CANECT 2024 Speaker List

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1A – Environmental Regulation & Compliance
Course Chair: Len Griffiths, PartnerBennett Jones LLP
Course Chair: Sarah Gilbert, PartnerBennett Jones LLP
Claire Lingley, AssociateBennett Jones LLP
Gord Reusing, PrincipalGHD
Julia Schatz, PartnerBennett Jones LLP
1B – Anaerobic Digestion: Compliance and Optimization
Course Chair: David Ellis, CEO and Principal EngineerAzura Associates International Inc.
Kevin Poirier, P.Eng., CSR-P., Director and Principal ConsultantSCV Consulting Ltd.
2A – Driving Environmental Performance in a Complex World
Course Chair: Randy Sinukoff, Senior Environmental ConsultantStantec Consulting Ltd.
Alex GillMendicant Group
Evan GreenSheridan College
Michael Jacobs, Chief Executive OfficerCIPS, Cambium Indigenous Professional Services
Remston Martis, Sustainability ConsultantThe Works Design Communications Ltd.
Shatha Qaqish-Clavering, Executive DirectorClimate Positive Energy, University of Toronto
George Strickland, Senior AdvisorCircular Economy Institute
2B – Environmental Issues: Air Quality, Climate Change, and Decarbonization
Course Chair: Brad Bergeron, Vice President Industry, Senior Project Manager, Principal
Course Chair: John Georgakopoulos, Partner, Certified Environmental Law Specialist
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Matt Costigane, Senior Air Quality Engineer RWDI
Matt DowneyParklane Mechanical
Andrew Hejnar, MSc, P.Eng., CEM, CEA, CRM, CPEnMS, SEP PVExperienced Energy/Decarbonization Professional
Raul MoralesAsh Grove Cement Company
Amanda Spitzig, Associate LawyerWillms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Jacquelyn Stevens, Partner, Certified Specialist in Environmental LawWillms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Annik White, Technical Director, Associate Principal RWDI
Mike WilliamsVice President, RWDI; Co-Founder, ClimateFirst Building Solutions
2C – Ontario’s Excess Soils Regulation and Contaminated Sites 2024
Course Chair: Janet Bobechko, Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, PartnerWeirFoulds LLP
Krista Barfoot Kinsie, Infrastructure Sector LeaderSLR Consulting
Reema Kureishy, Senior Policy AdvisorMinistry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Denise Lacchin, Senior Principal, Environmental Engineer / Regional BD Lead, OntarioWSP Canada
Jeff Scorgie, PartnerWeirFoulds LLP
Ben Sweet, Director - Environmental Technologies QM Environmental
Kyle VanderMeer, P.Eng., PMP, Environmental Engineer, Engineering and Transportation Services, Development and Environmental Engineering
City of Guelph
3A – Water & Wastewater: Regulation and Compliance 2024
Course Chair: Linda Byron, DirectorBlue Heron Environmental
Bryan Buttigieg, PartnerMiller Thomson LLP
Serena Maki, Environmental Specialist/Training CoordinatorBlue Heron Environmental
Cameron Ogilvie, Environmental Technologist/Environmental Permitting and Compliance Specialist Blue Heron Environmental
3B – The Evolving Landscape of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Course Chair: Melissa Annett, Technical Manager Climate to Sustainability, Senior Project Manager, PrincipalRWDI
Course Chair: George Jaikaran, CPA, CMA, Team Leader Stewardship & GHG, Senior Green Accountant, AssociateRWDI
Pam Castillo, Deputy Registrar, Manager, Compliance and Service Delivery Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority
Jennifer Cazabon, Senior Regulatory Affairs Leader,
Sarah Gilbert, PartnerBennett Jones LLP
Ryse SolutionsProducer Responsibility Organization (PRO)
3C – Dealing with Environmental Emergencies & Spills
Course Chair: Janet Bobechko, Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, PartnerWeirFoulds LLP
Luke GrecoEnvironment and Climate Change Canada
Mark Jasper, Technical Director – Emergency Management, PrincipalGHD
Afeefa F. Karim-Nasir, Senior ManagerSpills Action Centre, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP)
Nick Lymer, SupervisorSpills Action Centre, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP)
Shannon Marceau, Project ManagerClaybar Contracting
Gerry Parrott, P.Geo., QPESA, FounderBlueFrog Environmental Consulting

Additional speakers to be announced.