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2017 CPANS Conference and AGM

May 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2017 CPANS Conference & AGM will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on May 9, 2017 at the University of Alberta Lister Centre. The Conference theme this year is Emissions Management: Challenges and Opportunities.

Participants of this conference will include environmental researchers, educators, students, environmental managers, other professionals, environmental industries and policy makers. The conference will be a great opportunity for attendees to develop new collaborations and share knowledge as experts from various fields, including: Emissions quantification, monitoring strategies, data validation, legislation, management, and the carbon tax. Please see the Conference Program below.

Conference presentation slides can be found on the Downloads page of the website.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

7:30 – 8:00 Registration and Coffee
8:00 – 8:15 Alena Saprykina CPANS Chair
Welcoming & Opening Remarks
Session 1
Session Chair: Kim O’Neill
8:15 – 8:40 Karine Lavertu – Environment Canada
New NOx Regulations for Stationary Spark-Ignition Engines in Canada
8:40 – 9:05 Laura Chutny – Process Ecology Inc.
Emissions Regulations and Reductions Technology in Western Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector
9:05 – 9:30 Matilda RicciAlberta Environment and Parks
Base-level Industrial Emissions Requirements (BLIERS) Update
9:30 – 9:55 Jason Reed SLR Consulting
Evaluation of Options for Addressing Secondary PM2.5 and Ozone Formation
9:55 – 10:15 Networking Break & Open Exhibition
Session 2
Session Chair: Sunny Cho
10:15 – 10:40 Brad Gilmour Bennett Jones
Legal Issues Around Emissions in Alberta
10:40 – 11:05 Rhonda Lee Curran Alberta Environment and Parks
Overview of the Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) Project on Non-Point Air Emission Sources
11:05 – 11:30 Stephanie Hoeppner Paracell Laboratories
Assessing Ambient Air Quality for Human Health Risks: A Novel Screen
11:30 – 11:55 Carla Davidson and David Spink Endeavour Scientific Inc. and Pravid Environmental Inc.
Alternate Approaches for Long Term Air Quality Data Analysis
11:55 – 13:00 Alena Saprykina CPANS President
Lunch & CPANS AGM (Maple Leaf Room)
Student Poster Presentation and Judging & Open Exhibition
Session 3
Session Chair: Jyotsna Kashyap
13:00 – 13:25 Aynul Bari and Warren KindzierskiUniversity of Alberta
Evaluation of Air Quality Indicators in Alberta – An International Perspective
13:25 – 13:50 Charles Odame-AnkrahGlobal Analyzer Systems Ltd.
True NO2: Enabling a chemiluminescent Analyzer to Measure True NO2
13:50 – 14:15 Paresh Thanawala2020 Environmental Solutions
Ensuring Quality of Air Emissions Data Using Good Engineering Practice
14:15 – 14:40 Greg WentworthAlberta Environment and Parks
Impacts of the Fort McMurray Fire on Concentrations of PAHs, VOCs and Ozone
14:40 – 15:00 Networking Break
Session 4
Session Chair: Piotr Staniaszek
15:00 – 15:25 Long Fu Alberta Environment and Parks
Scientific Standards and Data Quality
15:25 – 15:50 Quamrul HudaAlberta Environment and Parks.
CO2 Emissions and Capture Effects in Global and Regional Ambient Concentrations
15:50 – 16:15 Francoise Robe RWDI AIR Inc.
Quantification of Area Fugitive Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Oil Sands Mines by a Novel Inverse Dispersion Modelling Approach
16:15 Alena Saprykina CPANS Chair
Conference Wrap-Up & Networking Mixer
During Mixer Student Poster Competition Awards Ceremony


Program Disclaimer: The presented program is subject to change. The contents of all conference presentations are the sole opinions of Speakers and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the A&WMA CPANS (and conference organizers). The organizers reserve the right to change the information where necessary without notice.

Conference Location

The CPANS Conference will be held at the University of Alberta Lister Centre (11613 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB).

Registration & Conference Fees

Take advantage of the Early Bird Conference Registration Fees until April 24, 2017. After which conference fees will increase by 10%.

Click HERE to register for the 2017 CPANS Conference.

Before April 21 After April 24 Registration Type
  $150   $165 A&WMA Member
  $200   $220 A&WMA Non-Member
  $100   $105 Government A&WMA Member
  $150   $165 Government A&WMA Non-Member
  $25   $27.50 Student A&WMA Member
  $50   $55 Student A&WMA Non-Member


Sponsorship & Exhibition Fees

If you would like to become a sponsor or be part of the Conference Exhibition, Click HERE to register.

  $1000 Platinum Sponsor
  $750 Gold Sponsor
  $500 Silver Sponsor
  $300 Bronze Sponsor
  $500 Exhibition Fee


May 9, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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University of Alberta, Lister Centre
11613 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H6
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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