Growing Our Resources - Hemmera Welcomes New Senior Staff
As we continue to build our roster of senior experts, we are pleased to introduce three new Hemmera staff members: Doug Bright, Business Leader in Risk Assessment; Sidney Tsang, Geomorphologist and Terrain Specialist; and Warren Nimchuk, Project Director and Registered Professional Forester.
Doug Bright, PhD, R.P.Bio.
Trained as a biological oceanographer, benthic ecologist and environmental toxicologist, Doug Bright is a senior specialist in ecological and human health risk assessment. He has approximately 22 years of experience with environmental planning and approvals processes, and in contaminant environmental fate and effects. He has worked on several high profile sites such as the Island Copper Mine on Vancouver Island, the Highland Valley Copper Mine, the abandoned Anaconda Britannia Mine, the Anyox abandoned copper mine and smelter, and the abandoned Amax Kitsault mine in Alice Arm, BC.
In addition to his research background in ecotoxicology, Doug has extensive experience in environmental geochemistry, including acidic rock drainage. His perspectives have been shaped by involvement in the remediation of small to large orphaned mine sites, obtaining regulatory approvals for new mining developments, and studies on operating mine sites.
Most recently, Doug worked with AECOM as a Senior Environmental Scientist, and he is also an Adjunct Professor at Royal Roads University.
Sidney Tsang, B.Sc., P.Geo.
Sidney Tsang is a Professional Geoscientist with over 20 years of experience as a terrain specialist. His expertise includes terrain mapping, bioterrain mapping, terrain stability field assessments, and hydrological studies. Prior to joining Hemmera, Sid worked as an independent consultant for seven years, and with the BC Ministry of Environment for two years. Sid is also an instructor with the Environmental Engineering Program at the BC Institute of Technology.
In the past 20 years as a terrain specialist, Sid has terrain mapped over one million hectares of BC. The majority of his work has focused on terrain stability mapping for the forest sector, identifying potentially unstable and unstable terrain. His clients included the BC Ministry of Forests, BC Ministry of Environment, Ainsworth Lumber, Canfor, EcoTrust Canada, MacMillan Bloedel, Northwood Pulp and Timber, TimberWest, and Weyerhaeuser. Recently, Sid’s work has moved towards bioterrain mapping in support of terrestrial ecosystem mapping for environmental assessments, specifically for mining projects such as the South Meager Geothermal Project and the Quintette Coal Mine Reactivation Project.
Warren Nimchuk, B.Sc., RPF
With over 20 years of experience, Warren Nimchuk is skilled at planning and executing multi-faceted initiatives. He specializes in visual assessments and modeling, project permitting for Oil and Gas and Industrial clients, recreation resource planning, fire management, and forest inventory planning. He has completed over one million hectares of vegetation resources inventory classification in BC, 500 effectiveness evaluations (also known as visual impact assessments), visual landscape inventories for numerous forest districts and tenure holders, and he has co-authored several community wildfire protection plans.
Warren is currently engaged with Capital Power, guiding them through the permitting process for the construction of their Quality Wind Farm. Warren’s background includes long-term roles with Timberline/TECO Natural Resource Group Ltd. and the Ministry of Forests Protection Branch.
To find out how to get one of our newest experts working on your next project, please contact Doug Bright at email@example.com, get in touch with Sid Tsang at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email Warren Nimchuk at email@example.com.