One Water Researchers run a number of water-related research labs, institutes, centers, and projects.
The innovative Water Technology and Energy Research (iWaTER) Laboratory was established by Professors Magdalena Krol and Ahmed ElDyasti. In total it includes six faculty, over two dozen students, and research associates, all collaborating on different projects related to various water disciplines, such as groundwater, waste water, drinking water and urban water.
Broadly, we are interested in predicting the effects of environmental stressors, such as climate change, invasive species, and habitat alteration, on lakes. There are opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in my laboratory
Inzymes is a research group in Lassonde School of Engineering at Civil Engineering Department which focuses on development of new strategies on water and wastewater contaminants, emanating from various sources including pharmaceuticals (ciprofloxacin, tetracycline, among others), secondary metabolites from microorganisms (cyanotoxins), oil and mining extracts (conventional and unconventional oils), and petroleum by-products (p-xylene) are increasingly being detected at low levels in different environmental matrices, including surface water, groundwater, soils, and wastewaters.
Our research program focuses on microsystem engineering areas related to the protection of human health and preservation of the environment, as highlighted by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 3, 6, 13, 14, and 15. The long-term goal of our research program is to introduce advanced microsystems knowledge and technologies to facilitate the investigation, treatment, and prevention of human diseases, by utilizing the bioengineering and microfluidics science and technology concepts at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and whole-organism levels. Achieving this goal has involved conducting fundamental research on multi-phase fluid mechanics at the micro-scale and subsequent application of the obtained knowledge to devise microsystems for manipulation and detection of various physical, chemical, and biological contaminants and disease biomarkers in a wide range of carrier fluids (see figure above).
The Canadian landscape has an abundance of lakes under pressure from multiple stressors. A long-term perspective is needed to understand implications for lake ecosystem functioning, but direct observational monitoring records are rarely available for this purpose. We use lake sediment cores (the field of paleolimnology) to indirectly infer past environmental conditions and trajectories of lake ecosystem change, with a geographical focus in southern Ontario and the Northwest Territories.
The Indigenous Peoples and Environmental (In)Justice team consists of researchers and collaborators. Since 2016, we have had many people work on different IEJ projects. Our researchers include faculty researchers, students, postdoctoral fellows, and community members. Our collaborators have also played a vital role in generating and sharing knowledge on Environmental Justice.
The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research uses critical problem-solving approaches to pursue effectiveness, equity, and excellence in global health. We are global health leaders, researchers, practitioners, and students working at the interface between research, policy, and practice to address 21st-century global health challenges.