Events

Nov
3
Sun
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

 

Dec
2
Mon
51st Annual Symposium of the Society of Toxicology of Canada @ SHAW CENTRE
Dec 2 – Dec 4 all-day
Jan
29
Wed
Ottawa Pub Night @ Clock Tower Brew Pub,
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for an engaging talk, good eats and fine brew at the first Ottawa Pub Night of 2020. Dr. Morris will discuss his research on the effects of contaminants and climate change on Hudson Bay polar bears. Socializing, food and drink orders begin at 5:00 pm, the talk begins at 6:00 pm.

Title: Contaminants, Climate Change and Time: Observations on Hudson Bay Polar Bears, a Priority Species in a Changing Ecosystem

Speaker: Dr. Adam Morris, Crown-Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs Canada

When: Wednesday January 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Clock Tower Brew Pub, 575 Bank Street, Ottawa

Cost: $1 members, $3 non-members

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Laurentian SETAC Pub Night Committee
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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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