Public Outreach

Public Outreach

Public outreach seminars

(Note: these events are open to the general public and there is no cost; tickets or registration are not required. They will be held at the Ottawa Convention Centre, Room 301)


Stephen J. Gould Prize winner (2012)
Friday, July 6 (7:30), Ottawa Convention Centre, Canada Hall 2-3
Speaker: David Quammen
“Boswelling the biologist: From the Congo to the virosphere”


CSEE outreach seminar
Sunday, July 8 (7:30), Ottawa Convention Centre, Canada Hall 2-3
Speaker: Rosemary (Rosie) Redfield (University of British Columbia)
“Arsenic, social media, and the origin of life”

Kids’ outreach event

(open to children of congress attendees and the general public)

Friday, July 6, 1:00 – 4:00 pm @ the Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN). The CMN & CSEE jointly present this event for children of all ages. Learn from CSEE scientists what it is to be a biologist and participate in science-themed games and activities. Also be sure to visit the blockbuster Whales Tohorā exhibit, the Discovery Zone, and participate in an I spy stroll. Museum’s regular admission price applies. No registration is required.