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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   

Prof. Greg Evans shares his advice for young researchers in this researcher profile by Research2Reality

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

Dr. Carolina Font Palma from the University of Chester spoke at the SOCAAR Seminar on Jul 13. Read her abstract Britain’s Path Towards Carbon Capture & Storage

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.

Prof. Hatzopoulou's research showing 'Extreme' suburan commuters are responsible for far more greenhouse gas emissions than downtown residents is reported by Metro Toronto.

Live AQHI & pollution data across Toronto

Read about our latest research activities on aerosol-climate effects 



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