Laurentian and Prairie Northern SETAC’s Annual General Meeting & Conference

June 13-17, 2022

Greetings SETACers,

Registration and abstract submission are now open for the 2022 Laurentian & Prairie Northern SETAC Annual General Meeting, Conference, and Short Course! Submit an abstract by May 20, 2022. The events will be online/virtual. The Laurentian & Prairie Northern SETAC AGM is a great opportunity to present new research and network with colleagues working in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry fields throughout Canada.

This year’s thrilling short course on Indigenous Engagement will be facilitated by Gary Pritchard of Curve Lake First Nation, and will offer a foundation to work more effectively with Indigenous Peoples in environmental research and elsewhere.


Date Eastern Time Program
All Week N/A Student Virtual Platform Competition (all week)

Twitter Poster Competition (all week)

Monday June 13th 1:00-1:15pm AGM Opening and Welcome
1:15 to 2:15pm Plenary: “Pandemic-Inspired Innovations: Remote relationship building with Indigenous Nations”

Speakers: Alison Gamble and Leah Culver of Shared Value Solutions

2:15-2:35pm Presentation from Amila De Silva, SETAC North America representative
2:35-2:55pm L-SETAC Chapter Activities and Business Meeting (including presentation from the Diversity in Science Committee)
2:55-3:15pm PNC Activities and Business Meeting 
3:15-3:30pm Open Floor for Members: Questions-Comments
6:00-9:00pm Networking with Informational Interviews: A Hands-on Workshop
9:00pm Adjourn Day 1
Tuesday June 14th 7:00-7:10pm Welcome and Introduction
7:10-9:00pm Plenary panel: “Everybody Poops: Wastewater Based Epidemiology for Public Health Protection in the Time of COVID”

Speakers: Bernadette Conant, Canadian Water Network and Tim Fletcher, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Moderated by Denina Simmons (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)

9:00pm Adjourn Day 2
Wednesday June 15th 1:00-4:00 Short Course: “Indigenous Engagement” Facilitated by Gary Pritchard (Principal Scientist @ 4 Directions of Conservation Consulting Service)
11:45pm On-line Judging is complete
Thursday June 16th 1:00-1:15pm Welcome and instructions
1:15-2:15pm Live discussion 1 – Chemistry & Lab Toxicology (Mixtures)
2:30-3:30 pm Live discussion 2 – Chemistry & Lab Toxicology (Single Compounds)
6:15-7:00 pm Pre-AGM Social Networking Event for Students
7:00-10:00pm AGM Social
10:00pm Adjourn Day 4
Friday June 17th 1:00-1:15pm Welcome and instructions
1:15-2:15 pm Live discussion 3 – Field Ecotoxicology & Risk Assessment
2:15-2:45pm AGM Student Award Presentations
2:45pm-3:00 pm PNC Closing Remarks
3:00-3:15pm L-SETAC Chapter Closing Remarks
3:15pm Adjourn AGM

Student Award Opportunities

The Laurentian and Prairie Northern SETAC AGM is a friendly venue for students to present and prepare for the larger conferences later in the year. All students presentations will be pre-recorded and will have to be uploaded prior to the AGM. We will be presenting student awards for best presentations at the undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels.

We are also excited to bring you a Twitter Poster Competition where students can share their research with the wider scientific community. Tell a story with a Twitter thread. Awards will be given for most engagement and best overall. To be in contention for awards associated with this competition, you need to be a registered student member.

Short Course

Research Discussion Sessions

Presenters and conference participants will be able to partake in facilitated 1 hr discussions on topics related to chemistry, laboratory and field experimental eco- and toxicology and policy.

Social Events

Networking with Informational Interviews: A Hands-on Workshop (Students and ECR)

Monday June 13th, 6:00 to 8:30 pm eastern.

Everyone talks about networking, but how do you do it? This workshop introduces Informational Interviews – one powerful tool in the networking toolbox. Using an interactive and hands-on format, the workshop will cover how informational interviews can help you reach your career goals; how to arrange, prepare for, and conduct informational interviews; and how to navigate them and succeed in a virtual space. A special focus is on using informational interviews during career transitions, such as from grad school to the job market, or between sectors (academia, industry, government). The workshop features a presentation, a panel discussion with individuals that have recently navigated career transitions, discussions in small groups to practice your interviewing skills, and an opportunity to build your network on the spot.

AGM virtual social event

Save the date: Thursday June 16th, 7:00 to 10:00 pm eastern.  More information to follow.