Matt’s recent modelling papers published in Environment International
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.
Abha awarded departmental award for excellence as teaching assistant
June 13, 2016
Abha was recognized with this year’s DPES TA Awards for Teaching Excellence. Congratulations!
Abha presenting at CSC Halifax
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.
New Faces in the Research Group this Summer
May 2, 2016
Batual (left) and YuHao.
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.
We also welcome YuHao Chen, who is entering his fourth year in the Environmental Chemistry specialist program at UTSC. He is being supported by a Centre for Global Change Science scholarship.
David’s work on passive air sampling of mercury vapours published
David’s work on passive air sampling of mercury vapors has led to two recent papers: A critical review of earlier efforts to develop such passive samplers can be found here, and our new sampler design is described here.
Matt participates in Inuvik Beluga Summit
March 8, 2016
Matt participated in the Beluga Summit in Inuvik presenting results from his analysis of nutrients and contaminants in muktuk and uqsuq.
Frank Gobas from Simon Fraser University visits Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences
November 12, 2015
Back: Jon, Tife, Tinge, Li, James, Chen, Abha, David, Matt, Hidetoshi, Ying, Frank Wania. Front: Stephen, Don, Frank Gobas.
Frank Gobas from Simon Fraser University was visiting the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at UTSC on Nov. 12 to deliver a seminar on “New Developments in the Environmental Risk Assessment of Commercial Chemicals.” It was an opportunity for him to reconnect with his supervisor (Don Mackay) and with students he supervised (Jon Arnot, James Armitage).
Wania Group Moves to the New Environmental Science and Chemistry Building at UTSC
September 28, 2015
The Wania Group has recently completed the transition to the new Environmental Science and Chemistry Building (ESCB), at the University of Toronto at Scarborough.
Below are some photos of the new offices & lab.
The Instrument Room
From the corner of the lab.
Welcome Tife Awonaike, Graduate Student
September 7, 2015
We are welcoming Tife Awonaike as a new graduate student in the Wania Group. Tife obtained her undergraduate degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, in 2014. Tife interested in the fate and transport of organic contaminants in urban-runoff.
Welcome Li Li, visiting graduate student
September 7, 2015
We are welcoming Li Li from Peking University, P.R. China, to join us as an international visiting graduate student for the entire following year. Li is supported by the Chinese Government Scholarship. He will work on the environmental fate modeling of two emerging contaminants, based on his global emission data derived from dynamic substance flow analyses.