UOIT Experts Are Tackling a Variety of Ecotoxicology Issues With Help From SOWC

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is small but mighty when it comes to its researchers studying a variety of areas within ecotoxicology. “We are smaller than most universities but we have boutique expertise in water research,” says Alison Burgess, Partnerships Officer in the Office of Research Services. “While we don’t have a [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:31+00:00March 1st, 2016|Features|

Ryerson’s Researchers Are Solving Urban Water Challenges

Ryerson University’s solution-focused approach to water issues fits well with the Southern Ontario Water Consortium’s (SOWC) mandate to move innovations in water technology forward. “Finding solutions and getting them out there as opposed to being purely academic is what sets us apart,” says Imogen Coe, Dean of the Faculty of Science. “We have developed strong [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:31+00:00December 11th, 2015|Features|

SOWC and Laurier’s partnership propels environmental research

Wilfrid Laurier University’s (Laurier) leading expertise in ecotoxicology and water issues in cold regions combined with SOWC’s cutting-edge equipment is spurring research projects that are vital to the protection of our environment. Laurier is home to some of the top researchers studying the impact of contaminants on aquatic life. The university is also the only [...]

2015-09-03T19:16:56+00:00September 3rd, 2015|Features|

SOWC Facilities Draw Attention From U.S. Delegation

SOWC's cutting-edge research, development, testing and demonstration facilities are attracting attention from those interested in water technology south of the border. Delegates of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Centre (MassCEC), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the New England Water Innovation Network, recently [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:32+00:00January 26th, 2015|Features|

SOWC Analytical & Ecotoxicology Event

On April 16th SOWC and Wilfrid Laurier University hosted the Analytical & Ecotoxicology Event and Networking Session at Wilfrid Laurier University's Paul Martin Centre. The event was attended by over 40 people from industry and the academic sector, including representation from 7 universities. Moderated by Brenda Lucas, SOWC Operations Manager, the event brought together some [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:36+00:00April 16th, 2013|Events|

SOWC Researcher Profile – Dr. Deborah MacLatchy

Dr. Deborah MacLatchy is the Vice-President: Academic & Provost and a Professor of Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo. An ecotoxicologist and comparative endocrinologist, Dr. MacLatchy's research focuses on the study of the effects of toxic chemicals on fish reproduction, development and growth. Ecotoxicological research plays an important role in protecting human health through [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:36+00:00December 13th, 2012|Features|

Ecotoxicology: From Card Tables to Mobile Labs

Ecotoxicology is critical to understanding the effects of contaminants in our water, and fish are a key indicator in identifying which chemicals are present. The SOWC is home to world leading ecotoxicological researchers. As part of the SOWC, Dr. Deborah MacLatchy is leading the development of Wilfrid Laurier University's Centre for Cold Regions and Water [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:36+00:00December 13th, 2012|Features|