Category: Past Lectures

  • Hard Travel: 6000 years up the Ottawa River and into the West

    Hard Travel: 6000 years up the Ottawa River and into the West

    Friday, 29 January 2021 online via Zoom Speaker: Dr. Richard Van Loon Lecture title: Hard Travel: 6000 years up the Ottawa River and into the West Lecture Summary For over 6000 years the St Lawrence and Ottawa valleys were the main highways leading to the interior of North America. This talk will focus on the travellers and […]

  • Electron Microscopy: A Small Talk

    Electron Microscopy: A Small Talk

    Friday, 28 February 2020 Speaker: Jeff Fraser Lecture title: Electron Microscopy: A Small Talk Lecture Summary In this talk I will explore a short history of Electron Microscopy (EM), the various types of Electron Microscopes, examples of peripheral instruments important to electron microscopy and most importantly the impact that this discipline has had on my life […]

  • The Evolution of Canada’s National Park System

    The Evolution of Canada’s National Park System

    Friday, 31 January 2020 Speaker: Gerry Lee Lecture title: Then, Then and Now: The Evolution of Canada’s National Park System Lecture Summary From its inception in 1885, Canada’s National Park System has taken many turns on the path to maturity, turns that have altered its purpose, its size and its politics. Prior to the 1930 Natural […]