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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.

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Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Wednesday 14 June 2017

Note: This is a joint presentation of CMOS/CACOR


SPEAKER :  Gordon McBean, President, International Council for Science (ICSU); Co-Chair, Governing Council, Future Earth: Research for Global Sustainability Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction; Professor, Emeritus & Adjunct Research - Department of Geography Western University


TITLE
:  Transdisciplinary Science for a Sustainable Future Earth

ABSTRACT :  Addressing the Global 2030 Agenda for climate change, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development goals requires understanding the interrelationships among the environment, economy, society, cultures and beyond.  These are complex and to "see the future" we need to bring together transdisciplinary teams, across the natural, social, humanitarian, engineering and health sciences, while maintaining disciplinary excellence.  These are challenges now being addressed in international science.

The international research programs - Future Earth, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk and Urban Health and Well Being - are moving ahead and will be further linked.  The International Council for Science and the International Social Sciences Council are enroute to merger.  These issues and opportunities will be discussed.


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, Wednesday 14 June 2017

MENU: 


PARKING:   On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Friday 10 June 2017 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:   September 2017, details to be announced

 

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

CACOR and CMOS cordially invite you to a Luncheon

Title : Transdisciplinary Science for a Sustainable Future Earth

Date : Wednesday June 14th

Speaker : Gordon McBean Time: 12-2pm

Place : Juniors Officers' Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, 4th floor, Side entrance, Harmony Room, (elevator available)

Cost :  $25 general admission; $20 for members, their spouses. Student guest fee is $10. This event will begin at 12pm. The mess dress code is business casual: collared shirts, slacks or skirts.

Please confirm attendance by replying to this e-mail on or before Monday June 12th   CMOS members and friends should use Doodle as usual on the CMOS website. 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 June 12th. 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: vegetarian, vegan or other.

About the presentation :

Addressing the Global 2030 Agenda for climate change, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development goals requires understanding the interrelationships among the environment, economy, society, cultures and beyond.  These are complex and to "see the future" we need to bring together transdisciplinary teams, across the natural, social, humanitarian, engineering and health sciences, while maintaining disciplinary excellence.   These are challenges now being addressed in international science.  The international research programs - Future Earth, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk and Urban Health and Well Being - are moving ahead and will be further linked.  The International Council for Science and the International Social Sciences Council are enroute to merger.  This presentation will discuss these issues and opportunities.

About the speaker: Gordon McBean received his Ph. D. in Physics and Oceanography from the University of British Columbia.  After working for the Atmospheric Environment Service
(AES) and returning to UBC, he went on to be Assistant Deputy Minister of the then AES.  He led the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Science (CFCAS) within Canada and initiated the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction at Western.  His work is driven by his background as an expert in climate science and his commitment to educating present and future decision makers about the changing climate and increased frequency and severity of extreme events. Gordon has had so many honors and affiliations over his lengthy career that it is difficult to highlight them all and to give them the attention and importance they deserve.  Most recently, he is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious IMO Prize, which originates from the International Meteorological Organization, the predecessor of the WMO and includes a gold medal as well as a monetary prize.  Gordon is the President of the International Council of Science and Co-Chair of the Governing Council of Future Earth: Research for Global Sustainability.  In those roles he has worked to strengthen the links between the physical and social sciences internationally, the subject of his talk.  For his national and international leadership he has been awarded the Orders of Canada and Ontario, and shared in the Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to the IPCC.


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