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  • 01 Dec 2017 12:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ministry of Environment Deputy Minister Lin Gallagher joined SEIMA at its luncheons in Regina and Saskatoon in November. Over 110 environmental professionals attended the two events. A summary of topics discussed is available here. 

    SEIMA again thanks Deputy Minister Gallagher and Assistant Deputy Minister Wes Kotyk for speaking and taking questions at these two events. SEIMA also again thanks the Saskatchewan Research Council for their generous sponsorship of both luncheons.


  • 15 Nov 2017 3:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "Building Understanding, Improving Outcomes"

    A Professional Development Workshop

    Presented by the Ministry of Government Relations, Aboriginal Lands and Consultation Branch

    Date: November 24, 2017
    Registration - 8:30 am - 9 am
    Workshop - 9 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: The Hall at Le Relais, 103 - 308 4th Avenue, Saskatoon

    Planning by its nature is intended to be inclusive. Actively engaging First Nations and Metis communities in the development of local and regional plans will improve the depth of a plan, help to identify local and regional interests of First Nations and Metis, create an understanding of potential land use conflicts, and facilitate timely approval. This one day interactive event, will provide you with an understanding of:

    • Treaty and Aboriginal rights
    • Specific circumstances that trigger the duty to consult
    • Saskatchewan's Duty to Consult Policy
    • Who is responsible to fulfill the duty
    • The importance of early engagement
    • How engagement can effectively inform government's approval process

    Cost to attend event is $75.00 for members and $50.00 for students. Event includes lunch.

    This event is eligible for CPL credits.

    REGISTER TODAY


  • 02 Nov 2017 3:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join ECO Canada to network with fellow environmental professionals, academics, and industry. This event will feature a keynote speaker and presentations from some of Saskatchewan's environmental leaders. Register Here!

    Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
    Location: Boffins Public House
    111 Research Drive, #106
    Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R2 


  • 12 Oct 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November 1-2
    Regina, SK

    The annual BUILD SASK GREEN Conference in the fall features education, training, and motivational sessions on green building practices and trends. Attendees will learn from industry experts to enhance their knowledge and build their professional relationships through networking opportunities.

    In 2017, the BUILD SASK GREEN Conference will offer attendees current and relevant content on the optimization of performance and operation of existing buildings and sustainable land use planning.

    The Existing Buildings conference stream looks at carbon performance as a key metric in place of energy performance and energy conservation measures that demonstrably lead to carbon savings, such as re-commissioning to optimize the performance and operation of an existing building’s system and deep energy retrofits to reduce energy consumption significantly.

    The Sustainable Planning conference stream will explore creative green building solutions designed to meet the challenges of urbanization, including the sustainable development and use of land, planning permission, protection and use of the environment, and design strategies to balance science, aesthetics and community interests in the planning of healthy urban environments.

    Click for more information and to register!

  • 28 Sep 2017 10:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By-Law Governing the Procedure and Business of the Association

    Adopted at the June 2017 Annual General Meeting.

  • 25 Sep 2017 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The inaugural Western Canada Cleantech Innovation Forum will be held on Nov. 29-30 at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.  The forum will feature keynote speakers, plenary sessions, technical concurrent sessions, and a special edition of the Green Dragon’s Lair. 

    AGENDA

    Profile your organization  Sponsorship Options

    Event Highlights

    • 36 Technical Presentations on cleantech solutions in 8 sectors
    • 3 expert panels
    • 6 companies participating in the Green Dragons' Lair Pitch Competition
    • 42 posters and a student poster competition
    • 3 keynote speakers

    Keynote Speakers:

    Thomas Homer-Dixon, Author of:  'Carbon Shift:  How the Twin Crises of Oil Depletion and Climate Change will Define the Future'

    Terry O’Reilly, Host of CBC's " Under the Influence" and author of:  'This I Know'

    TOPIC:  Jump the Fence:  The Power of Counterintuitive Thinking

    Mike Gerbis, The Globe Series 

    TOPIC: An Introduction to Cleantech

    Introduction to Cleantech

    Don't miss our popular Green Dragons' Lair Pitch Competition

    Entrepreneurs pitch their cleantech innovations to a panel of judges.

    Some Exhibition Tables are available.  Call the MEIA office for more information 204-783-7090

    Check back here soon for more information or contact the MEIA staff at 204-783-7090.

    SIEMA members will be able to get the MEIA membership price to attended


  • 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.


  • 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

    Sincerely,

    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
    www.usask.ca/sens/


  • 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.


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