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    2019 Environmental Innovators Award

    We are now accepting nominations for the Environmental Innovators Award.  Finalist will attend the 2019 Workshop on Thursday March 7, 2019, where the winners will be decided by a panel of judges.  Deadline for application is November 30, 2018.  Please read more here.

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    Summary of First Nations Environmental Programs Session

    EMA of BC October Speaker Session Recap On Thursday October 25th the EMA of BC hosted an informative session on First Nations Environmental Programs featuring presentations from representatives of three First Nations in BC’s lower mainland on topics such as Environmental management, stewardship initiatives, ecological restoration, and regional environmental issues. Environmental Management Planning with First […]

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    2019 Workshop: Keeping up with Environmental Change

    Date:  Thursday March 7, 2019 (all day) Location:  SFU Harbour Centre The Environmental Managers Association of British Columbia (EMA of BC) is excited to announce our annual Workshop for Thursday, March 7, 2019.  Our focus this year is to bring together members and guests for a full day of discussion and networking on topics related […]

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    Regulatory Update & BCEIA Social – November 15, 2018

    Come join us on Thursday November 15 for a Regulatory Update! We will have speakers including a consultant, lawyer, and government/regulator.  This event is free for EMA Members and $60 for Non-Members.  Register now! BCIT Downtown Campus (555 Seymour Street, 2nd floor Room 280) Registration opens 2:30pm, Session 3-5pm Speakers include: Shelley Metcalfe Policy Analyst|Project […]

Event Recaps

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    Summary of First Nations Environmental Programs Session

    EMA of BC October Speaker Session Recap On Thursday October 25th the EMA of BC hosted an informative session on First Nations Environmental Programs featuring presentations from representatives of three First Nations in BC’s lower mainland on topics such as Environmental management, stewardship initiatives, ecological restoration, and regional environmental issues. Environmental Management Planning with First […]

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    EMA of BC’s 12th Annual Golf Tournament Wrap-Up

    The EMA of BC hosted our 12th annual golf tournament on July 19th, 2018 at beautiful Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club in Richmond. The weather was perfect for our third year running since moving over to Mayfair Lakes. The evening was capped off with an excellent West Coast BBQ buffet followed by the prize […]

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    2018 AGM Summary and Board of Directors List

    By Leanne Harris, Past President The 2018 AGM was held at the Terminal City Club in downtown Vancouver in advance of the 2018 EMA of BC Environmental Management Awards. The AGM was executed with the 2018-2019 budget approved. No new business was brought forward. Finally, a new Board with several new faces was elected: 2018-2019 […]

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    Summary of the 7th Annual EMA Awards Gala

    The EMA of BC was thrilled to host the 7th Annual Environmental Management Awards Gala at the fantastic Terminal City Club on June 13th, 2018. Over 100 guests attended this sold-out event, which recognizes and celebrates the extraordinary achievements of environmental managers in BC and showcases some of the many exciting environmental projects completed in the […]

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    Tour Summary: Coastal Ocean Research Institute – April 2018

    A series of interesting talks and walks where had at EMA’s visit to the Fisheries and Oceans Canada facilities. Here are the highlights: Presentation Ocean Wise Researcher, Rhiannon Moore, gave a presentation about microplastics.  Microplastics are plastics less than 5mm in size.  They circulate in ocean and freshwater systems.  There are primary microplastics, such as […]

Why join the EMA of BC?

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The EMA owes much of its success to the dedicated support of our sponsors.   If you’re looking  for an opportunity to sponsor the EMA, give back to the industry, and get your company noticed, search no further, we have sponsorship opportunities to fit any budget   Get more details here.

Meet the EMA Board of Directors

The EMA of BC’s Board of Directors volunteer their time to guiding the programming and events of the EMA.   The Board consists of 18 dedicated individuals from EMA member firms.  Take a minute to get to know them!

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Other Industry Events

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    BLG Environmental Law Seminar

    Please join Borden Ladner Gervais LLP for its annual Environmental Law Seminar on November 7, 2018, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Topics to be discussed include: Spill Response and Cost Recovery Regulatory Updates CEAA/EAO Insights Case Law/Legislative Highlights Our guest speaker this year is Kelli Larsen, Senior Contaminated Sites Officer, Land Remediation Section, Ministry of […]

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    Changes to the Diesel Engine Bylaw

    Changes to the Diesel Engine Bylaw You are invited to an online meeting to learn more about the changes to the MVRD Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation Bylaw No. 1161 including requirements for registration of low-use engines. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 11:00am – 12:00pm The meeting will run for one hour, starting with a […]

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    UVic Professional Certificate in Ecological Restoration

    UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZATION CERTIFICATE IN ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION This non-credit certificate provides advanced training for professionals working in landscape architecture, landscape design and management, forestry, agrology, biology, mining, ecological restoration, and environmental practice. The ER program is offered online so you can meet your annual professional development requirements on your own schedule. Sign up […]

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    Surrey Board of Trade Workshop on August 29

    LAWS AND REGULATIONS Training: Environment Process in BC Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Location: Eaglequest Golf Course 7778 152 Street, Surrey Time: 7:30 am Registration 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Program _ (Lunch included) Admission: $150 + tax General Admission More details here.

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    Registration Now Open for the 8th Annual SABCS Conference and Workshop in September 2018

    Good Morning SABCS Colleagues, Registration is now open for the 8th annual SABCS conference on contaminated sites on September 27, 2018 and the technical workshop on September 26, 2018. To register go to: events.eply.com/8thAnnualSABCSConferenceandWorkshoponContaminatedSites2377605. For details see www.sabcs.chem.uvic.ca . We hope you will plan to attend the events in September and look forward to seeing […]