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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 18 December 2019

SPEAKERNancy Hamzawi, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology, Environment and Climate Change Canada

TITLE:  Canada's Changing Climate, Moving Ahead with Partnerships in Science

ABSTRACT:  This presentation will highlight key findings of Canada’s Changing Climate Report and provide a broad overview of Canada’s agenda on climate change action. The presentation will outline the importance of aligning science with policy and action. In doing so, Environment and Climate Change Canada is developing a National Climate Change Science and Knowledge Plan. The objectives of the Plan, including the critical role of partnerships, will be discussed.


Nancy Hamzawi was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology Branch at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) on October 1, 2018. Previously, she was the Director General of the G7 Task Team at ECCC, supporting Canada's Presidency of the G7 throughout 2018.

A chemical engineer by training, Nancy has over 20 years of experience as a public servant in the federal public service. She has held positions at the National Research Council of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and the former Industry Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Canadian International Development Agency. 

Nancy's positions have varied and included policy development, industry development, audit, evaluation and corporate affairs. Nancy holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Chemical Engineering, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa.

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

TIME12:00 noon, Wednesday December 18, 2019

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

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance no later than Friday 13 December by using this Doodle link.  New registration and pre-payment systems are in effect.  Payment for your lunch should now be done by Interac e-Transfer using the following email address:
cmosottawa@gmail.com . If you are unable to use e-Transfer you are asked to contact our Treasurer, Yvon Bernier at ycbernier@videotron.ca to make alternate arrangements.

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

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 15 January, speaker Felix Vogel, Research Scientist, ECCC


(collaborator with CMOS Ottawa)

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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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