Registration is now open for Laurentian SETAC’s 27th Annual General Meeting!

This year’s AGM will be centred around the theme “One Toxicology: Integrating Science for Holistic Solutions”. We will kick off the meeting with two short course offerings on Thursday June 1st (see below for more information). On Friday June 2nd, get ready for an action-packed day filled with platform and poster presentations from LSETAC students and members, along with a student SciCom competition and networking event.

The AGM will offer both in-person and virtual options; please register at the appropriate link below. Early registration will be open until May 1st, 2023. After which, increased registration fees will apply.

If you wish to present at the AGM, please submit an abstract with your registration (abstract submission open until May 1st, 2023).

Virtual attendees have access to: plenary presentations, platform presentations, can submit platform abstract (pre-recorded presentation only).

We cannot wait to welcome our plenary speakers on June 2nd:

Theodore Flamand, Species at Risk Coordinator from the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory

Dr. Krista Barfoot, Infrastructure Sector Leader at SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd.

More details to follow!

On Thursday June 1st, LSETAC is offering two short courses:

Introduction to Stream Sampling Methods
9 am to 12 pm, Eramosa River, Guelph

Join us for a fun morning out on the Eramosa River! This short workshop will provide a brief, hands-on introduction to a number of stream sampling methods, including the following:

  • Various fish sampling techniques (electrofishing, seine net, minnow traps)
  • Benthic macroinvertebrate sampling using Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) guidelines
  • Freshwater mussel collection and identification
  • Water sampling

This introductory workshop is geared towards students, new graduates, and early career professionals looking to explore new sampling techniques, learn about other aspects of science, and gain new skills, but all are welcome! Our volunteer instructors include graduate students, faculty, consultants, and government researchers, each with an array of skills and perspectives.

Introduction to Contaminated Site Risk Assessment
1 pm to 5 pm, University of Guelph

This short course will introduce risk assessment as a career path for students, new graduates, and early career professionals in the fields of environmental toxicology and chemistry. The objective of the short course is to provide attendees with the basics of the risk assessment process in Ontario and will include instruction modules, case studies, and group activities. Topics will include screening level risk assessments, conceptual site models, exposure and toxicity assessments, risk characterization, risk communication. The day will conclude with a discussion on careers in the risk assessment consulting industry that will be based on the experiences of the four course instructors. Each instructor is a practicing Risk Assessor in Ontario ranging in experience from Junior to Senior levels, which will provide attendees with differing perspectives.

Pub Night Social

Following the short courses, head over to Fixed Gear Brewing Company at 6 pm for a Pub Night Social Event!