About KJJ

Karl J. Jobst is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. He obtained his Ph.D. in gas-phase ion chemistry from McMaster University under the supervision of Professor Johan K. Terlouw. His interests in the chemistry of interstellar clouds soon evolved into more earth-oriented research as a Visiting Fellow at Environment Canada, a Scientist with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, as well as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry of his alma mater and in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough. His current research focuses on the identification of emerging contaminants and understanding their environmental and human health impacts using novel mass spectrometry and computational methods. Dr. Jobst has (co)authored over 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and serves on the editorial board of Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health.

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Welcome to the Rock

St. John's is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador. The island of Newfoundland is affectionately known as 'the rock'. It is the most easterly city in North America, and the oldest city in Canada with European settlements appearing as early as the 1500s on lands inhabited by the Beothuk. Today, the metropolitan area is home to over 200,000. Its 'central' location (see photo) made it a hub of aviation during the early part of the 20th century. The Atlantic Ocean continues to be one the most important drivers of economic activity in the city, as well as over 70% of scientific research led by Memorial University. St. John's is a cultural hub that is a major tourist destination known for its brightly coloured heritage buildings, housing numerous shops and restaurants.

St. John's, Newfoundland

St. John's Harbour

St. John's Harbour

St. John's

St. John's

"Jellybean Row"

"Jellybean Row"

The East Coast Trail

The East Coast Trail

Cape Spear

Cape Spear

Cabot Tower

Cabot Tower