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.

Plenary Speakers

Alison Gamble and Leah Culver: Senior Environmental Scientists, Shared Value Solutions

COVID Panel-
Bernadette Conant: CEO, Canadian Water Network
Tim Fletcher: Manager, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Moderated by: Denina Simmons, Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier II)



Eastern Time


All Week


Student Virtual Platform Competition (all week)

Twitter Poster Competition (all week)

Monday June 13th


AGM Opening and Welcome

1:15 to 2:15pm

Plenary Speaker: Shared Value Solutions speakers (Alison Gamble and Leah Culver)


Presentation from Amila De Silva, SETAC North America representative


L-SETAC Chapter Activities and Business Meeting (including presentation from the Diversity in Science Committee)


PNC Activities and Business Meeting 


Open Floor for Members: Questions-Comments


Networking with Informational Interviews: A Hands-on Workshop


Adjourn Day 1

Tuesday June 14th


Welcome and Introduction


COVID speakers/panel (CWN (Bernadette Conant), Tim Fletcher, Nina (moderator))

1.5 hour total:

Each speaker – 20-25 minutes

Discussion: 25 minutes


Adjourn Day 2

Wednesday June 15th


Short Course: Gary Pritchard (4 Directions of Conservation Consulting Service)


On-line Judging is complete

Thursday June 16th


Welcome and instructions


Live discussion 1

2:30-3:30 pm

Live discussion 2

6:15-7:00 pm

Pre-AGM Social Networking Event for Students


AGM Social


Adjourn Day 4

Friday June 17th


Welcome and instructions

1:15-2:15 pm

Live discussion 3


Live discussion 4

3:15-3:30 pm

AGM Student Award Presentations

3:30-3:45 pm

PNC Closing Remarks


L-SETAC Chapter Closing Remarks


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.