Melanie and Li presented posters at the ISES-ISEE 2018 Joint Annual Meeting in Ottawa

August 31, 2018

Melanie presented a poster on using passive air samplers for measuring inhalation exposure to gaseous mercury, whereas Li demonstrated how you can incorporate life cycle emission information in chemical screening based on exposure.

Li’s paper on HBCDD diastereomers published

August 27, 2018

ES&T today published Li’s modelling paper that sheds light on the variability of the diastereomeric composition of HBCDD in the technical chemical mixture, in flame retarded products, in emissions and in environmental samples.

Group picnic at Guild Park

August 16, 2018

The group had fun with great food and games in Guild Park in Scarborough.

 

News stories on our mercury study in the Greater Toronto area

August 2, 2018

There are two stories on our recent ERL paper, which included an evaluation of whether mercury emissions reported in the NPRI are reasonable. One on the UTSC website and another on Physics World.

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.