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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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Visit Research2Reality to learn more about how Canadian researchers are working to preserve the supply and quality of our water resources.
Dr. John Liggio of Environment and Climate Change Canada spoke about the formation of pollutants emitted from oil sands and the reactions of these emissions to the atmosphere at the SOCAAR Seminar on Sept 14.
Prof. Greg Evans speaks to Research2Reality about the need for collaborations with government agencies to establish public policies and create change in air pollution.
How does the fuel-efficient gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine compare to the traditional port fuel injection engine? Learn about the climate trade-off of the GDI engine.

Scientific American's Christopher Intagliata chats with Dr. Naomi Zimmerman in a podcast discussing Fuel-Efficient Engines Have a Sooty Flaw.

NSERC awarded Prof. Marianne Hatzopoulou with the prestigious Discovery Accelerator Supplements award for her development of real-time air pollution maps
A portable air quality monitor developed by UofT Profs. Greg Evans and Jeffrey Brook is reported in the latest issue of AllerGen.
SOCAAR joins a five-year collaborative research project on global public health with Utrecht University and Chinese University of Hong Kong.
NETCARE's Martine Lizotte directs a movie on the shifting Arctic and the scientists working towards understanding these changes.

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Read about our latest research activities on aerosol-climate effects 



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