2020-2021 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.

2020-21 SOCAAR Seminar Series

May 12, 2021

Dr. Joshua Apte, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

Topic: Think globally, breathe locally: measuring inequity in air pollution from the global to neighborhood scales

Abstract | Video

March 3, 2021

Dr. Thomas Preston, Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences; Department of Chemistry, McGill University

Topic: Optical trapping and spectroscopy of single aerosol particles

Abstract | Video

February 3, 2021

Dr. Vishal Verma, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering,
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Topic: Oxidative Properties of Ambient Particulate Matter - An assessment of the relative contributions from various aerosol components and their emission sources

Abstract | Video

January 13, 2021

Dr. Christopher Carlsten, MD, Professor, Division Head Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Topic: A Controlled Human Exposure Model to Understand Health Effects of Depleting Particles from TRAP

Abstract | Video

December 2, 2020

Dr. Eric Lavigne, Senior Epidemiologist, Air Health Science Division, Health Canada
Sara Zapata-Marin, PhD candidate, Quantitative Life Sciences, McGill University

Topic: Spatiotemporal variations in aeroallergens in the City of Toronto

Abstract | Video

November 4, 2020

Dr. Jenna Ditto, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto

Topic: Leveraging Non-Targeted Tandem Mass Spectrometry to Track the Evolution of Complex Multiphase Mixtures in the Atmosphere

Abstract | Video

October 7, 2020

Dr. Laura Minet, Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth Sciences and Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto

Topic: How Can We Minimize Population Exposure to Air Pollution?

Abstract | Video