Frank and Ying visit National Central University in Taiwan

July 5, 2018

They were hosted by Prof. Guey-Rong Sheu from the Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences. They also had a chance to visit the Lulin Atmospheric Background Station (LABS) to help install some mercury passive air samplers.

Abha and Sivani present at IAGLR conference

June 21, 2018

The conference of the International Association of Great Lakes Research was held on our campus this year, giving Sivani and Abha a chance to present their work on lake trout bioaccumulation modelling and urban river pollution, respectively.

Group hosts visitors from Taiwan

June 22, 2018

Prof. Guey-Rong Sheu and his research assistant Da-Wei Lin from the National Central University in Taoyuan visited the group for a week to learn about passive air sampling for mercury and to share their research on atmospheric mercury contamination in East Asia.

New paper on application of passive air sampler for mercury

May 31, 2018

Earlier today, Environ. Res. Lett. published our study using passive air samplers to identify and evaluate urban mercury emissions.

David awarded Governor General’s Gold Medal

May 30, 2018

David received today the Governor General’s Gold Medal, which is one of the most prestigious award for student at a Canadian educational institution. Congratulations!

Frank participates in “Symposium on Transboundary Transport of Air Pollution in East Asia”

May 31, 2018

Frank was one of the contributors to the symposium organized by the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) of Japan and held at Naha, Okinawa on May 25, 2018. The following day, symposium participants visited the air monitoring station at Cape Hedo.


Abha receives departmental best paper award

May 23, 2018

Abha has been announced the winner of the DPES Graduate Student Best Paper Award this year for her publication in ES&T on benzotriazole UV stabilizers.

Frank presenting talks at Nankai and Peking University

May 22, 2018

Frank presented work on contaminant amplification at the 4th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Health in Tianjin on May 20 and then spoke about mercury passive sampling at the PKU Advanced Research Workshop on Environment and Health in Beijing on May 21.

Who in the world is most exposed to PCBs?

May 18, 2018

In our latest paper in Environ. Res. Lett., which arose from a collaboration between Stockholm U and U of Toronto, we use a global transport model in combination with a human food chain bioaccumulation model to identify highly exposed sub-populations worldwide.

Sivani, Li and Frank attended the SETAC-Europe meeting in Rome

May 17, 2018

They gave presentations on modelling fish bioaccumulation, simulating human PCB exposure, and applying passive air sampling networks for gaseous mercury.