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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

Sept 14, 2016
Dr. John Liggio, Air Quality Research Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Topic: Organic chemistry associated with Oil Sands Production: From gas phase acidity to secondary organic aerosol formation 

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Oct 5, 2016
Dr. Debra Wunch, School of the Environment & Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Topic: Global and urban measurements of greenhouse gases 

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Oct 31, 2016
Dr. Fumo Yang, Research Scientist & Director of Center for Atmospheric Environment,Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Technology
Topic:PM2.5 components over China and their changes 

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Nov 2, 2016
Amanda Giang, PhD Candidate, Institute for Data, Systems and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:Impacts assessment to support policy-making across scales: regional implications of global mercury policy 

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Nov 30, 2016
Dr. Robert Healy, Senior Environmental Officer, Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch,Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Topic:Sources of Fossil Fuel and Biomass Burning Black Carbon in Ontario 

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Jan 18, 2017
Dr. Jeffrey R Brook, Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry Environmental & Occupational Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto and Processes Research Section, Air Quality Research Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Topic:The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium – CANUE  

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Feb 1, 2017
Dr. Allen L. Robinson, Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor & Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies Carnegie Mellon University
Topic: Linking Tailpipe to Ambient: Atmospheric Evolution of Combustion Emissions  

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March 1, 2017
Dr. Marianne Touchie, Assistant Professor, Departments of Civil Engineering & Mechanical Engineering University of Toronto
Topic: MURB Research at Building Energy and Indoor Environment Lab 

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April 5, 2017
Dr. Daniel Posen, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,University of Toronto
Topic: Exploring trade-offs in the use of biomass for greenhouse gas mitigation 

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May 29, 2017
Dr. Naomi Zimmerman, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Topic: In Search of Fresh Air: Characterizing the Sources and Impacts of Air Pollution in Urban Areas 

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