Good fish don't do drugs: pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the North Saskatchewan River

March 22, 2011 - 12:30am to 3:30am

Come celebrate Canada Water Week and World Water Day with the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper (NSRK) and North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) at the Ledcor Theatre and Foyer on the Lower Level of the Art Gallery of Alberta.

We will be hosting an interactive discussion and presentation by Dr. Greg Goss (see bio below), an aquatic toxicology expert from the University of Alberta Dept of BioScience, on the North Saskatchewan River in the Capital Region. Dr. Goss will be focusing on the impacts and interventions related to pharmaceuticals in our wastewater and drinking water with his presentation titled:

Good fish don’t do drugs: pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the NSR

There will be displays and information from watershed organizations in the foyer and many opportunities for discussion and questions about the topic of urban impacts on our rivers and public consultation during the evening. The NSWA will provide workbooks for their public input process for the NSR Watershed IWMP. Information about environmentally friendly disposal of pharmaceuticals will be available as well.

  • 6:30 PM: Reception with coffee, tea and light snacks: booth displays in the Foyer
  • 7:15 PM: Presentation and discussion with Dr. Greg Goss
  • 8:15 PM: Open discussion between participants, organizations, and Dr. Greg Goss

RSVP to Glenn Isaac at [email protected]

Dr. Greg Goss Bio

Dr. Greg Goss is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. Dr. Goss was appointed Assistant Professor in July 1997, and earned ranks of Associate and Full Professor in July of 2002 and 2005, respectively. Prior to his faculty position, Dr. Goss held two post-doctoral appointments at Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario and Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He completed his B.Sc. (1986) and M.Sc. (1988) at McMaster University and obtained a Ph.D. in 1993 at the University of Ottawa. In 2008, Dr. Goss was awarded the Killam Annual Professorship at the University of Alberta and the McCalla Research Award in 2009. He is the past winner of the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, the Canadian Society of Zoologists Early Investigator Award and the American Physiological Society Young Investigator Award. He is a funded researcher by the Canadian Water Network, Environment Canada, NSERC and numerous Industry Partners.

Dr. Goss’ currently leads a large research group (~15 HQP) focused in the twin areas of physiology and environmental toxicology. His toxicology program focuses impacts of pollutant on fish, especially in regard to effluents from wastewater treatment plants and more recently, working with government and industry to assess potential aquatic toxicity of nanomaterials for environmental remediation. He is also President of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, serves on the Council for numerous national and international societies and is on the Editorial Board for 3 international journals.

Event Contact Name: Glenn Isaac
Event Contact Number: 780 554 3848
Event Contact Email: [email protected]


Ledcor Theatre and Foyer, Lower Level
Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchhill Square)
Edmonton , AB