Workshop on Ultrafine Particle Emissions from Transportation

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University of Toronto, St. George Campus - George Ignatieff Theatre

15 Devonshire Place

Toronto, ON M5S 2C8

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The workshop will showcase findings from researchers at the nexus of transportation and human health on the issue of ultrafine particles.

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While much of the recent conversation in Canada around transportation emissions has been focused on greenhouse gases (GHG), the potential impacts of air pollution emissions on human health have received comparatively little attention. GHG emissions have been steadily declining in most vehicle classes, however, there are concerns that the introduction of certain fuel-saving technologies, such as gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines and turbochargers, has inadvertently caused a major spike in emissions of ultrafine particles (UFPs), which can cause adverse health impacts.

Why should you attend: The workshop will showcase findings from top researchers in a variety of fields related to transportation and human health. Participants will be provided with opportunities to pose questions and discuss concerns related to UFPs. Further, as an expert in the sector you can contribute to the discussion around potential research needs and identifying effective UFP mitigation strategies. Workshop findings will be summarized in a primer on UFP emissions from transportation and disseminated broadly across Canada.

The workshop will be hosted on Wednesday, September 18 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM at the University of Toronto’s St. George campus.

Draft agenda:

  • 12:30 – 13:00 Registration
  • 13:00 – 13:15 Opening remarks from workshop hosts
    • University of Toronto: Marianne Hatzopoulou, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, and Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Air Quality
    • Pollution Probe: Steve McCauley, Senior Director, Policy
    • Global Automakers of Canada: Greg Overwater, Director, Technical and Regulatory Affairs
  • 13:15 – 13:35 Presentation 1: UFPs from transportation: Sources and trends
    • Presenter: James Wallace, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 13:35 – 13:55 Presentation 2: Human health impacts of UFPs
    • Presenter: Jeff Brook, University of Toronto and Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • 13:55 – 14:15 Presentation 3: UFP Measurement, characterization and monitoring
    • Presenters: Jonathan Wang and Greg Evans, Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAL), University of Toronto
  • 14:15 – 14:30 Break
  • 14:30 – 14:50 Presentation 4: UFP Mitigation - Technologies and strategies
    • Presenter: Rasto Brezny, PhD, Executive Director, Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association (MECA)
  • 14:50 – 15:10 Presentation 5: UFP Mitigation - International and domestic policy
    • Presenter: Derek May, Senior Project Manager, Pollution Probe
  • 15:10 – 15:55 Panel Discussion
    • Moderators: Marianne Hatzopoulou and Steve McCauley
  • 15:55 – 16:00 Closing Remarks and Next Steps

Pollution Probe is a national, not-for-profit, charitable organization that exists to improve the health and well-being of Canadians by advancing policy that achieves positive, tangible environmental change.

The Transportation and Air Quality Research Group (TRAQ) is a research group at the University of Toronto focusing on modelling traffic emissions and near-road air quality as well as near-road air pollution monitoring and characterization.

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University of Toronto, St. George Campus - George Ignatieff Theatre

15 Devonshire Place

Toronto, ON M5S 2C8

Canada

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