Toxicology and Societies Speaker Series
Toxicology and Societies: The Impacts of Chemicals in Our Lives
Brought to you in partnership with WWU's Institute of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (IETC) and the WWU Alumni Association.
Western’s Institute of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (IETC) and the WWU Alumni Association is sponsoring this speaker series to help people better appreciate and understand how toxicology is important to them, their families, their friends, and their communities. In short, how does Toxicology affect Society? Toxicology is also called ‘the science of poisons’, as it deals with any chemicals that affect health in a negative way. Over the course of the next several months, we will be hosting a series of presentations that explore the many facets of this issue. Learn more about this series.
Visit the archived Fall 2020- Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 presentations (with information about the speakers and links to the recorded presentations). You can also view the presentations compiled in one place.
Spring 2023 Schedule
Intersection Between Building Materials, Toxics, and Climate Change.
Speaker: Teresa McGrath (Healthy Building Network)
Date: May 4, 2023. 11-12 pm (PT)
Learn more about Teresa. A recording of the presentation is available.
Silent Winter: Our Chemical World & Chronic Illness.
Speaker: Joanna Malaczynski (Human Sustainability Author & Design Thinker)
Date: June 1, 2023. 11-12 pm (PT)
Learn more about Joanna and register here for this event.
Winter 2023 Schedule
Legacy Exposure to Environmental Metals/Metalloids on Navajo Nation: Overview of Navajo Birth Cohort Study and Thinking Zinc Clinical Trial.
Speaker: Debra MacKenzie (University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy)
Date: January 5, 2023. 11-12 pm (PT)
Learn more about Debra and her talk. A recording of the talk is available.
West Eugene, OR Air Quality Exposure Study
Speaker: Diana Rohlman (Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology)
Date: February 2, 2023. 11-12 pm (PT)
Learn more about Diana and her talk. A recording of the talk is available.
Environmental Contaminants in Cannabis: Hidden Health Hazards to Recreational Users and Medical Patients
Speaker: Maxwell Leung (Arizona State University)
Date: March 2, 2023. 11-12 pm (PT)
Learn more about Maxwell and his talk. Registration is available here.
Fall 2022 Schedule
A River for All: Community Advocacy for Environmental Health
Speaker: BJ Cummings (University of Washington, Community Engagement Manager for the Exposures, Diseases, Genomics, and Environment Center)
Date: November 3, 2022. 11-12 pm (PT)
Learn more about BJ and her talk. Watch the recording of BJ's presentation.
Reframing the Clean Water Imperative for Pacific Salmon Recovery
Speaker: Nat Scholz (NOAA Fisheries)
Date: December 1, 2022. 11-12 pm (PT)
Learn more about Nat and his talk. Watch the recording of Nat's presentation and view some Q&A from his talk.
These events are free, but registration is required.
For more presentations about Environmental issues, visit the Environmental Speaker Series page.