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Brittany Connolly
Environmental Co-Ordinator

Brittany has an honors degree in Environmental Science with a focus in Chemistry (2016), and an advanced diploma in Environmental Engineering Technology (2017). During her post-secondary education at Grenfell, she conducted research on isotope geochemistry in rainwater and snow which has since been published in a special edition of the Geological Society of London (you can read it here: Coming from a multidisciplinary background based in science, and with four years of working in the environmental consulting world under her belt, Brittany excels both in the field and in the office. Brittany has direct experience in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting a range of environmental data in accordance with provincial/federal standards such as the Air Pollution Control Regulations, Metal & Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations, and the Silica Code of Practice. Brittany approaches all work with the goals of safety, quality, and efficiency.

As an environmental co-ordinator with Sikumiut Environmental Management Ltd. (SEM),Brittany is the go-to source for both the IOC and Tacora water compliance monitoring programs, and the Tacora Ambient Air Quality maintenance program. In the field, Brittany is an organized leader and has successfully coordinated the field work for complex programs such as the IOC Groundwater Monitoring campaign from 2019 to present. Brittany routinely performs surface water sampling, groundwater sampling, habitat assessments, effluent treatment plant operation, and troubleshooting of ambient air monitoring equipment. She has assisted inground-based stream surveys, electrofishing, biological sampling, and the collection of geographic information using Trimble surveying equipment. Brittany holds field and laboratory quality assurance and control practices to a high standard, allowing her to provide sampling support for emerging contaminants such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

In the office, Brittany has conducted research and written detailed reports for a variety of environmental subject realms including best practices for wildlife and biodiversity monitoring, such as evaluation of environmental effects on proposed construction projects for PSPC and DFO Small-Craft Harbours. Brittany has undertaken the assessment of implementation barriers for renewable energy technologies using geospatial data to outline environmentally sensitive areas for Growler Energy and contributed to the reports outlining recommendations for management of contaminated sites for IOC. Among others, she was instrumental in assembling the in-house laboratory for water analysis in Labrador City, and for writing bid-winning proposals such as for the IOC Luce Waste Water Treatment Plant in 2021. Brittany is also responsible for effluent regulatory reporting on behalf of Tacora Resources, including communications with provincial and federal regulators, data entry into the Environmental Data Management System (EDMS) and Single Window Information Manager – Mine Effluent Reporting System (SWIM-MERS), and scheduling of compliance sampling. Brittany also dabbles in tools for ArcGIS Pro such asSurvey123, and aerial photography using the DJI Mavic Mini.

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