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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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CoPower’s Jonathan Frank spoke about investing in Canada's clean energy industries and the barriers preventing mass deployment of clean energy infrastructure at the SOCAAR Seminar on July 5.

Prof. Arthur Chan and his team will be travelling to Fort McMurray, Alta. to study dust left in homes from the forest fire that ravaged the city last year.

Watch the final SOCAAR Seminar for the year with Dr. Naomi Zimmerman "In Search of Fresh Air: Characterizing the Sources and Impacts of Air Pollution in Urban Areas"  

Toronto's subway stations and trains had the highest levels of air pollution of Canada's three major rapid transit systems, a newly released study co-authored by Prof. Greg Evans has found.  
Prof. Greg Evans has received a 3M National Teaching Fellowship from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 
Visit Research2Reality to learn more about how Canadian researchers are working to preserve the supply and quality of our water resources.

Live AQHI & pollution data across Toronto

Read about our latest research activities on aerosol-climate effects 



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