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.


  • 06 Feb 2019 2:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A brownfield is an abandoned, vacant, derelict or underutilized property that may have actual or perceived contamination and has a potential for redevelopment. The Brownfield Renewal Strategy aims to facilitate brownfield redevelopment through the implementation of policy and programs that will alleviate and reduce the incremental barriers to brownfield development.

    On February 13, we would like to hear your ideas and gather your feedback about the direction, options and ideas we are considering to include within future Brownfield Policy and Programs. We are facilitating an engagement event to advance key planning and development directions by considering questions like:

    • What are the key barriers to brownfield development?
    • What ideas should be included in a brownfield policy?
    • What sort of support would you like to see provided regarding brownfields?
    • What provisions should be included in a future brownfield interim use policy?
    • What incentives would drive brownfield redevelopment?

    Please note that this event is meant to be for invited stakeholders or their representatives only, as it is technical in nature and not intended for the general public.

    DATE & TIME: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    Workshop 1: 9:00AM – 11:00AM

    Workshop 2: 1:30PM - 3:30PM

    LOCATION:     Station 20 West - 1120 20th St West

    Multi-purpose room, main floor

    We are offering two workshop options so to better fit your schedule. Each session will be the same, each consisting of introductory information and descriptions of the project, followed with table-top breakout sessions. Please RSVP by February 8, 2019 by emailing brownfields@saskatoon.ca, with the inclusion of which workshop best suits your schedule.

    If you are unable to attend either workshop, a follow-up summary report will be sent out after the event with a further opportunity to comment and provide feedback on the project's direction.

    More details are also available on our website: https://www.saskatoon.ca/growth

    Miguel Gaudet PEng | tel 306.986.0993
    Project Engineer, Brownfield Renewal Project

  • 29 Nov 2018 3:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SEIMA has extended the deadline for submitting Technical Abstracts for SustainTech 2019 until January 6th, 2018!

    SustainTech will once again be held at the Radisson Hotel in Saskatoon on March 21, 2019

    • Saskatchewan's premier environmental conference
    • Regulatory Sessions in the Morning
    • Technical Sessions in the Afternoon
    The conference highlights the latest environmental practices and technologies from industry, consultants, and regulators to address sustainability issues over the lifecycle of Saskatchewan's principal resource sectors, including: agriculture, mining, and oil and gas.
    The deadline for submissions has been extended to Sunday, January 6th, 2019.

    Click here for Submission Guidelines!

  • 20 Sep 2018 11:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Stakeholders,

    You should have received an email from the Saskatchewan Environmental Code team on August 20, 2018, regarding a semi structured interview for an independent research that seeks to assess the performance of the Saskatchewan Environmental Code (code) since inception. 

    We strongly encourage you to participate in the interview. Your participation will be reported anonymously, with an objective to give constructive feedback for the future improvement of the Saskatchewan results-based regulatory program. Each interview will be approximately 30 minutes.  The interviews will be conducted either in person or by phone. It was initially slated to end September 30 but is extended to the month of October.

    Jane Chris Akpan, graduate student from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina, will be conducting the interviews.  In addition to preparing a report for the ministry, the results of these interviews will be used for her Master’s thesis titled: Assessing the Effectiveness of Results-based Regulations in Fostering Innovations and Social Learning: A Focus on the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment.

    If you are interested in providing your perception of the code performance in this research exercise, please contact Jane at Akpan22j@uregina.ca by September 30, 2018 to set up an interview time.  This interview is voluntary.  Being a university approved research, the University of Regina requires a consent form to be signed.

     If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Jane at 306-450-8575.


    Patrick Legg


  • 27 Aug 2018 9:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Green Jobs — Science and Technology Internship Program provides funding to organizations, businesses and institutions to hire post-secondary graduates in the natural resource sectors in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) field. This helps young graduates – 550 in just the last year and a goal of 650 for the current year – to gain relevant and meaningful work experience within their STEM field of study. 

    Hiring Organizations can receive a contribution payment for up to 50% of the intern’s salary to a maximum of $15,000 for a 6-12 month internship. 

    Eligible interns include youth between the ages of 15 and 30 who are:

    • A post-secondary graduate;
    • Legally entitled to work in Canada;
    • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status; and
    • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance during their internship.

    Green JobsSTIP is delivered through third party organizations. Organizations who could benefit from this opportunity can apply to one of our Delivery Organizations:

    New! To learn more about this opportunity please visit the website’s video gallery, where you can hear about the program’s benefits for both employers and interns: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/careers/87. Or, to speak directly with the Program Officer, call 1-877-996-6199. We also encourage you to share this information by forwarding this message and/or linking to this website on social media, using #GreenJobs.

  • 23 Jul 2018 1:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Connecting Conservation Professionals from Across Saskatchewan

    A networking event for professionals from government, ENGOs, industry, consulting and academia to interact and share their work.

    Keynote. Mixer. Posters.

    3:00 - 7:00 pm September 6, 2018.

    Network. Collaborate. Learn.

    Mackenzie Art Gallery (Torchinsky Salon)

    To RSVP or for more info contact Chelsea Manz, Communications Coordinator or by phone at 306.535.6777.
  • 07 Jun 2018 10:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SEIMA is proud to announce this year's presenting sponsor of the Annual General Meeting and speakers are sponsored by The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC).  These events could not happen with the strong support of our sponsors.

    Thank you SRC!

  • 04 Jun 2018 12:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SEIMA is pleased to announce that another speaker has been added to the line up at the SEIMA AGM on June 14th.

    Brenda Wallace, Director of Environmental & Corporate Initiatives for the City of Saskatoon will be speaking on the cities Strategic Goal of Environmental Leadership.

    Brenda Wallace is Director of Environmental & Corporate Initiatives at City of Saskatoon. She leads a team of environmental professionals, engineers, and project managers responsible for initiatives that address the City of Saskatoon’s Strategic Goal of Environmental Leadership and major city-building projects that enhance quality of life.

    Among the City’s corporate initiatives, Brenda’s team leads files such as River Landing, the redevelopment of the Downtown City Yards into a new neighbourhood, new Central Library, Downtown Arena, Convention Centre expansion, and the Winter City Strategy.

    There are four components to the City’s environmental mandate: waste diversion, energy efficiency, green energy generation, and environmental protection.  Prior to joining the City of Saskatoon in 2010, she was Resource Planning Manager at Meewasin for 3 years and from 1996 to 2007, Brenda contracted her professional services to a number of non-profit organizations including leading the Saskatchewan Economic Developers Association (SEDA) as Executive Director and was the founding Executive Director for the Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP).

    Brenda is married to Alan and together they have 2 children attending the University of Saskatchewan.

    To see the revised schedule and to register click here!
  • 29 May 2018 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Government of Saskatchewan held an online consultation from October to December 2017 on the development of household hazardous waste product stewardship and recycling regulations. Stakeholders and interested groups had 60 days to review the Summary of Proposed HHW Regulations and complete an online survey. Survey results and feedback have been summarized in a What We Heard document. The feedback gained will help inform the content of the proposed regulations, and ensure that a household hazardous waste program will meet the needs of Saskatchewan residents, keeps pace with changing times, and leads to positive environmental, social and economic outcomes.

  • 26 Apr 2018 8:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Saskatchewan Government is presenting the 2019 rollout of the National Energy Code for Buildings 2015 at Lunch n Learns May 15th in Regina and  May 16th in Saskatoon.

  • 18 Apr 2018 1:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the 3rd Biennial SMA Environmental Forum. Register HERE to attend the SMA Environmental Forum 2018.

    Additional information, and updates, including the official Call for Papers and templates (abstract, papers, presentations, posters), as well as sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities documents are now on the SMA Environmental Forum 2018 website.


      • October 16, 2018 – 1 or 2 workshops
        • Weed ID/Management workshop (Joint Presentation by Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan and ECCC – hosted by BHP at their Saskatoon office)
        • Emergency Response Workshop (Presentation/exercise by GFL at a member site – TBD)
      • October 16, 2018 - Welcome reception in the afternoon/evening
      • October 17, 2018 - Environmental Forum Day 1
      • October 18, 2018 – Environmental Forum Day 2
      • Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon 
      • The SMA has negotiated a block room rate of $139 ($30 below their normal rack rate) but there are only 50 rooms available at this price….please reference the Saskatchewan Mining Association Environmental Forum 2018 when making reservations. Reserve quickly to get this preferred rate.

    The 2018 SMA Environmental Forum will be a technical conference (concurrent sessions) over two full days. The event will be open to SMA members, government and environmental professionals (consultants/lawyers).  It will take place at the Saskatoon Inn.  Registration fees are $400 +GST for SMA members and government employees and $600 + GST for all other participants.  University affiliated presenters (e.g. University Professors) are required to register but there is no fee associated with their registration.

    Based on attendance at the past two forums we are currently expecting 200-250 people to attend this event.

    The themes for the 2018 forum may include:


    We also hope that many of you will submit abstracts for consideration. Just a reminder that abstracts must be e-mailed to Brad no later than Tuesday May 22, 2018.

    See you at the Forum!

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