Darcy Paslawski, MSEM ’12, remembers fondly his time as a student at SENS.
“For me, the collective year [as an MSEM student] was a fantastic experience. The 2010/2011 cohort was a very close-knit group, for all of their diverse backgrounds, and getting to spend a whole year with that group was the best.”
Now, Darcy lives in Vancouver, BC and is an environmental specialist with an environmental consulting firm.
“I specialize in environmental assessments and lead the assessment of small, medium and large resource projects,” explains Darcy.
“As an environmental specialist I’ve been an environmental coordinator, technical specialist, policy advisor, researcher and assistant project manager. I’m used to wearing many hats in my career, and I sincerely enjoy it.”
Darcy works on a variety of projects including mining, liquefied natural gas export, wind energy, run-of-river hydroelectric, pipeline and infrastructure projects.
“The demands are diverse and I’ve had to make use of the interdisciplinary education from my undergrad and MSEM program,” says Darcy.
The dynamic nature and constant challenges experienced are one of the aspects of working in the industry that he enjoys most.
“I think that the biggest environmental challenge for the field is climate change, and how we come up with innovative solutions to educate our communities and help our governments and clients reduce local, regional and global impacts.”