Events

 

Rotary Forest Earth Day with L-SETAC

Ottawa Pub Night

Southern Ontario Pub Night in Guelph

CEW 2019 – Québec, QC

SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting

51st Annual Symposium of the Society of Toxicology of Canada

 

Mar
27
Wed
Ottawa Pub Night – Student Night @ Clock Tower Brew Pub
Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for an engaging talk, good eats and fine brew at the next Ottawa Pub Night.  We will host a Student Spotlight at which five current graduate students will compete for the best presentation on
their research topic.  Socializing, food and drink orders begin at 5:00 pm, the talks  begins at 6:00 pm.

The five presenters are:
1. Amber Dyck – Effects of ditch management in agroecosystems: from water quality to tadpole health
2. Julie Cox – The development and preliminary validation of an in vitro mutagenicity assay based on MutaMouse primary hepatocytes
3. Cynthia Cheney – Paleoecotoxicology: the application of novel tools to assess the toxicity of historically contaminated lake sediments
4. Tasnia Sharin – 3D-Cultured avian cells for chemical screening: metabolic and gene expression profiles of the LMH cell line
5. Sue Zhang – Naphthenic acids disrupt courtship behaviours in the western clawed frog (Silurana (Xenopus) tropicalis)

When: Wednesday, March 27 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. (Note the extended time)

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

Cost: $1 members, $3 non-members

Please see attached poster and abstracts for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!

L-SETAC Ottawa Pub Night Committee
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Southern Ontario Pub Night – Guelph @ The Shakespear Arms
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for our next Southern Ontario Pub Night will be on Wednesday, March, 2019, in Burlington. Join us for an engaging talk, delicious food, cozy atmosphere, and fine brew.

Title: The importance of DOC in metal ecotoxicology

Speaker: Dr. Scott Smith, Wilfrid Laurier University

When: Wednesday, March 27, 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 Erin Leonard (leonarem@mcmaster.ca)

Apr
2
Tue
GTA Pub Night @ Union Social Eatery
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please note that our original speaker, Dr. Melanie Raby will be rescheduling her talk “Assessing the toxicity of neonicotinoid insecticides to aquatic invertebrates… and some lessons learned along the way”. Keep an eye on your inbox for more details in Fall 2019.

Join us for an engaging talk, delicious food, cozy atmosphere, and fine brew at our next  GTA Pub Night on Tuesday April 2, 2019.

Title: Fate and effects of metal inputs into the environment via industrial activity

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

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Union Social Eatery (Yonge and Sheppard; 4899 Yonge Street, Toronto)

Cost: $2 members, $4 non-members

For more details please see attached poster.

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

Laurentian SETAC Pub Night Committee

 

 

 

 

Apr
24
Wed
Ottawa Pub Night @ Clock Tower Brew Pub
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for an engaging talk, good eats and fine brew at the last Ottawa Pub Night until September.  Dr. Carole Yauk will discuss her research on the development of genomic approaches for chemical risk assessment and improving regulatory assessment of heritable effects.  Socializing, food and drink orders begin at 5:00 pm, the talk begins at 6:00 pm.

Title: The legacy of parental exposures to toxicants: characterizing chemically induced heritable genetic effects

Speaker: Dr. Carole Yauk, Health Canada

When: Wednesday, April 24 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
Looking for other science events in Ottawa?
Visit http://cmos.ca/site/ottawa

 

May
1
Wed
POSTPONED: Southern Ontario Pub Night in Guelph @ Shakespeare Arms
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please note that this evenings Southern Ontario Pub Night in Guelph has been postponed.

The last Southern Ontario Pub Night will be Wednesday, May 1st, 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, May 1st 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

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