Live Workshops & Training

GeoEnviroPro does in-person and virtual workshops throughout the year, where our senior team leads attendees through in-depth topics and discussions. Past workshops have included the annual Risk Symposium, BC Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR) Update and Navigating the CSR.



Upcoming Learning Opportunities

GeoEnviroPro is always working to develop and host new training and education opportunities and we welcome your suggestions for future offerings.



HUMAN HEALTH AND ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT TRAINING

Date:

January 24 – February 10, 2023

Location:

Online

Cost:

$250 p/module or $650 for all modules

Instructor:

Scott Steer

Course Description:

Program content is generally consistent with BC provincial, Canadian National, and international environmental risk assessment guidance.

Module 1: Identification of human receptors, contaminants of concern, and exposure pathways, conceptual exposure model development, chronic daily intake estimation, identifying toxicity reference values, estimating and interpreting hazard quotients and incremental lifetime cancer risk estimates. January 24th, 2023 – 9am – 12pm PT

Module 1 Q&A: The Q&A sessions are for general discussion and to discuss the exercise assigned for each module. January 27th, 2023 – 10am – 11am PT

Module 2: Identification of ecological receptors, contaminants of concern, and exposure pathways, conceptual exposure model development, exposure estimation methods, identifying toxicity reference values, introduction to other effects measures, estimating and interpreting hazard quotients. January 31st, 2023 – 9am – 12pm PT

Module 2 Q&A: The Q&A sessions are for general discussion and to discuss the exercise assigned for each module. February 3rd, 2023 – 10am – 11am PT

Module 3: How to use food chain modelling to estimate daily contaminant exposures by mammals, birds and reptiles. An introduction to the application of weight of evidence methods to characterize ecological risks based on multiple lines of evidence. February 7th, 2023 – 9am – 12pm PT

Module 3 Q&A: The Q&A sessions are for general discussion and to discuss the exercise assigned for each module. February 10th, 2023 – 10am – 11am PT

WHO SHOULD SIGN UP? Aspiring and junior risk assessors, those interested in obtaining certification as a risk-based standards Approved Professional in British Columbia, and others that want to gain a working understanding of contaminated sites risk assessment such as government regulators, project managers, lawyers and land-owners.

WHAT IS THE COST?  $250 per module, $100 discount if you register for all 3 modules! 20% discount for GeoEnviroPro members!


Beyond Data – Conceptual Site Models in Site Characterization and Remediation – 2023 Hybrid Edition

Beyond Data – Conceptual Site Models in Site Characterization and Remediation – 2023 Hybrid Edition

Date:

February 21 – March 17, 2023

Location:

Online

Cost:

$395 Module 1 In Person or $225 for all modules Virtual ($850 for all 4 courses Virtual Attendance)

Instructor:

Guy Patrick, Reidar Zapf-Gilje

Course Description:

“Beyond Data” takes investigation and interpretation of site contamination to a new level, giving you an in-depth understanding of what really matters – the use of a Conceptual Site Model (“CSM”). Learn to develop a CSM from the get-go to develop focused investigations with meaningful conclusions. Gather the information needed for successful remediation. This highly interactive workshop begins with an in-person event, where we break into teams of 3 to 5 persons and tackle challenging tasks as we begin our CSM journey. The workshop uses many real-world examples and the latest concepts in adult learning to put you into the critical learning zone, gaining competency in the assessment and interpretation of environmental data, and in the communication of your findings. Working in class and on ZOOM, you will use synthetic data sets, draw stratigraphic cross-sections, post and contour data, examine fate and transport processes, think, hypothesize, test and write. Through strategically linked, downloadable lecturettes, you will gain an understanding of current and innovative approaches to site investigation, risk management and cleanup.

The In-Person Kickoff Session will include lunch presentations of innovative methods and tools. Free access will also be provided to recordings of previous GeoEnviroPro Talks on selected and relevant topics.

Course Goals:
  • Students who complete this course successfully will be able to:
  • Understand and apply conceptual site models at virtually every contaminated site
  • Understand subsurface behaviours of common and unusual site contaminants
  • Characterize, visualize and communicate site stratigraphy
  • Effectively incorporate groundwater science into the CSM
  • Acquire and assess relevant data sets to characterize contaminant fate and transport
  • Make QA/QC a meaningful exercise
  • Use the CSM to write efficient and effective reports
  • Link the CSM with effective remediation strategies
  • Required Texts, Materials, or Equipment
  • Reference materials and PDFs of hand outs will be made available following registration
  • Participants are expected to have a personal computer with access to Zoom


Work/Homework: Working in assigned teams of 3 to 5, participants will complete weekly assignments, which are designed to apply new concepts to realistic situations and data sets. In addition, video lecturettes and documents will be made available for viewing and review in preparation for each upcoming learning module.

Class Participation: Learners are expected to participate during each learning module. The course will begin with an in-person informal “getting to know one another” session, and then launch into the key components of a CSM. Each subsequent module will begin with a debrief and interactive Q&A session on the previous module and assignment. Non-mandatory tutorial sessions will be offered to answer questions and discuss assignments. Each learner will be expected to participate in the assignment debriefs and tutorials if in attendance.

During live sessions, all interactions will be civil, respectful, and supportive of an inclusive learning environment. Any concerns about participation and learning dynamics can be addressed to info@geoenviropro.com

Course Completion and Certificates: Upon successful completion of the course, including documented attendance at all live module sessions or viewing of recorded sessions, a Certificate of Completion will be issued to the attendee. The Certificate will include the number of professional development hours earned.

Course-Specific Support: As noted above, tutorials will be offered on a weekly basis to the participants as an informal means to answer questions and discuss assignments. The tutorials will be conducted virtually using Zoom meetings.

Cost (includes GST): Session 1 – in-person event $395 Sessions 2, 3, 4 – virtual events $225 each All four sessions $850


Past Learning Opportunities

Introduction to Contaminated Sites

February 15 22 9am to noon PST

Contaminated Site Fundamentals – From Investigation Through Closure 2022 (April 5 – May 19th)

Tuesdays, Fridays Apr 5-May 19

Soil Vapour Intrusion Investigations – New Developments and Best Practices

November 30, 2021

Beyond Data – Conceptual Site Models in Site Characterization & Remediation

Oct 18th – Nov 22nd, 2021

Brownfield Awards

November 23, 2021


Custom Training

We would be happy to customize our training courses to meet the needs of your organization. We have successfully put on single- and multi-day training for government agencies, private companies and others on topics ranging from site investigations, practical environmental statistics, groundwater fundamentals, and risk assessments.

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