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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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Prof. Jeffrey Brook presented a review on the Alberta Oil Sands at the Air & Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Read more

SOCAAR is teaming up with the City of Oshawa to launch a one-year TeachingCity research study that will monitor air quality and traffic movements in Oshawa’s downtown core via UofT News

Vicki Hilborn from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs spoke about "Managing Nuisances Caused by Cannabis Production in Ontario" at the SOCAAR Seminar on May 15. Watch the video of her talk

Prof. Arthur Chan receives U of T Engineering Early Career Teaching Award at the 12th Annual Celebrating Engineering Excellence event

AllerGen's annual report features Drs Evans and Brook for developing AirSENCE (Air SENsor for Chemicals in the Environment), a novel technology for monitoring air quality.    

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Read about our latest research activities on aerosol-climate effects 

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