Events

Jun
17
Wed
Laurentian SETAC Pub Night – Virtual – June 17 @ ONLINE via Zoom! Meeting ID: 443 480 4987
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Laurentian SETAC Pub Night - Virtual - June 17 @ ONLINE via Zoom! Meeting ID: 443 480 4987

Greetings Laurentian SETAC,

Our first Virtual Southern Ontario Pub Night will be Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Join us for an engaging talk via Zoom and enjoy some delicious food, cozy atmosphere, and fine brew from the comfort of your own home!

Title: The effects of paternal exposure to pharmaceuticals on offspring reproductive health in zebrafish

Speaker: Dr. Shumaila Fraz, McMaster University

When: Wednesday, June 17th 2020, 7:00-8:30 pm

Where: ONLINE via Zoom! Meeting ID: 443 480 4987

Cost: Free!

For more details please see attached poster.

Please RSVP to Trudy Watson-Leung to get the password: (Trudy.WatsonLeung@ontario.ca)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Laurentian SETAC Pub Night Committee

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Sep
9
Wed
Student Virtual Event @ ONLINE via Zoom! (RSVP to receive meeting link)
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Student Virtual Event @ ONLINE via Zoom! (RSVP to receive meeting link)

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.

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 gillianmanning@gmail.com to receive the meeting link and password.

 

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Oct
28
Wed
Laurentian SETAC Ontario Pub Night- Wednesday October 28 @ Please complete the RSVP form to receive the meeting link
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Laurentian SETAC Ontario Pub Night- Wednesday October 28 @ Please complete the RSVP form to receive the meeting link

Subject: Laurentian SETAC Ontario Pub Night- Wednesday October 28

Greetings Laurentian SETAC,

Join us for an engaging talk from the comforts of your own home at our next Virtual Ontario Pub Night. Dr. Vera-Chang will discuss transgenerational effects of Prozac on male zebrafish. Join us at 6 PM to socialize with L-SETAC members and friends from across Ontario and beyond.  The talk begins at 6:30 PM.

 

Title: Transgenerational hypocortisolism and behavioural disruption induced by the antidepressant fluoxetine in male zebrafish Danio rerio

Speaker: Dr. Marilyn Vera-Chang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories & Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

When: Wednesday October 28 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

 

Zoom meeting:  Please complete the RSVP form to receive the meeting link

Cost:  Pay what you want to support future student awards ($2 members, $4 non members or an amount of your choosing)

Please see abstract and speaker biography for more information. We look forward to seeing you there.

Laurentian SETAC Pub Night Committee

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Dec
3
Thu
Laurentian SETAC Ontario Pub Night – Thursday December 3
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Laurentian SETAC Ontario Pub Night - Thursday December 3

Greetings Laurentian SETAC,

Join us for an engaging talk from the comforts of your own home at our next Virtual Ontario Pub Night.  Dr. Robert Delatolla (U of Ottawa), Dr. Mark Servos (U of Waterloo), and Dr. Denina Simmons (Ontario Tech University) will be discussing the use of waste water epidemiology as a legitimate tool to help measure and monitor population-level COVID-19 infection. Join us at 6:30 PM to socialize with L-SETAC members and friends from across Ontario and beyond. The talk begins at 7:00 PM.

Title: Poop and the Pandemic

Speaker: Dr. Robert Delatolla (U of Ottawa), Dr. Mark Servos (U of Waterloo), and Dr. Denina Simmons (Ontario Tech University)

When: Thursday, December 3rd from 6:30 to 8:00 PM (online social 6:30-7:00, talk begins at 7:00 PM)
 
Zoom meeting:  Please complete the RSVP form to receive the meeting link

Cost:  Pay what you want to support future student awards ($2 members, $4 non members or an amount of your choosing)

Please see abstract and speaker biographies for more information. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Nov
2
Tue
Virtual Ontario Pub Night- Tuesday November 2, 2021
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Impacts of a whole lake addition of nanosilver on fishes

 

Presented by Dr. Michael D. Rennie

Director, Aquatic Toxicology Research Centre, Lakehead University

Join us for an engaging talk from the comforts of your own home! Socializing begins at 6:30 PM, the talk begins at 7 PM.

When:  Tuesday November 2nd from 6:30 – 8 PM

RSVP:  Please complete the RSVP form to receive the Zoom meeting link.
Cost:  Pay what you want to support future student awards ($2 members, $4 non-members or an amount of your choosing).
Contact:  Rebecca Dalton (becca.dalton@gmail.com)

Abstract: Nanosilver (AgNP) is a ubiquitous antibacterial compound used in many commercial products, and as such is becoming more commonly found in the environment with high potential for non-point source release. At the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), we conducted a large collaborative study to evaluate the impacts of AgNP on a whole lake. Yellow perch populations demonstrated clear oxidative stress responses at the cellular level, reductions in consumption and activity at the individual level, and reduced densities and gross consumption at the population level. Similarly, Northern Pike populations demonstrated reduced growth rates and reductions in consumption and activity at the individual level and reduced gross consumption at the population level. Stable isotope analysis indicates that both perch and pike shifted towards more pelagic resources during and after AgNP additions, which we speculate is a result of settling AgNP reducing benthic productivity. This combination of both direct and indirect responses of fishes to this emerging contaminant indicates the potential risks of AgNP release into waterways at environmentally relevant concentrations.

 

Biography: Dr. Michael Rennie is an Associate Professor and has held a Canada Research Chair in Freshwater Ecology and Fisheries since joining Lakehead University in 2015. He is also a Research Fellow with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) where he has led the fish populations program since 2010. Since 2018, he has been the director of the Aquatic Toxicology Research Centre at Lakehead University. His research at the ELA and in the Great Lakes is largely focused on how human disturbance and novel contaminants alter food web structure and function (e.g., rates and pathways of energy flow through foodwebs).
Dec
8
Wed
Ontario Virtual Pub Night – Devember 8, 2021
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Physiology, behaviour, and conservation of the endangered redside dace

Presented by Dr. Andy Turko

Eastburn Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University

 

Join us for an engaging talk from the comforts of your own home! Socializing begins at 6:30 PM, the talk begins at 7 PM.

When:  Wednesday, December 8th from 6:30 – 8 PM

RSVP:  Please complete the RSVP form to receive the Zoom meeting link.
Cost:  Pay what you want to support future student awards ($2 members, $4 non-members, or an amount of your choosing).
Contact:  Rebecca Dalton (becca.dalton@gmail.com)

Abstract: Freshwater streams and rivers are one of the most threatened habitat types globally due to the combined effects of climate change and local-scale land use changes. Changes in the thermal conditions of these habitats are especially problematic for many fishes, and my research indicates that high temperatures may be responsible for the declines of some endangered species such as the redside dace Clinostomus elongatus. First, I will discuss field studies of upper thermal tolerance and how this is influenced by ontogeny and nutrition. Next, I will demonstrate how we are using thermal tolerance data to inform future reintroduction programs. Finally, I will discuss my ongoing work that integrates behavioural temperature preferences with physiological performance to understand optimal habitat conditions for this species. Overall, my work improves our fundamental understanding of the links between habitat choice and organismal performance and indicates that thermal biology should be incorporated into ongoing conservation programs.

 

Biography: Andy Turko is a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University, where he works with Drs. Graham Scott (Dept of Biology) and Sigal Balshine (Dept of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour). He was previously a postdoc at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Windsor and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Guelph. His research integrates physiology and behaviour to understand how fishes cope with changing environmental conditions.