Program: Divisions

Environment

Division Representatives

Chris Gill, Vancouver Island University
Erik Krogh, Vancouver Island University

Symposia, Organizers and Invited Speakers

Chemicals of Emerging Concern - Joint with AN

Jointly Organized International Symposium with ACS Environment Division (USA)

Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) encompass a wide range of chemicals recently identified in the environment for which few data are available on occurrence, persistence or effects. Examples of CECs include: pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs), synthetic musks, alkyl phenols, flame retardants, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, nanomaterials and complex mixtures from industry. Characterizing the risks associated with CECs acting independently, additively or synergistically remains an important challenge. This symposium aims to highlight research focusing on the measurement, occurrence, environmental fate, behaviour and effects of CECs.

Organizers:
Jon Martin, University of Alberta
Jonathan Benskin, Axys
Bill Mitch, Yale University; Stanford University, USA
Dion Dionysios, University of Cincinnati, USA

Invited Speakers:
Miriam Diamond, University of Toronto
Dion Dionysiou, University of Cincinnati, USA
Michael Dodd, University of Washington, USA
Chris Higgins, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Edward Kolodziej, University of Nevada - Reno, USA
Xing-Fang Li, University of Alberta
Jinxia Liu, McGill University
Chris Metcalfe, Trent University
Mike Plewa, University of Illinois, USA
Meg Sedlak, SFEI, USA
Sascha Usenko, Baylor University, USA
Charles Wong, University of Winnipeg
Cora Young, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Chemistry of the Sea and Sky

The chemistry of the sea and sky can impact human health, environmental quality, and climate. Chemistry that occurs within marine and atmospheric environments is complicated by interactions and feedbacks between the ocean, sea ice, and atmosphere, as well as interfacial processes. This session will focus on chemistry in the bulk phase and interfaces and will include topics such as the exchange of reactive and greenhouse gases, black carbon and aerosols, sea spray production, ocean acidification, and biogeochemical cycles of nutrients, and major and trace elements and isotopes.

Organizers:
Jennifer Murphy, University of Toronto
Cora Young, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Feiyue Wang, University of Manitoba

Invited Speakers:
Jon Abbatt, University of Toronto
Parisa Ariya, McGill University
Timothy Bertram, University of California - San Diego, USA
Jay Cullen, University of Victoria
Jamie Donaldson, University of Toronto
Eric Galbraith, McGill University
Amanda Grannas, Villanova University, USA
Kristin Orians, University of British Columbia
Hans Osthoff, University of Calgary
Bill Simpson, University of Alaska - Fairbanks, USA
Isobel Simpson, University of California - Irvine, USA

Environmental Chemistry Award Session

Environmental chemistry and toxicology of conatminants.

Organizers:
Xingfang Li, University of Alberta
Ken Reimer, Royal Military College
Chris Le, University of Alberta

Invited Speakers:
William Cullen, University of British Columbia
Guibin Jiang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Iris Koch, Royal Military College
Chris Le, University of Alberta
Ken Reimer, Royal Military College
Miroslav Styblo, University of North Carolina, USA
Xiaowen Yan, University of Alberta

Environmental Chemistry in the Oil Sands - Joint with AN

Chemical monitoring activity in the oil sands is growing enormously due to the Canada-Alberta integrated oil sands monitoring plan (initiated in 2011) as well as to increased industry and university-based programs. This session will cover measurements of chemical contaminants in air, water, groundwater, sediments, plants and biota and assessments of chemical emissions, fate, and transport. We encourage presentations on analytical methods and on identification of new contaminants.

Organizers:
Derek Muir, Environment Canada
John Headley, National Hydrology Research Centre, Saskatoon
Tom Harner, Environment Canada

Invited Speakers:
Mark Barrow, University of Warwick, UK
Jon Martin, University of Alberta
Kevin Percy, Wood Buffalo Environmental Association
Court Sandau, Chemistry-Matters

Environmental Mass Spectrometry - Joint with AN

Mass spectrometry has long played an important role in Environmental Chemistry. The wide range of instrumental developments over the past decade has afforded many new avenues of chemical measurement and environmental application. This session aims to showcase the full range of developments in environmental mass spectrometry.

Organizers:
Chris Gill, Vancouver Island University
Erik Krogh, Vancouver Island University

Invited Speakers:
Jon Abbatt, University of Toronto
Ryan Bell, Vancouver Island University
Allan Bertram, University of British Columbia
Christina Bottaro, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Achille Cappiello, Università degli Studi di Urbino, Italy
Ed Furlong, United States Geological Survey, USA
Gary Glish, University of North Carolina, USA
Tom Jobson, Washington State University, USA
Eric Reiner, University of Toronto
Susan Richardson, University of South Carolina, USA

Metals and Metalloids in the Environment - Joint with IN

Organizers:
Ken Reimer, Royal Military College
Chris Le, University of Alberta

Invited Speakers:
Diane Beauchemin, Queens University
William Cullen, University of British Columbia
Iris Koch, Royal Military College
Elaine Leslie, University of Alberta
Kenneth Reimer, Royal Military College
William Shotyk, University of Alberta
Martin Stillman, Western University
Miroslav Styblo, University of North Carolina, USA
Zhongwen Wang, Health Canada
Kevin Wilkinson, Université de Montréal

Current Topics in Environmental Chemistry (General Session)

This is the general session for Environmental Chemistry and will cover a range of emerging topics in the field, including advances in the study of fate and distribution, ‘out-of-the-lab’ chemical determinations, environmental forensics, treatment processes, ecotoxicology and sustainability.

Organizers:
Chris Gill, Vancouver Island University
Erik Krogh, Vancouver Island University

Invited Speakers:
Philip Jessop, Queens University
Bill Mitch, Stanford University, USA
Chris Simpson, University of Washington, USA

Environment Related Symposia