As of July 1, 2017, the CJY group will be relocating to Toronto, ON, where Cora will take up the Guy Warwick Rogers Chair in Chemistry at York University. The Department of Chemistry at York University has a long history of atmospheric chemistry research. We are looking forward to working with our new colleagues, but […]
Some of the group travelled to Toronto last week for the 100th CSC conference. Cora presented Rob’s ultra-high resolution mass spectral analysis of biomass burning aerosol and Heidi’s analysis of deposition of perfluorocarboxylic acids to the Canadian Arctic. Trevor also presented work from the group: Bryan’s nitric acid measurements from the NL-BELT and Rob and […]
Congratulations to Heidi for spearheading St. John’s first participation in Pint of Science last week! You can hear her talking on the local radio about the program here (and being grilled about her knowledge of 80s pop). She has been very busy–this event came right on the heels of her participation in Science Outside the […]
Memorial University hosted the annual Science Atlantic ChemCon conference last week. Representation from current and former CJY group members was strong with presentations by Heidi, Kathryn, Teles, Melanie, Victoria, Courtney, and Archita. Heidi, Victoria, and Archita. Special congratulations to Heidi, Victoria, and Archita for receiving presentation awards!
Courtney, Melanie, Peter, and Victoria submitted their Honours theses last week. Each of them undertook a challenging project and made the group proud with their work! We wish them the best as they move on to the next stage of their education–Courtney, Mel, and Vic to MSc programs and Peter to BEd. Congratulations and good […]
Courtney is the 2017 recipient of the Chemical Institute of Canada Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Student Travel Award! This award will fund Courtney’s travel to the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Toronto to present her research. Congratulations!
Work from Rob’s doctoral thesis examining brown carbon in aerosols from multiple field sites has been published in Environmental Science and Technology. This paper allows us to better understand the molecular size distribution and sources of aerosol brown carbon and its potential impact on climate. We undertook this study with collaborators from National Oceanic and […]
Cora was in Colorado last week to participate in an indoor air chemistry workshop. The workshop was funded by the Sloan Foundation and hosted by the wonderful Prof. Delphine Farmer at Colorado State University. While in the neighbourhood, Cora also visited NOAA in Boulder, where she gave a seminar and collected new brown carbon samples […]
Work from the group looking at perfluoroalkyl substances from a snow pit on Devon Island has been published in Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts. This unique sample set allows us to better understand the long-range transport and temporal trends of deposition to the Canadian High Arctic. The paper is featured in the Emerging Investigator Series […]
Heidi and Joseph travelled to Orlando, Florida last week to attend the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) annual North America meeting (and, incidentally, experience the US election firsthand). Heidi gave a presentation on her PFAA ice core work, while Joseph presented a poster on his PBDEs in size-resolved atmospheric particles.