Scholars’ Hub Speakers Series examines the chemistry of air, Jan. 30

cora young
cora young

A partnership between the Markham Public Library and York University, the Scholars’ Hub Speakers Series brings some of York’s top academic minds to York Region to share their amazing research and provide an opportunity for the community to learn something new.

Cora Young

This month features “Every Breath you Take: The Chemistry of Air” on Jan. 30 with Cora Young, assistant professor and the Rogers Chair in Chemistry at York University.

Air is usually invisible, so it’s easy to assume it’s simple. Yet it’s composed of a wide diversity of tiny molecules – not merely oxygen – some of which could be harmful and travel great distances. How do we know what’s in our air? Young will tell us this and how it influences air quality, climate, and our health.

Young completed her training at the University of Toronto and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Her research focuses on methods to increase our understanding of issues in air quality, climate change, and pollutant transport.

The event runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Markham Village Library, 6031 Highway 7, Markham. To register, visit the EventBrite listing.