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contribute meaningfully to the community by volunteering or get involved by joining a student chapter.

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About CPANS and the A&WMA

Canadian Prairies and Northern Section

The Canadian Prairie and Northern Section was formed in 1987 after a long affiliation with the Pacific Northwest International Section. The Canadian Prairie and Northern Section is geographically one of the largest sections of the A&WMA, encompassing the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories.

It is our vision to be the premier organization promoting air and waste management within our geographical region.

Our Mission

  • To promote the advancement of knowledge relating to air and  waste management issues.
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of information on these issues.
  • To provide professional development opportunities for its members.
  • To further the objectives of the A&WMA.

Air & Waste Management Association

The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise.

We provide a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 5,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. A&WMA also promotes global environmental responsibility and increases the effectiveness of organizations to make critical decisions that benefit society.

The mission of A&WMA is to assist in the professional development and critical environmental decision-making of our members to benefit society.

The core purpose of A&WMA is to improve environmental knowledge and decisions by providing a neutral forum.

For more information, please visit our parent organization’s website.

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Interested in volunteering?

Are you interested in volunteering?  Would you like to play an active role in deciding upcoming CPANS events and conferences?  If so, then the CPANS Executive would love to hear from you. Being a CPANS Executive is a great way to meet new people and contribute meaningfully to the scientific community.

Are you a student?

Join a Student Chapter at your college or university and begin networking for your career.  Develop strong relationships with peers and meet and mingle with professionals from Academia, Big Industry, the consulting industry, and regulatory bodies.

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The 2017 CPANS Conference will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on May 9th, 2017.

The Conference theme is “Emissions Management: Challenges and Opportunities”

We are calling for Abstracts right now!! Submit yours to be part of the 2017 CPANS Conference in Edmonton! Click the link below for more information.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are available through the Air & Waste Management Association.

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Meeting minutes, presentations, and more.

Looking for presentations from past events? Find them in the resource centre!


Serving the environment by serving our members.

CPANS Executive Committee Call for Nominations

Each year, CPANS holds an election to fill positions required for the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee appointments are for one or two years and will commence with the Annual General Meeting on May 9, 2017. This year, CPANS is accepting nominations for the... read more

2017 CPANS Conference – Call for Abstracts!

General Information (Session details and schedule to follow) The 2017 CPANS annual conference will be held at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Participants of this conference will include environmental researchers, educators, students, environmental... read more

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CPANS A&WMA Mailing Address
c/o Bennett Jones, 4500 Bankers Hall East, 855-2nd Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 4K7


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