Derek Aucoin, MBA, CET
Defence Construction Canada
CFB Halifax - Willow Park
6231 Engineer's Way, Bldg WL7, Second Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5M6
Derek AuCoin has 20 years’ experience working in the public and private environmental sectors and is currently employed with Defence Construction Canada (DCC) as a Coordinator of Environmental Services. In his current position, Derek is developing a project closure process to capture the activities of the Goose Bay Remediation Project (GBRP) to ensure project objectives have been achieved to satisfy stakeholder goals.
Derek began his career in the private sector as an Environmental Technologist, and over the years built his skills and expertise to become a Project Manager. In 2006, he transitioned to the public sector where he began working with DCC as an Environmental Coordinator on one of the largest environmental remediation programs in Canada. During this time he managed several multi-million dollar contracts established to meet the requirements of the Department of National Defence (DND). In 2010, Derek accepted the position of Team Lead, Environmental Services, where he moved away from a predominantly technical role to become responsible for various management functions. During this time he oversaw a team of environmental professionals working on various remediation contracts at 5 Wing Goose Bay.
Derek is also a Second Lieutenant with the Cadet Instructor Cadre Reserve Force where he provides training and administrative support services to the 848 Scots Highland Company Army Cadet Corps located in Dartmouth, NS.
Derek has a Diploma in Water Resources Technology from the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology, a Bachelors of Technology in Environmental Studies from Cape Breton University, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University.
WSP Canada Inc.
1 Spectacle Lake Drive
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X7
Sean Cassidy is the Manager of WSP’s environmental division in Nova Scotia. He is an environmental engineer with 21 years of professional experience and has managed environmental projects in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland, Labrador, Ontario and British Columbia. He has worked in various industries, including Forestry, Oil & Gas, Mineral Exploration and Environmental Consulting.
In his current role, he is responsible for managing environmental aspects of WSP’s multi-disciplinary projects in Nova Scotia. These projects are diverse and include phased environmental site assessments, human health risk assessments, hazardous material surveys, risk management planning, air quality studies, compliance monitoring, permitting, habitat surveys, EIAs, site remediation, and water supply studies.
Lisa MacIsaac, BSc., C.E.T., PMP
Department of National Defence
HMC Dockyard, Building 22
Halifax, NS B3K 5X5
Lisa MacIsaac is an Environmental Scientist working with the Department of National Defence (DND) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since joining DND in 2009, she has primarily focused on managing the Environmental Assessment (EA) program and the Safety and Environment Audit program for Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT). She has reviewed and provided input into EAs for various large construction projects, navy and army training exercises, and offshore oil and gas projects. She has also participated in various safety and environmental audits and has been responsible for the overall administration of the audit program at MARLANT.
Prior to joining DND, Lisa worked at Defence Construction Canada (DCC) as an Environmental Project Coordinator in the Regional Office in Dartmouth, NS and at 5 Wing Goose Bay, NL. At DCC, Lisa conducted numerous screening level EAs for various DND projects throughout the Atlantic Region. Between 2003 and 2008, Lisa was significantly involved in the Goose Bay Remediation Project responsible for the management of various consulting contracts for environmental site assessment.
Lisa began her career in the private industry with an environmental consulting firm where she gained a tremendous amount of experience in an assortment of areas including contaminated sites, EAs, hazardous material, fish surveys and wetland surveys.
Lisa has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Acadia University (1993) and an Environmental Engineering Technology Diplima (1996) from Cape Breton University. Lisa has the Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditation with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) accreditation through the Society of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Nova Scotia (TechNova).
165 Maple Hills Drive
Charlottetown, PE C1C 1N9
Matt Steeves is an Aquatic Biologist and Project Manager working with Stantec Consulting Ltd. in Charlottetown, PEI. As a Project Manager, Matt works with clients to navigate through the environmental permitting processes having lead clients through Environmental Assessments, Watercourse Alteration Approvals, Fisheries Act Authorizations and Ocean Disposal Approvals.
Matt’s professional experience began in 2007 at Jacques Whitford (currently Stantec’s) Dartmouth office working as a field biologist. He predominantly worked to assess aquatic ecology for inclusion in Environmental Assessments. This work involved field-based programs to assess fish habitat and species diversity. This role expanded to include projects monitoring environmental effects on water, sediment, and fish tissues. While with the Environmental Management team Matt was significantly involved in Stantec’s offshore oil and gas EEM programs and developing digital aquatic ecology assessment tools for Stantec in Atlantic Canada. In 2015, Matt and his family moved back to their home province of PEI where he continues to work for Stantec in both a technical and project management role.
Matt is a graduate of the Bachelor of Science (Biology) program at University of Prince Edward Island and the Applied Environmental Technology Program at Holland College. His professional interests focus around environmental monitoring of freshwater and coastal ecosystems, specifically related to changes in fish habitat and fish populations.