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  • Explore science through Carleton University’s popular Science Cafés. Put on by the university’s Faculty of Science, cafés are held twice a month during the fall and winter terms at the Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library at 1049 Bank Street (at Aylmer Ave in Old Ottawa South). Each café begins at 6:30 p.m. with a 20 minute talk by a scientist followed by a 40 minute open question and answer period.

    Come and join us for a lively discussion around a scientific issue of the day. Be prepared to be informed, engaged and even amused, as our professors share their scientific discoveries with you. All are welcome.

    For more information, please contact the Faculty of Science at odscienceatcarleton.ca or 613-520-4388.


    Science Café Website

  • The Faculty of Science also holds several public lectures (the Discovery Lecture and the Herzberg Lecture) during the academic year that address a scientific issue of the day as well as bring to campus well-known scientists from around the world. Check out our listings of past Discovery Lecture speakers and Herzberg Lecture speakers and keep checking back to our Science events calendar to get news about any upcoming lectures.

    Discovery Lecture

    Established in 2002, this lecture is designed to showcase and promote excellence in science journalism. The lecture is sponsored jointly by the Faculty of Science and the School of Journalism.

    The lecture is held annually in the winter semester and is free and open to the public.

    Herzberg Lectures

    Established in 1975 by the Faculty of Science, this lecture honours Gerhard Herzberg, a former Chancellor of Carleton University and recipient of the 1971 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. The purpose of the lecture is to emphasize the relationship between science and society and to address an aspect of science which has a pronounced impact on our daily lives.

    The lecture is held annually in the fall semester and is free and open to the public.


    View Past Public Lectures

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