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The Ottawa Centre is comprised of about 90 CMOS members. The Centre holds monthly meetings downtown from September through May.  Our meetings are open to members and the public.  Meetings start with lunch followed by a presentation by an invited speaker and discussion. Occasionally our meetings are joint with partner groups or societies. 

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About every ten years, the Ottawa Centre hosts the annual CMOS Congress.

Outreach activities aimed at high school, university and post graduate students are a priority for the Ottawa Centre. We judge and provide prizes at regional science fairs in Ottawa and Gatineau.


Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Tuesday 12 December 2017

SPEAKER : Jonathan Moore, senior underwater archaeologist with Parks Canada and team member of group which searched for the Erebus and Terror

Note:  Parks Canada is sending an alternate speaker to Ryan Harris.  Jonathan will present the same material as described in the abstract.

TITLE:  The Underwater Archaeology of H. M. Ships Erebus and Terror -lost vessels of the ill-fated Sir John Franklin Expedition of 1845.

ABSTRACT: This lecture will include the search, eventual discovery, and ongoing documentation of these two remarkable shipwreck sites. Detailed investigation continues to shed light on the final days of the doomed expedition, while revealing subtle aspects of shipboard life among the imperilled crew, and the detailed manner in which the two discovery ships were outfitted for Arctic Service.

PLACE Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

COST $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME 12:00 noon, Tuesday 12 December 2017

MENU:   Traditional Christmas turkey lunch with trimmings

PARKING:   On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance no later than Friday 8 December by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to be added to our list, or if you have problems with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com
Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Hoy Chow 819-938-4429; email:   hoy.chow@canada.ca
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  Wednesday 24 January 2018, details to be announced


The Canadian Association for the Club of Rome (CACOR) (collaborator with CMOS Ottawa)

View Ottawa CACOR Web Site


Ottawa Science Exchange and Partner Meeting Notices (notices closest to the current date are on top)

Laurentian SETAC
Ottawa Pub Night

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Greetings Laurentian SETAC,

Join us for an engaging talk, good eats and fine brew at the next Ottawa Pub Night. Alexandra Long will discuss her research on potency equivalency factors for carcinogenic PAHs.

Socializing, food and drink orders begin at 5:00 pm, the talk begins at 6:00 pm. Get there early for discounted appetizers (available until 6:00 pm).

Title: The in vivo genetic toxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and PAH mixtures

Speaker: Dr. Alexandra Long, Health Canada

When: Wednesday November 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Clock Tower Brew Pub, 575 Bank Street, Ottawa

Cost: $1 members, $3 non-members

Please see abstract and speaker bio for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!

L-SETAC Ottawa Pub Night Committee

Download Event Poster Here



Ottawa Centre Archives - Please follow this link for past meeting notices, slides from recent lunch presentations, executive members, previous speakers by topic and year, minutes of executive meetings and much more.

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