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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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In 2020, the Ottawa Centre will host the annual CMOS Congress.  Our local arrangements chair is putting together volunteer groups to help with this large project.  If you can help in any way please contact Bruce Angle.

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 27 March 2019

SPEAKER: Professor Eric Crighton, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Ottawa

TITLE: Climate change and health: a complicated relationship?

ABSTRACT:  It is widely understood that greenhouse gases associated with human activities are causing climate change, and that climate change poses significant risks to human health.  However, these risks are not evenly distributed.  Climate change is exacerbating existing social inequities and health risks, and in doing so, exacerbating existing health inequities.

In this presentation, Dr. Crighton will employ a determinants of health framework to examine relationships between climate change, health and health inequities.  A number of examples including extreme heat events, water insecurity and urban air pollution will be used to illustrate these relationships.

SPEAKER BIO:  Dr. Eric Crighton is a Full Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Ottawa, Director of the Health and Environment Analysis Laboratory, and Adjunct Scientist at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences.  He is a Health Geographer whose research is focused broadly on understanding relationships between social, economic and physical environments and human health and well-being.  Dr. Crighton has published widely on themes including environmental and socioeconomic determinants of diverse respiratory diseases, environmental disasters and health, and environmental risk perceptions and protective behaviour.

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, Wednesday 27 March 2019

PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity, or at Ottawa City Hall

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance no later than Friday 22 March by using this Doodle link.  Non members are asked to click the above Subscribe link so that we may record their email addresses for this meeting only.

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to register if you have problems with Doodle:

Dawn Conway 613-724-2954; email:  DMConway1@gmail.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  April 17, 2019 - Dierdre Laframboise, joint meeting with CACOR, details tba

                                            (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)

Greetings Laurentian SETAC,

Join us for an engaging talk, good eats and fine brew at the next Ottawa Pub Night. We will host a Student Spotlight at which five current graduate students will compete for the best presentation on their research topic. Socializing, food and drink orders begin at 5:00 pm, the talks begins at 6:00 pm.

The five presenters are:
1. Amber Dyck - Effects of ditch management in agroecosystems: from water quality to tadpole health
2. Julie Cox - The development and preliminary validation of an in vitro mutagenicity assay based on MutaMouse primary hepatocytes
3. Cynthia Cheney - Paleoecotoxicology: the application of novel tools to assess the toxicity of historically contaminated lake sediments
4. Tasnia Sharin - 3D-Cultured avian cells for chemical screening: metabolic and gene expression profiles of the LMH cell line
5. Sue Zhang - Naphthenic acids disrupt courtship behaviours in the western clawed frog (Silurana (Xenopus) tropicalis)

When: Wednesday, March 27 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. (Note the extended time)

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

Cost: $1 members, $3 non-members

Please see attached poster and abstracts for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!

L-SETAC Ottawa Pub Night Committee

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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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