EnviroExchange Webinar Series

 

 

 

EnviroExchange

Launched in 2021, Environment Journal’s webinar series, EnviroExchange, provides expert insights into the state of the environment industry in Canada and the growing green economy.

Past topics of discussion include: 

Transforming the Canadian Power Grid to Clean Energy

The Evolution of Environmental Report Writing and New Innovations

Ground-Breaking Contaminated Site Cleanups Across Canada

The Decarbonization of Canada and How to Overcome Challenges to Net Zero

Have an idea for an upcoming EnviroExchange webinar or looking to participate in a panel on a specific topic? Reach out to editor Connie Vitello at connie@actualmedia.ca

Interested in sponsoring an upcoming webinar or aligning your brand with a specific topic? Reach out to Jackie Pagaduan at jackie@actualmedia.ca

All digital discussions are free and fully interactive. Anyone who registers will also be able to access a free recording of the event. EnviroExchange webinars are presented by Environment Journal and powered by Actual Media.

PAST WEBINARS

ImagePowering the Energy Transformation
September 22, 2022
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

Did you know the energy sector in Canada is expected to change more in the decade than it has in the past century? Industry experts will explain how clean energy projects are transforming the grid.

While it’s difficult to predict exactly how the energy transition will unfold in Canada, there are three fundamental components of the transition we’ll focus on:

  • The decarbonization of electricity – phasing out carbon-emitting electricity generation and increasing non-emitting sources.
  • Electrification, fuel-switching, and improving the transportation sector – switching carbon-intensive end uses to less intensive or non-emitting fuels.
  • Improving energy efficiency and behavioural changes – improvements to how and when we use energy and shifting to less energy-intensive activities.

The panel will explore the path forward, the challenges to overcome in order to meet climate action targets, and the size of the opportunity for renewable energy systems, with reference to new and emerging projects and initiatives across the country.

Registration is free and available by clicking here.

Meet the Panelists:

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As executive vice president of Strategy and Investment Management at Northland Power, Wendy Franks is responsible for leading the company’s strategy and investment management functions. This includes key strategic programs to generate new areas of growth, the New Initiatives business, which encompasses utility-scale storage and renewable fuels (hydrogen, renewable natural gas). She additionally has responsibility for Corporate M&A. She joined the company in June 2020.

 

 

Robert Hornung, president and CEO of the Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA), leads a member-based organization focused on ensuring that wind energy, solar energy and energy storage play a central role in transforming Canada’s energy mix. He was the longstanding president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), which united with the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) to form CanREA. Hornung previously worked on climate-change issues with the Pembina Institute and Environment Canada, among other organizations. He serves on the Advisory Council of Positive Energy, a University of Ottawa research project that seeks to strengthen public confidence in Canadian energy policy.

 

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Chris Henderson, executive director of Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE), leads ICE’s strategic planning and acts as lead mentor to ICE programs. He provides clean energy insights to maximize ICE’s impacts for Indigenous communities and peoples. Henderson is an eco-entrepreneur, community leader and environmental innovator. For the past 35 years, he has led and been at the forefront of ground-breaking Canadian enterprises and local/national business, social and ecological initiatives. He is a trusted and insightful commentator on clean energy issues.

 

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As vice president and utilities leader at Capgemini Canada, Tom Mosseau is an experienced leader who is passionate about developing trusted relationships with client stakeholders and helping them to execute their end-to-end business strategies. With more than 20 years of experience in the energy and utility industry, Mosseau has consistently delivered growth, operational excellence, and value to clients. He is currently the global account executive for Hydro One and leads the utility industry in Canada, focused on helping our clients transform to customer-driven, technology-enabled businesses.

 

 

Meet the Moderator:

Actual Media Announces New Content Director, Corinne Lynds - The Environment Journal

With more than two decades of experience leading B2B editorial teams and content strategy on the agency side, Corinne Lynds, Content Director at Actual Media is passionate about humanizing highly technical stories across Actual Media’s print, digital, and experiential platforms. She is responsible for managing all our editorial and content operations across the infrastructure, water, and environment sectors. She is a compulsive storyteller who knows how to engage business audiences.

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The Evolution of Environmental Report Writing
May 19, 2022
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

What are the best practices and innovative technologies driving efficiencies in environmental report writing? Industry experts examine current pain points and the strategic improvements needed to evolve report production.

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Meet the Panelists:

Kevin Pendreigh has over 30 years of directly applicable environmental industry experience, including in both contracting and consulting roles. He manages the Land and Water team at SLR Consulting, a team that includes all site assessment and remediation, all hydrogeology/hydrology, and all risk assessment and toxicology personnel in 18 offices across Canada.  He has extensive experience developing and providing implementation advice for environmental management programs (EMS and EMPs etc.) for industry, and is also a certified environmental auditor. Pendreigh is routinely called upon to provide senior review and editing of reports and he has used that experience to provide internal writing courses where he shares tips and techniques and secret writing sauces.

Erika Ryter is a Principal in the Environmental Services group at Stantec and has spent her career in the consulting industry focused on the identification, assessment, and remediation of contaminants in soil and groundwater. She has conducted and managed over 400 Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment and remediation projects across Canada for commercial, industrial and insurance clients. Ryter is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario and is recognized by the MECP as a Qualified Person for ESAs (QPESA) under O.Reg.153/04. She provides consultation and advice to clients to help them navigate the regulatory framework and manage their environmental liabilities. Her expertise includes leading large-scale portfolio projects under tight timelines to support transactional due diligence, supporting the filing of records of site condition (RSCs) for redevelopment and brownfield projects, litigation and peer review, and excess soil management.

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Dana Wagner is a Senior Principal and Director of Environmental Due Diligence Services at Terracon Consultants, Inc. Dana’s current role is leading one of the largest ESA/Due Diligence practices in North America. Dana also leads the successful Financial Legal and Investment sector of the National Accounts Program. He has 32 years of experience managing numerous single and portfolio projects across the United States, Europe, Canada and Mexico. He specializes in transactional-oriented environmental due diligence, particularly for the private equity community. He has represented buyers and sellers in both stock and asset transactions, providing Phase I & II environmental site assessments, regulatory compliance audits, strategic planning for environmental matters, and post-closing site response.

Freesia Waxman is a Senior Engineer with Grounded Engineering and has over 12 years of experience in environmental and hydrogeological engineering. She has extensive project management, coordination, technical, and field experience in a variety of environmental services including Phase One and Two Environmental Site Assessments, Risk Assessments, Excess Soil, remediation programs, underground storage tank removals, baseline environmental studies, soil and fill management plans, hydrogeolgogical investigations, and environmental compliance approvals process. She is responsible for external peer review and guidance on environmental, remediation, and brownfield development projects. Waxman holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering from McMaster University. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and is a Qualified Person (QPESA) with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks under Ontario Regulation 153/04 and O.Reg. 406/19.

Meet the Moderator:

Actual Media Announces New Content Director, Corinne Lynds - The Environment Journal

With more than two decades of experience leading B2B editorial teams and content strategy on the agency side, Corinne Lynds, Content Director at Actual Media is passionate about humanizing highly technical stories across Actual Media’s print, digital, and experiential platforms. She is responsible for managing all our editorial and content operations across the infrastructure, water, and environment sectors. She is a compulsive storyteller who knows how to engage business audiences.

Registration link: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/EnviroExchangeEnvReports/register

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Ground-Breaking Contaminated Site Cleanups
May 10, 2022
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST 

Who are the innovators leading the way with ground-breaking cleanup projects in Canada? Industry experts discuss who’s doing it best in terms of environmental, sustainable, and inclusive strategies.

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Meet the Panel:

Recognized as a Contaminated Sites Specialist, Dr. Krista Barfoot, a Principal of Stantec, has 25 years of industry experience with expertise spanning from the technical elements of project delivery to program management, risk management, policy development, and stakeholder communication. A Qualified Person for Risk Assessment (QPRA), Dr. Barfoot’s technical expertise includes strategic site planning, risk assessment (RA), vapour intrusion (VI) assessment, management of excess soil, non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL), risk mitigation measures, and emerging contaminants. Having actively led the development of the strategic approach for revitalizing several large, high-profile contaminated sites, Dr. Barfoot has extensive experience optimizing the coordination of investigative and risk evaluation procedures with the implementation of remedial and risk management measures for effective site-specific decision-making. She has an established industry presence via engagement in numerous industry and regulator associations, including the Ontario Environmental Industry Association (ONEIA) and the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN).

Eric Pringle is CEO/Managing Partner of Milestone Environmental Contracting, based in Langley, British Columbia. With over 30 years of experience in the environmental and remediation industry, he leads a team of engineers, scientists, and major project and technical specialists in the fields of environmental remediation and specialized contracting. Pringle is responsible for several private and public accounts for environmental remediation projects and initiatives for various industries, indigenous communities, all levels of government and agencies throughout Canada. As a professional engineer, he is well known for his extensive experience in brownfield redevelopment and environmental contracting. Pringle also serves as a senior technical peer reviewer for the all project teams across Canada. Under his leadership, Milestone has experienced exponential growth, and he has led Milestone to be ranked as one of Canada’s 500 fastest growing company in 2019, by the Canadian Business and Maclean Magazines GROWTH 500.

As a PhD Candidate at X University (Ryerson) and board member at the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN), Reanne Ridsdale is focused on how brownfields can be strategically redeveloped as vehicle for social justice in marginalized communities, specifically Indigenous communities. Along with her supervisor Dr. Chris De Sousa, she runs ReActivate Brownfield Research Lab at Ryerson. Their work has been recently published and is featured on their website. Ridsdale was awarded the 2018 Visionary HUB (Hero’s Underpinning Brownfields) award from the CBN. In 2020, she was elected to the Board of Directors for the CBN. She is also a key member at Sustainable Remediation Forum Canada. Her interest in stakeholder engagement has resulted in teaching professional workshops in Canada, USA, and Brazil. Ridsdale’s research addresses the intersection of brownfields, social justice, and environmental racism.

As a Partner and Certified Specialist in Environmental Law by the Law Society of Ontario at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP, Joanna Vince, B.Sc. (Hons.), J.D., has significant expertise assisting clients with environmental approvals and permits for developments and industry. Her clients include industry, conservation authorities, governments and crown corporations, Inuit groups, tribunals and land claims organizations on environmental law matters. Vince has appeared before environmental tribunals and boards on behalf of clients to obtain, confirm or dispute environmental permits and approvals, including for wastewater treatment systems, noise and air emissions, and water permits. She also advises on the environmental liabilities associated with contaminated lands and how to manage those liabilities for holding, redeveloping, buying and selling contaminated lands. She is called to the Bar of Ontario, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon. 

Meet the Moderator:

Actual Media Announces New Content Director, Corinne Lynds - The Environment Journal

With more than two decades of experience leading B2B editorial teams and content strategy on the agency side, Corinne Lynds, Content Director at Actual Media is passionate about humanizing highly technical stories across Actual Media’s print, digital, and experiential platforms. She is responsible for managing all our editorial and content operations across the infrastructure, water, and environment sectors. She is a compulsive storyteller who knows how to engage business audiences.

 

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Registration link: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/EnviroExchangeSiteCleanup/register

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The Decarbonization of Canada
February 8, 2022
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

Is Canada living up to its climate action commitments? Policy and industry experts contemplate the latest environment policies and economic incentives geared to get us to net zero. What new initiatives can we expect in 2022?

Meet the Panel:

Katie Sullivan, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

Katie Sullivan serves as global managing director of IETA, the international business voice for the intersection of markets and climate change. On behalf of IETA’s 200 multi-sector members, she leads efforts to inform market solutions that tackle climate across the Americas and globally. Sullivan currently sits on the Steering Committee for the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and Boards of the Climate Action Reserve (CAR) and the International CCS Knowledge Centre. She’s also involved in numerous business, NGO, and government-led expert panels and advisory groups, including Canada’s Institute for Clean Growth & Climate Change. She has been recognized as a Clean16 and Clean50 award recipient for contributing to clean capitalism leadership in Canada.

 

Rick Smith, Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

Rick Smith, president of the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, has spent 25 years leading non-profit organizations that are dedicated to improving public policy through the creation and communication of the best research and evidence. Most recently, as the executive director of the Broadbent Institute, he worked with a wide variety of stakeholders on a diverse range of issues with a consistent theme of reconciling economic, social, and environmental priorities. Smith is a noted expert on the human health effects of pollution and has co-authored two best-selling books on the topic. He holds a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Guelph.

Mel de Jager, WSP Canada

Mel de Jager is vice president for climate change, resilience and sustainability at WSP, whose experience as a climate change specialist and leader spans internationally. Driven to help shape a better future, de Jager leads a national team of consultants and focuses on delivering climate risk and opportunity, ESG, and decarbonization strategic services to clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, industry, real estate, infrastructure, and government. Prior to joining WSP, she led the development of the City of Toronto’s Carbon Reduction Strategy, and Climate Resilience Framework and Resilience Strategy, served as a cities consultancy partner for CDP, and contributed to several global climate programs.

Dr. Tej Gidda, GHD

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Tej Gidda is vice president of GHD, working in the fields of carbon emission reductions and waste management, with a focus on diversion technologies. He has been involved in a significant number of composting, anaerobic digestion, mixed waste processing, energy-from-waste and advanced biosolids treatment technologies in Ontario and elsewhere, as well as landfill gas management and leachate treatment. As an adjunct professor in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Waterloo he is involved in funding applications and development of new approaches for energy production from waste materials, as part of collaborative research teams.

 

Meet the Moderator:

Corinne Lynds, Actual Media

Actual Media Announces New Content Director, Corinne Lynds - The Environment Journal

With more than two decades of experience leading B2B editorial teams and content strategy on the agency side, Lynds is passionate about humanizing highly technical stories across Actual Media’s print, digital, and experiential platforms. She is responsible for managing all our editorial and content operations across the infrastructure, water, and environment sectors. She is a compulsive storyteller who knows how to engage business audiences.

 

Registration link: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/EnviroExchangeDecarbCan

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For webinar content inquiries, contact Connie Vitello: connie@actualmedia.ca
For webinar sponsorship inquiries, contact Jackie Pagaduan: jackie@actualmedia.ca