Department of Chemistry
University of Victoria
PO Box 3065, Stn. CSC
Victoria, BC
V8W 3V6



7th Annual Conference and Workshop Coming Soon!

A reminder that registration is open for the SABCS Conference on September 28th and the Workshop on September 27 at:


New! Workshop Program Workshop Program Now Available

Workshop Program: Innovative Methods in Site Characterization

Conference Program Now Available

Preliminary Conference Program now Available

We have secured the same convenient venues in downtown Vancouver. New lower fees for the Workshop have been introduced and are listed on the registration form.
As in previous years, a hot breakfast and a buffet lunch are provided. Each delegate receives a flash drive with presentations for the events they are attending. A delegates list is also provided.

Seventh Annual SABCS Conference
September 28, 2017

Segal Building, Room 1200 – 1500, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

Technical Workshop
September 27, 2017

Earl and Jennie Lohn Policy Room, SFU Harbourside Centre
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Innovative Methods in Site Characterization
It is essential that practitioners have up-to-date information on the new innovative techniques for site investigation and characterization that are being developed. This year’s SABCS technical workshop brings together experts from Canada and the United States with expertise in techniques that are rapidly being incorporated into professional practice. Presentations in the workshop include CSIA – Compound Specific Isotope Analysis, genomics and microbial identification, innovative analytical applications and current approaches to NSZD – Natural Source Zone Degradation, and plume delineation in groundwater undergoing Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA). Recently completed studies in leachate testing and its application in site specific risk assessment will be provided in two BC Ministry of Environment presentations. 

Sponsorship 2017
SABCS welcomes the following Sustaining Sponsors for this year’s Conference and Workshop:


SABCS welcomes additional sponsors for the 2017 events.

For details please see Sponsorship Invitation.

SABCS has appreciated support of our Sponsors in past years. Sponsorship information for the seventh annual events can be found at Sponsorship Invitation.


Associate Membership Now Available


  See Membership link on the left, for those with less experience than required for Full Member

All past documents available to download on the Documents page:


The Science Advisory Board of Directors consists of the following:

Paul West, PhD  P.Chem President
Marc Cameron, MSc, RPBio Vice-President
Will Gaherty, MS, P.Eng Secretary Treasurer
Shannon Bard, PhD
Ian Hers, PhD, P.Eng
Mario Bianchin, PhD, P.Geo
Tiona Todoruk, PhD
Heather Osachoff, PhD
Gary Watson, B.Sc.



  Last modified: September 24, 2017

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