Toxicology Centre News & Events Archive
Sep 08, 2016
The 7th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the SETAC North America Prairie Northern Chapter (PNC) was hosted from 16–17 June by the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. The conference was themed “Wastewaters! Many Pipes, Many Solutions.”
Sep 07, 2016
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has been awarded $77.8 million from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) to lead the “Global Water Futures: Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change” initiative—the largest university-led water research program ever funded worldwide.
By University Communications
Jun 07, 2016
Environmental and social risk assessment to support informed collaborative decision making for vegetation management of northern Rights-of-Way
Apr 19, 2016
The beautiful weather outside means we're drawing near the end of our 2015/2016 Tox on Tap season. We want to extend a huge thank you to all of our speakers, moderators, and sponsors over the past year, and of course a huge thanks to our awesome audience!
Mar 21, 2016
Congratulations to the following Toxicology Graduate Students:
(1st) Fred Leal (Dr. Weber, Supervisor)
“Cardiac and metabolic effects of benzo-a-pyrene in juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)”
(2nd) Sara Hanson Drs. Hecker/Wiseman, Co-Supervisors)
"Assessing potential endocrine disrupting effects of municipal effluents on fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) populations in Southern Saskatchewan"
Mar 21, 2016
Saturday March 26th, 2016
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
WCVM Room 2104
All are welcome to attend
Mar 16, 2016
Dr. Vince Palace, Senior Research Scientist, International Institute for Sustainable Development-Experimental Lakes Area
Mar 16, 2016
1st Place, Melanie Gallant (Dr.Hogan, Supervisor)
"A Growing Silence In The Night: Examining the role of environmental contaminants in global frog population declines"
Mar 08, 2016
Toxicology Graduate Program
Dr. Hecker and Dr. Jardine, Co-Supervisors
Monday, March 14, 2016
WCVM, Room 2104
Feb 24, 2016
Erin Maloney (Dr. Liber, Supervisor)
Monday, February 29, 2016
WCVM, Room 2115
“Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Characterizing Cumulative Toxicity of Binary Mixtures under Acute Exposure Scenarios”
Feb 16, 2016
Kevin White (Dr. Liber, Supervisor)
Monday, February 22nd, 2016
WCVM, Room 2104
“Characterizing the Aquatic Toxicity of Surface Water from Syncrude’s Base Mine Lake”
Nov 09, 2015
October 4 - 7, Saskatoon hosted the annual Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop. Toxicology Graduate Students received recognition for their poster and platform presentations.
Oct 23, 2015
Tracy MacDonald to graduate with a Student of Interest award.
Sep 10, 2015
Aug 21, 2015
Student members of SETAC residing in Africa are faced with unique challenges: inadequate funding, volatile economies, and unreliable infrastructure. SETAC is a nonprofit, scientific society with a goal to bring researchers across continents, sectors, and disciplines to solve urgent environmental problems.
Aug 19, 2015
Our first ever Toxicology Centre Photo contest showcased some amazing field photos from our students.
Aug 05, 2015
Superb Science Program Planned:
Nearly 200 presentations; 152 platform presentations in four concurrent sessions and 42 poster presentations!
Special Plenary Panel with four of Canada's foremost ecotoxicologists debating where they think future challenges and opportunities lie
And a Banquet you don't want to miss!!
May 13, 2015
In the field this summer? Share your experiences and enter the Toxicology 2015 Photo Contest
Apr 21, 2015
Congratulations to Professor John Giesy awarded the distinguished title of University of Saskatchewan Science Ambassador to China.
Apr 09, 2015
Dr. Ron Brecher Senior Scientist - “Introduction to Human Health Risk Assessment” 11:45 AM, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Room 12, Toxicology Centre
Apr 02, 2015
University of Saskatchewan soil researcher Steven Siciliano has been awarded a $2 million Industrial Research Chair (IRC) to further develop sustainable ways of cleaning up underground sites contaminated with diesel or gasoline, of which there are more than 30,000 in Canada.
Mar 19, 2015
Please join us at The Woods Ale House, downtown Saskatoon, for a discussion concerning "Hunting, Lead, Wildlife, and Human Health: A storied past and uncertain future." lead by Jean-Michel DeVink on Tuesday March 31st from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.
Mar 17, 2015
Saskatchewan avian eco-toxicologist Christy Morrissey discovers lethal neonicotinoids in the spring wetland water supply, ahead of its annual application by local farmers.
Feb 18, 2015
We are pleased to invite you to the next Tox on Tap event Monday February 23 at the Woods Alehouse from 6:30 - 8:30 pm featuring Dr. Derek Muir talking about "Turning up the Heat: How can toxicologists contribute to research on impacts of climate change?".
Feb 17, 2015
Interested in registering for a Treatment Wetlands Short Course. Read on...
Feb 17, 2015
Dr. Derek Muir, Senior Research Scientist, Aquatic Contaminants Research Division Environment Canada, Burlington, ON.
“ Trends of New and Legacy Contaminants in a Changing Arctic”
Feb 12, 2015
The 12th annual undergraduate Toxicology Symposium will be hosted Saturday March 7th from 9 am - 2 pm in WCVM 2104. All are welcome to attend! More details will be sent out closer to the day.
Dec 08, 2014
Dr. Michael R. van den Heuvel Canada Research Chair in Watershed Ecological Integrity University of Prince Edward Island “Linking Land Use and Nearshore Aquatic Integrity in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence - Impacts of Nutrients, Sediments and Contaminants”
Dec 04, 2014
Dr. Karsten Liber, Director of the Toxicology Centre and Distinguished Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS), was announced as the incoming Vice-President of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America at the Society’s annual meeting held in Vancouver November 9 to 14, 2014.
Dec 03, 2014
Saunders has been awarded a prestigious $150,000 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council to study the chemical structure of these new compounds and their potential toxicity. He hopes his work will one day help inform development of regulations for BFRs.
Nov 20, 2014
Two master’s level graduate students in the UofS Toxicology Graduate Program received first place awards for their poster and platform presentations.
Nov 12, 2014
We are excited to announce this month's speaker, Dr. Ken Coates. Dr. Coates is the Canadian Research Chair in Regional Innovation and he will be giving a talk on aboriginal peoples, natural resources, and the future of Canada. Doors open at The Woods Alehouse at 6:30pm. Dr. Coates will be speaking at 7pm with Q and A to follow between 7:30 and 8:30pm.
Oct 10, 2014
Dr. Gerald (Gary) Ankley Toxicologist, USEPA
Mid-Continent Ecology Division in Duluth, Minnesota
“Adverse Outcome Pathways: Enhancing the Role of Predictive Toxicology in Chemical Risk Assessment”
Sep 04, 2014
Tox on Tap series has begun again for the 2014-2015 year. Dr. Dennis Lemly, a Research Fish Biologist with the U.S. Forest Service and a Research Associate Professor of Biology at Wake Forest University. The event will be hosted at the enclosed side portion of Hudson's Tap House downtown Saskatoon. Doors open at 6:30pm, the talk will begin at 7pm and discussion will follow from 7:30-8:30pm. The title of the talk is "Where can I buy some clean coal?".
Please visit our website for more details about Tox on Tap and other events, and please distribute the attached flyer to your friends and colleagues!
We hope to see you there
Sarah, Carla, Derek
Jun 03, 2014
Please join us for a panel discussion for our Tox on Tap "Perspectives on Pesticides: Challenges and achievements of pesticide use in the prairies" event with guests from academia (Dr. Christy Morrissey, U of S), government (Dr. Connie Moase, PMRA), and industry (Dr. Paul Hoekstra, Syngenta).
May 15, 2014
Toxicology Centre Director, Karsten Liber, awarded the title of Distinguished Professor.
Apr 21, 2014
“Mercury: the most deadly metal? The cost of our everyday exposure to the most lethal of metals”
Mar 31, 2014
Congratulations to Jonathon Doering and Sarah Crawford for placing first and second (Environmental Theme) at this years Health and Life Science Research Day, March 14, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
It is with great sadness that I bring you the news that Dr. Chaturbhuj S. Sisodia passed away on Saturday, March 22nd in the Palliative Care Unit of St. Paul's hospital. For those of you who did not have the pleasure of knowing him, the following is a brief description of who he was and some of the legacy he leaves behind.
Dr. Sisodia was a founding member of the Toxicology Group at the University of Saskatchewan. Twenty-five years ago, he was instrumental in the establishment of the interdisciplinary Toxicology Graduate Program. For many years, Dr. Sisodia provided instruction to the graduate students in several core courses. At the inception of the program, he served as the Academic Coordinator for many years.
It was evident to all students and faculty members associated with the program that Dr. Sisodia had a great passion for students and for teaching. Without his dedication and commitment, it is doubtful whether the program would be in existence today. The concept of a world class undergraduate program in toxicology was also his dream—one that became reality.
The impact Dr. Sisodia made in the lives of the students he taught, the faculty he collaborated with, the staff he worked alongside of, and the family he shared his life with, is comparable to no other.
Mar 20, 2014
A new entry-level course called Poisons and Pollutants aims to raise awareness and enrollment in the U of S toxicology program.
Mar 09, 2014
Congratulations to Sarah Crawford, PhD student in Toxicology, for receiving the Excellence in Community Service Award. This award honors a graduate student that has made significant impacts and positively contributes to the local community of Saskatoon.
Feb 23, 2014
Congratulations to Tanja Wildemann (CREATE HERA Student) on winning a $1500 travel award sponsored by the Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section (RSESS) of the Society of Toxicology.
Feb 10, 2014
Please join us for our next Tox On Tap event next Tuesday February 18, 2014 at Winston’s English Pub and Grill (in the basement) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm to join the discussion on “Uranium mining: Should we be worried about radiation?” lead by Malcolm McKee from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission in Ottawa, ON.
Dec 09, 2013
Over that past six months, a U of S task force has spent countless hours evaluating and ranking all U of S academic programs.
A report released December 9, 2013, identified the Toxicology Undergraduate Program as one of the institutions strongest programs, ranking it among only 16 top tier programs out of a total of 479 evaluated.
Ranked as a top tier program, Toxicology is a strong candidate for enhanced resourcing and future growth.
Nov 22, 2013
Pensacola, Fla.—The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is pleased to present
the SETAC Global Partners Capacity-Building Award to John Giesy, Professor and Canada
Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology and Ambassador to China at the University of
Saskatchewan. The award will be presented at the SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting,
17-22 November at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Oct 31, 2013
The Toxicology Centre and GIWS at the University of Saskatchewan invite you to a special guest lecture by Dr. Burton, titled
Are Contaminated Sediments an Important Ecosystem Stressor?
Sep 30, 2013
Lalita Bharadwaj is hoping that a successful educational program last year involving U of S grad students and Grade 8 students in four public schools in Saskatoon will garner even more interest this year, and offer even more opportunities for young people to delve into the world of science.
Sep 06, 2013
University of Saskatchewan toxicologist John Giesy has been awarded one of Canada’s top honours for contributions to environmental science.
Jul 07, 2013
University of Saskatchewan and SIAST researchers, in partnership with Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), have been awarded a federal NSERC grant of $750,000 over three years to advance eco-friendly remediation techniques and technology, making it easier to clean up contaminated soil at former gas station sites.
May 29, 2013
Dr. Shane Journeay balances a full life as a medical resident and nanotoxicology researcher.
May 11, 2013
The College of Graduate Studies and Research is pleased to announce the results of the 2013 Governor General's Gold Medal Awards, the Graduate Thesis Awards, the Harry Toop Memorial Prize and the WAGS/UMI Innovation in Technology Award.
Apr 29, 2013
The ACA Grants in Biodiversity program is pleased to announce that Toxicology Centre student, Kristin Bielefeld (supervisor T. Jardine) is amongst this year's grant winners.
Apr 08, 2013
“How the Feed Industry
Deals (or Does Not Deal)
Mar 28, 2013
Part-time research technician position available
Mar 04, 2013
Tracy MacDonald will be awarded the Graduate Students’ Association Award for Excellence in Community Service at the Student Awards Gala on March 8. Please join in congratulating Tracy upon this richly-deserved award.
Feb 19, 2013
Nature’s Barometer of Environmental
Feb 11, 2013
Deep in the recesses of the Thorvaldson Building, chemists are developing materials that could soon be used to improve water quality worldwide.
Dec 13, 2012
“50 Years after Silent Spring: Have
Organophosphate and Carbamate Pesticides
Met the Challenge? ”
Nov 27, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
Nov 06, 2012
SETAC Issues Student Awards
Nov 02, 2012
One or two full-time Research Technician positions are available
Oct 26, 2012
What you can do with your graduate
degree other than academics and still
do interesting work?
Sep 28, 2012
Cardiovascular effects of
lead, mercury species and
their mixtures in rats
Sep 18, 2012
Regional Spotlight: Prairie Northern Chapter, New Challenges, New Logo!
Jun 29, 2012
Congratulations to Dana Moore, winner of the PNC SETAC Logo Contest. Dana Moore is currently studying at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Ontario. Dana is enrolled in the CREATE HERA course.
Jun 15, 2012
3rd Annual Prairie Northern Chapter of SETAC Meeting - Overview
Apr 26, 2012
Congratulations to Rachel Peters for winning Top 10 abstract in the Risk Assessment Specialty Section at SOT.
Sep 27, 2011
Veterinary Pharmaceuticals: Emerging
Transport Routes from Concentrated
Animal Feeding Operations
Jul 11, 2011
The course objective is to provide the basic knowledge to conduct, evaluate, and interpret exposure and risk assessments of chemicals present in the natural and built environments.
Jun 29, 2011
Congratulations on a very successful conference.
May 12, 2011
A new Global Institute for Water Security was officially launched at the University of Saskatchewan today, with a vision to be a driving force for research into global issues that have local implications. These include drought and flooding on the Prairies and nutrient loading from urban and agricultural runoff in Lake Diefenbaker.
Mar 10, 2011
The Prairie Northern Chapter of SETAC invites you to attend its 2nd Annual General Meeting and Conference at the University of Winnipeg. Chapter membership is not necessary. The registration fee covers admission to all platform and poster sessions, group lunch and refreshments. A post-conference Awards and Dinner Social is available for a small extra fee. The final program and all registration materials and receipts will be distributed at the meeting. Members’ fees apply for those purchasing a membership with registration.
Jan 09, 2011
Five New Faculty Positions in Water-related Sciences
School of Environment and Sustainability and
Global Institute for Water Security
Jan 07, 2011
The University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Toxicology at the rank of assistant professor, effective on or after July 1, 2011
Apr 16, 2009
University of Saskatchewan toxicologist John Giesy has been named an Einstein Professor by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), a distinction reserved for research leaders with the potential to win Nobel and other international science awards.