2018 Speakers

Speaker abstracts/bios/presentations are in alphabetical order by speaker last name.

Dr. Andrew Furey

Dr. Furey is the founder and CEO of Team Broken Earth, a volunteer-driven relief effort made up of health care professionals across Canada. Team Broken Earth helps those suffering in Haiti, Nepal, Bangladesh, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. “We’re proud to represent Canada in the best way we know how – by helping those who need it most.”

Tania & Martina Halik

Martina Halik and her mother Tania completed a cross-country ski trip from Squamish to Skagway, Alaska, covering 2,300 kms in 5 ½ months. It's a feat that has only ever been accomplished once before. This is their story about traversing the Coast Mountains - the challenges, close-calls, failures and successes throughout their epic adventure.


Jan Abbott

Arcadis Canada Inc.  

Big Data & Mixed Reality: The Future of Conceptual Site Models has Arrived  

Stacy Boczulak

Associated Environmental Consultants Inc.  

Let’s get our Ash in gear! Exploring alternative solutions to landfilling residual wood products  

Wally Braul/Mark Youden

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP  

A Primer on Environmental Prosecutions: The Latest from the Courts  

Karl Bresee

Intrinsik Corp.  

Diesel particulate matter and health risk: What to do about it?  

Christine Brow

SLR International Corporation  

Pilot Testing of Electrokinetic Remediation to Facilitate Nitrate-Enhanced Bioremediation of Gasoline Contamination in a Clay Aquitard  

Gisalene Carl

Envirogeen Technologies Ltd.  

Hazardous Waste Management 101: Waste Characterization and Classification  

Emily Chu/Calvin Jameson

In.tent Planning Inc./The BC First Nations Solid Waste Program  

The BC First Nations Solid Waste Program  

Ian Collings

Teranis Consulting Ltd.  

Fill Management on FN lands – an Environmental Consultants Perspective  

Tim Crowther

ALS Global  

Field Sampling Considerations and Best Practices for Filtration of Dissolved Metals  

Matthew Endsin

AGAT Laboratories  

Application of GCxGC for Assessment of Hydrocarbon Releases in BC Soils  

Leonard Firkus

Stormtec Filtration  

Case Study: Overcoming Challenges for Effective Water Treatment of a Remote Hydro Tunneling Project  

Kevin French/John Clarke

Vertex Environmental/Milestone Environmental  

Case Study: How to Avoid Failure in the Design and Installation of Permeable Reactive Barriers  

Danielle Grbavac


Update on the Land Remediation Section and the BC Contaminated Sites Regulatory Regime  

Chris Lach

SNC Lavalin  

Application of Positive Building Pressure to Mitigate Sub-Slab Vapour  

Cher LaCoste/Mike Mamone

DFO/Office for Architecture Ltd.  

Opening the door to Government Research – DFO’s plans for a Science Enterprise Centre  

Selina Lee-Anderson

McCarthy Tétrault LLP  

Managing Environmental Liabilities: Principles of Legal Liability for Contaminated Sites and Case Law Update  

Ian Mace

SNC Lavalin  

BC Hydro Rock Bay Remediation Program – Management and Technical Achievements of a Major Remediation Program  

Timo Makinen

Light House Sustainable Building Centre  

Industrial Symbiosis - Waste Reduction Through Re-Purposing  

Kalina Malowany/Virginie Brunetaud

Core6 Environmental Ltd.  

Lower Mainland Surficial Geology: From the Wisconsin Ice Age to Protocol 21!  

Racheal Mani

Kel-Ex Agencies  

Hazardous Waste Management 102: Packaging and Transporting  

Alan McCarthy

Tervita Corporation  

Decommissioning, Demolition and Remediation of Industrial Properties  

Rick McGregor

In Situ Remediation Services Ltd.  

The InSitu Treatment of PFAS-Impacted Groundwater Using Colloidal Activated Carbon  

Michael McQuarrie/Kristin Castner

Waste Management  

Cross Border Movement of Waste  

Lizanne Meloche/Christopher McDonald

Golder Associates/DFO  

Risk Management of a Remote Small Craft Harbour in British Columbia  

Sanj Mudaliar

Brenntag Canada  

Opportunity Outlook for Industrial Stormwater Management in BC  

Steve Munzar/Heather Osachoff

Core6 Environmental/MOE  

Determination of Regional BC Background Metals Concentrations in Groundwater  



Improving Hazardous Waste Industry Practice  

Dino Rossi/Luke Dineley

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP  

If You Build It They Will Come; Civil Disobedience and Natural Resource Development  

Mahyar Sakari

AGAT Laboratories  

Evaluating Contaminated Site Cleanup using Chemical and Biological Markers  

Warren Sandes

Aqua-Solve Services Inc.  

Lessons Learned: Treating Stormwater During the Construction of the $500mm Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal  

Alan Segrave

Maxxam Analytics  

Asbestos in Soil  

Preston Sorenson

Maapera Analytics  

Quantitative Field Screening: High Resolution Site Characterization with Reflectance Spectroscopy  

Sue Staniforth/Jake Archie

Invasive Species Council of British Columbia  

Indigenous Land Stewardship & Invasive Species Management: Partnerships, Tools and Networks to Increase Success  

Christine Thomas

Golder Associates  

Progress towards closure – Remediation and Risk Assessment of the Furry Creek Watershed of the Britannia Mine  

Michael Zima

Golder Associates  

Hydrogeological investigation of the Squamish Nation Seymour Reserve No. 2 to assess for potential of adverse impacts to the Seymour River  

Diane Zorn

Hemmera, an Ausenco Company  

The Trouble with Salt: Case Studies and Lessons Learned