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16 01, 2019

Pipeline Monitor Training Program Graduate Featured on @enbridge Blog

January 16th, 2019|

A recent article on the @enbridge Blog profiles Jennifer Wolfe, a graduate of the pipeline monitor training program at SAIT. The article shares how Jennifer, a Senior Aboriginal Construction Monitor on Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Program (L3RP), has prioritized continuous learning throughout her career. After completing training as an environmental monitor and gaining on-the-job experience, [...]

7 01, 2019

Wildlife Monitoring Project Starts off with a Bang in Whitefish Lake (Atikameg) First Nation

January 7th, 2019|

After participating in the Environmental Monitoring Technician Training Program in 2015, Fabian Grey, Consultation Manager for the Whitefish Lake (Atikameg) First Nation, had an idea to start a wildlife monitoring training program for his Nation so that the community could conduct its own monitoring. Now, Fabian’s idea is becoming a reality with support from the [...]

12 12, 2018

New publication on Indigenous perspectives for research and management

December 12th, 2018|

New paper titled: Incorporate Indigenous perspectives for impactful research and effective management, by Ban et. al. (2018) This paper provides a good summary of some key points where Indigenous knowledge and ecological science can complement one another. The points that stood out for me are that: 1. Indigenous knowledge often applies to a local scale, [...]

18 04, 2018

Indigenous Pipeline Monitors at Industry Nights

April 18th, 2018|

Indigenous community members completing training at SAIT (Calgary, AB) in a pipeline monitoring program will be available to meet and greet industry representatives at Industry Nights.  You are invited to meet each cohort of 20 learners at Industry Nights to be held at SAIT’s Chinook Lodge on April 24, May 17 and June 14 [...]

2 01, 2018

INAC Call for Proposals for the Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program

January 2nd, 2018|

This Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program is a direct response to issues identified by the National Indigenous Organizations through their engagement on the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. The program will provide $31.4 million over five years in funding starting in April 2017, to support Indigenous communities in the development and implementation [...]

16 11, 2017

Is there a difference between pipeline and environmental monitoring?

November 16th, 2017|

By Deanna Burgart, P.Eng, CET With a great deal of discussion online and in the media about pipeline monitoring and the promotion of greater involvement with Indigenous communities, it is important to understand that there are several specializations in the industry that involve many different skill sets. Engineers, technologists, scientists, biologists, geoscientists and tradespeople all [...]

9 11, 2017

Get dollars to hire a new environmental worker

November 9th, 2017|

ECO Canada can provide $15K to organisations who hire a new environmental professional. Dollars are also available to hire a winter or summer student. Read more here...

6 11, 2017

Indigenous Pipeline Monitoring-Call for Applicants

November 6th, 2017|

Upcoming Training Opportunity in Pipeline Monitoring in 2018 Training in Indigenous communities around pipeline monitoring and leak detection can lead to better leak detection and response times, provide employment opportunities for local communities, and result in increased environmental protection. With project partners from Indigenous communities, government and industry, the Indigenous Pipeline Monitoring Project aims to [...]

1 11, 2017

New funding stream open from NRCAN

November 1st, 2017|

The Indigenous Forestry Initiative is open to bring economic development in areas of Clean technology and participation in the forest bioeconomy (e.g. a project that promotes using biomass for heat and power to reduce reliance on diesel fuel) Environmental stewardship (e.g. a project that focuses, on climate change mitigation and adaptation, land reclamation, or environmental/ecological services) [...]

2 08, 2017

Minimising footprint on ecosystems in renewable energy projects

August 2nd, 2017|

Photo by: M. Neville Numerous new renewable projects are planned for Alberta over the next couple years. A recent report on how these renewable projects can be conducted with minimal footprint to natural areas has been released. BENEFICIAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS-Reducing the Footprint in Alberta’s Native Grassland, Parkland and Wetland Ecosystems by [...]