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The 2014 Alumni Week is now over. We look forward to seeing you in 2015!

2014 Science Rendezvous

Science Rendezvous is an annual festival that takes science out of the lab and into the street! With participation from
Canada’s top research institutes, the festival involves coast-to-coast open houses that are free for everyone. With over
300 events across 30 cities and thousands of mind-blowing activities, Science Rendezvous is our country’s largest
celebration of the amazing feats of science and engineering happening right here in Canada.
uOttawa professors, students and alumni join forces to present exciting demonstrations, hands-on activities and 
explosive” experiments.  www.sciencerendezvous.ca/2014/


11:15 a.m.: Clever birds get the worm
Julie Morand-Ferron (Department of Biology)


Noon: Free BBQ lunch  Please note that a separate registration is required for this event


1 p.m.: Guitar Distortion From an Engineer’s Viewpoint
Claude D’Amours (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)


2 p.m.: The Magic of Chemistry – Is it magic or is it chemistry?
Rashmi Venkateswaran and Robert Nadon (Department of Chemistry undergraduate lab coordinator and technician, respectively)


10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Science and engineering demonstrations by  
Adventures in Engineering and Science 
and Let’s Talk Science


Alumni, students and friends of the University of Ottawa and their families

What: 2014 Science Rendezvous (all presentations will be bilingual)

Where:   SITE Building, Rotunda,
800 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa

When:    Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost:    Events are free, but space is limited.

All outdoor lots will offer free parking after 4 p.m. from Tuesday, May 6 to Friday, May 9, and all day on 
Saturday, May 10, 2014.
 Please see the main campus parking map.

Professors's notes
Clever Birds
Small birds like chickadees need to eat a lot of food to survive the cold winter climate. Discover some of the stunning behaviours these feathered friends exhibit and how scientists study the role
that intelligence plays in their food-finding activities.

Guitar Distortion From an Engineer’s Viewpoint
Discover the science behind the production of amplified sound and distortion. Basic circuits that
produce the sound rock guitarists seek will be presented. Demonstrations will be given.

The Magic of Chemistry
Is it magic or is it science? You decide as you watch a breathtaking array of colourful,
smoke-filled and “explosive” demonstrations come to life in a show for children of all ages!

 Refresh. Reconnect. Rediscover.



The 2014 Alumni Week is now over. We look forward to seeing you in 2015!


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