Advisory Committee


The advisory committee is a group of community members who have a vested interest in the EPT program. Members on the committee come from a variety of environmental areas including public and private sector companies. The Advisory Committee is valuable because they ensure that graduates are suitably trained, properly educated and that program content is relevant to the environmental field. They provide advice concerning program objectives, entrance requirements, curriculum content and other relevant components of the program. They also assist in identifying suitable work placements for co-op and graduate students, and notify the program of any changes in the labour market.

The current EPT Advisory Committees Members are:

Megan Davidson, Entrepreneur, Freshtec Innovations Inc. (Kwantlen Polytechnic University EPT Graduate).

Lisa Dreves, Steward Coordinator, Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS). Department: Stewardship.

Paul Henderson, GM. Solid Waste Services, Metro Vancouver.

Shane Fraser, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, EPT Student.

Marlene Fuhrmann, Permitting Specialist, Metro Vancouver. Department: Environmental Regulation & Enforcement, Legal and Legislative Services.

Chris Jenkins, Project Coordinator, Pinchin Ltd.

Jillian Kelly, Sr. Flood Resilience Planner Flood Safety Section Water Management Branch, Min. of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.

Chris Kopar, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, EPT Student

Miriam Marshall, R.P.Bio., B.Sc., Dipl., Environmental Coordinator, City of Surrey.

Chris McCue, President, & CEO of McCue Environmental Contracting, manufacturer of PANAQUA (TM) Water & Wastewater Treatment Equipment

Hanna Musslick, Engineering Assistant, Transfer and Landfill Operations, City of Vancouver.

Connie Olsen, Project Coordinator, Environmental Due Diligence & Remediation, Pinchin Ltd.

Lauren Petersen, Environmental Technologist, City of Surrey. Department: Environment Section.

Alyssa Purse, Wetlands Education Program manager, BC Wildlife Federation.

Karen Pyne, Residuals Project Coordinator, Utility Residuals management Liquid Waste Services, Metro Vancouver.

Jeff Schmidt, Project Manager, Hazardous Materials, Pinchin Ltd.

Frieda Shabrang, Environmental Science Officer, Capital Regional District.

Rod Shead, Environmental Coordinator, Township of Langley. Department: Development Planning.

Jessica Wood, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, EPT Student.

Dr. Gregory P. Thomas, Ph.D., MAIC, R.P.Bio, is President and senior scientist with G3 Consulting Ltd. His tasks include extensive management in all aspects of impact assessments, monitoring, auditing and applied scientific research for freshwater, marine and terrestrial studies and numerous ecological risk assessment studies and other environmental impact and risk-based assessments. He has managed ecological and human health risk assessments, site assessments and audits, municipal discharges, aquaculture, CEAA assessments and project applications (including land governance, First Nations, etc.), contaminated site evaluations, mining, forestry, pulp and paper, foreshore and HADD audits and investigations and other related environmental assessment, monitoring and training programs in both coastal marine and freshwater environments. He has published over 120 scientific papers and reports and is an active member of a number of professional associations.


Internal committee members are

Brett Favaro, Ph.D., Dean, Faculty of Science and Horticulture, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Jeff Dyck, MSN., Associate Dean, Faculty of Science and Horticulture, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Melissa Drury, B.B.A., Program Chair and Instructor, Environmental Protection Technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Chris Hauta, M.Sc., Faculty Instructor and Lab Supervisor, Environmental Protection Technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Brenda Richmond, Employer Relations Strategist, Career Development Centre, Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Melissa Krahn, Administrative Coordinator, Co-op Education, Career Development Centre.

Cathy Anderson, Administrative Assistant, Faculty of Science and Horticulture, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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