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Events

We regularly host online and in-person meetings as a great way to network. Our webinars focus on a variety of topics, both diversity-related and technical talks. We have hosted and supported courses as well. 

If you are interested in presenting a talk or course, please reach out:

WEBINARS

Women Geoscientists in Canada Webinar Series

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 1:00 PM PST

Online Webinar hosted on Zoom 

The February WGC webinar will be brought to you by Jacquelyn Stevens B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., M.S.E.L., LL.B.

 

Jacquelyn Stevens is a Partner at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP and is a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law by the Law Society of Ontario. Jacquie has significant expertise representing a wide range of clients in environmental civil litigation, defence of prosecutions by environmental regulators, and at administrative appeals and hearings. Jacquie also provides effective advice and solutions for environmental due diligence and compliance, brownfields/contaminated site remediation, and environmental approvals for air, odour, noise and waste. Jacquie is the former President of the Women's Law Association of Ontario (WLAO). Jacquie is called to the Bar in Ontario and Alberta. Jacquie completed a Bachelor of Science in Earth Science and Master of Science in Geology, in addition to a Master of Studies in Environmental Law and Policy, prior to completing her law degree.

 

Managing Environmental Risk and Liabilities: 8 Common Professional Blunders

Environmental professionals are facing increasing exposure to environmental risks and requirements in providing environmental and remediation services to clients. More than ever professionals engaged to assist those dealing with contaminated land and regulatory compliance need to understand these growing risks and liabilities, and ways to manage them. What is essential to mitigating environmental risks and liabilities is a thorough understanding of and adherence to the regulatory framework and structuring relationships. 

 

Many common professional blunders arise from poor communication, failing to understand the requisite standard of care, missing issues altogether, and failing to negotiate reasonable liability limits.  Environmental professionals get sued. They get prosecuted.  Once found liable, they may have to pay damages or fines, or face other penalties.

 

Jacquie will review eight common “blunders” and liabilities drawing on our firm’s environmental lawyers’ experiences with environmental professionals and their work.

Previous Events

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