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Boundaries of Public Highways:
Developments and Practices

This fourth annual conference engages in critical thinking about the boundaries of public roads and how we may or may not think of them as different from other boundaries. The format of this full-day event (Nov 14, 2016) consists of a series of speakers and a workshop.  >> more

Enhancing Parcel Title by
Re-Thinking Parcel Boundary

An online version of the conference held November 2015 is now available. It includes the presentations, papers and slide decks from presenters. This full-day event revisited traditional assumptions about the nature of boundaries and introduced new mindsets better aligned with what the courts do and conclude. >> more

Linking Parcel Title
and Parcel Boundary:
Improving Title Certainty

An online version of the conference held November 2014 is now available. It includes the presentations, papers and slide decks from presenters as well as a forum for discussing ethical issues in the delivery of professional services. >> more

Parcel Title and Parcel Boundary:
Where Lawyers and Surveyors Meet

This online version of the conference held November, 2013 includes the presentations, papers and slide decks from most of the presenters. The full-day event reviewed recent developments in boundary law as emerging from courts. >> more

The online version of this seminar explores the duties and obligations of those governed by and administering the regulated profession statutes such as the Surveyors Act, the Professional Engineers Act or the Professional Geoscientists Act. Topics relate the various acts, principles, structures and processes of Administrative Law to the professional’s practice as well as to the workings of council and statutory committees of the profession.  >> more

This self-paced course explores all aspects surrounding the preparation of the professional land surveyor in Canada to assist — as an expert witness — the decision maker in a legal proceeding.  >> more

This webinar explores several problem scenarios and outlines solutions in working with lawyers and real estate agents to avoid and resolve disputes.  >> more

This webinar provides a review of the legal framework by which liability to third parties can arise and makes suggestions for how to reduce the risks.  >> more

Survey Law 1 provides a foundation for professional surveyors to integrate legal principles, legislation and regulations within the overall framework of property boundary surveys in Ontario.  >> course syllabus

Offered April to May, 2016

This short but rigorous course immerses current and aspiring cadastral surveyors in a reasoning process and real-life applications to develop or bolster skills in forming and communicating professionally defensible opinions that strive to parallel what the courts do.  >> more

In light of recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions, this presentation proposes a re-think of traditional approaches to ownership, title and boundaries to accommodate diversity of land tenure and over-lapping of interests with respect to the same “place”.  >> more

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