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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 - Thursday 15 November 2018

SPEAKER:  Peter Kimbell, Meteorological Service of Canada

:  About the 21 September Ottawa Tornado Outbreak


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 15 November

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

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance no later than Friday 9 November by using this Doodle link

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:  Tuesday 11December 2018, details TBA

                                            (collaborator with CMOS Ottawa)

CACOR cordially invites you to a Luncheon 

Title: "Food and Fat one of our first Forms of Energy"

Date: Wednesday October 17   

Speaker: Nicole Morgan

Time: 12-2pm

Place: Army Officers' Mess, 149 Somerset Street West, Ottawa

Cost:  $25 general admission; $20 for members, their spouses and $10 for student guests. The upstairs ante-room and dining area will be open at 11:30 for those who wish to meet and greet friends and colleagues prior to lunch. 

Please confirm attendance by replying to this e-mail (madarte@gmail.com) on or before Monday October 15th.  Please remember that CACOR is responsible for payment of guests who have registered. If you register and need to change your commitment, please inform us as well before Monday October 15th.  Thank you for your assistance in this matter. We unfortunately will follow up with an invoice for those who were not able to honour their commitment.

In order to accommodate all members, associates and guests please indicate your presence to this event as soon as possible. Please indicate as well your dietary needs. The Mess can prepare alternative for either gluten free, vegetarian or vegan meals.

About the presentation:
Food security is a broad issue and covers such things as industrial agriculture to how to provide food to those going through some extreme weather event. Nicole has written a unpublished book: Fear in the Belly. This presentation will weave the research she has done about the role of 'fat' in the development of the human species and apply some of her findings to issues such: human physical development; quantity and quality of food; plant and animal management. She will expand on climate impact on food production and food production's effect on climate; and pollution. 


About the speaker:

Nicole Morgan

Dr. Morgan full professorship at the Royal Military College of Canada was the most recent stop in a rich and varied academic life spread over two continents and subject matter specialties. The current manifestation of these comprehensive interests is a focus on the impact of globalization on human ecology, conceived not only as the bodies of human individuals but also as a social and political bodies.  Her most recent book, Haine froide published in Paris (le Seuil) in 2012 is a deconstruction of the ideology of individualism and growth in the US over 50 years.

A Queen's National Scholar, Nicole holds a doctorate in (political) Philosophy from the University of Ottawa, a master degree in anthropology and sociology. She has written and published several books and many articles. She has been a public speaker in Europe and Canada and has been a friend and member of CACOR for the past seven years.

      View Ottawa CACOR Web Site


Ottawa Science Exchange and Partner Meeting Notices (notices closest to the current date are on top)

Greetings Ottawa Pub Night Enthusiasts,

This week's Ottawa Pub Night will be postponed in consideration for our friends and colleagues affected by last Friday's tornadoes in Ottawa and Gatineau. We hope that everyone is safe and wish you a speedy recovery and clean-up. Stay tuned for details on the new date.


Rebecca Dalton
On behalf of the Laurentian SETAC Ottawa Pub Night Committee

Laurentian SETAC
Ottawa Pub Night

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Greetings Laurentian SETAC,

Join us for the first Ottawa Pub Night of the fall! Dr. Jesse Vermaire will discuss plastic pollution in Canadian freshwater ecosystems. 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: Microplastic pollution of freshwater ecosystems

Speaker: Dr. Jesse Vermaire, Carleton University

When: Wednesday September 26 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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

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


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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