Speaker Name(s): Myrna Simpson, Ph.D. and André Simpson, Ph.D. Description: Canadians have been left with a legacy of contaminated land. Continued use of various chemicals in daily life has resulted in soil contamination in Canada and around the world. The development of nuclear magnetic resonance approaches has helped us to understand how chemicals bind to soil. We developed novel, cutting-edge studies to determine the nature of soil organic matter and how it interacts with problematic environmental chemicals. Understanding how chemicals bind will help us to improve cleanup methods for contaminated soils.