes released its report Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada. Comments can be submitted by May 5th.

    The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has tabled its report on the review of changes to the Fisheries Act. Read the report and recommendations.

    The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development released its report on protected areas. Read the recommendations in Taking Action Today: Establishing Protected Areas for Canada's Future.

    The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities has released its study of the Navigation Protection Act. Read the report.

  • 11 Apr 2017 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) recently released the second edition of Canada’s map of Clean Energy Resources and Projects (CERP). Based on the overwhelming response and interest received from stakeholders across Canada, NRCan will be hosting a webinar to demonstrate the content, functions and use of the map on April 18, 2017.

    I invite you to kindly attend the webinar and learn about Canada’s vast clean energy resources and projects as depicted in the map. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A’s. Please click on the link provided below to join the webinar.

    I thank you for your contributions and continued support. Please feel free to reach Bhumika Bakshi at Bhumika.Bakshi@canada.ca if you have any questions.

  • 31 Mar 2017 10:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 8-10, 2017
    Saskatoon, SK

    Does your team have the right skills to capitalize in a global marketplace?

    The Conference Board of Canada in partnership with Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Optimé International and CompreCultues Ltd. will prepare you and your team to sell in multi-cultural environments and get results with our upcoming program: Championship Selling: A Passport to Global Markets.

    Take your sales skills to the next level.

    This 38-hour interactive program will features face-to face and online training using real-world examples and modern sales technique.

    Our program will provide you with key selling skills including how to:

    • Capitalize on global market opportunities and expand your customer base internationally.
    • Use performance metrics and proven pipeline management techniques to improve overall closing ratios.
    • Hire and develop the right talent with the new selling skills to compete in an increasingly complex global multi-cultural selling environment.
    • Educate the customer, tailor the solution and take control of the selling process.

    This is a Job Grant Eligible Course

    Are you an employer in Saskatchewan looking to fill a potential job vacancy or develop your employees’ current skill-sets? you could be eligible for a Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant. Visit www.economy.gov.sk.ca/job-grant to see if you qualify.

    Take the first step in your business' sucess.

    Questions? We can help!

    For more information please contact Bruce Good at 613-526-3090 ext. 465 or by e-mail. Ensure you are equipped to win in today’s global multi-cultural market.


    For more information about this event, please contact Robyn Mia at 613-526-3090 ext. 445 or by e-mail.

  • 30 Mar 2017 4:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Topic: Sustainable development in other countries: how does Canada compare?

    You told us that you want Canada to be a world leader in sustainable development. Join us for this free webinar to find out how Canada's actions compare to other countries.

    Presented by: Sustainable Development Office Environment and Climate Change Canada

    When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 12:30 EDT (English session)

    Registration: Please register online by April 3 to attend

    Check out the strategy: Canada.ca/federal-sustainable-development-strategy

    For more information: ec.bdd-sdo.ec@canada.ca

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