Events

Ottawa Pub Night

Southern Ontario Pub Night

SETAC Toronto Community Outreach – Don Mouth Naturalization Project Tour

Laurentian SETAC Chapter Breakfast @ SETAC Toronto

SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting

51st Annual Symposium of the Society of Toxicology of Canada

 

Jun
6
Thu
AGM Short Course: Adverse Outcome Pathways @ University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Jun 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

 

This course will provide a detailed description of the Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) framework, and guidance on best practices for contributing to the AOP knowledge base. It is intended primarily for researchers and risk assessors from academia, government, public, and private sectors who have an interest in contributing to the AOP knowledge base, or who are generating data that can be used to develop AOPs. This course will also be beneficial to those wanting to apply AOPs in risk assessment and research scenarios. Information from the lecture components will be reinforced with practical examples and in-class exercises.

Course Schedule:
1) History and Overview of AOPs
2) AOPs 101: Detailed description of AOP components
3) Best Practices for AOP Development
4) Let’s make an AOP! Practical AOP development exercises
5) Overview of AOP applications

About the instructor:


Jason O’Brien, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Molecular Ecotoxicology
Wildlife Toxicology Research Section
Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Adjunct Research Professor – Department of Biology
Carleton University

Biography:

I received my doctorate in biology with specialization in chemical and environmental toxicology from the University of Ottawa. Afterwards, I held a post-doctoral fellowship in the Genetic Toxicology Laboratory of Health Canada’s Environmental Health Centre. Currently, I manage Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Molecular Ecotoxicology Laboratory located at the National Wildlife Research Centre on Carleton University campus.

 

 

Registration: Registration for the Short Course is now openRegister for the Short Course on-line.

Fees for Short Course:

Short Course Registration

Until May 10

Before June 1

After June 1

Member

$85

$110 $150

Non-member

$110

$135

$160

Student and Recent Graduate – Member

$60

$80

$100

Student and Recent Graduate – Non-member

$85 $105

$125

Note that the Short Course fees are not included in the registration fee for the AGM.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Novotel Ottawa (https://www.novotelottawa.com/),
33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7

Superior Room- 1 King Bed: $199.00/night + 4% municipal accommodation tax and 13% HST

Accommodations can be booked online at https://book.passkey.com/e/49890858 or by calling 1-855-677-3033 (request the Laurentian Chapter SETAC block or quote booking code 775952). Book early!  The block of rooms will be held until April 22, 2019.

 

University of Ottawa Residences (https://www.accommodation.uottawa.ca/)
Every May through August, the University of Ottawa opens its residences to groups and individuals, allowing them to enjoy convenient and affordable accommodations throughout the summer months. We deliver a unique, university-based experience in room types of 2-bedroom suites or rooms.

$130/night per room 
*Rate remains the same for single, double, triple or quadruple occupancy.
**Rate does not include applicable taxes.
***Rate excludes breakfast

Follow this link uOttawa summer accommodation to check for availability and to make your own reservation

 

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? You can now submit an online sponsorship form through our website!

Jun
7
Fri
2019 Annual General Meeting @ University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Jun 7 all-day

 

Registration is now open for the Laurentian SETAC 24th Annual General Meeting and Conference.

The Laurentian SETAC AGM is a great opportunity to present new research, and network with colleagues working in the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry fields throughout Ontario.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Investigating environmental contaminants of concern to support decision making: from the St. Lawrence to the Arctic

Dr. Magali Houde
Research Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Adjunct Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal

How research and regulatory risk assessment have advanced policy making in Canada over the last decade

Dr. Angelika Zidek
Senior Manager, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada

 

Abstract Submission: Deadline for abstract submission: 10 May

Please refer to the Call for Abstracts for information on format.

AWARDS

Student Travel Assistance: Deadline for student travel assistance award application: 10 May

Please refer to the Student Travel Assistance Award Form for the required information (must be traveling a distance great than 200 km to attend the meeting).

Best Presentation Awards: Available to Student Members in good standing. Confirm during registration process that you want to be considered.

Maria Colavecchia-Pfuetzner Memorial Travel Award: Provided to the best overall Student presentation (+ $200 USD top up from SETAC NA) to attend the SETAC NA Meeting. As per SETAC NA rules, award may not be used at a later date.

Registration Fees: (Note: 1-year Membership: Regular $15, Student $6.)

AGM Registration

Until May 10

Before June 1

After June 1

Member

$85

$110 $150

Non-member

$110

$135

$160

Student and Recent Graduate – Member

$60

$80

$100

Student and Recent Graduate – Non-member*

$85 $105

$125

*Please note that only Student Members in good standing will be considered for Laurentian SETAC awards

Sep
25
Wed
Ottawa Pub Night @ Clock Tower Brew Pub
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Greetings Laurentian SETAC,

Welcome back! Join us for an engaging talk, good eats and fine brew at the first Ottawa Pub Night of the 2019/2020 season.  Dr. Jose Luis (Pepe) Rodriguez Gil will kick off the season by discussing BOREAL, an impressive project to simulate diluted bitumen spills at the world renowned IISD-Experimental Lakes Area.  Socializing, food and drink orders begin at 5:00 pm, the talk begins at 6:00 pm.

Title: The BOREAL Project: Simulating diluted bitumen spills in a boreal lake

Speaker: Dr. Jose Luis (Pepe) Rodriguez Gil, University of OttawaWhen: Wednesday September 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Clock Tower Brew Pub, 575 Bank Street, Ottawa

Cost: $1 members, $3 non-members

Please see abstract and speaker biography for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!

L-SETAC Ottawa Pub Night Committee
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Southern Ontario Pub Night in Guelph @ Shakespeare Arms
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our first Southern Ontario Pub Night of the 2019-2020 season will be Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Join us for an engaging talk, delicious food, cozy atmosphere, and fine brew!

Title: The cost of living in the Grand River: Energetics, stress, and epigenetics

Speaker: Dr. Paul Craig, University of Waterloo

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Shakespeare Arms, 35 Harvard Rd., Guelph

Cost: $2 members, $4 non-members

For more details please see attached poster.

Please RSVP to Hossein Mehdi (mehdih1@mcmaster.ca)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Laurentian SETAC Pub Night Committee

Oct
6
Sun
CEW 2019 – Québec, QC @ Québec City Convention Centre
Oct 6 – Oct 9 all-day
CEW 2019 – Québec, QC @ Québec City Convention Centre

Formerly known as the Aquatic Toxicity Workshop (ATW), CEW is Canada’s predominant annual meeting in the field of ecological toxicology and related disciplines.  It provides the opportunity to share information on current and emerging topics of regional, national and international importance related to contaminants in ecosystems, both aquatic and terrestrial. Participants include students, academics, government scientists and regulators, environmental consultants and industry representatives.

Oct
16
Wed
GTA Pub Night @ Scallywags
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our first GTA Pub Night of the 2019-2020 season will be Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Join us for an engaging talk, delicious food, cozy atmosphere, and fine brew!

Title: Chemical Contaminants and Us: Exploring the Indoor Environment

Speaker: Dr. Miriam Diamond, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Scallywags, 11 St Clair Ave W, Toronto

Cost: $2 members, $4 non-members

For more details please see attached poster.

Please RSVP to Denina Simmons ‎(denina.simmons@OntarioTechU.ca)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Laurentian SETAC Pub Night Committee

Oct
30
Wed
Ottawa Pub Night
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for an engaging talk, good eats and fine brew as we welcome Dr. Yamini Gopalapillai to Ottawa.  Dr. Gopalapillai will discuss her research on the risk of metals to the environment, drawing on her 15 years of experience in academia, industry and government. Socializing, food and drink orders begin at 5:00 pm, the talk begins at 6:00 pm.

Title: Metals in the Environment: Towards Improved Monitoring and Risk Assessment

Speaker: Dr. Yamini Gopalapillai, Environment and Climate Change Canada


When:
 Wednesday October 30 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Clock Tower Brew Pub, 575 Bank Street, Ottawa

Cost: $1 members, $3 non-members

Please see abstract and speaker biography for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there
L-SETAC Ottawa Pub Night Committee

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Southern Ontario Pub Night
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our next Southern Ontario Pub Night of the 2019-2020 season will be Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Join us for an engaging talk, delicious food, cozy atmosphere, and fine brew!


Title:
 ECCC’s Wastewater Monitoring Program: Evaluating Chemical Substances in WWTPs across Canada


Speaker:
 Dr. Sarah Gewurtz, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Wastewater Science Unit, Science and Technology Branch


When: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm


Where:
 Emma’s Back Porch, 2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington


Cost:
 $2 members, $4 non-members


For more details please see attached poster.

Please RSVP to Melanie Appleton (melanie.appleton@ontario.ca)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Laurentian SETAC Pub Night Committee

 

Nov
3
Sun
SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Nov 3 – Nov 7 all-day

SETAC Toronto is fast approaching and we hope to see you there. There is going to be so much amazing science and some great social and networking events too. Check out our recent post to find out more about the opportunities that you won’t want to miss: http://www.laurentiansetac.ca/2019/09/setac-toronto-the-count-down-is-on/

SETAC Toronto Community Outreach – Don Mouth Naturalization Project Tour
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Community Engagement: A Growing Tradition at the SETAC North America Annual Meeting

Sunday | 12:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Cost: US$15

Register at: https://www.setac.org/store/ViewProduct.aspx?id=14205585
(registration cost includes transportation to and from the event and a SETAC Toronto t-shirt)

Join scientists and local community members for a tour of the Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project

What to Expect

  • Tour of one of Toronto’s biggest green infrastructure projects, a $1.2 billion remediation project.
  • Interact with local community groups and scientists and engineers involved in the project.
  • Discuss with researchers regarding what they’re learning about inputs of plastics in one of Canada’s most urbanized rivers.

In Toronto, we have planned a community engagement event that includes a tour of one of the biggest green infrastructure projects in Toronto’s history. Toronto is upgrading the connection of the highly urbanized Don River to Lake Ontario with the creation of a new naturalized river mouth. In addition to flood protection, this project also aims to rehabilitate the local aquatic ecosystem, which is part of the Toronto and Region Area of Concern, (a designation under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement). A special session on the Toronto Flood Protection Project (TFPP) has been proposed for SETAC Toronto, so make sure to check toronto.setac.org for updates.

Bowl of plastic fragments

Photo credit: Chelsea Rochman

The Sunday afternoon, SETAC-sponsored engagement event allows a first-hand look at the scale and complexity of this $1.2 billion remediation project, and offers a chance for the public and SETAC members to interact with the scientists and engineers involved. In addition, the Don River (the river with the highest percentage of surrounding urban area of any river in Canada) is the site of a trash boom, which has been revealing a lot about the plastic debris that is entering our waterways. Representatives from the University of Toronto trash team will be at the event to answer questions about what they have been learning from the boom, operated by Ports Toronto, and discuss their research and programming.

If you have experience in remediation projects, groundwater and sediment toxicology, science communication, flood risk and hydraulic modeling, climate change resiliency, environmental engineering, or human health or ecological risk assessment, then please consider coming out to lend your expertise to answer questions from the participating citizens and local community organizations.

 

Event Schedule

*A shuttle bus will be available to SETAC attendees. Meet Waterfront Toronto representatives at the conference centre at 12:45 pm