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. The seminar series cover a range of topics, from air pollution and lung transplants to brominated flame retardants.

2019-20 SOCAAR Seminar Series

May 6, 2020

Dr. Victoria Arrandale, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Topic: Prevention of diesel engine exhaust in the workplace: gaps and opportunities

Abstract | Video

Seminar Canceled: March 18, 2020

Dr. Eric Lavigne, Senior Epidemiologist, Air Health Science Division, Health Canada

Topic: Spatiotemporal variations in aeroallergens in the City of Toronto

Abstract | Video

February 5, 2020

Dr. Julian Marshall, Professor, University of Washington

Topic: “Just” cities: Traffic-related air pollution and justice in the context of urban sustainability

Presented as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series by the Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto, co-sponsored by the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI) and the Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR)

January 15, 2020

Christopher Y. Lim, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto

Topic: Laboratory aging of organic particulate matter and indoor films: kinetics and products from the heterogeneous oxidation of model organic aerosol and thirdhand smoke surfaces

Abstract | Video

December 4, 2019

Jay G. Slowik, Research Scientist, Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

Topic: Atmospheric Aerosol Analysis by Online Extractive Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Abstract | Video

November 6, 2019

Dr. Joel C. Corbin, Research Officer, Metrology Research Centre, National Research Council Canada

Topic: Understanding atmospheric light-absorbing carbon: soot, tarballs, and organics

Abstract | Video

October 16, 2019

Dr Laura De Vito, Research Fellow: Air Quality Management Resource Centre, Faculty of Environment and Technology, University of the West of England

Topic: Putting citizens at the heart of air quality management: evidence from the ClairCity and CADTIME projects

Abstract | Video

October 9, 2019

Dr. Chris Cappa, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCDavis

Topic: Light Absorption by Atmospheric Particles: Connecting Sources, Chemical Processing and Impacts Through Lab Experiments

Abstract | Video