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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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The CMOS National Congress will be held in Ottawa from May 24-28.  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.

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Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Wednesday 25 March 2020

SPEAKER:  Lawrence Mudryk, CMOS Tour Speaker, Spokesperson for CCCR Chapter 5, Changes in Snow, Ice and Permafrost Across Canada

TITLE:  Changes in Snow, Ice and Permafrost Across Canada

ABSTRACT:  Canada's Changing Climate Report was released on April 1st, 2019. Led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, this is the first report to be released through the national assessment report series: Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action. The report provides comprehensive information on how and why Canada's climate has changed, and what changes are projected for the future. This talk will presents results from the report on changes across Canada in temperature, precipitation, snow, ice, and permafrost, freshwater availability as well as in Canada's three oceans. Changes in Canada's climate will be considered within the broader context of global-scale changes, with a focus on recent results from the IPCC Special Report on The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.


Lawrence Mudryk is a research scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada's Climate Research Division. His research is focused on the investigation of climate change impacts on snow cover variability and trends over Canada (and globally) using observational data sets, re-analysis products, and climate model projections. In addition to his co-author role for Chapter 5 (Changes in Snow, Ice and Permafrost Across Canada) in Canada's Changing Climate Report, he has authored assessments of Arctic snow cover trends for the Arctic Council's Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) 2017 report, the Arctic Report Card annual updates and the NOAA-led State of the Climate in 2018 report. Lawrence received his Ph. D. from the University of Toronto in 2007.

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 March 25, 2020

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

RSVP :  Please confirm your attendance no later than Friday 20 March 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:
Special food needs can now be emailed to   cc. if they are not commented on Doodle. If you are unable to use e-Transfer you are asked to contact our Treasurer, Yvon Bernier at 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:
Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email:
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:
Hoy Chow 819-938-4429; email:
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:

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:  Joint CMOS / CACOR meeting, April 15th at the Army Mess, Somerset Street; speaker Arna Einarsdóttir, Managing Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra on Music and the Environment


(collaborator with CMOS Ottawa)

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

Greetings Ottawa Pub Night Enthusiasts,

We have a special event planned for February. It should be a fun evening, I hope you can attend!


Rebecca Dalton Chair, Ottawa Pub Night Committee & Member of the Diversity in Science Committee Laurentian SETAC

LSETAC Banner Greetings L-SETAC members, friends and colleagues,

Join us for a special panel discussion in Ottawa on Wednesday February 26th in celebration of diversity and inclusion in science and engineering. We will explore how to be an ally, what makes an inclusive environment and how both individual and systemic change can lead to progress for equity, diversity and inclusion in the sciences. All are welcome! Socializing, food and drink orders begin at 5:00 pm, the discussion with our amazing panelists begins at 6:00 pm.

Title: Fostering Inclusivity in Science and Engineering


Dr. Catherine Mavriplis Professor, Mechanical Engineering and NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, University of Ottawa

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

Norma Domey Vice-President, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada Executive

Dr. Adrian Chan Professor, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering and Director, Research and Education in Accessibility, Design and Innovation, Carleton University

When: Wednesday February 26th from 5:00 to 8:00 p. m.

Location: Tap Room, Clock Tower Brew Pub, 575 Bank Street, Ottawa (regrettably accessible by stairs only)

Cost: $1 members, $3 non-members

RSVP: Rebecca Dalton:

We want your stories/topics/themes/questions! Send them anonymously* through our website at by end of day on Wednesday February 19th!

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Upcoming Laurentian SETAC Events

February 18, 2020 - Laurentian SETAC Discussion/Workshop: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion: Barriers & Allies (Southern Ontario)

February 26, 2020 - Laurentian SETAC Panel Discussion: Fostering Inclusivity in Science and Engineering (Ottawa)

March 25, 2020 - Laurentian SETAC 3rd Annual Student Spotlight (Ottawa)

June 4, 2020 - Laurentian SETAC Short Course (Burlington)

June 5, 2020 - Laurentian SETAC AGM (Burlington)

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