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The Ottawa Centre is comprised of about 90 CMOS members.  During COVID restrictions we are planning monthly virtual meetings for the 2020 / 2021 Season.

Our meetings are open to members and the public, but it is important to be on our email list to receive the Zoom co-ordinates for each meeting.  Meetings will be planned at lunch time - to sign in via Zoom - after 11:45 am followed by the presentation at 12:00 noon by an invited speaker, questions after and discussion.  Occasionally our meetings will be joint with partner groups or societies.  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

You can sign up to receive our Meeting Notices. Please click below and send the pop-up email, or manually send to jonesb@ncf.ca




CMOS Toronto and Ottawa Centre Webinar
Upcoming Virtual Meeting - Tuesday Evening November 17, 2020, 7:00 pm

SPEAKER:  David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada

TITLE:  Weather and Climate: Not what your grandparents knew! 

ABSTRACT:  Urban floods, ice rains, winter heat waves, interface wildfires, weather bombs, megadroughts - if you think we've been cursed and clobbered a lot harder and a lot more often recently, you are not imagining it. It used to be that our weather was "normal" and dependable. Now, more and more Canadians are asking: What's happening to our weather?

If our weather is becoming weirder and wilder are people responsible or is it nature doing this to us? Or both? Maybe we are changing more than the weather. What has become clear is that the Earth is warming, and the number of weather-related disasters is on the rise. We can no longer assume that yesterday's weather will apply tomorrow. 

LOCATION Virtual presentation via Zoom.

TIME: November 17, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

RSVPWebinar will take place on Zoom. Please register in advance for this meeting.

NEXT MEETING:  Wednesday November 18, 1:30 PM: Joint meeting with CACOR, speaker Arna Einarsdóttir, National Arts Centre, on Climate change, music and culture.



Canadian Association for the Club of Rome

(collaborator with CMOS Ottawa)

Upcoming 2020 - 2021 CACOR events

28-Oct Wednesday 1:30 PM   Jennifer Manning   Supply chains during the Covid19 pandemic (guest talk)                        
04-Nov Wednesday 1:30 PM  Dr. John Purdie     Carbon Dioxide and the Biosphere
11-Nov Wednesday 1:30 PM  Jean Dougherty     A Travelogue Through Time
18-Nov Wednesday 1:30 PM  Arna Einarsdottir     Climate change and music, culture
25-Nov Wednesday 1:30 PM  Dr. Barry Bruce     Local Food Security
02-Dec Wednesday 1:30 PM  Dr. R. Walker     Nuclear Energy
09-Dec Wednesday 1:30 PM     Your name here      
16-Dec Wednesday 1:30 PM     Your name here      
30-Dec Wednesday 1:30 PM     Your name here     We may skip this date
06-Jan  Wednesday 1:30 PM     Your name here      
13-Jan  Wednesday 1:30 PM     Your name here      
20-Jan  Wednesday 1:30 PM  Huguette Labelle    Women's Issues and Perspectives
27-Jan  Wednesday 1:30 PM  Dave Dougherty    How a Novel Virus Up-ended the Modern World

For more information on past and future CACOR events, please go to the 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 from the comforts of your own home at our next Virtual Ontario Pub Night. Dr. Vera-Chang will discuss transgenerational effects of Prozac on male zebrafish. Join us at 6 PM to socialize with L-SETAC members and friends from across Ontario and beyond. The talk begins at 6:30 PM.

Title: Transgenerational hypocortisolism and behavioural disruption induced by the antidepressant fluoxetine in male zebrafish Danio rerio
Speaker: Dr. Marilyn Vera-Chang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories & Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
When: Wednesday October 28 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Zoom meeting:  Please complete the
RSVP form to receive the meeting link
Cost:  Pay what you want to support future student awards ($2 members, $4 non members or an amount of your choosing)

Please see abstract and speaker biography for more information. We look forward to seeing you there.

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

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