2021 ECO IMPACT
SPEAKERS & Presenters

Get Inspired by Industry Experts

This is a unique event that combines a learning series with the recognition of environmental leaders. Over the course of one exciting day, this event aims to broaden your horizons, elevate your skills, and celebrate the best and brightest certified environmental professionals in Canada.

Keynote Speakers

Alanna Mitchell

Canadian Journalist, Author and Playwright

Alanna Mitchell is as fascinated with the intersection of science, art and society. Her second book, Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis, was an international best seller that won the U.S.-based Grantham Prize for excellence in environmental journalism in 2010…

Awards Emcee

Michael chiasson

Motivation Speaker, Musician, Television Host and Writer

Michael Chiasson has been inspiring people for over 20 years. He has been one of the top communicators for students across Canada and the United States…

Learning Series Presenters

Frances Edmonds

Head of Sustainable Impact | HP Canada

Focusing on Canadian’s sustainable procurement practices, Frances is working to change how Canada buys.  She also oversees HP Canada’s full suite of corporate social responsibility programs.

Kendra MAcDonald

CEO | Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

Kendra MacDonald is the CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster responsible for driving innovation and growth in the ocean economy…

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Vincent Lam

CEO | Matidor

Vincent is a serial entrepreneur and an innovator at heart, with more than 20 years of experience in commercializing enterprise software….

David Isaac

President and CEO | W Dusk Energy Group

David Isaac, also known as Wugadusk in his traditional name, is a Mi’kmaq originally from Listuguj, Quebec but was raised in Vancouver within the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples…

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Ademola Adekunle

Project Manager and Research Officer | National Research Council Canada

Ademola has over 8 years of experience in the environmental sector. His current role allows him to work on various projects in the Energy, Mining and Environmental field….

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Kaella-Marie Earle

EIT and Construction Project Manager | Enbridge

Kaella-Marie Earle is an Anishinaabekwe from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory and Aroland First Nation. She currently manages the construction of natural gas pipeline projects…

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Bryan Buggey

Director | Vancouver Economic Commission

A senior executive with more than three decades of experience as a business leader in entrepreneurship, sustainability, innovation, consulting, and economic development…

Geni Peters

Labour Market Information Manager | ECO Canada

Geni Peters is an economist with a Ph.D. in Economics. She is responsible for the management, execution and delivery of environmental LMI projects…

Mike Blair

Mike Blair

Vice President Exploration & New Ventures | Crescent Point Energy

Mike Blair joined Crescent Point in 2009 and has over 20 years of experience as a geologist. Previously, he was Director of southwest Saskatchewan and Alberta exploration and New Ventures…

Robert Lacey

Robert Lacey

President | Delta Remediation

With over 10 years as an executive with roles both in public and private enterprise, Robert has demonstrated a dedication to working in the environmental services industry and to” leave the world in a better state than we found it”…

Amber Doney

Amber Doney

Board of Directors | Women in Mining & Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan Inc.

Amber Doney is the Exploration Strategy and Business Relations Manager with Orano and partner in a private consulting company. Amber has over 10 years of mining experience in exploration…

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Brodie Chalmers

Mechanical Engineer | ATCO

Brodie Chalmers has worked for ATCO for over eighteen years in roles including distribution design, transmission and distribution planning, operations, midstream project development, and strategy.

Bruce Passamore

Former Executive Director | CPAWS

Bruce has worked in senior roles for over 20 years in the NGO sector both in Canada and internationally. His passion for nurturing a better planet includes supporting people who face multiple barriers.

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Andrew Lafford

Dean | School of Technology & Environment, Nova Scotia Community College

Andrew has been working in the post-secondary education industry for almost 20 years. He is deeply committed to supporting students in achieving success in their studies.

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Martin J. YuIll

Executive Director | Cleantech Commons

Martin is a seasoned entrepreneur, business mentor, commercialization instructor, strategy advisor, and corporate executive with specific expertise launching new companies and divisions, building high-performance teams, and driving organizational growth.

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Lauren Bortolotti

Research Scientist | Ducks Unlimited Canada

Lauren is involved in a variety of IWWR research projects ranging from evaluating waterfowl conservation efforts to quantifying wetland ecosystem services. She is interested in research on wetlands and biodiversity, and using science to advance conservation in Canada.

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Dr. Xin Qiu

Principal and Technical Director, Climate Change and Air Quality | SLR Canada

Dr. Xin Qiu has over 30 years of experience in meteorology, climatology and air quality studies. He has led projects focusing on air quality, meteorology, severe weather, climate change, and GHG emission inventories, local/regional health impacts assessment in Canada and abroad.

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Kathy Abusow

President and CEO | Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Under Kathy’s leadership, SFI has evolved into a solutions-oriented sustainability organization that works across four key pillars: standards, conservation, community and education. She also founded the non-profit organization, Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada).

Saïka Sarazin

European Market Advisor - Investor Services | Invest in Canada

 Saika works for Invest in Canada promoting Canadian investments to European Multinationals. In 2020 Saika published an article highlighting the role that Cleantech could play in Canada’s green recovery.

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Heather McAneney

Regional Human Resources Manager | SLR Consulting

With over 12 years of experience with the environmental and engineering consulting sector, Heather has developed and implemented impactful programs and practices that make a difference to an organization and its employees.

Chris Pinkerton

President | GetintheLoop

Over the past 15 years, Chris has worked with the digital teams at companies including 3M, Google US & UK, Microsoft, and more, to help them better understand their digital customer and apply this insight to their acquisition and monetization models.

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Josh Kahan

Principal | Continual Energy

With over 14 years of professional experience, Josh is a noted leader and author in the sustainability field, Josh possesses a multi-disciplinary expertise in the field of energy efficiency finance, energy project and green building development and sustainable development.

Elisabeth Charmley

Elisabeth Charmley

Co-founder | Vancouver Maritime Centre for Climate

Elisabeth Charmley is a professional naval architect with over 17 years’ experience working in the maritime industry and related fields. She is passionate about the global energy transition and its impact on the maritime sector.

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Faramarz Bogzaran

Managing Partner | F & M Management Ltd

Faramarz Bogzaran has over 30 years of experience in successfully implementing corporate growth and exit strategies in the consulting/engineering, waste management, remedial contracting and the pharmaceutical industries.