Brown Bag Lunch: Speaker Series

MEET DEVON YACURA, A MASTERS STUDENT RESEARCHING WHERE OUR PHARMACEUTICAL AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS END UP AND WHAT IMPACT THEY HAVE ON BIRDS.

Devon has conducted the first-ever assessment of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) at a wastewater treatment plant in northern Canada. His study sampled water, sludge, aquatic invertebrates and algae, to evaluate the occurrence, removal efficiency, seasonal variation and bioaccumulation of PPCPs. Currently, no guidelines exist for PPCP concentrations in effluent discharge into the environment or sludge disposal.

This data is a critical first step in establishing a baseline data set used for future research and monitoring. Continuous monitoring and research will position the Yukon as a leader in the emerging field of pharma-ecology.

Join Devon as he shares his research and takes us on a journey from our bathrooms to the Whitehorse sewage lagoon.

THURS APRIL 7
12-1
A2206
BRING YOUR LUNCH!

The Yukon College Brown Bag Lunch Series is an opportunity for instructors, researchers, and students of Yukon College to share knowledge with the public in an informal setting.

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