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Panellist 6: Wayne Boulton

Our sixth panellist is Mr. Wayne Boulton and you can read more about him below. Don’t forget that The Career Panel for the New Environmental Professional is taking place THIS Thursday January 26th from 7pm to 8:30pm in ME 3275. You can RSPV by clicking here. Read more about Mr Boulton:

Wayne Boulton, M.Sc.: Wayne joined RWDI in 1997, was made an Associate in 2003, and became a Principal of the firm in 2010. He is currently a Senior Consultant / Project Principal in RWDI’s Ottawa office.  RWDI is an internationally renown engineering and environmental consulting firm headquartered in Guelph, Ontario.
Wayne earned an undergraduate degree in Physical Geography at Trent University before completing an M.Sc. at the University of Guelph.  Over the past 14 years Wayne has been involved in a wide range activities, including: business development for niche service areas such as regional emissions inventory development, photochemical modelling, meteorology modelling, custom software development, and GIS; project management; and managing RWDI’s Middle East Operations in Abu Dhabi for over two years.

** 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., Laureen Chung from Infrastructure Canada, Wayne Boulton from RWDI.
  • 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. **

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Panellist 5: Micheal Wallace

Our fifth panellist is Michael Wallace who is currently working with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The Career Panel for the New Environmental Professional is taking place Thursday January 26th. You can reserve your spot by clicking here. Read more about Mr. Wallace below:

Michael Wallace: Michael Wallace is an environmental officer working for the Small Craft Harbours (SCH) program of the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans.  SCH operates and maintains a national system of over 1,000 federal harbour facilities with an estimated replacement cost of over $2B.  Mike provides analysis and recommendations to SCH engineering staff and senior management on environmental management and regulatory compliance of SCH operations and assets.  He has considerable knowledge of public sector environmental management, having experience within federal, provincial, and municipal levels of government.  Mike holds an Ontario College Diploma as an Environmental Technician from Canadore College, a B.Sc. in Environmental Biology and Technology from Nipissing University, and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Toronto.

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., Laureen Chung from Infrastructure Canada, Michael Wallace from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, 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. **

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Panellist 4: Laureen Chung

Our forth panellist, Laureen Chung, works at Infrastructure Canada and is one of two civil servants on the 3rd annual Career Panel for the New Environmental Professional taking place Thursday January 26th. Space if filling up quickly so make sure to reserve your spot by clicking here. Read more about Mrs Chung below:

Laureen Chung is a Senior Project Manager of Environmental Review and Approvals with the Program Operations Branch of Infrastructure Canada.

She has an Honours Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph and is a licensed Professional Environmental Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional.  Laureen has 15 years of experience working in Canada and internationally with environmental infrastructure projects involving water, wastewater, green buildings, solid waste and energy efficiency.  Upon graduation, Laureen went to Bolivia to work with the non-governmental organization Plan International and the World Bank/United Nations Water and Sanitation Program.  She then returned to Canada to work with various public and private sector organizations in Ottawa.  In her role with Infrastructure Canada, she is responsible for ensuring that federal environmental assessments are completed on projects funded under the Economic Action Plan and other programs.


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., Laureen Chung from Infrastructure Canada, 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. **

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Panellist 3: Edward Norrena

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. **

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Panellist 2: Andrew Philopoulos

In anticipation for our the 3rd annual Career Panel for the New Environmental Professional we will be introducing our panellists for the rest of this week and the start of next week. Our second panellist is Mr. Andrew Philopoulos from Conestoga Rovers & Associates (CRA). Last year we were very please to have Camille Taylor from CRA and are looking forward to meeting Mr. Pholopoulos. Here is a little more about him:

Andrew Philopoulos P.Eng. M.Sc. – Mr. Philopoulos is an Intermediate Engineer with Conestoga Rovers & Associates (CRA) and has seven years of engineering experience.  Since 2007, Mr. Philopoulos has been with CRA and has primarily worked on contaminated site and waste management projects as a Project Manager/Engineer.  Contaminated site projects have involved remediation planning and design, groundwater extraction and treatment systems, compliance monitoring and reporting, and intrusive field investigations.  Waste management related experience includes all aspects of landfill design (e.g., Design and Operations Plans, Closure Plans, leachate treatment, and landfill gas modelling), landfill compliance monitoring, transfer station design, and waste audits.

Mr. Philopoulos graduated with a M.Sc. from the University of Alberta in 2006 and completed research on a treatment technology to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from an Edmonton area landfill.  Mr. Philopoulos completed an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Dalhousie University in 2001 and worked between 2002 and 2004 as a Process Engineer for Hood Packaging in Calgary.  Mr. Philopoulos is a professional engineer registered in the Province of Ontario.


Career Panel for the New Environmental Professional

  • Guest Panellists: Kevin Alemany from Stantec Consultants Ltd., Andrew Philopoulos from Conestoga Rovers & Associates,  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. **

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Panellist 1: Kevin Alemany

In anticipation for our the 3rd annual Career Panel for the New Environmental Professional we will be introducing our panellists for the rest of this week and the start of next week. Our first panellist is Mr. Kevin Alemany and here is his bio:

Kevin Alemany, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., is a project manager and senior environmental engineer with over 11 years of consulting engineering experience with Stantec Consulting Ltd. He is involved primarily in municipal water & wastewater infrastructure planning and design and specializes in water distribution system hydraulic & transient model development and analysis. Kevin’s experience also includes the preparation of Municipal Class Environmental Assessments, Infrastructure Master Plans, Serviceability Analyses and Infrastructure Assessments. Kevin earned both his Master of Applied Science Degree in Civil Engineering with a Specialization in Environmental Engineering (2000) and his Baccalaureate in Applied Science Degree in Civil Engineering with an Environmental Engineering Option (1997) from the University of Ottawa.

Career Panel for the New Environmental Professional

  • Guest Panellists: Kevin Alemany (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. **

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Career Panel for the New Environmental Professional

** Update:  Two new panellists have been added to the bill for a total of six panellists!  We are pleased to add Mike Wallace from Dept. Of Fisheries & Oceans and Ed Norrena from EDGE Environmental Consulting Ltd.**

Navigating the job market can be a daunting task. Thankfully, SEEDS understands and is bringing in reinforcements! “Career Panel for the New Environmental Professional” is a career panel made up of SIX working environmental professionals that have agreed to come and answer all and any of your questions. Career Panel for the New Environmental Professional takes place on Thursday, January 26th 2011 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Mackenzie Building room 3275You can reserve your spot by clicking here.

The SIX invited panellists will be speaking about their experiences in the job market since leaving University and will answer any questions you may have. Keep an eye on our blog throughout the week to learn more about our invited guests.

** Career Panel for the New Environmental Professional **

  • Guest Panellists: 
    • Kevin Alemany from Stantec Consulting Ltd (read more)
    • Andrew Philopoulos from Conestoga-Rovers & Associates (read more)
    • Laureen Chung from Infrastructure Canada (read more)
    • Wayne Boulton from RWDI
    • Mike Wallace from Dept. Of Fisheries & Oceans
    • Ed Norrena from EDGE Environmental Consulting Ltd. (read 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 it is much appreciated)

** Light refreshments will be served. **

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