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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.  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 - Wednesday 20 September 2017

SPEAKER:  Ian Black, CBC weather broadcaster

TITLE:  Weather Information In the New Digital Age

:  Conventional media (television and radio) still plays a huge part in the way weather information is distributed to the public, but digital platforms (mobile phones, Twitter, Facebook, internet sites, etc.) are ever rising in popularity.  How the industry has changed in the last 20 years and where it is possibly heading will be discussed.

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

MENU:  tba

PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance 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:  Tuesday 24 October 2017, speaker Geoff Strong, on Global Warming Impacts - Present and Future Scenarios


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

CACOR cordially invites you to a Luncheon

Title: Microgrids - sustainability, reliability, independence, investment

Date: Wednesday September 20th 2017

Speaker: Art Hunter

Time: 12-2pm

Place: Army Officers' Mess, 149 Somerset Street West, Ottawa

Cost:  $25 general admission; $20 for members, their spouses and student guests.
The downstairs ante-room and dining area will be open at 11:30 for those who
wish to meet and greet friends and colleagues prior to lunch.

Please confirm attendance by replying to this e-mail address on or before Monday
September 18th. Please remember that CACOR is responsible for payment of guests
who have registered. If you register and need to change your commitment, please
inform us as well before Monday September 18th. Thank you for your assistance in
this matter. We unfortunately will follow up with an invoice for those who were
not able to honour their commitment.

In order to accommodate all members, associates and guests please indicate your
presence to this event as soon as possible. Please indicate as well your dietary
needs. The Mess can prepare alternative for either vegetarian or vegan meals.

About the presentation:

Microgrids could become a $40 billion-a-year global business by 2020, siphoning
about 6 GW of business away from utilities.  By 2020 microgrids could provide
between $64 billion and $171 billion in electricity cost savings to commercial
companies in 20 countries.

A microgrid is found “behind the meter” with any commercial, institutional
or homeowner customer.   The fundamentals of a microgrid include removal of all
links with fossil fuel infrastructure and cost savings through energy
efficiency.  Major subsystems include:

·         Electrical energy generation

·         Electrical and thermal energy storage

·         Building internal climate control

·         Demand side management

This presentation will address what one Ottawa home microgrid looks like today
and where it will be in the coming months.

About the speaker:

CACOR member Art Hunter, B. Eng RMC, PhD Imperial College, NDC

Career highlights include, RCAF, member of the spacecraft design group Telesat
Canada, Deputy Manager mechanical systems for the Communications Technology
Satellite (Hermes) and Project Manager for the Canadarm project at the National
Research Council of Canada. Assigned to IRAP as special projects manager and
eventually established Drex Engineering Consultants and still works with
Canadian industrial clients after 28 years in the private sector.

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, Sept 27, 2017

Greetings Laurentian SETAC,

Ottawa Pub Nights are back!  Join us for the first Ottawa Pub Night of the season on Wednesday September 27th as Dr. Stacey Robinson discusses her research on the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on Canadian amphibians.

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: *Effects of neonicotinoids on amphibian life-history traits, anti-predator bahaviour and susceptibility to parasitism

*Speaker:* Dr. Stacey A. Robinson, Environment and Climate Change Canada

*When:* Wednesday Sept 27, 2017, 5:00 to 7:00 pm

*Where:* Clock Tower Brew Pub, 575 Bank Street
*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*


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