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SOCAAR Seminar Series

SOCAAR is an interdisciplinary centre for the study of air quality and focuses on how aerosols impact human health, climate, and the environment. The SOCAAR seminar series brings together experts from many fields, including engineering, science and medicine to advance the understanding of aerosol science and to foster interdisciplinary partnerships. Seminars will be held on the first Wednesday of every month from 3 to 4 pm in WB 407. The seminar series will cover a range of topics from air pollution and lung transplants to brominated flame retardants.

Click the links below for past seminar videos and summaries:

2012-13 SOCAAR Seminar Series

2013-14 SOCAAR Seminar Series

2014-15 SOCAAR Seminar Series

2015-16 SOCAAR Seminar Series

2016-17 SOCAAR Seminar Series  

2017-18 SOCAAR Seminar Series


2018-19 SOCAAR Seminar Series 

September 14, 2018
Dr. Amir Hakami, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Engineering and Design,Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering,Carleton University
Topic: Using Air Quality Models for Multi-Objective Decision Analysis  

 Abstract | Summary | Video

November 7, 2018
Dr. Daniel Aubin,Team Leader,Indoor Air Quality Group, NRC Construction Research Centre
Topic: Reducing Canadian’s Exposures to Harmful Pollutants Originating from Attached Garages  

 Abstract | Summary | Video

December 5, 2018
Dr. Matthew Adams, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga
Topic: Particulate Matter Air Pollution in Charlotte NC: A Land Use Regression Model based on Citizen Science Monitoring 

Abstract | Summary | Video

February 27, 2019
Tor H. Oiamo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental StudiesRyerson University and Desislava Stefanova, Outreach Coordinator, Clean Air Partnership
Topic: Built Environment Interventions: A Case Study of the King Street Transit Pilot Study Impact on Mobility, Perceptions and Environmental Quality 

Abstract | Summary | Video

March 20, 2019
Dr. Gabriel Isaacman-VanWertz, Assistant Professor, Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering Virginia Tech
Topic: Understanding complex mixtures of hydrocarbons released into the environment 

Abstract | Summary | Video