Events

GTA Pub Night

Ottawa Pub Night

Southern Ontario Pub Night

SETAC Toronto Community Outreach – Don Mouth Naturalization Project Tour

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
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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
Looking for other science events in Ottawa?
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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
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
Looking for other science events in Ottawa?
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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