Fundamentals on Aboriginal Rights, Consultation & Accommodation Requirements Seminar.
This half-day course is designed to provide an introduction to engineers and geoscientists on the source and content of Aboriginal rights, and on the procedural aspects of consultation and accommodation duties. The Crown commonly delegates these procedural aspects to project proponents, and this course will assist engineers and geoscientists by explaining land access protocols, consultation processes, possible mitigation measures, First Nations' policies and obligations arising from agreements signed between First Nations and proponents. Finally, case studies and practical applications of these procedural components of consultation and accommodation will be described for different stages of the life of a project - be it a natural resource project such as a mine, or another type of development on or adjacent to First Nations' traditional territories.
This course is appropriate for engineers and geoscientists at any level of experience who seek an introduction to how Aboriginal rights integrate into project processes.
Pamela Rogalski, P.Eng., BA, PMP - CEO & Co-Founder, Engineering Leadership Council
At her best building movements and coaching people, Pam is CEO and co-founder of the Engineering Leadership Council. The Engineering Leadership Council is a Community of Practice of professionals leveraging the business case for cutting edge socially responsible design. It is a nationally registered not-for-profit organization with Communities of Practice in Vancouver, Calgary, online, and a community emerging in Montreal. Programs include peer reviewed case studies of social responsibility, pre-procurement dialogues, industry training, and organizational coaching. Pam’s engineering experience includes lecturing a University course on communicating the business case for, and implementation of, socially responsible infrastructure. She executed major capitol program engineering procurement and strategy advising at BC Hydro, where she founded the first corporate chapter of Engineers Without Borders. She was a member of EWB’s Governance and Rural Infrastructure team in Ghana, Africa. She has worked in the field on teams of geophysics and geotechnical engineers at Golder Associates and other consulting companies.
Maya Stano, P.Eng., LLM - Gowlings
Maya is a lawyer that works with clients on projects across British Columbia. Her legal practice focuses on natural resources, regulatory compliance, and environmental and Aboriginal law related matters. Prior to law school, Maya worked as a geological engineer on mining projects both domestically and abroad. Spurred by an interest in the legal dimensions associated with this work, Maya returned to school to study law, graduating with a Specialization in Environmental and Natural Resource Law from UBC. After graduation, Maya clerked at the Federal Court of Canada while also completing an LL.M. at the University of Ottawa, focusing on the legal implications associated with lifecycle management of metals. Maya is an active member of the APEGBC sustainability committee and other industry and multi-stakeholder associations.