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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

Nov 1, 2017
Prof. Hui Peng, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry University of Toronto
Topic: Oxidative Stress: a Merged Toxic Pathway for Environmental Matrices 

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Dec 6, 2017
Dr. Kelly Sabaliauskas, Health Policy Specialist, Healthy Public Policy, Toronto Public Health
Topic: Building Resiliency against the Impacts of Extreme Heat in Toronto  

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Jan 10, 2018
Prof. Cora Young, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, York University
Topic: Novel analytical approaches to characterizing the composition and source of aerosol brown carbon  

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Jan 18, 2018
Prof. Prof. Sarah Styler, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta
Topic: Chemistry and Photochemistry at the Surface of Urban Road Dust  

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Feb 7, 2018
Dr. Andrew Knox, Program Manager, CLEAResult
Topic: Air quality and energy efficiency: Quantitative connections and provincial programs  

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Mar 7, 2018
Nicolas Groulx, PhD, Postdoctoral Intern, Department of Microbiology & Division of Infectious Diseases, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Research Institute, University of Toronto
Topic: Airborne interactions between viruses and PM2.5 as an unexplored modifier of viral viability  

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