This course is offered primarily as on-line course with the two classroom-based sessions. The course starts off with defining the main goals of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process: gathering comprehensive information on potential projects with respect to the foreseen impacts; public, Aboriginal and other stakeholder engagement in the early stages of the process; and evaluating projects' compatibility with the community's sustainable development strategies. The stages of the EIA along with the tools used in the process, such as Geographic Information System (GIS), are discussed. Case studies from a variety of industrial sectors are critically analysed in order to invoke learners' understanding primarily of common but also specific technical elements and components of various projects, and consequently the magnitude and nature of their effects on Valued Environmental Components (VECs). Applicable regulations and guidelines are also discussed.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Winter 2012
EENG 8286 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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