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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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Latest Updates 

NETCARE's Julia Burkart and Megan Willis spoke about their aircraft campaign, investigating the interactions of oceanic aerosol sources with particles and clouds in the pristine summertime Arctic, at the SOCAAR Seminar on Nov 4. Watch the video here

 Prof. Roberto Guardani spoke about air quality monitoring studies conducted in the São Paulo Metropolitan Area at the SOCAAR Seminar on Oct 16. Watch the video here.

Professor Greg Evans has been recognized for outstanding teaching by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association Read more

AirSensors website is #1 on the Toronto Public Library's Research Guide of 25 sources of Toronto maps online. Read more here.

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Read about our latest research activities on aerosol-climate effects 

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