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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 22 May 2019
SPEAKER: Laxmi Sushama, CMOS Eastern Tour Speaker
TITLE: Climate-Engineering Dialogue in the Context of Arctic Engineering Systems
ABSTRACT: The Canadian Network for Regional Climate and Weather Processes focused on quantifying and reducing uncertainties in climate projections and weather predictions for Canada's northern regions. A number of land-related modules were improved and/or implemented in the Canadian regional climate models as part of this Network, which has led to better simulations for the region and improved understanding of processes and feedbacks.
Laxmi Sushama is Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Trottier Chair in Sustainability in Engineering and Design at McGill University. She has held a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Regional Climate Modeling, leveraging her research expertise in engineering hydrology, water resources engineering, climate science and regional earth system modelling. By integrating high-latitude land-atmosphere processes, feedbacks and interactions into climate models, her research strongly influenced regional climate modelling and its applications for cold regions. Her current research also focuses on climate-sustainability nexus with a special emphasis on urban environments, climate resilience of infrastructure and sustainability in engineering design. She has also led major Networks, including the most recent NSERC-funded Canadian Network for Regional Climate and Weather Processes.
Dawn Conway 613-724-2954; email: DMConway1@gmail.com
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 18 September 2019, details to be announced
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