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Environmental Chemistry Seminar Series (2017/2018)

The Environmental Chemistry Seminar Series (CHM1590) will run on Thursday mornings (fall term) and Tuesday afternoons (winter term) for 2017-18. Abstracts for upcoming talks can be found here.

Date Speaker Title Location
August 30, 2017 10:30 AM Stephanie Pugliese, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Understanding and constraining emissions of primary and secondary pollutants in the Greater Toronto Area Urban Environment Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
October 12, 2017 09:00 AM Professor Hui Peng, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Deconvolution of the Toxic Components in Environmental Mixtures Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
October 12, 2017 10:00 AM Professor Chelsea Rochman, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto Contamination and effects of plastic debris and associated chemicals in the marine environment Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
October 20, 2017 10:00 AM Professor Ronald Cohen, UC Berkeley On the lifetime of nitrogen oxides at Earth's surface [poster] LM 158
November 15, 2017 12:00 PM Megan Willis, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Natural and anthropogenic influences on High Arctic aerosol Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
November 23, 2017 09:00 AM Dr. Karl Jobst (MOECC) Non-targeted environmental analysis by high resolution mass spectrometry: from analogy to reality EV140, UTSC
November 23, 2017 10:00 AM Sivani Baskaran, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Model-based explorations of the variability in lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) BAF caused by physiology and trophic relationships EV140, UTSC
November 27, 2017 1:00 PM Emma Mungall, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Natural sources of volatile organic compounds to the summer Arctic troposphere Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
January 23, 2017 3:00 PM Professor Tara Kahan, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University   TBA Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
February 13, 2017 3:00 PM Jessica Clouthier, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto   TBA Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
February 13, 2017 4:00 PM Dr. Doug Collins, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto   TBA Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
March 27, 2018 2:00 PM Bebe Fatima Sultani, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto   TBA EV140, UTSC
March 27, 2018 3:00 PM Dr. Denina Simmons, McMaster University   TBA EV140, UTSC


Past Environmental Chemistry Seminars

  • 2016/2017
    Date Speaker Title Location
    August 03, 2016 10:00 AM Perry Mitchell, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto The fate of organic matter in biochar-amended soil UTSC, Room EV140
    August 18, 2016 09:00 AM Gregory R. Wentworth , Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Ammonia in Rural and Remote Environments Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    August 18, 2016 01:00 PM Patricia Quinn, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory An Empirical Constraint on the Contribution of Sea Spray Aerosol to the Marine Boundary Layer Cloud Condensation Nuclei Population Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    September 06, 2016 09:00 AM Chen Wang, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Phase Partitioning during the Formation of Secondary Organic Aerosol Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    September 09, 2016 09:00 AM Alyson Baergen, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Illuminating Urban Grime: The Atmospheric Impact of Urban Grime Photochemistry Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    September 09, 2016 02:00 PM Jochen Stutz, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles HONO formation in the Rural Wintertime Atmosphere: Soil vs. Snow Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    September 12, 2016 09:00 AM Alex Tevlin, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Surface-Atmosphere and Gas-Particle Partitioning of Ammonia: Measurements, Modelling, and Trend Analysis Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    September 12, 2016 03:00 PM Meredith Hastings, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society Interpreting records of nitrate in snow and ice at Summit, Greenland Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    September 22, 2016 10:00 AM Julia Burkart, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Exploring Arctic aerosol in Spring and Summer Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    October 20, 2016 10:00 AM Cora Young , Department of Chemistry, Memorial University Analytical approaches to characterizing the composition and source of aerosol brown carbon UTSC, Room EV140
    November 17, 2016 10:00 AM Mark Gordon, York University Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    November 21, 2016 09:30 AM Amy Rand, University of California, Davis Unsaturated fatty acids metabolize to form signaling molecules involved in blood vessel development Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    November 23, 2016 10:00 AM Thomas Fang, Scripps Research Institute Search "Causal" Toxicants In Complex Mixtures Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    November 28, 2016 09:30 AM Maureen McKeague, ETH Zurich Molecular regulation of biosynthetic pathways Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    November 30, 2016 10:00 AM Hui Peng, University of Saskatchewan From Targeted to Untargeted Environmental Chemical and Toxicology Research Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    December 01, 2016 09:00 AM Angela Hong, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Surface and Photochemistry of Oxidant Precursors on Atmospherically Relevant Aqueous Interfaces Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    December 08, 2016 10:00 AM Nicole Wagner, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Physiological and molecular responses to abiotic and biotic stress in Daphnia UTSC, Room EV140
    January 17, 2017 02:00 PM Laura Stirchak, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Determination of the Molecular Structure of Organic Aerosols from Biomass Burning Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    January 17, 2017 03:00 PM Daniel Lane-Coplen, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Determining the Impact of AuNPs under different environmental conditions Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    February 07, 2017 03:00 PM Prof. Mark Gordon, York University Improving Emission Measurements for Pollutants and Greenhouse Gases UTSC, Room EV140
    February 09, 2017 09:00 AM Lisa D'Agostino, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Environmental Chemistry of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Found In Aqueous Film Forming Foams Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    March 21, 2017 02:00 PM Amila DeSilva, Environment Canada and Climate Change Organophosphate Ester Plasticizers And Flame Retardants In The Canadian Environment Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    March 21, 2017 03:00 PM Jennifer Faust, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto The Role of Water in Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    April 11, 2017 02:00 PM Lori vandenEnden, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Trace Metal Speciation and Organic Matter Interactions in Seawater UTSC, Room EV140
    April 11, 2017 02:40 PM Ramina Alwarda, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Direct Analysis of Trace Contaminants on Indoor Surfaces and their Loss via Reaction with Hydroxyl Radicals UTSC, Room EV140
    April 11, 2017 03:20 PM Ioana Fugariu , Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Single Egg Toxicity Screening Using Microcoil NMR and their Elucidation via IP-ISQC UTSC, Room EV140
    May 1, 2017 10:05 AM Dr. Kristopher McNeill, ETH Zurich ECCXVII Plenary Lecture: The aquatic photochemistry of naturally occurring sensitizers and antioxidants Miller Lash House, UTSC
  • 2015/2016
    Date Speaker Title Location
    September 09, 2015 09:00 AM Nadine Borduas, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto The Atmospheric Fate of Organic Nitrogen Compounds Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    September 09, 2015 02:00 PM Professor Philip Stevens , Department of Chemistry & School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Oh where oh where is OH? Measurements of the Hydroxyl Radical in the Atmosphere Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    September 17, 2015 10:00 AM Prof. Igor Lehnherr, Department of Geography University of Toronto-Mississauga Climate and environmental controls on (methyl)mercury cycling in Arctic ecosystems Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    September 17, 2015 10:00 AM Alex Lee, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Single particle characterization of carbonaceous aerosol in urban environments Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    October 29, 2015 09:00 AM Lennart Trouborst, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Aqueous photolysis of 6:2 fluorotelomer alkylbetaine Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    November 12, 2015 10:00 AM Sarah Kavassalis, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Determination of the atmospheric importance of microbially produced terrestrial volatile organic compounds UTSC, SW 403
    November 12, 2015 10:00 AM Rachel Hems, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Nucleation and growth of iodine oxide particles in the marine atmosphere UTSC, SW 403
    December 03, 2015 10:00 AM Liora Bliumkin, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto The development of in-situ NMR photoreactors and analysis of environmental photolytic processes in real time UTSC, SW 403
    December 03, 2015 10:00 AM Stephen Wood, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Anthropogenic radionuclides in Canadian marine ecosystems: biomagnification, toxicity, and the impact of nuclear accidents UTSC, SW 403
    March 01, 2016 02:00 PM Nicole Combe, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Effect of solutes on the evaporation of water from droplets Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    March 01, 2016 02:00 PM Shira Joudan, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Research Proposal - Cannabinoids in marijuana smoke: characterization and reactive fate Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    March 01, 2016 02:00 PM Cuyler Borrowman, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Formation of Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals from the heterogeneous reaction of carbonaceous aerosol with ozone Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    March 29, 2016 02:00 PM Prof. Debra Wunch, University of Toronto Learning about the carbon cycle through atmospheric measurements of greenhouse gases Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    March 29, 2016 02:00 PM Amy Hrdina, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Delicious Decomposition: Is Cooking Fume Residue a latent source of Indoor Air Pollutants? Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    April 19, 2016 02:00 PM Vera Kovacevic, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Revealing the structural features of aerosol water-insoluble organic matter by NMR spectroscopy UTSC, SW 403
    April 19, 2016 02:00 PM Olivia Lun, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto The role of temperature, nutrient availability and clay mineral interactions in soil organic matter degradation UTSC, SW 403
    May 16, 2016 10:00 AM Professor Delphine Farmer, Colorado State University ECCXVI Plenary Lecture: Investigating the photochemistry of diesel exhaust Humber Arboretum
  • 2014/2015
    Date Speaker Title Location
    October 02, 2014 09:00 AM Dr. Leo Yeung, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto UTSC, IC 318
    October 02, 2014 09:00 AM Professor Myrna Simpson, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto UTSC, IC 318
    October 16, 2014 09:00 AM Professor Miriam Freedman, Department of Chemistry, Penn State Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    October 16, 2014 09:00 AM Professor Elodie Passeport, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    October 30, 2014 09:00 AM Dr. Robert Healy, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto UTSC, AA160
    October 30, 2014 09:00 AM Dr. Alex Moravek, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto UTSC, AA160
    November 13, 2014 09:00 AM Dr. Shao-Meng Li, Environment Canada Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    November 13, 2014 09:00 AM Professor Jeffrey Siegel, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
    November 27, 2014 09:00 AM Emma Mungall, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto UTSC, IC 318
    November 27, 2014 09:00 AM Dr. Milos Markovic, Environment Canada UTSC, IC 318


Additional Seminars

There are many other regular lecture series offered at the University of Toronto that may be of interest to members of the Environmental Chemistry division. An incomplete list of such series is below:

  • Department of Chemistry Colloquium Series
  • Department of Physics Colloquium Series
  • Department of Physical and Environmental Science Seminars (UTSC)
  • iSPEAC (invited Speakers in Physics, Environmental science, And Chemistry) (UTSC)
  • School of the Environment - Environment Seminar Series
  • School of the Environment - Environment & Health Seminar Series
  • School of the Environment - Memorial Lectures
  • Centre for Global Change Science (CGCS) Seminars
  • Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Resarch (SOCAAR) Seminar Series
  • Brewer-Wilson Seminar Series (Physics)
  • Atmospheric Physics Seminars
  • Noble Lectures in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Physics
  • Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar Series