Lisa White, PhD, PEng

Industrial Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept


Industrial Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept
(780) 492-8614
13-240 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management


Dr. White has over 15 years of experience in the environmental engineering and risk assessment fields. Her specialties include Strategic Environmental Assessment, Environmental Risk Assessment, and Environmental Impact Assessment. Dr. White was awarded her Ph.D. in 2013 from the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan in the area of Strategic Environmental Assessment for Sustainable Resource Development and Planning. Lisa was also awarded an Engineering MSc in the assessment of surface and groundwater contamination potential from point source pollutants in 2006.

Lisa’s 15 years of experience in environmental consulting includes Environmental Risk Assessments and Reviews, Phase I and II Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Assessments for public and private sector clients. Dr. White’s relevant project experience includes a Strategic Environmental Assessment for Parks Canada assessing the cumulative environmental impact of industrial development surrounding the Wood Buffalo National Park in Northern Alberta, as well as an environmental risk assessment for Alberta Transportation for a school expansion in Edmonton. She also enjoys managing multi-disciplinary projects, such as the pre-feasibility study and risk assessment for the Saskatoon North Commuter Bridge. Dr. White is also the Co-Chair of the Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology (WISEST) board.


ENGG 404 - Engineering Safety and Risk Management-Leadership in Risk Management

Basic concepts of risk and consequences of loss incidents; risk management principles and practices; incident investigation, causation, root cause analysis; process safety management; the roles of government agencies, professional bodies and industry associations; workplace safety; risk-based decision-making processes; leadership and the human-factors side of risk management. The course focuses on the principles and practices of leadership towards the effective application and implementation of risk management in major organizations across all engineering disciplines. Industry virtual tours, case studies, seminars and team projects specific to the student's engineering program will be used to develop competencies and proficiencies in applying leadership and organizational effectiveness for successful risk management.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021

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