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    EMA of BC’s Indigenous Project Award

    The EMA of BC is please to announce its 2nd year of giving an Indigenous Project Award! Here are the criteria for applying for the award: • The project, program, or study needs to be based in BC • The organization or business needs to be 50% or more indigenous-owned (including business partnerships) • Initiatives […]

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    May 15, 2019 Session: Major Projects Update – 2019 Environmental Projects in BC

    Wednesday May 15, 2019 – BCIT Downtown Campus (555 Seymour Street), Registration 2:30pm, Session 3-5pm, Mixer 5-6pm Proponents and stakeholders provide inside updates for some of BC’s largest major projects. Featuring up and coming environmental projects happening in Canada at the Federal, Provincial, and Local levels of government and industry. Come learn more about the […]

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    Register Now: Lafarge Tour on Thursday April 11, 2019

    Join the EMA of BC on the afternoon of Thursday, April 11, for a tour of Lafarge Canada Inc. in Richmond, BC.  The tour will highlight some of the environmental management initiatives at the plant, including waste management.  Register now! *Please note: this event is for EMA Members only. Time: Regisration – 2:45pm, Tour starts […]

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    BEST 2019 Conference – May 8-10

    Join us for the sixth annual Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology (BEST) Nothing but the BEST for Our Industry! From May 8 – 10, 2019, the British Columbia Environment Industry Association is hosting the seventh annual BEST Conference at the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Join other environment industry professionals for 2 days of technical sessions […]

Event Recaps

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    2019 Legal Update Summary

    On Thursday, January 17th the EMA of BC hosted an informative session on legal updates.  Presentations were given by Fasken and Borden Ladner Gervais. Environmental Legislative Update by Fasken – Bill C-69, BC Environmental Assessment Act and Bill C-68 Rob Lonergan, Partner Ron Ezekial, Partner Bill C-69  The presentation outlined the reasons leading to change, […]

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    November 2018 Speaker Session Recap – Regulatory Update

    On Thursday November 15th the EMA of BC hosted a regulatory update session. Three speakers presented on topics spanning provincial, federal, and municipal levels of government including the provincial Professional Governance Act, changes to federal and provincial environmental assessment regimes, and an update on Metro Vancouver’s air quality guidelines. Thank you to the speakers!  The […]

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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 […]

Why join the EMA of BC?

There are lots of reasons to become a member of the EMA of BC.  Get more details here.

Sponsor the EMA!

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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    BEST 2019 Conference – May 8-10

    Join us for the sixth annual Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology (BEST) Nothing but the BEST for Our Industry! From May 8 – 10, 2019, the British Columbia Environment Industry Association is hosting the seventh annual BEST Conference at the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Join other environment industry professionals for 2 days of technical sessions […]

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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.