Toxicology (990 Series) Seminar

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2013-2014 Seminar Schedule

Toxicology Program (990 Series)

Seminars will be held at 12:30 p.m., Mondays,
Rm. 2104, WCVM, E-mail abstracts to

or call 966-7441 (Fiona Price) for further information

22-Apr-13 - -
16-Sep-13 Dr. David Janz Toxicology Centre-VBMS Toxicology Graduate Program Student Orientation - Meeting in Room 12, Toxicology
23-Sep-13 Dr. John Giesy Toxicology Centre-VBMS Status and Trends of Contaminants in Bohai Bay and the Yellow Sea: An International Perspective
30-Sep-13 Dr. Diane Martz Research Ethics Office, University of Saskatchewan Animal Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research
7-Oct-13 Dr. Olga Kalantzi University of the Aegean Playing with Fire: Human Exposure to Brominated Flame Retardants
14-Oct-13 Thanksgiving No Seminar
21-Oct-13 Larisa Matwee Toxicology Centre Effect of Protein Energy Malnutrition on Spontaneous Motor Recovery After Focal Ischemia
28-Oct-13 Timothy Tse Toxicology Centre Reconstructing Long-Term Trends in Pigment Compositions in Sediment Cores Collected from Lake Diefenbaker, Saskatchewan, Canada
4-Nov-13 Mary Moody Saskatchewan Research Council Development of Standardized Single-Species Tests to Assess Contaminated Soil in the Boreal Forest
11-Nov-13 Remeberance Day No Seminar
18-Nov-13 SETAC North America No Seminar
25-Nov-13 Dr. Christy Morrissey Toxicology Centre/Dept. of Biology Panel Discussion: "Having a Life: Balancing Science with Family"
2-Dec-13 Professor Ernie Walker Archaeology U of S Hard Evidence: A Primer on the Recovery & Identification of Human Remains from Historical Case Files
9-Dec-13 Exams Start No Seminar
6-Jan-14 Hongda Yuan Toxicology Centre Exotic Chemical Contaminants in Swift Current Creek
13-Jan-14 Nicole House Toxicology Centre Helical Rosette Nanotubes in a Isolated Perfused Lung Model
20-Jan-14 Stephanie Schiffer Toxicology Centre Investigating the Acute and Chronic Effects of Vanadium to Aquatic Organisms Representative of the Athabasca Oil Sands Region
27-Jan-14 Michael Kautzman Toxicology Centre Effects of Naturally Contaminated Grain on Poultry Performance, Health and Immune Function
3-Feb-14 Dr. Jane Alcorn College of Pharmacy & Nutrition Implications of Developmental Maturation and Nutrient Transporter Interactions in the Nursing Mother-Neonate Dyad
10-Feb-14 Kristin Painter Toxicology Centre The Presence of In-Channel Beaver Impoundments in Rocky Mountain Streams: Implications for Downstream Food Webs
17-Feb-14 Family Day No Seminar
24-Feb-14 Steven Knaus Toxicology Centre How Do Vitamin D and Benzo[a]pyrene Affect Cardiovascular Health?
3-Mar-14 Dr. Bryan Brooks Baylor University Ten Years Later: Lessons & Opportunities from Fish on Prozac
10-Mar-14 Canceled - No seminar
17-Mar-14 Dr. Matt Vijayan University of Calgary Endocrine disruption of the stress axis function in fish
24-Mar-14 Charlene Burnett-Seidel Cameco Environmental Assessment and Monitoring at Cameco’s Northern Saskatchewan Uranium Operations
31-Mar-14 Carla Labarrere Toxicology Centre Assessing the Risk of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and other Dioxin-Like Compounds to Migratory Shorebirds
7-Apr-14 Melissa Driessnack Toxicology Centre Evaluating the Effects of Binary Metal Mixtures on Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas) Reproduction
14-Apr-14 Final Exams No Seminar

Key Note Speakers

Dr. Jian Yang Director, Key Laboratory of Ecological Environment, Nanjing Agriculture University, Wuxi City, Jiangsu, China  "Standardized Freshwater Mussel Watch for monitoring of aquatic environments: implications and possibilities"
Dr. Allen Burton Professor, School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan "Are Contaminated Sediments an Important Ecosystem Stressor?"
Dr. Anne Fairbrother Exponent, Bellevue Washington 50 Years after Silent Spring: Have Organophophate and Carbamate Pesticides Met the Challenge
Dr. Hans Peterson Safe Drinking Water Foundation The Demise of Chemistry and the Emergence of Biology in Drinking Water Treatment
Dr. Chris Wood Department of Biology, McMaster University Ammonia - the fish's friend or foe?
Dr. David Shindler Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta The Oil Sands: Economic Saviour or Enivornmental Disaster?