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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   

Jackie Ye and Sephr Salehi will talk about their investigations into the chronic exposure to atmospheric Secondary Organic Particulate Matter at the next SOCAAR Seminar on Feb 3 at 3pm in Rm 215. Read the abstract here

Health Canada's Dr. Scott Weichenthal spoke about the association between PM2.5 and lung cancer, myocardial infarction, and respiratory illnesses at the SOCAAR seminar on Jan 13. Read the abstract here.

NETCARE's Martine Lizotte directs a movie on the shifting Arctic and the scientists working towards understanding these changes. See the movie here.

Prof. Hatzopoulou's research shows 'Extreme' suburan commuters are responsible for far more greenhouse gas emissions than downtown residents, Read more in Metro Toronto.

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Read about our latest research activities on aerosol-climate effects 



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