January 3, 2017
David returned from a week on the North Island of NZ to deploy our passive air sampler for mercury in volcanically active areas, including on White Island and in the “Craters of the Moon” area.
November 29, 2016
Tife, David and James attended the 37th Annual Meeting of SETAC in Orlando, Florida on November 1-11, presenting their respective work on gas-particle partitioning prediction, air sampling at an Italian mercury mine, and modelling uptake in passive air samplers.
October 25, 2016
Chen’s paper on the effect of different salts and salt mixtures on aqueous phase partitioning of organic compounds has just been accepted for publication in Environ. Sci. & Technol.. Chen also presented a poster on this work at the 35th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research in Portland, Oregon, last week.
October 5, 2016
Matt Binnington defended his thesis “Modeling and measuring environmental contaminant exposure among Canadian Arctic indigenous humans and wildlife” on August 24. Chen Wang similarly defended her thesis on “Phase partitioning during the formation of secondary organic aerosol” on September 6. Congratulations to both!
June 20, 2016
The core modelling work from Matt’s thesis research has been published in a pair of papers in Environment International, describing how we simulate the exposure of indigenous Arctic Canadians to environmental contaminants. We then apply these models by exploring the benefits (improved nutrition) and risks (potentially greater contaminant exposure) of different traditional food substitution scenarios.
June 13, 2016
Abha was recognized with this year’s DPES TA Awards for Teaching Excellence. Congratulations!
June 6, 2016
Abha went to Halifax for CSC 2016 taking place from June 5 to 9. She gave a presentation on her work investigating the sources and transport of benzotriazoles, a group of emerging contaminants, in urban watersheds.
We welcome Batual Abdul Hussain, who is entering her second year in the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Specialist Co-operative program. This summer she is completing a TD Undergraduate Research Opportunity Fellowship involving research within the Rouge Valley National Urban Park.