Events

Feb
26
Wed
Fostering Inclusivity in Science and Engineering – Feb 26 – Ottawa @ Tap Room, Clock Tower Brew Pub (regrettably accessible by stairs only)
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
4
Thu
Save the Date! LSETAC 25th AGM & Short Course June 4-5, 2020 in Burlington @ Canada Centre for Inland Waters (CCIW)
Jun 4 – Jun 5 all-day

Laurentian SETAC’s  25th Annual General Meeting & Conference

In-tox-icating Science Communication: from research silos to community science and outreach 

June 5, 2020 | Canada Centre for Inland Waters | Burlington, ON

Save the date for the Laurentian SETAC Annual General Meeting and Short Course!

Greetings Laurentian SETAC,

This is a friendly notice to mark your calendars for the Laurentian SETAC 25th Annual General Meeting and Conference on June 5, 2020, and the corresponding Short Course on June 4, 2020. Both events will be held at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington, Ontario. The Laurentian SETAC AGM is a great opportunity to present new research and network with colleagues working in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry fields throughout Ontario. This year’s thrilling short course hosted by Dr. Brittney G. Borowiec will offer the opportunity to dive into science communication. Join us for a half-day session or complete both parts over the course of a day.

For more information contact us:
Laurentian Chapter of SETAC
email: info@laurentiansetac.ca
website: www.laurentiansetac.ca

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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Nov
17
Tue
Regional Chapters Mixers at SciCon2
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

 

For those of you are registered for and attending the virtual SETAC NA SciCon2 this week, the Regional Chapters Committee Chairs have an assigned time slot for Regional Chapters to mix and mingle during SciCon2.

Our meeting slot is 3-4pm Central time (4-5pm Eastern time) on Tuesday, November 17 and can be viewed on the schedule grid under Tuesday here https://scicon2.setac.org/scientific-program/daily-schedule/#monday

It’s also part of the meeting platform system, where people can add the event to their itineraries.

This Mixer will have a quick mingle of all participating regional chapter members for about 15 minutes, followed by breakout “rooms” for each participating chapter for the remaining 45 minutes. During our allotted Laurentian SETAC breakout room we will have the opportunity to get to know each other, share our experiences to date of this year’s SciCon2 and an opportunity to bring up any questions you may have regarding our chapter.

Thanks all and we look forward to seeing you virtually at SciCon2!

 

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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Feb
24
Wed
Picture a Scientist Film Screening & Discussion
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Greetings Laurentian SETAC,

To highlight the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, L-SETAC’s Diversity in Science Committee is thrilled to invite you to join us from the comforts of your own home for a special screening of the film Picture A Scientist, followed by an engaging discussion.

Picture a Scientist chronicles the experiences of several women pursuing careers in science, and offers perspectives on how to make science more diverse, equitable, and open to all. The film was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.

We hope that the film and the discussion that follows will foster new perspectives on how we can all contribute to making science more equitable, diverse and inclusive.

Film viewing: Anytime starting at 6 pm on Friday February 19 and ending at 10 pm on Monday February 22 (1 h 35 m long)

Discussion: Wednesday February 24 from 7 to 9 pm

RSVP: Please RSVP by Wednesday February 17 at 12 pm to receive instructions on how to access the film and Zoom meeting

Cost:  Pay what you want to support diversity in science initiatives (suggested $5 donation or an amount of your choosing)

Contact: Leah Chibwe (leahchibwe@gmail.com)

For more information on this film and event, please see the poster.

Laurentian SETAC is committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion within our chapter and beyond. We hosted two special events just prior to the pandemic: Fostering Inclusivity in Science and Engineering in Ottawa and Fostering Diversity and Inclusion: Barriers and Allies in Burlington. Learn more about these events by reading our recent article in SETAC Globe.

Warm regards,
Laurentian SETAC Diversity in Science and Ontario Pub Night Committees

Mar
22
Mon
Laurentian SETAC Virtual Ontario Pub Night- Monday March 22
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Greetings Laurentian SETAC,

Join us virtually on March 22nd to celebrate World Water Day and the distinguished career of Dr. Chris Metcalfe! Socializing begins at 6:30 PM, the talk begins at 7 PM.

Title: Serendipity and the Environmental Toxicologist

Speaker: Dr. Chris Metcalfe, Professor Emeritus, Trent University

When: Monday March 22nd 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)

Celebrate World Water Day with an engaging talk from the comforts of your own home!

 

Apr
7
Wed
Food for thought; mercury, arsenic, and chromium in Ontario’s wild fish
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Food for thought; mercury, arsenic, and chromium in Ontario’s wild fish

Presented by Dr. Gretchen Lescord – glescord@laurentian.ca, @GLescord

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Laurentian 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, April 7th 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: Have you ever wondered what is in the fish you catch or eat, aside from those healthy omega-3 fatty acids? My research tackles part of that question by looking at metal accumulation and speciation in wild freshwater fish around Ontario. Mercury (Hg), arsenic (As), and chromium (Cr) have been flagged as elements of concern in these fish, including those from relatively pristine systems in remote northern Ontario, where much of my research has been based. In this talk, I will briefly highlight: (1) why Hg is the most concerning contaminant in these northern fish, (2) our current work on arsenic accumulation and speciation in Ontario fish, and (3) my on-going efforts to develop an analytical method for Cr speciation in fish tissue and water samples using ion chromatography and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (IC-ICPMS). This research has been driven by community-based questions and concerns. I will discuss the implications of my work for subsistence and sport fishers, as well as future contaminating monitoring and risk assessments, particularly around the “Ring of Fire” mining region in northern Ontario.

 

Biography: Dr. Lescord is a Post-Doctoral Fellow based at the Vale Living with Lakes Center at Laurentian University. Her research pairs aquatic ecology with contaminant biogeochemistry in the context of public health interests, environmental monitoring practices, and anticipated effects of climate change. She specializes in contaminant speciation and accumulation in freshwater fish and the aquatic food webs that support them. Education: Ph.D. Laurentian University (2018), M.Sc. University of New Brunswick (2013), B.Sc. Mount Allison University (2009).