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Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

Institut aéronautique et spatial du Canada

Ottawa Branch

The mission of the Ottawa Branch is to support local CASI members in their professional career development through monthly events, resources and educational tools. The Branch contributes to national activities like inter-branch initiatives, section development, mentoring and professional development. Close associations are maintained with academic institutions in Ottawa and the Branch likes to organize site visits at various facilities in the NCR. We give priority access to CASI members for these tours where we get to meet interesting people but still provide a good talk to the general public who are welcome to join us – but encouraged to join CASI!

Any members of the Canadian aerospace community willing to participate can contact the branch co-chairs listed below.

The Ottawa Branch Workspace is open to any Member of CASI.

Branch Executive

Position Incumbent Organisation
Branch Chairs

Jeff Bird

Omer Majeed


MDS Aero Support

Secretary/Treasurer Jim Thompson Davis Engineering
Chair Emeritus Paul Penna Retired – NRC Aerodynamics Lab
Branch Councillor Jeff Bird TECnos
Branch Executive Members Prof. Catherine Mavriplis Ottawa University
  Prof. Jeremy Laliberté

Carleton University



  Steve Hall Celeris
  Pervez Canteenwalla

NRC Gas Turbine

  Prof. Catherine Mavriplis

Ottawa University

 TBA Carleton University CMAS

Each year an executive member of the Carleton Mechanical and Aeronautical Society (CMAS) is invited to serve on the executive.

Thanks to recent members who have served with distinction and moved on: Shaun Horning, Nezih Mrad and David Zimcik.

CASI Ottawa 2019 Annual Report

Upcoming events

    • November 26, 2020
    • 17:00 - 18:00 (EST)
    • A CASI Zoom Event
    • 288

    CASI Ottawa Branch

    Career Planning in Our New World

    November 26, 2020 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    A CASI Zoom Event


    Malcolm Imray
    NRC Aerospace Research Centre

    Omar Majeed
    MDS Aero Support

    Invited Industry and University Professionals


    Jeff Bird

    CASI Ottawa Branch

    Panelists will add to the discussion with some ideas and thoughts on adapting to our new world:

    • How to adapt to the changed economy
    • What skills are of interest - technical and personal
    • Are graduate degrees useful/preferred
    • How can I stand out and add value to my resume


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