October SciSoc Events

October was a busy month for many of us. In this post, we reflect on the events that took place last month.



Biobites (CUBS)


Biobites is an event that gives students the opportunity to meet professors, lab coordinators, and graduate students within the Biology department! It’s an excellent opportunity to get to know your current or future professors and find opportunities within the department.


The past Biobites had professors Dr. Jeff Dawson, Dr. Martha Mullally, and Dr. Heath MacMillan. The forthcoming event is on Monday, November 2nd, with Dr. Greg Bulté. Check out https://www.cubiologysociety.ca/ for more events and information.


Science Cafés


Science Cafés are still on! Science Cafés are an outreach initiative aimed at connecting Carleton’s researchers to the greater Ottawa community through science education. All are welcome to join via Zoom Webinar.


You can subscribe to the monthly Explore Science@Carleton e-newsletter to stay up to date on upcoming Science Cafés here: https://science.carleton.ca/events/science-cafe/


World Food Day


World Food Day was celebrated on October 16th by all United Nations Member States. This day commemorates the UN’s founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture organization in 1945. World Food Day’s inspiring theme for 2020 was “Grow, Nourish, and Sustain. Our actions are our future.” We at the CSSS encourage those in Food Science to mark this special day on their calendar in the future!


Mole Day


Mole Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated by Chemists, Chemistry Enthusiasts, and Chemistry students! This day is celebrated on October 23rd between 6:02 am and 6:02 pm. If you were wondering why the time is so exact, the celebratory period is in reference of Avogadro’s number 6.02×10^23! We at the CSSS strongly encourage you to mark your calendar in the future to remember this special day if you have a particular interest in chemistry.


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