Events

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: https://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

 

Nov
5
Tue
Laurentian SETAC Chapter Breakfast @ SETAC Toronto @ Sunset Grill
Nov 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join us at SETAC Toronto for our annual chapter breakfast on Tuesday, November 5, 7:30 a.m at the Sunset Grill (~5 minute walk from convention centre).

Please drop by (no RSVP necessary) to grab a coffee and something to eat on your way to hearing about the great science that the SETAC community is conducting.

Feel free to bring your friends and colleagues that are interested in finding out about Laurentian SETAC, we are always happy to make new members and friends!

Dec
2
Mon
51st Annual Symposium of the Society of Toxicology of Canada @ SHAW CENTRE
Dec 2 – Dec 4 all-day
Jan
29
Wed
Ottawa Pub Night @ Clock Tower Brew Pub,
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for an engaging talk, good eats and fine brew at the first Ottawa Pub Night of 2020. Dr. Morris will discuss his research on the effects of contaminants and climate change on Hudson Bay polar bears. Socializing, food and drink orders begin at 5:00 pm, the talk begins at 6:00 pm.

Title: Contaminants, Climate Change and Time: Observations on Hudson Bay Polar Bears, a Priority Species in a Changing Ecosystem

Speaker: Dr. Adam Morris, Crown-Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs Canada

When: Wednesday January 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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

Cost: $1 members, $3 non-members

Laurentian SETAC Pub Night Committee
Looking for other science events in Ottawa?
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Feb
18
Tue
Fostering Diversity and Inclusion: Barriers and Allies (Southern Ontario) @ Emma’s Back Porch
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fostering Diversity and Inclusion: Barriers and Allies (Southern Ontario) @ Emma’s Back Porch
 

In celebration of the International Day of Girls and Women in Science, join us at Emma’s Back Porch on Tuesday, February 18, for a discussion/workshop with guest speaker Dr. Miriam Diamond, Professor at the University of Toronto.

Title: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion: Barriers & Allies

Who: L-SETAC community, colleagues and friends

Guest Speaker: Dr. Miriam Diamond, Professor, University of Toronto

What: Discussion/Workshop on Barriers to Diversity and Inclusion and the role of Allies

Where: Emma’s Back Porch, 2084 Old Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Doors open at 6 pm, Event at 7 pm.

We hope to build this event around questions, topics and stories provided by the L-SETAC community. Please submit your stories/topics/questions through our website at https://www.laurentiansetac.ca/contact-us/ by Sunday February 9th at midnight! If you want to remain anonymous, use info@laurentiansetac.ca as your contact email address.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Laurentian SETAC Diversity in Science Committee