Explore science through Carleton University’s popular Science Cafés, now being held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope to resume our in-person Science Cafés in the future, generally held twice a month during the fall and winter terms at the Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. For now, you are invited to join us online 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. Each Café includes a 20-minute talk by a scientist followed by a 40-minute open question and answer period.

All are welcome to join us via Zoom Webinar.

Watch this space for more information about upcoming online Science Cafés, or sign up for our newsletter using the form below. Questions? Contact the Faculty of Science by email at odscience@carleton.ca and by telephone at 613-520-4388.

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Science is for Everyone

In 2008, the Dean of Science kick-started the Science Café—an outreach initiative aimed at connecting Carleton’s researchers to the greater Ottawa community through science education. More than ten years later, the Café is still a hit. Twice a month on Wednesday nights during Carleton’s fall and winter terms, the Faculty of Science hosts volunteer professors to present their innovative research to the public in an inclusive and informal setting.

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Past Science Cafés

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