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March 2019

March CMOS Ottawa Lunch Meeting: Climate change and health: a complicated relationship?

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive
Ottawa, On Canada
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$20
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SPEAKER: Professor, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Ottawa TITLE: Climate change and health: a complicated relationship? ABSTRACT:  It is widely understood that greenhouse gases associated with human activities are causing climate change, and that climate change poses significant risks to human health.  However, these risks are not evenly distributed.  Climate change is exacerbating existing social inequities and health risks, and in doing so, exacerbating existing health inequities. In this presentation, Dr. Crighton will employ a determinants of…

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April 2019

April CMOS Ottawa Lunch Meeting: Green Municipal Fund Driving Innovative Sustainability Solutions for Municipalities

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive
Ottawa, On Canada
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$20

TITLE: Green Municipal Fund Driving Innovative Sustainability Solutions for Municipalities SPEAKER: Deirdre Laframboise ABSTRACT: Since its inception in 2000 the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) - the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' sustainability focused endowment fund - has deployed over $900 million in financing to over 1,200 municipal sustainability projects. Today, the Fund preserves its capital at around $700M and distributes these through sustainability plans, feasibility studies, pilot projects and capital project loans. These initiatives have enabled 2.5Mt CO2e(CO2 equivalent) of greenhouse…

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May 2019

May CACOR Ottawa Lunch Meeting: The Rise & Foreseeable Future of Artificial Intelligence

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Army Officer’s Mess, 149 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, On Canada
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$20
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Title: The Rise & Foreseeable Future of Artificial Intelligence Part 2: Where is AI Heading? Speaker: Peter MacKinnon About the presentation: Artificial Intelligence is one of the latest technical buzz terms one tends to encounter in the news and in every day conversation these days.  This address will go behind the news and explore some new frontiers created by AI. In the January address to CACOR as Part 1 on the Rise & Foreseeable Future of Artificial Intelligence, (see below) we…

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CACOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Royal Ottawa Golf Club, 1405 Aylmer Road
Gatineau, Quebec j9h7l2 Canada
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$40

CACOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) and LUNCHEON MAY 22nd 2019, PROGRAMME   CACOR's Annual General Meeting will be held in the main ground floor dining room of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club*. The Club is located at 1405 Chemin Aylmer in Gatineau, Québec, telephone: 819-777-3866. The Club is wheelchair accessible with an elevator. Directions: From Ottawa, proceed north across the Champlain Bridge, turn right on the (upper) Chemin Aylmer and look left for the Club’s entrance gate which is almost…

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May CMOS Ottawa Lunch Meeting: Climate-Engineering Dialogue in the Context of Arctic Engineering Systems

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive
Ottawa, On Canada
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$20
The owner of the Arctic: polar bear, which happily sleeping in open tundra

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. However,…

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June 2019

June Ottawa Lunch Meeting: Geology–Why should you care?

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Army Officer’s Mess, 149 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, On Canada
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$20
Hopewell

Speaker: Jean Dougherty Title: Geology--Why should you care? Abstract: Most of us don't think about how the geology may affect our lives.  We don't think about what aspects of geology we might consider in decisions about where we want to live.  I intend to show: national climate change issues through a geologic lens; and how local geology impacts on daily life, using Ottawa's setting as an example. About the speaker: After an exciting and fulfilling career of over 35 years…

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