Greetings Laurentian SETAC,

Join us for our first L-SETAC Virtual Student Event!

This year, our Best Presentation Awards are going virtual! The top two presenters will win a free registration to the SETAC North America Virtual Meeting (SCICON2, formerly known as SETAC NA, Fort Worth, TEXAS), and a one year SETAC NA student membership. Please RSVP to to receive the Zoom meeting link and password.


Claire Bottini, University of Western Ontario

Knowledge of molt sequence is key to linking feather mercury with environmental exposure in songbirds

Noa Gang, Carleton University

The relationship between dioxin exposure and adult-onset diabetes

Sarah Wallace, Institut national de la recherche scientifique

Identifying molecular biomarkers of exposure and effects in embryonic birds exposed in ovo to diluted bitumen

Jasmine Yu, University of Toronto

A review of microplastics categorization schemes to facilitate source apportionment: Implications for North American freshwaters

Jonathan Blumenthal, University of Toronto

Stockholm Convention National Implementation Plans suggest global PCB elimination unlikely by 2028

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Title: L-SETAC Virtual Student Event

Speaker: Students whose area of research focuses on Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

When: Wednesday, September 9th, 2020, 6:30-8:15 pm EST

Where: ONLINE via Zoom!

Cost: Free! But please consider donating to the Laurentian SETAC student fund.

RSVP: Please RSVP to to receive the meeting link and password.

Eligibility criteria:
– Project must be in an area of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
– Students must be (or become) a member of Laurentian SETAC prior to abstract submission.
– Students must be enrolled at, or have conducted their research at, a post-secondary institution within the L-SETAC geographic area

Why participate?
– Winning students will become SETAC North America members (prize includes one-year membership)
– Winning students are expected to present their research at the SETAC North America SCICOM meeting

How to submit your abstract:
Submit your abstract by August 31 2020, at midnight EST.
– Please follow the guidelines in the abstract outline.