2016-17 SOCAAR Seminar Series

If you're interested in viewing any of the seminar videos listed on this page, please email Natalie Leung (natalieyl.leung@utoronto.ca) to request access to the video link.

July 5, 2017

Jonathan Frank, Director of Clean Energy Projects, CoPower

Topic: Investing in Canada's Clean Future: Financial Innovation to Drive the Low Carbon


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


April 5, 2017

Dr. Daniel Posen, Assistant Professor, Departments of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto

Topic: Exploring trade-offs in the use of biomass for greenhouse gas mitigation


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


February 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


January 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

Processes Research Section, Air Quality Research Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Topic: The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium – CANUE


November 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


November 2, 2016 

Amanda Giang, PhD Candidate, Institute for Data, Systems and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Topic: Impacts assessment to support policy-making across scales: regional implications of global mercury policy


October 31, 2016 

Dr. Fumo Yang, Research Scientist & Director of Center for Atmospheric Environment, Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Topic: PM2.5 components over China and their changes


October 5, 2016 

Dr. Debra Wunch, Assistant Professor, School of the Environment & Department of Physics, University of Toronto

Topic: Global and urban measurements of greenhouse gases


September 14, 2016 

Dr. John Liggio, Research Scientist, 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