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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 - Tuesday 24 October 2017

SPEAKER:  Geoff Strong, Atmospheric Scientist

:  Global Warming Impacts - Present and Future Scenarios

ABSTRACT:  While Arctic regions have been warming faster than anywhere else on Earth, the impacts of global warming have been most severe over the sub-tropics where about half the human race lives. Most disturbing of all is the desertification of the sub-tropics caused by the expansion of Earth's great deserts, leading to severe prolonged droughts and famines rivalling any in recorded history.  

Conditions in those regions most seriously affected by global warming, particularly Africa and the middle east, and how this has translated into climate refugees, will be described. The talk will include speculation on the dynamics that lead to desertification in many regions, but which also allow heavy rains and flooding in immediate adjacent areas. Finally, comparison will be made of today's conditions with the reality of future scenarios, and why action on solutions to the global problem must start at the grass roots, with individuals. This may finally be happening, but the question remains: is it too late?

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 no later than Friday 20 October 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:  Thursday, November 16th, speaker Cedar Bradley-Swan, CEO of Adventure Canada, on Arctic science tours


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

CACOR cordially invites you to a Luncheon

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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