The Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop

Formerly known as the Aquatic Toxicity Workshop (ATW), CEW is Canada’s predominant annual meeting in the field of ecological toxicology and related disciplines.  It provides the opportunity to share information on current and emerging topics of regional, national and international importance related to contaminants in ecosystems, both aquatic and terrestrial. Participants include students, academics, government scientists and regulators, environmental consultants and industry representatives. For more information about the CEW, see ABOUT.

Planning for Uncertainty

The 43rd annual CEW will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta on September 25-28, 2016. The theme of the 2016 CEW is “planning for uncertainty“. Information regarding registration and abstract submission dates and a call for session chairs will follow in the coming months. For more information about the 2016 conference, see 2016 ANNOUNCEMENT.


We invite scientists and professionals from academia, government and the private sector to propose short courses as part of the 43rd Annual CEW scheduled for September 25, 2016 in Edmonton.

Short courses are occasions for the attendees of the CEW to keep up with new developments in their field of practice or to develop new skills. Since the needs and interests of participants are varied, the training sessions can address a wide array of subjects such as; emerging scientific fields, professional skill development, policy, and practical training sessions. Short courses are to be held at the Shaw Conference Center on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Short courses for the 43rd CEW can be full day or half day courses.

Short course proposals should be forwarded to Joanne Little at by April 15, 2016 with “CEW Short Course” as the subject header.

Information on the 2015 CEW can be accessed via the following links:

CEW 2015 Schedule at a Glance

CEW 2015 Abstract Book

CEW 2015 Platform Presentations

CEW 2015 Poster Presentations

CEW student oral presentation awards:  “Three Minute Thesis”

Congratulations to the 10 recipients of the first-ever 2015 CEW Student Travel Grants!