Advisory Committee

The advisory committee is a group of community members who have a vested interest in KPU's Environmental Protection Technology (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.

EPT Advisory Committees Members:

Dr. Gregory P. Thomas, Ph.D., MAIC, R.P.Bio, (Committee Chair), President and senior scientist, G3 Consulting Ltd. 

Megan Davidson, Regulatory Compliance Coordinator, Envirogreen Technologies Ltd. 

Lisa Dreves, Stewardship Programs Coordinator, Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS)

Paul Henderson, General Manager, Solid Waste Services, Metro Vancouver

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

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

Frieda Shabrang, Environmental Science Officer, Capital Regional District


Internal Committee Members:

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

Jeff Dyck, MSN., Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, 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

Melissa Krahn, Administrative Coordinator, Co-op Education, Career Development Centre, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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