Green Regs and Ham: October 25, 2018 in Calgary

Green Regs and Ham: October 25, 2018 in Calgary

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER. FOR THE OCTOBER 24 2019 EVENT PLEASE VISIT:

Where to from here? Green Regs ‘n’ Ham Calgary October 24 2019

 

 

 

NOTE – TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED

Coastal environmental concerns are highly relevant to land locked Alberta, but rarely do we discuss them. Join the ELC and our guest speakers to look beyond Alberta’s borders at the conundrums of crude and coastal communities. Up for discussion – the ecological, jurisdictional and legal challenges that arise in relation to what has become a significant and divisive issue: the export of Alberta’s oil and gas.

Join the ELC, Dr. Stephanie Green and Professor Cameron Jefferies as we dive into the coastal challenges that need to be resolved while enjoying a hearty Green Regs and Ham buffet breakfast.

APRIL 15, 2019
Buffet Breakfast 7:15 a.m.
Program 7:45 to 9:00 a.m.
THE MATRIX HOTEL – AMBER BALLROOM
10640 100 Ave NW Edmonton, Alberta
Tickets $35 each

 

Dr. Stephanie Green is an Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, where she holds the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in Ocean Sciences. Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of biodiversity change in marine and freshwater ecosystems, with the goal of developing science-based tools to inform natural resource management and conservation under global change. Research projects in her group combine a variety of methods—including animal behavioural observation, field and lab experiments, and quantitative modeling—to understand how biological invasion, climate change, habitat modification, and exploitation are altering species interactions and functions within aquatic food webs. Dr. Green completed her PhD at Simon Fraser University, and held a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University and a David H. Smith Conservation Science Fellowship at Oregon State University before joining the University of Alberta.

Professor Cameron Jefferies is an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. His work focuses on matters of international and domestic environmental law, energy and natural resources law, oceans law and policy, and tort law. He is the author of Marine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the Sea (Oxford University Press, 2016), a co-author of Tort Law, 6th ed. (Thomson Reuters, 2017), and a co-editor of Global Environmental Change and Innovation in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He has also authored a number of book chapters and journal articles, including articles in the Energy Law Journal and the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice. He is actively involved in the local environmental rights movement. He previously worked as a research associate at the Health Law Institute and qualified as a lawyer with the Edmonton firm of Field LLP. He earned his doctorate in law at the University of Virginia, where he studied as a Fulbright scholar.

 

ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE:

The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has been seeking strong and effective environmental laws since it was founded in 1982. The ELC is dedicated to providing credible, comprehensive and objective legal information regarding natural resources, energy and environmental law, policy and regulation in Alberta. The ELC’s mission is to educate and champion for strong laws and rights so all Albertans can enjoy clean water, clean air and a healthy environment. Our vision is a society where laws secure an environment that sustains current and future generations.

 

As a charity, the Environmental Law Centre depends on your financial support. Help us to continue to educate and champion for strong environmental laws, through tools such as our blog and all of our other resources, so that all Albertans can enjoy a healthy environment. Your support makes a difference.
Donate online today

 

 

 

Science, Decision Making & the Law
The Impact Assessment Cat in the Science Hat

**THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT**

Although science is crucial to the integrity of environmental decision making and impact assessment, a number of challenges exist in how science is gathered, presented, and interpreted by proponents, regulators, and interveners.

The Environmental Law Centre welcomes Dr. Aerin Jacob and Prof. Martin Olszysnki to don their thinking caps and share their insights into the importance of science to impact assessments and what improvements are needed. Sound provincial and federal decisions regarding major infrastructure projects – including pipelines, dams, and oilsands mines – rest on strong science.

Photo: CEPA

The talk will be of interest to anyone engaged in using science in impact assessments generally or watching what will become of the federal Impact Assessment Act (Bill C-69), including decision-makers, consultants, industry and community members.

So don your cap, cowboy hat or fascinator and join us at Green Regs and Ham. Buffet breakfast starts at 7:30.  

 

**THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT**

Unable to make the event? Please consider supporting the Environmental Law Centre’s work with your charitable donation. Your gift enables Albertans to have access to crucial information to protect Alberta’s environment. Your support makes environmental decision-making stronger and more equitable for all Albertans. Donate online.

 

Dr. Aerin Jacob is Conservation Scientist at the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative based in Canmore, Alberta. Aerin has worked in research, conservation, teaching, and consulting across western North America, East Africa and Central America. She earned a BSc from the University of British Columbia and PhD from McGill University, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Victoria. Her science-policy work includes advice to federal, provincial, and Indigenous governments about conservation planning, species at risk, climate change and sustainability, and impact assessment (IA). In 2016, Aerin led an initiative involving >1800 young scientists across Canada to strengthen scientific rigour in IA processes; she continues to work with scientists from government, academia, industry, and the non-profit sector on science in IA and environment-related decisions.

Prof. Martin Olszynski joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary in 2013, following several years of public service in environmental and natural resources law and policy. Martin holds a B.Sc. (Biology) and an LL.B., both from the University of Saskatchewan, and an LL.M. (specialization in environmental law) from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, he was a part-time professor with the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, where he taught environmental law. Martin’s primary teaching and research interests are in environmental, natural resources, and water law and policy. He is also interested in the continuous development of related core areas of law, including constitutional, administrative, tort and regulatory law.

**THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT**

 

ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE:

The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has been seeking strong and effective environmental laws since it was founded in 1982. The ELC is dedicated to providing credible, comprehensive and objective legal information regarding natural resources, energy and environmental law, policy and regulation in Alberta. The ELC’s mission is to educate and champion for strong laws and rights so all Albertans can enjoy clean water, clean air and a healthy environment. Our vision is a society where laws secure an environment that sustains current and future generations.

 

As a charity, the Environmental Law Centre depends on your financial support. Help us to continue to educate and champion for strong environmental laws, through tools such as our blog and all of our other resources, so that all Albertans can enjoy a healthy environment. Your support makes a difference.
Donate online today

 

 

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