Media Coverage

November 16, 2020

SOCAAR establishes collaboration with the Aerosol Science Research Centre in Taiwan

SOCAAR held an online symposium with the Aerosol Science Research Centre (ASRC) at the National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan that concluded with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two universities. This MoU will open the door to future collaborative research across many areas of shared interest including the impact atmospheric aerosol on climate change, indoor air quality, sources of pollutants and emission control, toxicity of anthropogenic aerosol, health risk assessment, as well as aerosol education outreach and strategies.

November 12, 2020

City partners with U of T, other local colleges and universities on COVID-19 research

Researchers at SOCAAR will be working with Ryerson University on a study of how COVID-19 has affected air pollution, with changes in transportation patterns, energy use and employment and industrial operations before, during and after the pandemic.

July 16, 2020

Personal exposures to traffic-related air pollution in three Canadian bus transit systems: the Urban Transportation Exposure Study

SOCAAR researcher Keith Van Ryswyk, publishes his findings on the assessment of the personal TRAP exposures of the bus transit systems of Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver.

April 22, 2020

The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Prof. Greg Evans speaks to CityNews on Earth Day about ways we can create wins for the economy, environment and climate – like investing in electric vehicles and working remotely from home.

April 9, 2020

Can lowering emissions improve the odds against COVID-19?

Prof. Greg Evans speaks about the links between air pollution, infectious disease outbreaks, and defending against resurgences.

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 restrictions cut downtown Toronto pollution levels by almost half

Prof. Greg Evans analyzes the effect of the shutdowns implemented to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Toronto on air pollution.

April 1, 2020

Greg Evans on CBC News about the relationship between air pollution and COVID-19

Prof. Greg Evans talks to CBC News about recent satellite images showing a reduction in air pollution levels in the GTA. He also provides insight on the relationship between exposure to air pollution and respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.

February 26, 2020

Highway TRAP: Whose job is it to tackle highway air pollution?

This analysis explores why Weston and North York have some of the highest rates of air pollution in Toronto. This part look at the biggest emitters of highway air pollution and options for curbing them, based on the recommendations of the Near Road Air Pollution Study.

February 13, 2020

Pollution affects some more than others, says Prof. Julian Marshall

“Just” Cities: Traffic-related air pollution and justice in the context of urban sustainability,” a Distinguished Lecture by Professor Dr. Julian Marshall of the University of Washington, drew a large audience to U of T’s George Ignatieff Theatre on February 5. An online audience of 250 attended via Twitter livestream @civmin.