SOCAAR Seminar Series

SOCAAR is an interdisciplinary centre for the study of air quality and focuses on how aerosol 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 are held on the first Wednesday of every month from 3 to 4 pm in the Wallberg Building, Room 407. (Seminars are currently held online via Microsoft Teams. Click the abstract for details to join the meeting.)The seminar series cover a range of topics, from air pollution and lung transplants to brominated flame retardants.

2021-2022 SOCAAR Seminar Series

April 6, 2022

Matthew Cooper, Physical Science Officer, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Topic: Observing global fine-scale changes in ambient NO2 during COVID-19 lockdowns using satellites
Abstract | Video

March 2, 2022

Dr. Sarah Haines, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto

Topic: Bridging the gap between microbiology and chemistry in built environments

Abstract | Video

February 2, 2022

Sandra Odendahl, Vice-President and Global Head of Sustainability, Scotiabank

Topic: The Role of Finance in Canada’s Quest for Net Zero

Abstract | Video

January 12, 2022

Dr. Naomi Zimmerman, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia

Topic: Air quality, odour, health and equity: Leveraging interdisciplinary approaches to understand the impacts of cannabis cultivation in Metro Vancouver

Abstract | Video

December 1, 2021

Dr. Elisabeth Galarneau, Research Scientist, Air Quality Research Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Topic: Polycyclic aromatic compounds and other air toxics: toward understanding the whole air pollutant mixture

Abstract | Video

November 3, 2021

Dr. Rachel O'Brien, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, College of William and Mary

Topic: Photolysis of atmospheric organic aerosol: chemical transformations and photo bleaching

Abstract | Video