UWinnipeg Professor Named Editor of Prestigious International Journal

Dr. Charles S. Wong, UWinnipeg’s Canada Research Chair in Ecotoxicology, has been appointed as Associate Editor of the international journal Environmental Pollution.

“We are extremely excited to have Dr. Wong contribute to Environmental Pollution‘s commitment to publishing cutting-edge research on environmental contaminants”,  notes Dr. Eddy Y. Zeng of Jinan University, China, incoming Editor-in-Chief of the journal.

Dr. Wong’s research aims to understand the fate and effects of environmental contaminants in diverse settings, ranging from wastewater-impacted waters to the home environment.  He has over 75 peer-reviewed publications to date.  Since joining UWinnipeg in 2008, Dr. Wong has helped to raise nearly $10 million in external research funding.  In his initial three-year term as Associate Editor, he is expected to handle at least 200 manuscripts a year.

“Dr. Wong’s work exemplifies the deep commitment UWinnipeg faculty have to carrying out and supporting research with a global impact,” says Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg. “We are proud this prestigious journal will have a presence on our campus.”

Environmental Pollution, published by Elsevier, is an international journal focusing on research providing new insights into environmental processes and ecological effects of pollutants in air, water, and soil environments, as well as new techniques to study and measure such pollutants.  Its current ISI Impact Factor is 4.14, putting it in the top 10% of all journals in the environmental sciences.