Events

Jun
24
Fri
2016 Annual General Meeting @ Federation Hall, University of Waterloo
Jun 24 all-day

The Laurentian SETAC annual general meeting is going to be held at Federation Hall on the University of Waterloo main campus on Friday, June 24!

More information on the event, e.g., theme, plenary speakers, registration dates, abstract submission, will follow in the new year.

Stay updated at www.laurentiansetac.ca or https://www.facebook.com/LaurentianSETAC/?fref=ts or check us out on Twitter at @laurentiansetac

Jun
1
Thu
AGM Short Course – Computational Applications Using R-Studio for Biostatistics @ University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Lorna Deeth, University of Guelph, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Participants learn the basic coding and applications of R and R-Studio for various statistical analyses relevant to biology and toxicology. This course will provide an overview on how to:

1) Utilize R/R-Studio, and gain familiarity with the program environments. This will include an overview of the functions available in the program environment, how to import/export data, how to access help files, etc.

2) Conduct various statistical analyses commonly used in biology and toxicology, ranging from basic statistical techniques through to an introduction in more complex model fitting approaches.

3) An introduction to the use of the R packages “mixtox” and “drc”.

Course content will be demonstrated through interactive demonstrations of relevant statistical analyses. Chapter members working with biological and toxicological assessments will benefit from this workshop.

Registration: Registration for the Short Course is now openRegister for the Short Course on-line.

Fees for Short Course:

Short Course Registration Until May 12 Before May 26 After May 26
Member $85 $110 $135
Non-member $110 $135 $160
Student and Recent Graduate – Member $60 $80 $100
Student and Recent Graduate – Non-member $85 $105 $125

Stay updated at www.laurentiansetac.ca or https://www.facebook.com/LaurentianSETAC or check us out on Twitter at @laurentiansetac

 

Pre-AGM Social: Dinner @ Riley's Pub
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm
Pre-AGM Social: Dinner @  Riley's Pub | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Join us for dinner, drinks, and socializing after our Short Course. This event is open to all short course and AGM attendees. We will start at Riley’s Pub for dinner then those interested in attempting an escape room can walk over to S.Capers.

Where: Riley’s Pub (104 King St E, Oshawa, ON L1H 1B6)
What: Dinner, drinks and socializing. Some appetizers will be served, courtesy of the L-SETAC Board and Committees.

Jun
2
Fri
2017 Annual General Meeting @ University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Jun 2 all-day

 

The Laurentian SETAC 2017 annual general meeting is going to be held at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology main campus on Friday, June 2nd!

 

Post-AGM Social and Student Awards Ceremony @ Shagwells on the Ridge
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm

Keep the conversation going at our Post-AGM Social and Student Awards Ceremony. 

Where: Shagwells on the Ridge, UOIT Campus ICE Centre (see campus map)

What: Delicious food, cozy atmosphere, fine brew, and great company! Some appetizers and refreshments will be served, courtesy of the L-SETAC Board and Committees!

Jun
7
Thu
AGM Short Course
Jun 7 all-day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Environmental Genomics for (Eco)Toxicology

Join us for this unique short course opportunity at the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS)! Dr. Robert Colautti will provide an introduction to environmental genomics including field sampling, laboratory techniques, and high-throughput sequencing applications in toxicology and ecotoxicology.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Rapid advances in high-throughput sequencing (HTS) and other ‘omics’ methods are transforming the biological sciences, but the pace of development of new technologies can make them difficult to follow. This 1-day intensive field course explores applications of HTS in (eco)toxicology. This ‘crash course’ introduces participants to new and emerging technologies and provides hands-on experience with standard field sampling; we focus on two relevant areas:

  1. Transcriptome sequencing (RNA) for comparing gene expression among organismal samples.
  2. Metabarcoding and metagenomic sequencing (DNA) for comparing species communities among environmental samples

This course is aimed at toxicologists and ecological toxicologists with little (if any) experience sequencing genomes or transcriptomes. After completing this course, participants should have a good understanding of (i) which projects are appropriate for HTS technologies, and (ii) how to collect samples for such a project.

IMPORTANT DETAILS

This is an overnight short course with field, laboratory, and lecture components.

The course will start on Wednesday with a welcome dinner, followed by an opening seminar to prepare for Thursday’s field and lab work. Participants will arrive Wednesday evening and stay overnight at QUBS, which is located 45 minutes north of Kingston in Elgin, Ontario.

The course fee includes accommodations in cottages on the QUBS site, as well as dinner on Wednesday, and breakfast and lunch on Thursday.

Appropriate attire for field sampling and laboratory analysis will be required. A list of suggested items to bring will be provided to participants.

What: Introduction to environmental genomics, including field and laboratory techniques and applications in (eco)toxicology

Where: Queen’s University Biological Station, 280 Queen’s University Road, Elgin Ontario (https://qubs.ca/)

When: Arrive at QUBS evening of Wednesday June 6th, depart evening of Thursday June 7th

Instructor: Dr. Robert Colautti, CRC in Rapid Evolution, Queen’s University (http://bit.ly/colauttilab)

Fees for Short Course: $140.00

For questions about this course, please contact Katie Hill.

Jun
8
Fri
2018 Annual General Meeting @ Queen's University, Biosciences Complex
Jun 8 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
2018 Annual General Meeting @ Queen's University, Biosciences Complex | Kingston | Ontario | Canada
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The Laurentian SETAC 2018 Annual General Meeting is going to be held at the Queen’s University Biosciences Complex in Kingston, on June 8, 2018

 

https://laurentiansetac.ca/2018-annual-general-meeting/

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Oct
12
Fri
L-SETAC Short Course: Stream monitoring and assessment
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
L-SETAC Short Course: Stream monitoring and assessment @ Burlington | Ontario | Canada

Laurentian SETAC, in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada, is pleased to offer a one-day non-certification Field Assistant course to our members. The course will be focused on stream monitoring and assessment, and it is offered by personnel trained in the Canadian Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) standards.

Title: Stream monitoring and assessment

Instructors: Tim Pascoe and Tana McDaniel, Environmental Scientists, Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Cost: $50 for regular members, $25 for student members

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Lowville Park, North Burlington, ON (halfway between Burlington and Campbellville)

Registration is now closed. Please contact Oana Birceanu, Laurentian SETAC president, at obirceanu@wlu.ca. We will see if we can find you a spot!

Jun
6
Thu
AGM Short Course: Adverse Outcome Pathways @ University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Jun 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

 

This course will provide a detailed description of the Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) framework, and guidance on best practices for contributing to the AOP knowledge base. It is intended primarily for researchers and risk assessors from academia, government, public, and private sectors who have an interest in contributing to the AOP knowledge base, or who are generating data that can be used to develop AOPs. This course will also be beneficial to those wanting to apply AOPs in risk assessment and research scenarios. Information from the lecture components will be reinforced with practical examples and in-class exercises.

Course Schedule:
1) History and Overview of AOPs
2) AOPs 101: Detailed description of AOP components
3) Best Practices for AOP Development
4) Let’s make an AOP! Practical AOP development exercises
5) Overview of AOP applications

About the instructor:


Jason O’Brien, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Molecular Ecotoxicology
Wildlife Toxicology Research Section
Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Adjunct Research Professor – Department of Biology
Carleton University

Biography:

I received my doctorate in biology with specialization in chemical and environmental toxicology from the University of Ottawa. Afterwards, I held a post-doctoral fellowship in the Genetic Toxicology Laboratory of Health Canada’s Environmental Health Centre. Currently, I manage Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Molecular Ecotoxicology Laboratory located at the National Wildlife Research Centre on Carleton University campus.

 

 

Registration: Registration for the Short Course is now openRegister for the Short Course on-line.

Fees for Short Course:

Short Course Registration

Until May 10

Before June 1

After June 1

Member

$85

$110 $150

Non-member

$110

$135

$160

Student and Recent Graduate – Member

$60

$80

$100

Student and Recent Graduate – Non-member

$85 $105

$125

Note that the Short Course fees are not included in the registration fee for the AGM.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Novotel Ottawa (https://www.novotelottawa.com/),
33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7

Superior Room- 1 King Bed: $199.00/night + 4% municipal accommodation tax and 13% HST

Accommodations can be booked online at https://book.passkey.com/e/49890858 or by calling 1-855-677-3033 (request the Laurentian Chapter SETAC block or quote booking code 775952). Book early!  The block of rooms will be held until April 22, 2019.

 

University of Ottawa Residences (https://www.accommodation.uottawa.ca/)
Every May through August, the University of Ottawa opens its residences to groups and individuals, allowing them to enjoy convenient and affordable accommodations throughout the summer months. We deliver a unique, university-based experience in room types of 2-bedroom suites or rooms.

$130/night per room 
*Rate remains the same for single, double, triple or quadruple occupancy.
**Rate does not include applicable taxes.
***Rate excludes breakfast

Follow this link uOttawa summer accommodation to check for availability and to make your own reservation

 

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? You can now submit an online sponsorship form through our website!

Jun
7
Fri
2019 Annual General Meeting @ University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Jun 7 all-day

 

Registration is now open for the Laurentian SETAC 24th Annual General Meeting and Conference.

The Laurentian SETAC AGM is a great opportunity to present new research, and network with colleagues working in the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry fields throughout Ontario.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Investigating environmental contaminants of concern to support decision making: from the St. Lawrence to the Arctic

Dr. Magali Houde
Research Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Adjunct Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal

How research and regulatory risk assessment have advanced policy making in Canada over the last decade

Dr. Angelika Zidek
Senior Manager, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada

 

Abstract Submission: Deadline for abstract submission: 10 May

Please refer to the Call for Abstracts for information on format.

AWARDS

Student Travel Assistance: Deadline for student travel assistance award application: 10 May

Please refer to the Student Travel Assistance Award Form for the required information (must be traveling a distance great than 200 km to attend the meeting).

Best Presentation Awards: Available to Student Members in good standing. Confirm during registration process that you want to be considered.

Maria Colavecchia-Pfuetzner Memorial Travel Award: Provided to the best overall Student presentation (+ $200 USD top up from SETAC NA) to attend the SETAC NA Meeting. As per SETAC NA rules, award may not be used at a later date.

Registration Fees: (Note: 1-year Membership: Regular $15, Student $6.)

AGM Registration

Until May 10

Before June 1

After June 1

Member

$85

$110 $150

Non-member

$110

$135

$160

Student and Recent Graduate – Member

$60

$80

$100

Student and Recent Graduate – Non-member*

$85 $105

$125

*Please note that only Student Members in good standing will be considered for Laurentian SETAC awards