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Networking Opportunity – Career Paths 2016

The career panel for the Environmental Profession is back for 2016!

 

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Join SEEDS in partnership with the Air & Waste Management Association Ottawa Valley Chapter as we bring together a diverse group of working environmental professionals for a career panel discussion forum.

This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions and learn about current aspects of the environmental field.

The event is FREE to all current engineering and science students who are interested in the environmental field.

Where:  CBY A04 – Basement lounge, University of Ottawa

When: November 28th, 2016  from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

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An Evening of Discussion and Networking – Aboriginal Affairs

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Featuring discussions from expert speakers providing an introduction to legal requirements and consultative processes on important environmental issues as well as an in depth review of issues related to current solid waste disposal practice

Date:

Thursday, November 10, 2016

5:45pm – 8:00 pm

Location: 

Apollo Room, Rideau Canal Junior Rank Mess, 4th Floor

4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa, ON (adjacent to Rideau Hall)

Register at: www.awma-ovc.ca or at the door

$20 A&WMA Member/$30 non-members

$10 A&WMA  Student Member/$10 Student non-members

 

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Networking Opportunity: Welcome Back Pub Night September 22, 2016

Network and catch up on this summer’s environmental issues and news! Event by the Air & Waste Management Association – Ottawa Valley Chapter.

Admission is Free! Sign-up at: www.awma-ovc.ca

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WORKSHOP and NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY: A Climate of Change

A look at federal and provincial initiatives targeting climate change and air quality and their impact on Canadian Industry

Date: October 27, 2015

Time: 8 am – 4 pm (Registration opens @ 7:30 am)

Place: Rideau Canal Junior Rank Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa, ON (adjacent to City Hall)

Cost: Early Bird (Before October 6th)

Members: $250, Non-members: $325, Student members: $50, Student non-members: $75

(After October 6th)

Members: $300, Non-members: $375, Student members: $60, Student non-members: $85

Early Registration is now open! Stay tuned for program details!

For more information and to register please visit http://www.awma-ovc.ca

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NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY: Fate and Effects of Nanoparticles in Biosolids and Soils

The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA-OVC) will be hosting a presentation and networking event on “Fate and Effects of Nanoparticles in Biosolids and Soils” on May 21, 2015.

This presentation will provide an overview of the properties and uses of nanomaterials, why they are likely to end up in the waste stream, and the current analytical techniques used to detect, size and quantify them in environmental media. In particular, the ecotoxicity of silver nanoparticles will be addressed as well as the challenges of characterizing nano-silver exposure in soils and biosolids. Finally, an overview of the nano-silver ecotoxicity study being conducted by the Nanomaterials Research Laboratory will be presented.

Speaker: Dina Schwertfeger, Ph.D. (Renewable Resources), Postdoctoral Fellow Nanomaterials Research – Soil Toxicology Laboratory, Biological Assessment and Standardization Section (BASS), Environment Canada

Dr. Schwertfeger completed her Ph.D. (Renewable Resources) from McGill University in 2011, where  she continued as a Postdoctoral researcher in the Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences until joining the Soil Toxicology Laboratory at Environment Canada. Dr. Schwertfeger has over 15 years’ experience engaged in soil research and environmental risk assessment, including six years working with a private soil testing and environmental consulting. In addition to publishing much of her research in peerreviewed scientific journals, Dr. Schwertfeger has authored a number of commissioned reports for Environment Canada, the Canadian Network of Toxicological Centers, and for members of the metal industry. She currently provides input to the OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials. Dr. Schwertfeger’s research has focused on the quantification of trace metal bioavailability in contaminated soils. Recently she has expanded her research to include investigating the transformations and bioavailability of engineered nanomaterials in soils and biosolids.

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Rideau Canal Junior Rank Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa, ON (adjacent to City Hall)

Cost: $20 A&WMA / $30 non-members, $10 A&WMA / $20 student non-members
Refreshments & Cash Bar

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 2 students to help at the registration desk; in return, your registration will be reimbursed. Email Holly if you are interested at holly.dole@uottawa.ca. Don’t miss this networking opportunity!

Note – limited seating is available for this event! RSVP your attendance to awma.ovc@gmail.com and pre-pay online at www.awma-ovc.ca to guarantee your seat. Limited tickets also available at the door.

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Approach to Collection of Proper Soil Vapour Intrusion Air Samples for O. Reg. 153 Brownfield Sites

The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA-OVC) will be hosting a presentation and networking event on “Approach to Collection of Proper Soil Vapour Intrusion Air Samples for O. Reg. 153 Brownfield Sites” on April 23, 2015.

Soil Vapour Intrusion (SVI) assessment is of great interest because of its importance in characterizing O. Reg. 153 Brownfield Sites. Development of a site specific conceptual site model (CSM) is normally based on a tiered stepwise approach requiring collection of different information at each step of the process.

This presentation will focus on proper collection of soil gas, indoor air, sub-slab & ambient air samples required as part of filling a record of site condition (RSC) under O. Reg. 153/04. Different considerations for sampling soil gas versus health-based indoor air will be discussed including factors that affect the conceptual site model, the soil gas sampling train, sampling equipment/media, quality control, collection of field sample & other issues.

Speaker: Roy Smith (M.Sc., MBA, C.Chem) Air Quality Manager, ALS Environmental, Waterloo, ON

As the Air Quality Manager, ALS Environmental, Waterloo, Mr. Smith manages the Air Quality department including development of analytical testing capabilities for chemical substances in air. He also serves as a technical expert to clients on air sampling techniques and analytical methodologies. Prior to joining ALS, Mr. Smith had 25+ years of air quality experience in the private sector and with government. He held positions of senior scientist, laboratory manager and AIHA Laboratory Director with the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Occupational Health Laboratory. Mr. Smith was a founding partner of an ISO17025 accredited air quality/industrial hygiene laboratory. Over the years, Mr. Smith has managed OH&S consulting staff, performed training, taught courses and presented at technical workshops. He has 14 air sampling method technical publications, in addition to extensive experience in overseeing large air quality projects and government research studies.

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Location: Mambo Restaurant, 77 Clarence Street

Cost: $20 A&WMA / $30 non-members $10 A&WMA / $20 student non-members

Refreshments & Cash Bar

Note – limited seating is available for this event! RSVP your attendance to awma.ovc@gmail.com and pre-pay online at www.awma-ovc.ca to guarantee your seat. Limited tickets also available at the door.

Next Event: Assessing the environmental risks of nanomaterials in biosolids by Dina Schwertfeger, Ph.D., May 21, 2015 at the Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess.

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: 2015 Future Environmental Professional Scholarship

The AWMA Ontario Section will be awarding 3 students who are pursuing programs related to engineering or sciences at Ontario’s post-secondary institutions during the 2015/2016 academic year. The scholarship fosters the furtherance of studies relating to the environment and sustainability, by striving to encourage young leaders to enter the environmental field and to stimulate professionalism. Therefore, the applicant must demonstrate the relationship between their field of study and the environment or must be pursuing environmentally related post-secondary studies. Students fulfilling this criteria are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, visit http://awma.on.ca/scholarships-information/

The deadline to apply for a Scholarship Award is March 31, 2015.

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