We are very excited to announce our third panellist, Mr. Edward Norrena, who has just recently been added to the bill. Don’t forget that the Career Panel for the New Environmental Professional is set to take place next THRUSDAY JAN 26th and you can RSVP here. Read more about Mr. Norrena below:
Edward Norrena: Mr. Edward J. Norrena is currently President of EDGE Environmental Consulting Ltd. During the last two and a half years, he has been seconded to Foreign Affairs and International Trade as the Global Practice Lead for the Environmental Industry Sector/Cleantech. He previously led SLR Consulting (Canada) Limited’s Climate Change and Sustainability practice. Between 2006 and 2008 Mr. Norrena was Regional Manager for Eastern Canada for Gartner Lee Limited, which provided environmental science, economics, planning, and engineering consulting services. From 2000 to 2006 he was General Manager of SENES Consultants Limited, specializing in areas that included policy development, strategic planning and environmental technology programs. Mr. Norrena has undertaken projects in markets including China, Pakistan, India, Poland, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Serbia, Poland, Chad, Zambia and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Until 2000, Mr. Norrena was Director General for the Environmental Technology Advancement Directorate of Environment Canada, with responsibility for national and international programs, technology transfer and for technology programs in biotechnology, municipal waste, climate change, air quality and contaminated sites. In his prior capacity as Director General for the Regulatory Affairs and Program Integration Directorate of Environment Canada, he was responsible for the review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and for global strategies programs. Prior to this Mr. Norrena worked in an operational role as Regional Director General for Atlantic Canada Mr. Norrena is past chair and board member of ECO Canada (Environmental Careers Organization).
Mr. Norrena is a professional engineer and holds an M.A.Sc. in Water Resources Engineering and a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Career Panel for the New Environmental Professional
- Guest Panellists: Kevin Alemany from Stantec Consultants Ltd., Andrew Philopoulos from Conestoga Rovers & Associates, Edward Norrena from EDGE Environmental Consulting Ltd., and more!
- Date: Thursday, January 26th, 2011
- Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Location: Mackenzie Building, Room 3275
- Cost: FREE
- RSVP: Please RSVP here (not required but is much appreciated)
** Light refreshments will be served. **