Webinar - Careers in Environmental Science
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and the need for skilled environmental science professionals is greater than ever.
The environmental sector is extremely diverse, and you may be wondering: what are the emerging areas of employment? What do the career options in environmental science look like? What do I need to be successful in this field?
Join us on October 7 for a panel discussion featuring our partners at ECO Canada, and several Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science alumni and guests who are currently working in various areas in the field. We’ll delve into the emerging job prospects in environmental science, the required skills for success and what a day in the life looks like in a variety of roles. We’ll also give you the opportunity to ask questions.
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
GET TO KNOW OUR PANELISTS:
Emily is a graduate of RRU's Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science program. Her environmental career journey has brought her a variety of experiences - from operating a forklift at an industrial organic waste management plant, to publishing illustrations for a Canadian environmental children's novel, to organizing environmental education programs for over 1500 participants annually. She currently resides on Galiano, a remote island of 1000 permanent residents, where she lives out her "nature-nerd" dreams working as an Education Coordinator at the Galiano Conservancy Association.
Born and raised on the island of Borneo, Eugene moved to Canada at the age of nine and has been based out of Vancouver Island for the last 12 years. He holds a B.Sc.Env. (2015) from RRU and a B.Comm. (2008), from the University of Alberta and uses his skills to navigate through water and wastewater policies concerning small communities. In his spare time, Eugene plays in a band that conjures up scenarios that go between a Tarantino script and a classic western cowboy setting.
Joanna Preston is the biophysical lead at Two Worlds Consulting and is a Registered Professional Biologist with experience as an environmental consultant in the role of wildlife lead on projects in the mining, oil and gas and government sectors. Joanna has extensive experience in environmental impact assessment, wildlife management and monitoring plans, consultation with government agencies and Indigenous groups and supporting clients in navigating evolving environmental policies and guidelines. Outside of work, Ms. Preston is actively engaged in youth nature literacy and species at risk stewardship programs in the Capital Regional District.
Ailsa is the Team Lead, Marketing Communications for the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada). She has been a lifelong student of the natural environment and had an abundance of opportunities to explore growing up between England, Ireland and Canada. Her professional career path has focused on environmental communications and marketing having worked in environmental consulting and for not-for-profit organizations. Prior to that her experience includes coordinating global engineering projects. Outside of work, she enjoys time with her family hiking, skiing, and visiting all things historical.
About ECO Canada:
ECO Canada is a steward for the Canadian environmental workforce across all industries. From job creation and wage funding, to training and labour market research—we champion the end-to-end career of an environmental professional. Our aim is to promote and drive responsible, sustainable economic growth while also ensuring that environmental care and best practice is a priority.