15
May 2019

The Value of Indigenous Engagement on Engineering and Geoscience Projects

Status: The event is open
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: The Value of Indigenous Engagement on Engineering and Geoscience Projects Live and Webinar
Location: Vancouver, BC and Webinar
Presenter: Sue Craig, P.Geo, M.Sc.
VP of Community and Environment, Kutcho Copper Corp

Nalaine Morin
Principal, ArrowBlade Consulting Service

Mary-Jane Piggott, P.Eng.
Regional Manager, BC Mining Environmental Group,
Associate, Klohn Crippen Berger

Andrew Rollo, P.Geo., M.Sc.
Executive Director and Deputy Chief, Inspector, Major Mines Office, Mines Competitiveness and Authorizations Division, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Rob Stevens, P.Geo., PhD
VP Regulatory and Technical Policy, Association for Mineral Exploration
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member WEB and LIVE: The Value of Indigenous Engagement  : $399.00 + GST = $418.95 until May 1, 2019
The Value of Indigenous Engagement : $399.00 + GST = $418.95 until May 1, 2019

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price WEB and LIVE: The Value of Indigenous Engagement : $469.00 + GST = $492.45
The Value of Indigenous Engagement : $469.00 + GST = $492.45

Non-Member Price WEB and LIVE: The Value of Indigenous Engagement : $469.00 + GST = $492.45
The Value of Indigenous Engagement : $469.00 + GST = $492.45

Student Member Price WEB and LIVE: The Value of Indigenous Engagement : $234.50 + GST = $246.23
The Value of Indigenous Engagement: $234.50 + GST = $246.23
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by May 01, 2019 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Emma Talbott | Diversity Outreach Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4880
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4880
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Note: Participants are required to bring a laptop computer.
This session will address how professionals can foster collaborative relationships with Indigenous communities when working on engineering and geoscience projects on Indigenous land. The session will take a practical approach by assessing a hypothetical project from both the technical and First Nation's perspective, and finish with a panel of experts sharing their experiences related to this topic.

The session will be split into two main parts.

Part 1: Project Case Study

An engineering infrastructure project on Indigenous land will be presented to the participants. The project will be presented within the context of setting the stage for an interactive dialogue at a project open house. The following steps will be followed:

  1. Engineering consultant presents design (sets context for dialogue),
  2. Indigenous technical representative sets stage for state of engagement (consultation to date, technical review, Traditional Knowledge), and
  3. Open house scenario (dialogue between engineering consultant and Indigenous technical representative).

There will be opportunity for audience dialogue and participation as the case study progresses. Although it is a hypothetical project, the content will use lessons learned from real projects.

Part 2: Panel Discussion

There will be a facilitated panel session in which the panelist will have a chance to critique the project case study. In addition, the panelist will discuss their experience and knowledge about fostering collaborative relationships with Indigenous communities and combining traditional knowledge with western science.

There will be a question and answer portion during both parts of the session.

Learning Objectives

To look at projects through a new lens that considers Indigenous issues. This includes tailoring technical messages to suit the audience, gaining a greater understanding of cultural narratives that influence decision making of Indigenous communities, considerations regarding timeline and when engagement is most beneficial, and how Indigenous input can result in better overall project outcomes.

Target Audience

Primary target audience is professional engineers and professional geoscientists who work on projects located on Indigenous land.

Other audience members could include Authorities Having Jurisdiction, contractors, governmental agencies, and developers with projects located on Indigenous lands.

Speakers

Nalaine Morin
Principal, ArrowBlade Consulting Service

Mary-Jane Piggott, P.Eng.
Regional Manager, BC Mining Environmental Group,
Associate, Klohn Crippen Berger

Panel Members

Sue Craig, P.Geo., M.Sc.
VP of Community and Environment, Kutcho Copper Corp

Rob Stevens, P.Geo., PhD
VP Regulatory and Technical Policy, Association for Mineral Exploration

Andrew Rollo, P.Geo., M.Sc.
Executive Director and Deputy Chief, Inspector, Major Mines Office, Mines Competitiveness and Authorizations Division, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources



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