During the week of June 10-14, 2013 the NSERC CREATE Integrating Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics from Earth to Space (IACPES) Program at York University hosted a Training Week. Funding for this program is provided by NSERC. This 2nd annual Training Week is intended for all trainees supported by the NSERC CREATE IACPES Program, and also for undergraduates, graduates and PDF and professions who wish to attend. This week long training consist of an intensive 3-day summer school, a symposium/poster day and a day of hands-on training on IGOR PRO Scientific Software. For more information on each of these aspects click here.
37 participants from various affiliations registered for the summer school (19 YU; 6 UoT; 3 U Cal; 3 OME; 3 EC; 1 UG; 1 UBC; 1 UWO), 29 participants registered for the symposium/poster day (12 presented talks; 7 posters), and 24 registered for the hands-on training which was the maximum allowed in the lab. 8 Professors from various universities and 4 professionals from Environment Canada (EC) lectured at the summer school as well as there were representatives from EC, OME and City of Toronto who participated at an atmospheric policy panel discussion session. On the 1st day of summer school 5 OME personnel gave the students an impressive tour/hands-on session of their operational Mobile Air Monitoring Units (van and truck)