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Events | Laurentian SETAC


44th Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop | Guelph, ON @ University of Guelph
Oct 1 – Oct 4 all-day
McMaster Water Week @ McMaster University
Oct 30 – Nov 3 all-day

Great things are happening in our community! In lieu of a normal Southern Ontario Pub Night this month, we are attending McMaster Water Network & MWN Student Chapter’s keynote speaker for their McMaster Water Week 2017.

Title: Ice, Water and Climate

Speaker: Dr. Henry Pollack, University of Michigan

When: Monday, October 30th, 2017, 6:00 pm

Where: McMaster Innovation Park Atrium, 175 Longwood Rd S #105, Hamilton (NOT on McMaster Campus, FREE PARKING!!!)

Cost: FREE, including refreshments

For more details on Dr. Henry Pollack’s talk or McMaster Water Week, please see attached posters.

We look forward to seeing you there!

L-SETAC Southern Ontario Pub Night Committee

Laurentian SETAC Climbs for Nature (WWF CN Tower Climb)
Apr 8 all-day

Laurentian SETAC is recruiting friends & family to participate in the World Wildlife Foundation’s (WFF) CN Tower Climb for Nature

When: Sunday April 8, 2018
What: Climb CN Tower (1,776 steps!) to raise money for WWF conservation projects.
Who: Friend & family welcome!

For more information visit http://support.wwf.ca/goto/LaurentianSETAC

Rotary Tree Planting and Earth Day with Laurentian SETAC @ Guelph Lake
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Rotary Tree Planting and Earth Day with Laurentian SETAC @ Guelph Lake | Ontario | Canada

Join us in greening up the planet this year’s Rotary Tree Planting & Earth Day Event on April 21st, 2018 at Guelph Lake.   The Rotary Club of Guelph has pledges each year to purchase 5000 trees and organize a one-day tree-planting blitz at Guelph Lake with the long-range goal of returning 100 acres to forest cover by the year 2020.  For the last few years Laurentian SETAC members have participated in “The Tree Canopy Challenge” to helped the community by planting trees.  This year, year 11, we will take the opportunity to fill in areas where we have had less than satisfactory survival rates, mainly caused by dry weather conditions during the summer following our planting day.

Please see the flyer for more information and/or if you are interested in participating RSVP directly to Gerald Tetreault (gerald.tetreault@canada.ca).

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Advanced Principles of Toxicology Course (University of Guelph, April 30 to May 11)
Apr 30 – May 11 all-day
Advanced Principles of Toxicology Course (University of Guelph, April 30 to May 11)

 Advanced Principles of Toxicology

Where: University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
WhenApril 30 to May 11, 2018

Explore current and developing research in human health, environmental toxicology and risk assessment with this two-week course on Advanced Principles of Toxicology at the University of Guelph.

Taught at the graduate level this course will review;

  • Traditional toxicology and best practices in environmental and human health toxicology
  • Processes used to interpret toxicological data
  • Techniques and procedures to perform human health and ecotoxicological risk assessments.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in lectures, practical exercises and case studies taught by nine course instructors including faculty from the University of Guelph, and Carleton University.

 For more information, visit the website www.toxicology.OpenEd.uoguelph.ca or contact info@OpenEd.uoguelph.ca or 519-767-5000.

CEW 2018 – Vancouver, BC @ Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Sep 30 – Oct 3 all-day
Rotary Forest Earth Day with L-SETAC
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday April 27, 2019

9am-2pm  Rain or shine.  Come for an hour or stay for five!

Bring your family and friends to the 12th year of planting the Rotary Forest (40hectares) at Guelph Lake Conservation Area

FREE Parking at Lakeside Church

7654 Conservation Road, Guelph – bus shuttles to and from the site

Wear your boots and they’ll supply the shovels

RSVP: gerald.tetreault@canada.ca

CEW 2019 – Québec, QC @ Québec City Convention Centre
Oct 6 – Oct 9 all-day
CEW 2019 – Québec, QC @ Québec City Convention Centre

Formerly known as the Aquatic Toxicity Workshop (ATW), CEW is Canada’s predominant annual meeting in the field of ecological toxicology and related disciplines.  It provides the opportunity to share information on current and emerging topics of regional, national and international importance related to contaminants in ecosystems, both aquatic and terrestrial. Participants include students, academics, government scientists and regulators, environmental consultants and industry representatives.

SETAC Toronto Community Outreach – Don Mouth Naturalization Project Tour
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Community Engagement: A Growing Tradition at the SETAC North America Annual Meeting

Sunday | 12:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Cost: US$15

Register at: https://www.setac.org/store/ViewProduct.aspx?id=14205585
(registration cost includes transportation to and from the event and a SETAC Toronto t-shirt)

Join scientists and local community members for a tour of the Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project

What to Expect

  • Tour of one of Toronto’s biggest green infrastructure projects, a $1.2 billion remediation project.
  • Interact with local community groups and scientists and engineers involved in the project.
  • Discuss with researchers regarding what they’re learning about inputs of plastics in one of Canada’s most urbanized rivers.

In Toronto, we have planned a community engagement event that includes a tour of one of the biggest green infrastructure projects in Toronto’s history. Toronto is upgrading the connection of the highly urbanized Don River to Lake Ontario with the creation of a new naturalized river mouth. In addition to flood protection, this project also aims to rehabilitate the local aquatic ecosystem, which is part of the Toronto and Region Area of Concern, (a designation under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement). A special session on the Toronto Flood Protection Project (TFPP) has been proposed for SETAC Toronto, so make sure to check toronto.setac.org for updates.

Bowl of plastic fragments

Photo credit: Chelsea Rochman

The Sunday afternoon, SETAC-sponsored engagement event allows a first-hand look at the scale and complexity of this $1.2 billion remediation project, and offers a chance for the public and SETAC members to interact with the scientists and engineers involved. In addition, the Don River (the river with the highest percentage of surrounding urban area of any river in Canada) is the site of a trash boom, which has been revealing a lot about the plastic debris that is entering our waterways. Representatives from the University of Toronto trash team will be at the event to answer questions about what they have been learning from the boom, operated by Ports Toronto, and discuss their research and programming.

If you have experience in remediation projects, groundwater and sediment toxicology, science communication, flood risk and hydraulic modeling, climate change resiliency, environmental engineering, or human health or ecological risk assessment, then please consider coming out to lend your expertise to answer questions from the participating citizens and local community organizations.


Event Schedule

*A shuttle bus will be available to SETAC attendees. Meet Waterfront Toronto representatives at the conference centre at 12:45 pm


51st Annual Symposium of the Society of Toxicology of Canada @ SHAW CENTRE
Dec 2 – Dec 4 all-day