Group members presented at the annual symposium hosted by the NSERC CREATE Training Program for Integrating Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics from Earth to Space (IACPES) in Toronto this week. Cora was the Plenary Speaker, and presentations on CJY Group research were given by Heidi and Joseph. We also took the opportunity to have a group […]
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!
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.
Rob successfully defended his thesis this week. Congratulations Dr. Di Lorenzo!
Earlier this week, Cora travelled to MIT in Boston. She presented the group’s work on long-range transport of contaminants, focusing on John and Heidi’s collaborative work with Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Last week was a busy one for the group! Joseph and Kathryn travelled to Mount St Vincent University for this year’s Science Atlantic ChemCon meeting. A couple days later, most of the rest of the group (including Kat!) joined them in Halifax for the 99th Canadian Society of Chemistry meeting. After a week of excellent […]
John has been awarded a prestigious NSERC postgraduate scholarship. Congratulations John!
Joseph travelled to Toronto last week to participate in the Brominated Flame Retardants 2016 meeting held at the University of Toronto. Joseph presented his analytical method development for new BFR-related compounds, as well as his detection of these compounds in the environment.
John’s paper developing a continuous gas-phase source of perfluoroalkyl acids has been published in Analyst. This work will allow rigorous testing of atmospheric sampling methods for these compounds, which have been demonstrated to be subject to sampling artifacts. We were invited to submit to a special issue featuring emerging investigators.