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Western Canadian Scientists to Gather at U of W

June 21, 2011 6:39 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

About 100 scientists from across Western Canada will gather at the University of Winnipeg this Friday for a conference on toxicology and climate change.

The 2nd annual Prairie Northern Chapter’s Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) conference will be held in part at the U of W’s new Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex. The complex will officially open on Monday, June 27.

Keynote speakers at the conference, themed Pole to Pothole: Ecotoxicology in a changing climate are Dr. Paul Hoekstra (Sygenta Crop Protection), Dr. Markus Hecker (University of Saskatchewan) and Dr. Feiyue Wang (University of Manitoba).

SETAC is a nonprofit, worldwide professional society comprised of individuals and institutions engaged in the study, analysis, and solution of environmental problems; the management and regulation of natural resources; environmental education and research and development.

Further details on the conference can be found at USask.ca.