26 NOV  |

Delta Hotels Toronto
75 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON

Bureau Veritas Laboratories will be hosting The National Science Summit 2019 on November 26, 2019. The next event in our ongoing science leadership series, this technical conference will include three streams of programming that conclude with the 20th Anniversary CBN Brownie Awards gala dinner. To register for only the gala dinner, click here.

The goal of the National Science Summit is to share scientific advancement in environmental sciences, showcasing the technical depth and expertise within our industry. The forum will also provide practitioners and leaders in the environmental marketplace with the opportunity to share success stories, best practices and key learnings from innovative and creative projects and technologies.



Kensington Room
Harbourfront Room
Riverdale Room
07:30 Registration
08:30 Plenary - Opening
  Moderator: Dr. Terry Obal Moderator: Virgil Guran Moderator: Petro Oh
08:45 PFAS - Where We Are Now, Where Are We Going? eDNA - Commercial Environmental DNA Assays: Sampling, Analysis & Data Interpretation Application of Stack Emission Sampling
  Dr. Terry Obal, Bureau Veritas Aron Weir, Bureau Veritas RWDI
09:15 Risk Assessment Problem Formulation Case Study, Assessing PFAS Parameters on a large-scale Site With Multiple PFAS-Sources and Complete Exposure Pathways See What You Are Missing - Elemental Analysis by Neutron Activation Application of Ambient Air Sampling & Dispersion Modelling
  Kathryn Matheson, SLR Kurt Headrick, Bureau Veritas RWDI
09:45 Break
10:00 Uncertainties in Conducting Ecological Risk Assessments for PFAS Compounds Hydrocarbon Forensics - Analytical Tools in Support of Environmental Forensics: New Perspectives Noise - The Other "Pollutant"
  Ian Collins, GHD Virgil Guran, Bureau Veritas RWDI
10:30 Best Practices for the Management & Disposal of Contaminated Sites Derived PFAS-Impacted Waste Materials Road Salt Forensics: A Case Study Evaluating & Remediating Odour Sources
  Krista Barfoot, Stantec Jason Slidders, EXP RWDI
11:00 Redeveloping Brownfields in a Challenging Urban Context Forensic Source Identification at a Spill Site with Mixed Plumes WildFire IEQ – Get Ready!
  Joel van Popta, Stantec & Monisha Nandi, Kilmer Zoe Hole & Francine Kelly-Hooper, Stantec Stephen Booth, Pinchin
11:30 Excess Soil Management in Ontario: A QPs Vision for 2020 Case Study: When In-Situ Techniques Fail PCBs in Buildings; Are We Doing Enough?
  Grant Walsom, XCG Bruce Tunnicliffe, Vertex Michael Harret, Pinchin
12:00 Lunch; Keynote Speaker: Nik Nanos
13:30 Survey of PFAS Compounds in Edible Fish Species in Canada Phytoremediation Technologies for Restoring Salt and Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soil New Construction & IAQ – Build It Right… The First Time!
  Heather Lord, Bureau Veritas Elizabeth Murray, Earthmaster Stephen Booth, Pinchin
14:00 Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Remediation of the Site of a Former EDC-VCM Plant Using an Innovative Technology New Tools for Vapour Intrusion Investigation & Mitigation
  Natalia Shuman, Bureau Veritas

Jean Carpentier, Petromont Inc.
Myriam Cadotte & Jean Paquin, Sanexen Environmental Services

Todd McAlary, Geosyntec
14:30 From Where, When and How Does Environmental Liability Arise & Just How Bad Can It Get? Derivation of Risk-Based Remedial Goals for PAHs in Dust and Soot Following a High-Rise Fire Quantitative Passive Sampling for Vapour Intrusion
  Marc McAree, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP Theresa Phillips, Pinchin Brent Pautler, Hester Groenevelt, Peter Dollar, Geosyntec
15:00 Break
15:15 From Where... continued Enhanced Anaerobic Bioremediation Achieves Cost Effective Closure for a PHC Impacted Site Live Demonstration – HVS, Pneumatic Testing, Tracer Testing and Modeling for Vapour Intrusion
  Marc McAree, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP Ryan Riess, PINTER & Associates Ltd Darius Mali and Richard Steer, Geosyntec
15:45 From Where... continued Treatment Technologies: Phytoremediation (Rhizodegradation) Live Demonstration - New Tools for Building Pressure Control for Vapour Intrusion
  Marc McAree, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP Guillaume Bastille, Golder Paul Nicholson, Geosyntec
16:15 From Where... continued Are All Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) Media the Same? New Soil & Groundwater Treatment Capabilities Using High Surface High Reactivity ZVI Media Vapour Intrusion Case Studies - Evaluation & Mitigation
  Marc McAree, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP Jean Pare, CHEMCO Todd McAlary, Geosyntec
16:45 Plenary - Closing
17:00 Pre-Brownie Awards Social
18:00 Brownie Awards