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2018 Upwind Downwind Conference

“Hands on Hamilton: Our Air Quality”

To Register for the 2018 Upwind Downwind Conference on Monday, March 5, 2018, click here

2018 Upwind Downwind Agenda

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Time Presentations


Hot Breakfast

Welcome Remarks

·Dr. Bruce Newbold, Chair of Clean Air Hamilton, Director Geography and Earth Science, McMaster University

·Mayor Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of Hamilton (invited)


Hamilton’s Airshed Model – Morning Keynote

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


Region of Peel’s Airshed Model

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


10:15AM–10:30AM Coffee & Exhibitor Break

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


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


Lunch & Exhibitor Break


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


Sarnia – Lambton Environmental Association’s (SLEA) Air Quality Work

Link to SLEA Website

·Mr. Dean Edwardson, General Manager, Sarnia – Lambton Environmental Association

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

Innovative Approaches to Regulation – Afternoon Keynote

Link to Dr. Webb’s Biography

·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



Upwind Downwind Panel Discussion

·Moderator: Sally Radisic, PhD, Health Hazards Specialist, Hamilton Public Health Services, Assistant Professor (Part-Time), Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI), McMaster University

·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.


Announcement of Winner for Student Competition

·Student posters will be announced in February 2018 and on a continual basis as they are received


Closing Remarks and Wrap-Up


Exhibitor Booth Networking Event


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Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/upwind-downwind-conference-2018-tickets-37727208095

$500.00 Student Competition

Clean Air Hamilton is calling ALL students interested in air quality to submit a poster presentation to answer the following question:

What interventions and/or strategies could be applied to address/improve air quality issues or concerns in an urban built environment“.

The winning student(s) will receive a $500.00 cash scholarship. Students submitting presentations will receive FREE ADMISSION to the conference and opportunity to network with leading professionals in the environmental sector including engineering, public health, planning, academia, industry and not-for-profit. Students do not have to be studying air quality to submit posters. Interested students should email cleanair@hamilton.ca ASAP!

Location: Sheraton Hotel, 116 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4V3

How to travel to the conference

HSR (Bus)

Via Rail

Go Transit

SoBi Bicycle Share

Map of SoBi Bicycle Hubs


Image Above contains public sector Data made available under the City of Hamilton’s Open Data Licence