Course Description

H. P. Lovecraft said, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” Nowhere is this more evident than the recent opposition and failure of major pipeline projects in North America, where a lack of information on the effects of release of oil products on the environment has created significant public and political unease.  

The Freshwater Oiling Research Study or Project Forest addresses this critical data gap by examining the efficacy of spill clean-up, and the fate and behavior of residual oil in freshwater environments. With industry support and collaboration with university researchers, Stantec Consulting Ltd. and the International Institute of Sustainable Development – Experimental Lakes Area are leading a significant study to provide industry, regulators and the public with the sound relevant science they need about fate and behaviour of oil products in the environment after a release.

Senior Associate, Hydrogeologist

Tanya Shanoff

Mrs. Shanoff is a Professional Geoscientist with over twenty years of environmental consulting experience in emergency planning and response, hydrogeology, as well as project management. She has worked in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut and Saskatchewan with private and government clients. Her experience has included leading project teams as well as providing technical expertise to complete deliverables to support emergency response planning and preparedness for oil and gas clients. She has also planned for and executed training and exercising for emergencies, worked in the Incident Command System as part of the Environmental Unit to support planning and executing work during a response, as well as developed tools and procedures for transitioning to project phases. Additionally, she has experience in a variety of disciplines that support spill response efforts including environmental site assessment, hydrogeological investigations, organizing and implementing sampling and monitoring programs, site remediation, and risk assessment.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    GPro Talks - Seeing the Forest for the Trees - Studying Fate and Effects of Controlled Releases of Weathered Oil Products on Freshwater Ecosystems

    • Discussion

    • Gpro Talks - Seeing the Forest for the Treess - Video

    • GPro Talks -Seeing the Forest for the Trees - Audio

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