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



The Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites in British Columbia (SAB) has been established as a non-profit foundation under the Societies Act of British Columbia to develop independent science-based tools of benefit to professionals working in contaminated sites management in British Columbia. Specific objectives of the SAB include:

  • To provide broad strategic advice on the direction of science-based contaminated sites management in British Columbia.
  • To review the quality and relevance of the scientific and technical information being used or proposed for the management of contaminated sites
  • To review and advise on emerging trends and opportunities in contaminated sites management nationally and internationally
  • To establish specific science based guidance including numerical values that will contribute to independent functioning of the Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP) system in British Columbia.
  • To establish science based tools, procedures, and assessment protocols; including those applicable in risk assessment of contaminated sites.

In order to achieve these objectives the SAB will seek collaboration with academic, government, and industry scientists with interests in contaminated sites in all jurisdictions to advance the scientific understanding of the management of contaminated sites.

The University of Victoria is acting as the host institution for the Science Advisory Board. The SAB is being implemented with government funding as an initiative in response to the final report of the Advisory Panel on Contaminated Sites. The Board of Directors consists of the following individuals:

Paul West, PhD Chair
Marc Cameron, MSc Vice-President
Will Gaherty, MS, P.Eng Secretary Treasurer
Glyn Fox, PhD
Dennis Konasewich, PhD, P.Eng
Ian Hers, PhD, P.Eng
Sanya Petrovic,MSc
Adrian P. Michielsen, P.Eng
Sam Reimer  M.Sc., RPBio.

Last modified: August 29, 2008