Montreal’s William Notman took the first known photo series featuring Ottawa in 1859–60. After many years lying in obscurity, and with help from the Bytown and McCord Museums, Ashley Newall of Capital History Ottawa #colorized has dug them out for us to see.
Marine biologist and Carleton university professor Shane Gero has been garnering much acclaim for his research on sperm whales. Read on about the local researcher whose work informed an award-winning Emmy documentary on whales!
The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) launched a new NGC Conservation Internship Program for BIPOC students from across Canada to help increase the representation of professionals from diverse communities.
Carleton University’s Lifelong Learning Program (LLeaP), formerly Learning in Retirement, is returning with a excellent fall and winter season embracing online and hybrid learning to make learning more accessible.
Ottawa Art Gallery’s Galerie Annexe presents the photo exhibition Stéphane Alexis: Chains & Crowns, until Sept. 12, 2021. Each photograph features a hairstyle of African descent; lit, framed and presented with extensively researched information.
Dr. Jayanne English wants to tell people “what the astronomer is really keen about”—free talk on April 9
Canadian astronomer Dr. Jayanne English will talk about new research on the magnetic fields of spiral galaxies at the April 9th meeting of the Ottawa Centre of the RASC (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada). This Zoom meeting is free and open to the public.
The Box of Life is a vermicomposting social enterprise started by Akil Mesiwala. The Ottawa business is popularizing urban vermicomposting with attractive “Worm Studios” that make composting accessible to everyone.
Like almost every organization in the area, the pandemic has dramatically altered Historical Society of Ottawa’s educational outreach. Last year, they made the switch to Zoom meetings instead of in-person talks, which seems to have been a successful move.
Amanda West Lewis is dedicated to words. Words on the page and words on the stage. Her eight books for children and youth range from non-fiction books to historical novels. She has a particular interest in creating historically relevant stories for young people.
When was Ottawa’s first pub built? Was there ever a nuclear reactor at Tunney’s Pasture? What is James Bond’s connection to the nation’s capital? One Ottawa man could confidently answer all three questions: Andrew King, local artist, animator, and history-sleuth-turned-author.
Artpreneur 2020 is going virtual, with three days of talks, panels, and presentations on November 21, 23 and 25. It’s an annual conference presented by Arts Network Ottawa, Wallack’s, Invest Ottawa, and SHIFTER Agency that brings together local and national creative experts in the same room—err, Zoom call—with business leaders and entrepreneurs to help artists build their professional capacity.
Cyber security is a complex, overwhelming topic for many Canadians. But let’s not focus solely on the tech. Toothbrushes, zombie attacks, and a current hack spreading on Facebook offer alternative ways to spark awareness and safer online habits. Upfront and honest, I’m an ’80s baby, which probably explains why Janet Jackson’s 1996 hit song “What […]
Social Media Marketing for Media Artists was a free, live workshop that is part of a series of free digital workshops DARC is offering the community during COVID-19. Our goal is to make independent artists and creators understand that there are digital marketing strategies they can run on their own to promote their work.
Teacher, student, actor, town crier, and legend-teller are all part of Daniel Richer’s resume.
These kinds of educational exhibition go a long way toward putting us in touch with the reality that sometimes gets lost during our modern lives. Bravo, Museum of Nature.