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Waterfront Properties in Ontario:
Best Practices for Reducing Ownership Conflict

This fifth annual conference responds to the confusion created by a series of seemingly inconsistent decisions concerning waterfront properties over the last decadeThe day will end with a multidisciplinary panel discussion that aims to establish broad consensus on emerging best practices to reduce conflicts among stakeholders, mitigate the risk for professionals, and minimize uncertainty for members of the public. >> more

Boundaries of Public Highways:
New Developments and Practices

The online version of the conference held November 2016 includes the presentations, papers and slide decks from presenters. This full-day event reviewed latest treatment of road boundaries in our legal system and suggested best practices.  >> more

Enhancing Parcel Title by
Re-Thinking Parcel Boundary

The online version of the conference held November 2015 includes the presentations, papers and slide decks from presenters. The 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

The online version of the conference held November 2014 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

Offered April to May, 2017

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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