Clean Air Webinar — Connecting Air Quality Organizations Across Canada, Part 2

Watch the recording of our October 18 Clean Air Webinar featuring presentations from air quality organizations across Canada

Following the success of our April 15, 2023 Clean Air Webinar, Connecting Air Quality Organizations Across Canada, we are following up with a second webinar. In this webinar, we welcome back Patience Rakochy from Fraser Basin Council. Patience is joined by Christine Rigby from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Michael Bisaga from the Lakeland Industry and Community Association (LICA).


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Presenter Bios

Christine Rigby has worked in the air quality and climate change field for 22 years, the last 18 of which have been spent leading air programs for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority in Vancouver, Canada. At the port authority, Christine’s focus is on local, regional and international collaboration, and the development and implementation of emission reduction policies and initiatives that emphasize flexible, results-based approaches. Prior to joining the port authority, Christine spent four years with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment working on air quality related issues.
Patience Rakochy portraitPatience Rakochy is a recent addition to the Fraser Basin Council team. She was brought on board as the General Manager of the Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable (PGAIR) to support the members of which are working to achieve desired air quality targets for the region. She manages all the affairs of the roundtable including budgets, special committees, community presence and events coordination. She is currently working in collaboration with other reginal air quality managers to realize efficiencies, and design projects that reach a broader audience. She is also in the process of developing a new Air Quality Management Plan with the members of PGAIR.
Michael Bisaga is currently working for Lakeland Industry and Community Association (LICA) as their Monitoring Programs Manager, a role which he has had since 2006. He grew up in Toronto and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environmental Studies. He has spent much of his career in the air monitoring field working with airshed organizations and focuses on data interpretation and visualization, mapping, monitoring plan development, and air quality education. Michael currently lives in Richmond, British Columbia and is completing a Master’s degree in Geomatics at UBC. He enjoys both ground and drone-based photography, travel, and exploring Western Canada’s mountain playground with his partner and their two Giant Schnauzers, Mezzo and Ellie.

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Julie Kusiek, Engagement Coordinator
Alberta Capital Airshed