2022 Keynote Speakers & Technical Session Presenters

Chantal Hébert

Chantal Hébert began her career in Toronto as a reporter for the regional newsroom of Radio-Canada in 1975 before moving on to Parliament Hill for Radio-Canada. She has served as parliamentary bureau chief for Le Devoir and La Presse. She is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto and holds honorary doctorates from Bishop’s,York University, the University of Western Ontario and Concordia University. In 2006, she received the Hy Solomon award for excellence in journalism and public policy, as well as York University’s Pinnacle Achievement Bryden Alumni award.

Eric Termuende

Eric Termuende is a small-town guy with big ideas. A seasoned keynote speaker and best-selling author, Eric has been on hundreds of stages all over the world speaking about workplace culture and one-degree shifts that build communities at work. Eric has a deep understanding of the next generation of work and how to attract and retain the right talent. His best-selling book, Rethink Work, has become a must-read for today’s leaders and as a renowned keynote speaker, Eric travels the world sharing his insights and tips about talent, teams, and employee engagement.


Raman Birk


Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan Update and Demand Forecast  

Virginie Brunetaud & Leane Holloway

Core6 Environmental Ltd.  

Don’t Look Up…or Down?! How Climate Change May Impact BC Contaminated Sites  

Harold Calla

First Nations Financial Management Board  

Transmountain and Their Efforts on Including First Nations Interests  

Luke Dineley & Rick Williams

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP  

Case Law Updates & Hot Topics in Environmental Law  

Lana Eagle


Building Relationships and Understanding Between First Nations and Industry  

Matt Edgar

BC Oil & Gas Commission  

An Introduction to BC’s Dormancy and Shutdown Regulation and an Update on its Implementation  

Evan Foley & Andy Jeves

Nucor Environmental Solutions Ltd.  

City of Abbotsford 2021 Flooding: Hazardous Materials Response Case Study  

Kevin French

Vertex Environmental Inc.  

Remediating Bedrock: What Once Was Impossible Is Now Routine. Three Case Studies  

Ben Galbraith

InSitu Remediation Services Ltd.  

The Successful In-Situ Treatment of a TCE Plume Using a Combination of Reduction, Sorption, and Anaerobic Bioremediation  

Francis Galbraith & Mark Edwards

SNC-Lavalin Inc.  

PFAS Treatment of Liquids from Varying Sources  

Jake Gossen

Langan International LLC  

Case Study: Using Hydrous Ferric Oxide to Remediate Dissolved Arsenic  

Marion Houlbrook

Associated Environmental Consultants Inc.  

End of an Era: Investigation, Remediation and Site Closure of a Detonator Cord Manufacturing Facility  

Nures Kara

Schnitzer Steel Canada Ltd.  

Hazardous Waste Management in the Metal Recycling Industry - Constraints and Opportunities  

Michael Lupart

Trace Associates Inc.  

An Abandoned Drycleaner Brownfield in Rural Alberta: A Costly and Dangerous Family Legacy  

Racheal Mani

GFL Environmental Inc.  

Hazardous Waste – Turning Waste Oil Back to Re-Use  

Keith Munsey, Ryan Hardenburger and Andrew Punsoni


Quantitative Remedial Conditions Assessment Using Flux Measurement Tools  

Sean Murphy & Alan McCarthy


Sumas First Nations Brick Works Demolition  

Darryl R. Nelson

Nelson Environmental Remediation  

How to successfully use Low Temperature Thermal Desorption for Remediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soil  

Katie Oliver

KBL Environmental  

Remediation in Remote Locations  

Mike Parker

Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc.  

National Perspective on Hazardous Waste  

Oskar Pula

TRIUM Environmental Inc.  

Mycoremediation – Mushrooms for more than just food  

Michael Rae

QM Environmental  

QM Paving the Way in Emergency Spill Response: Asphalt Oil Spill Cleanup in a Ravine and Waterway  

Ryan Riess

PINTER & Associates Ltd.  

Enhanced Anaerobic Bioremediation Achieves Cost Effective Closure for a PHC impacted Site  

Tanya Shanoff

Stantec Consulting Ltd.  

Studying Impacts of Weathered Oils on Freshwater Shorelines – Using Data from Controlled Crude Oil Product Releases in the Field to Advance Understanding of Spill Response and Remediation Strategies  

Robert Stacey/Dan Boucher

QM Environmental/Consultant  

A Contractors Perspective in the use of two Management Strategies for PFOS Contamination at the CFB Comox Fire Training Area Source Control Project  

Maya Stano & Emma Hobbs

Gowling WLG  

Restoring Canada’s Natural Heritage through Conservation of Species at Risk  

Andrew Thalheimer & Mandy McDougall

Dillon Consulting Limited  

Burning Down the Bonds that Tie Us: A Case Study of PFAS Thermal Destruction for the CFB Comox Fire Training Area Source Control Project  

Korene Torney/Mark Edwards

SLR Consulting/SNC Lavalin Inc.  

Design and Implementation of a Source Control Program for PFAS at the Fire Fighting Training Area (FFTA), CFB Comox, Comox BC  

Nick Tumney & Gabrielle Swann

EarthScience Information Systems & Gwaii Engineering  

Managing Environmental Data Via ESdat Online to Meet Updated BC MOE CSR Requirements and Support Efficient Workflows  

Jevins Waddell

TRIUM Environmental Inc.  

"How much is enough?" Design factors for in-situ chemical remediation  

Mark Youden & Wally Braul

Gowling WLG  

A Guide for Environmental Experts in Legal Proceedings