Spring 2022 - REM 610 G100

Applied Environmental Toxicology and Environmental Management of Contaminants (5)

Class Number: 5715

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    AQ 4140, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A study of the environmental behavior and toxic effects of chemical substances in the environment and the application of methodologies for their assessment and management. Equivalent Courses: MRM610 MRM660

COURSE DETAILS:

This course examines the theory and practical application of environmental chemistry and toxicology for the purpose of assessing the environmental behaviour, toxicity, ecological and human health risks of chemical contaminants in the environment.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

To develop a thorough understanding of the theory and application of toxicological principles in the environmental management and law.

Grading

  • Two (2) assignments 40%
  • Student-conducted environmental risk assessment project presented in an oral presentation 45%
  • Class contribution 15%

NOTES:

All students are evaluated based on their own performance in the course.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

All materials and supplies are provided on Canvas.

REQUIRED READING:

The History of DDT

UN Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)

Preamble & Section 5: Controlling Toxic Substances

The federal Toxic Substances Management Policy

Multimedia Environmental Models (2nd ed.)

The Fugacity Approach, Second Edition

Bioconcentration and biomagnification in the Aquatic Environment

Principles of Toxicology: Chapter 1

Risk Assessment

Mackay et al. 2011. Chemical activity as an integrating concept in environmental assessment and management of contaminants. Integ Environ Assess Manag 7:248-255.

Gobas et al. 2018. A Chemical Activity Approach to Exposure and Risk Assessment of Chemicals. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 37(5):1235-1251.

RECOMMENDED READING:

To be announced.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.