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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 - Thursday 16 November 2017

SPEAKER :  Alana Faber, VP Operations & HR, Adventure Canada

TITLE The Changing Arctic: Challenges and thrills of expedition planning in a rapidly changing physical and political environment.

ABSTRACT :  Over the past 30 years, Adventure Canada has run expeditions to the Canadian Arctic and Greenland, using small expedition ships.  As an operator it has faced many challenges and thrills while planning and executing northern tours.  The complexities of navigation and of organizing itineraries in the face of unpredictable ice and weather conditions are key factors in northern tourism travel.

In order to deliver a safe and quality expedition, detailed planning, along with ensuring a highly experienced team, is essential to all northern tourism.  In addition, the development of links and relationships with northern communities is at the crux of all sustainable northern tourism.  Today, with a rapidly changing climate and a highly political region, northern tourism requires dialogue, expert logistics, and problem solving in order to meet the needs of all involved stakeholders.

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, Thursday 16 November 2017

MENU:   tba

PARKING:   On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance no later than Friday 10 November 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 12 December, 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)


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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