Skip Navigation

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.

Homepage GIF

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.

Visit the web sites of affiliated Principal Investigators...

Latest Updates   


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. 
Prof. Daniel Posen spoke about "Exploring trade-offs in the use of biomass for greenhouse gas mitigation" at the SOCAAR Seminar on April 5.
Check out these undergraduate & graduate courses related to air quality, climate and health offered by SOCAAR collaborators and affilates.  
Meet Kerolyn Shairsingh and Joseph Okeme, two U of T PhD candidates on exchange at Utrecht University as part of a research collaboration between U of T, UU and CUHK. 
Dr. Michelle North and fellow SOCAAR Collaborators’ Kingston Allergy Birth Cohort exposome poster won 1st place in asthma/rhinitis category at the 2016 CSAC.
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 



Follow us on Twitter @SOCAAR_UofT