Course Description

The CBN is a knowledge-based national network of passionate, multi-disciplinary industry professionals, focused on uncovering, understanding and sharing brownfield barriers and solutions. The CBN is conducting a national brownfield survey in honour of the 15th year anniversary of the National Round Table on the Environment and Economy’s report on Canadian brownfields. Join Reanne Ridsdale, graduate student from Ryerson University as she explains how to participate and why you should participate. Use your voice to tell us how Canada is doing! Please see for more information.

PhD Student, Ryerson University

Reanne Ridsdale

Mrs. Ridsdale is PhD student at Ryerson University, receiving a Ryerson Graduate Fellowships for 2016-2019. Her research focuses on brownfield revitalization, community rejuvenation through a social justice lens, and contaminated land management on Indigenous land. She has recently taught several courses at Brandon University. In 2018, Reanne was awarded a Mitacs Accelerate Grant in partnership with the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) conducting a research project for the NRTEE 15th year.  And, 2018, she received Vision CBN HUB (Hero’s Underpinning Brownfield) award.In 2015, Reanne completed her Master’s from the University of Saskatchewan. Her thesis, titled Assessing Sustainable Remediation Using Sustainability Discourse is focused on how sustainability contributes to sustainable remediation, and its efficacy in decision-making. Her research also included looking at the components of a sustainable framework, which includes robust stakeholder involvement, maintaining intergenerational goals, and achieving a socio-ecological balance. She interned with the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) through a Mitacs Accelerate Grant.  She assisted with stakeholder engagement and comprehensive community as a planning intern at PrairieWild Consulting. She is an active member of Canadian Brownfields Network, SuRF Canada, and co-authored an article with the international SuRF Initiative Team.

Course curriculum

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    National Brownfield Survey by the Canadian Brownfield Network

    • Discussion

    • National Brownfield Survey by the Canadian Brownfield Network

    • Survey Documentation