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The Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR) at the University of Toronto is an interdisciplinary centre for the study of air quality, with a focus on how aerosols impact human health and the environment. SOCAAR brings together medical personnel, atmospheric chemists and environmental engineers, and promotes collaborative research through access to state-of-the-art facilities and partnerships with government and industry.

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SOCAAR is also affiliated with The Canadian Aerosol Research Network (CARN), a new initiative formally uniting the collective expertise of leading Canadian aerosol researchers from the University of Toronto, Dalhousie University and the University of British Columbia.

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News and Events

Dr. Craig Stroud of Environment Canada will present "Air Quality Forecasting for the 2015 Pan Am Games: Showcase of Proposed Research Projects " at the SOCAAR Seminar on Apr 1 at 3pm in WB407. Click here to read the abstract.


Dr. Andrew Metcalf of University of Minnesota spoke about harnessing droplet microfluidics to probe aerosol particle properties at the SOCAAR Seminar on Mar 18. Click here to read the abstract.


Nadine Borduas spoke about the atmospheric sources and sinks of isocyanic acid at the SOCAAR Seminar on Feb 4. Click here to read the abstract.
Prof. Jim Wallace spoke about clean combustion engines at the Jan 7 SOCAAR Seminar.  Click here to watch the presentation.
SOCAAR is looking for new graduate students for some exciting thesis projects