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Upwind Downwind Conference 2018

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Sheraton Hotel – Downtown Hamilton, 2nd Floor

116 King Street West

Hamilton, ON L8P 4V3


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Clean Air Hamilton and the City of Hamilton are pleased to announce the tenth biennial Upwind Downwind Conference. The 2018 conference is focusing on the City of Hamilton’s airshed model, provincial air quality work, practical solutions and new partnerships to address air quality issues in Ontario.

Date: Monday, March 5th, 2018

Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Place: Sheraton Hotel

116 King St West

Downtown Hamilton

Registration includes breakfast, refreshments at breaks and lunch.

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8:00 AM – 8:30 AM - Hot Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM - Welcome Remarks

  • Dr. Bruce Newbold, Chair of Clean Air Hamilton, Director Geography and Earth Science, McMaster University
  • Mayor Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of Hamilton (invited)

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM - Hamilton’s Airshed Model

Link to more information

  • Anthony Ciccone, Ph.D., P.Eng., Principal, Golder Associates Limited
  • Janya Kelly, B.Sc (Hons), Ph.D., Air Quality Specialist, Golder Associates Limited

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM - Region of Peel's Airshed Model

  • Louise Aubin, Manager, Environmental Health, Public Health, Health Services Region of Peel

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM - Coffee & Exhibitor Break

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM - MOECC Cumulative Emissions Modeling

Link to EBR Posting

  • Local Air Quality Permits Section, Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch, Environmental Assessment and Permissions Division, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM - Environmental Burden of Cancer

Public Health Ontario, Dr. Ray Copes

  • Dr. Ray Copes, Chief, Environmental and Occupational Health, Associate Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Clinical Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM - Lunch & Exhibitor Break

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM - Children’s Exposure to Air Pollutants at Schools During Morning Drop-Off

Link to CTV News Article

  • Dr. Matthew Adams, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM - Sarnia – Lampton Environmental Association’s (SLEA) Air Quality Work

Link to SLEA Website

  • Mr. Dean Edwardson, General Manager, Sarnia – Lampton Environmental Association

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM - Coffee & Exhibitor Break

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM - Innovative Approaches to Regulation – Afternoon Keynote

Link to Dr. Webb’s Bio

  • Dr. K Webb, LL.B., LL.M., LL.D, Associate Professor, Department of Law and Business, Ted Rogers School of Management, Founding Director, Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility, Ryerson University Visiting Scholar, Massey College at University of Toronto

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM - Upwind Downwind Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Sally Radisic, PhD, Hamilton Public Health Services

  • Panelists include all previous presenters that will discuss topics regarding emerging trends and challenges in air quality and how to effectively address those challenges. Presenters will also be taking questions from the audience.

3:45 PM – 3:50 PM - Announcement of Winner for Student Competition

  • Student posters will be announced in January 2018

3:50 PM – 4:00 PM - Closing Remarks and Wrap-Up

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM - Exhibitor Booth Networking Event

Who Should attend:

  • Health Practitioners
  • Planners
  • Sustainability Professionals
  • Academics
  • Students; university, college, high school
  • Community groups
  • Non-Governmental Agencies


** Host Hotel: Rooms are available at The Sheraton Hotel and can be reserved by calling 1-800-514-7101 or by emailing Mention that you are attending the Upwind Downwind conference.

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Sheraton Hotel – Downtown Hamilton, 2nd Floor

116 King Street West

Hamilton, ON L8P 4V3


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