The Evolution of Remediation and
Redevelopment in Atlantic Canada

Atlantic PIRI one-day professional development seminar
November 9th, 2017 – Marriott Harbour Front, Halifax, NS

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Registration $175 + HST

Environmental leaders in Atlantic Canada for twenty years!

Join Atlantic PIRI for a one-day professional development seminar and learn from leading experts in the field of environmental remediation and redevelopment.

  • Be empowered by a one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity at an event tailor made for Atlantic Canada
  • Take advantage of a prime opportunity to collaborate with leading industry, regulatory, scientific, legal, and financial professionals
  • Presenters include – Canadian Brownfields Network, Maxxam Analytics, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, SuRF Canada, and more…

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Registration $175 + HST

Keynote Speaker

Radha D. Curpen Radha D. Curpen

Radha Curpen is the Vancouver Managing Partner and co-Chair of the firm’s Aboriginal law practice. She has deep experience in regulatory compliance, and crisis prevention and management, including the transportation of crude oil by rail, the defence of environmental litigation, and the avoidance and defence of environmental related prosecutions. She negotiates with regulatory authorities and Aboriginal communities on project developments and approvals. She manages and advises on contaminated site issues in several jurisdictions in North America and the environmental assessment process and advises on environmental issues in commercial transactions in Canada and the United States. She advises on Business Sustainability. She was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law for the Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility course. She is called in British Columbia, Ontario and Manitoba and is admitted to the New York Bar. She practises in both English & French. Recognized as one of Canada’s leading environmental lawyers by The Best Lawyers in Canada, as a leading practitioner in environmental law by The Best Lawyers in America, in environmental law by Chambers Global and recognized among Canada’s leading energy lawyers by Lexpert®.

Featured Speakers

Carole Chan Carole Chan Bio
Robert Turner Robert Turner Bio
Maylia K. Parker Maylia K. Parker Bio
James Evans James Evans Bio
Andy Williams Andy Williams Bio
Petro Oh Petro Oh Bio
Guillaume Couillard Guillaume Couillard Bio
Andrew Thalheimer Andrew Thalheimer Bio
Rita Mroz Rita Mroz Bio
Brian Drover Brian Drover Bio
Susan Barfoot Susan Barfoot Bio



The Evolution of Remediation and Redevelopment in Atlantic Canada
Atlantic PIRI one-day professional development seminar
November 9th, 2017 – Marriott Harbour Front, Halifax, NS MAP

Time Topic Speaker
7:45 am Registration
8:15 am Welcome & Opening Remarks Atlantic PIRI
8:30 am Full Circle: From Contamination to Closure
Case Study Presentation Followed by Q&A
Case Study Presenter:
Robert Turner, M.A.Sc., P.Geo., GHD Limited
Jeff Earle, Atlantic PIRI
Carole Chan, McInnes Cooper
James Evans, RBC
Andy Williams, AMG Claims Inc.
10:30 am Emerging Trends in Soil Vapour Collection and Analytics
Followed by Q&A
Petro Oh, Maxxam Analytics
11:15 am Green Municipal Fund: What Gets Funded?
Followed by Q&A
Guillaume Couillard, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Noon Lunch & Keynote Speaker
Radha D. Curpen , Bennett Jones
1:15 pm Sustainable Remediation CONCEPT into PRACTICE
Followed by Q&A
Andrew Thalheimer, Dillon Consulting
Maylia K. Parker, SuRF Canada,
2:00 pm

Emerging Federal Initiatives

  • PFAS

Followed by a Q&A

Rita Mroz, and Brian Drover Environment Canada
3:00 pm Atlantic RBCA TIER II TOOLKIT:
Important Steps to Getting it Right!

Followed by Q&A
Susan Barfoot,
Atlantic PIRI, AMEC Foster Wheeler
3:45 pm Atlantic PIRI Update: Regulatory Initiatives on the Horizon Moderator: Jeff Earle, Atlantic PIRI Regulators:
Barry Jackson, PE
Christa Curnew, NL
Jonathan Kay, NS
Michel Poirier, NB
4:15 pm Closing Remarks and Networking Reception Atlantic PIRI
Register Today!
Registration $175 + HST

Featured Speakers

Carole ChanCarole Chan 

Carole Chan has deep experience providing risk management advice, particularly in the energy, natural resources and agri-food sectors, for commercial and property transactions, public private partnerships (P3), and regulatory/policy review projects. Carole also provides strategic advice on privacy and consumer protection in the technology sector.

As environmental and aboriginal counsel, Carole advises on brownfield redevelopment, environmental insurance matters, environmental issues arising from sales of assets and businesses, regulatory approval and assessment processes (federal and provincial), engagement with First Nations, and negotiations of Aboriginal rights protection and benefits agreements. She has managed and participated in complex development projects as well as multi-jurisdictional reviews of regulation and policy.

Carole sits on the City of Moncton’s Planning Advisory Committee as first vice-chair and is the vice-chair of the Board of Directors of Legs for Literacy / Courir pour lire Inc. She is also a member of the Canadian IT Law Association (IT Can) and the Atlantic Food and Beverage Processors Association. Carole is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section (NEERLS) and is the chair of the Canadian Bar Association – New Brunswick branch’s Environmental Law Section. She has lectured at the Université de Moncton, University of New Brunswick and Dalhousie University. Back to top

Robert TurnerRobert Turner, M.A.Sc., P.Geo., GHD Limited

Mr. Turner studied at both Acadia University and the Technical University of Nova Scotia. Rob is an Associate with GHD Limited and is located in their Fredericton, NB office. He has over 30 years of experience in the environmental and earth sciences field with a strong background in Quaternary geology and geochemistry. Rob has worked on and/or managed over 500 environmental projects throughout the Atlantic Provinces. These projects have involved Phase I-IV environmental site assessments, risk assessments, remedial design and implementation, monitoring, and regulatory site closure reporting. Rob’s project responsibilities include overall project supervision, client and regulator liaison, reporting, and budget control. Rob’s client base includes insurance companies, law firms, financial institutions, oil companies, industrial companies, CN Rail, as well as government agencies. In the past, Rob has also instructed short courses on Management of Environmental Site Assessment at Dalhousie University and Contaminated Site Management at the University of New Brunswick. Rob is a member of APEGNB and APGNS.Back to top

Maylia K. ParkerMaylia K. Parker, P.Geo., Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Maylia Parker is a Senior Associate in Stantec’s Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office and serves as the Operational Lead for their Environmental Services group in NS and NL. She has a bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Geology from Acadia University (1996) and is a Professional Geologist in both Nova Scotia and New Hampshire. Since 1998, Maylia has worked in both the United States and Canada as an environmental consultant for a wide variety of client and projects. In addition to her work at Stantec, Maylia serves as the Atlantic Regional Contact for the Sustainable Remediation Forum (SuRF) Canada. She enjoys informing fellow consultants, regulators, clients and the general public about sustainable remediation and SuRF Canada. Back to top

James EvansJames Evans, RBC

JAMES (Jamie) EVANS is a Senior Manager in the Environmental Risk group of RBC in Toronto. A geologist by training, Jamie has a B.Sc in Earth Science from the University of Waterloo and an M.Eng. in Engineering from the University of Western Ontario (now Western University). Mr. Evans is responsible for environmental risk issues enterprise-wide with an emphasis on the effect of environmental issues on credit. He is responsible for everything from remediating former grow-ops properties in Surrey, BC to assessing the environmental impacts of a liquefied natural gas facility in Qatar. He has been with RBC for over 18 years and reviews over 1200 transactions per year worth approximately $8 billion for Canada, the US and Europe. Prior to working at the bank he spent 14 years as an environmental consultant with several international consulting firms and has worked on projects in Canada, the US, China and Barbados.

He has spoken on contaminated land remediation, the Equator Principles and Brownfield redevelopment for RBC on a number of occasions in Canada and the US. Jamie is regularly consulted by the legal profession, academics, regulators, environmental consultants and potential clients in Canada and the US.Back to top

Andy WilliamsAndy Williams, AMG Claims Inc.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) degree, is a Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) and holds a Certificate in Environmental Management. He became an independent adjuster in 1990 and since that time has worked for various International Adjusting firms as a Senior Technical Adjuster. He has developed significant expertise in the investigation and adjustment of environmental impairment losses involving hazardous materials as well as relevant techniques for effective site remediation. Andy is also one of the leading specialists in Canada for Aquaculture loss investigation and adjustment. Back to top

Petro OhPetro Oh, Maxxam Analytics

Petro is the Business Development Manager with Maxxam, specializing in air toxics and ultra-trace organic chemistries. He has been involved with hundreds of projects located all across Canada related to ambient and indoor air quality, soil vapour intrusion, industrial hygiene and stack emissions. In addition, Petro oversees the sales for Compressed Breathing Air and matrix gas testing. For over 30 years, he has been responsible for business development, facilitating QA/QC audits, preparation of large proposals, training of project managers and consultants, reviewing new methods and conducting technical presentations (over 300 sessions on environmental chemistry). Back to top

Guillaume CouillardGuillaume Couillard, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Guillaume M.Sc., P.Geo., is an advisor for multiple programs at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). He is responsible for leading business development and marketing efforts for FCM programs across Canada. He leads the FCM effort to identify, attract and develop the best environmental municipal projects to help Canadian municipalities and their partners address their environmental concerns. Guillaume has worked for eight years within the field of contaminated site management within the private and public sector prior to joining the FCM. He holds a Master of Science in Marine Resource Management from the Université du Québec à Rimouski and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Waterloo. Guillaume sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Brownfield Network. Back to top

Andrew ThalheimerAndrew Thalheimer, Dillon

Andrew Thalheimer, P.Eng., Dillon’s national Remediation and Risk Control Leader, is a senior project manager and technical specialist with over 25 years of experience in managing contaminated sites including phased environmental site assessments, remedial alternative evaluation, remediation design and engineering, construction site supervision, risk assessment, and risk management. Andrew has been developing practical, sustainable solutions that are focused on managing risk and achieving closure for many years.Back to top

Rita MrozRita Mroz, Environment Canada

Rita Mroz, Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC), is the regional coordinator of the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP) in the Atlantic Region. In addition to providing scientific and technical advice related to the assessment and remediation of federal sites, she is the co-chair of the Atlantic Regional Federal Contaminated Sites Working Group, sits on the national Perfluoroalkylated Substances (PFAS) Working Group and is a member of Atlantic PIRI. Back to top

Brian DroverBrian Drover, Environment Canada

Brian Drover, Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC), has worked for many years as an Environmental Scientist with the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP) in the Atlantic Region, providing scientific and technical support to federal custodians. He had degrees from Memorial University in St. John’s, NL in Engineering and Applied Science. He is the ECCC lead for the Goose Bay Remediation Program and has been the national lead in the development of FCSAP’s Guidance for the Management of LNAPL sites. Back to top

Susan BarfootSusan Barfoot, AMEC Foster Wheeler

Susan Barfoot is a Senior Environmental Engineer with the Amec Foster Wheeler office in St. John’s, NL and has been a member of Atlantic PIRI since 2009, initially as a provincial regulator and now as a consultant member. Susan Barfoot has 16 years of experience conducting Environmental Site Assessments, Tier II and III Human Health Risk Assessments, Ecological Risk Assessments, Remedial Options review and analysis, Risk Management Planning and Remediation for various contaminants of concern, in a variety of media at sites throughout Atlantic Canada.


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