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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. Chung-Wai Chow speaks to CBC Radio about the impact of air pollution controls on public health. Click here to listen to the interview.

Takis Plagiannakos from the Ontario Energy Board will talk about the health and environmental impacts of coal-fired generation at the next SOCAAR Seminar on April 2 from 3-4pm in WB407. Read the abstract here

Prof Jon Abbatt has been honoured with a Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada. Read more about his research in a UofT news article here.
Prof. Greg Evans leads a new exposomics research initiative, a multi-disciplinary collaboration between the faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Read more about the research here.
SOCAAR is looking for new graduate students for some exciting thesis projects