November 23, 2023: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Jackie Lerner

Environmental Consulting: An Insider’s View

Time: 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Location: Beaty Museum Allan Yap Theatre (Basement, 2212 Main Mall) Please check in at the Admissions Desk first before going to the Theatre.

No food or drinks allowed in the Theatre.

Click here to register for Zoom link. Zoom will be terminated if we encounter tech problems 5 to 10 mins into the seminar.

This seminar will not be recorded.

Talk summary:

This presentation will be a frank exploration of careers in environmental consulting, including a personal account of the speaker’s journey into the field, what a degree from IRES can add to your career development, what your typical work week might look like, what the trade-offs of pursuing this profession can be, and how you can improve your chances of both finding and enjoying work as an environmental consultant. 

Dr. Jackie Lerner, IRES Adjunct Professor


IRES Alumna Dr. Jackie Lerner has been a consultant to industry and to municipal, Indigenous, provincial, territorial, and federal governments for over twenty-five years. Most of her work has related to the environmental assessment of large resource development projects in Canada: primarily mining and energy projects in British Columbia. Her dissertation (2018) proposed new methodologies for understanding probable future development patterns as part of cumulative effects assessment; she has more recently focused on practicable approaches for incorporating gender-based analysis into environmental assessment.