Introduction to Environmental Science and Law in Manitoba

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  • Day 1 (Online)
     October 26, 2023
     8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Day 2 (In-person)
     November 2, 2023
     8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Module 1 (Online) – October 26, 2023. 8:30-12:30
The first session will provide an overview of our impact on the environment, including an introduction to invasive species, climate change, and world views. The class will explore using science to address environmental problems; ecosystems associated with energy and the physical environment; and our precious resources: Water, wastewater, soil, land conservation, agriculture and their preservation.

Module 2 (Online) – November 16, 2023. 8:30-4:30

The second session will provide an overview of environmental history, legislation, and economics, providing the larger context in which environmental law exists. The class will cover environmental regulations in Manitoba and the regulatory processes for each of these key laws. The discussion will include how your work interfaces with Environmental Law, and knowing where to go for additional resources.

Instructor: Raven Sharma, BSc., GSc., B.A

Raven Sharma is currently the Utilities Manager of the City of Selkirk. Raven also teaches water and wastewater at Red River College in the certification programs. She has been working in the water and sewer industry for 10 years.  Raven has operated and managed wastewater plants, water treatment plants, wastewater collection systems and water distribution systems for 8 years of her career. Raven has been a part of many Cities capital trenchless technologies, from pressurized liners to pipe bursting.  Raven has attained a Bachelor of Science, Geological Science, and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. Raven was awarded a NSERC in 2010 under the Canadian Astrology Training Program for 2 years. Her primary research has been geotechnical and hydrogeology. Raven was part of a scientific research team who led rover simulations that would eventually go to Mars for NASA and Canadian Space Agency in search for water and life.  Raven attended the Manitoba Emergencies college where she accomplished her fire fighting and has been a volunteer fire fighter for 6 years.