2017 Speaker bios and abstracts below (alphabetical order by speaker last name).
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Mike is a passionate believer in the power of cities and communities to improve the human condition. He has steadfastly maintained his focus on conservation and sustainable development and because of his efforts has played a significant role in promoting quality of life for those in Canada and abroad. He has held significant urban posts his entire adult life and his interest in civil society, urban design, conservation and sustainable development have made him the leader he is today in advancing livability in our cities.
Dr. Ken Coates is Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan and Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute. His work focuses in Indigenous engagement in the resource economy, the social and economic impact of science and technology, and strategies for economic development in rural and remote regions.
Mafalda Arias and Associates
Re-Defining Environmental & Safety Consultation, A Social Innovation for Sustainability
Biologica Environmental Services Ltd.
Advances in Taxonomy and Biomonitoring
Stormtec Filtration Inc.
Economical Approach to Treatment of Soluble and Particulate As, Cu, Zn, and Cr in Stormwater Runoff to Meet BCWQGs AW
Ecofish Research Ltd.
20,000 Hours: A preliminary quantitative review of the performance of the hydropower sector through the lens of an Independent Environmental Monitor (IEM)