Environmental Impact Assessments

    EXERM 4268 is offered this fall:

This course will present the pur­pose for an envi­ron­men­tal impact assess­ment, the process from ini­ti­a­tion to com­ple­tion of the EIA, and its place in the appli­ca­tion for a major project. Assess­ment require­ments detailed with­in provin­cial and fed­er­al leg­is­la­tion and reg­u­la­tions will be reviewed. Require­ments and process­es for com­plet­ing a cumu­la­tive envi­ron­men­tal assess­ment with­in the EIA will be described. Dif­fer­ences and sim­i­lar­i­ties between assess­ments for projects falling under Alber­ta’s Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion and Enhance­ment Act and the Cana­di­an Envi­ron­men­tal Assess­ment Act will be illus­trat­ed. Link­ages among these Acts and oth­er leg­is­la­tion in Alber­ta (Water Act, Pub­lic Lands Act) and Cana­da (Fish­eries Act, Nav­i­ga­ble Waters Pro­tec­tion Act) will be dis­cussed. Require­ments for pub­lic and Abo­rig­i­nal con­sul­ta­tion, and the means to gath­er stake­hold­er input into the EIA process and out­comes will be out­lined. Dis­cus­sion of the com­po­nents of the EIA that may lead to approval con­di­tions and require­ments, and how to address these in a way that sets the stage for future cor­po­rate action and gov­ern­ment over­sight. Use of the EIA as a tool in the over­all envi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment of the project will also be discussed.

Course at a glance
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify and describe the basis on which the decisions for environmental impact assessments (EIA) are made.
  • Describe EIA consultation requirements.
  • Describe the federal and provincial EIA processes, including screening and scoping.

    Offered:

    Take note:
    • Preparatory readings before the course starts is highly recommended; access to resource material on eClass will be opened one week prior to the course start date.
    • Course materials will be made available on eClass (not in printed form); you may bring your device with the resources accessible for each day of class or, if preferred, print out desired material ahead of time.
    • Post-course work (assignments or exams) may be required.
    Nov 15, 2021Nov 19, 2021
    Mondays

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT

    Tuesdays

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT

    Wednesdays

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT

    Thursdays

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT

    Fridays

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT

    Saturdays

    Sundays

    Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

    39 hours of instruction

    In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

    Judy Bennett

    Your Instructor

    Judy BennettID: judy-bennett

    Class info
    • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
    • 39 course hours in total
    • Cost assistance: may be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant, the Canada Training Benefit, and the Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan.
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      Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
    • Open for registration until November 15, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
    This course has no prerequisites

    Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

    Take note:

    • Preparatory readings before the course starts is highly recommended; access to resource material on eClass will be opened one week prior to the course start date.
    • Course materials will be made available on eClass (not in printed form); you may bring your device with the resources accessible for each day of class or, if preferred, print out desired material ahead of time.
    • Post-course work (assignments or exams) may be required.
    Currently counts towards

    We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

    *If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

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