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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 Co-Chairs Omer Majeed
Jeff Bird
Specific Range Solutions Ltd.
Secretary/Treasurer Jim Thompson Davis Engineering
Chair Emeritus Paul Penna Retired – NRC Aerodynamics Lab
Branch Councillor Jeff Bird TECnos
Branch Executive Members Ryan Anderson Telesat
  Pervez Canteenwalla

NRC Gas Turbine



  Steve Hall Celeris
  Prof. Jeremy Laliberté

Carleton University

  Prof. Catherine Mavriplis

Ottawa University

  Angelina Gomes 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.

Branch Events

Event Date Time  Location
Joint Meeting with CMAS
People, Places and Planes - My 50 years in Aerospace

Presenter: Peter Maddocks
Oct. 31, 20186:00 - 6:30PM: Meet and Greet
6:30 - 7:30PM: Presentation
7:30 - 8:00PM: Question and Answer Session
Room 3380, Mackenzie Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Carleton University

Aircraft Piston Engines – A Retrospective

Speaker: Prof. Emeritus Herb Saravanamuttoo, Carleton University and GasTOPS Ltd.

June 21, 2018

5:30 – 6:00PM: Meet and Greet

6:00 – 7:00PM: Delicious and Hot Buffet Dinner

7:00 – 8:00PM: Presentation

8:00 – 8:30PM: Q&A Session

Room 2228, Richcraft Hall (formerly River Building), Carleton University, Ottawa

RSVP: Omer Majeed

Cost: Members $29.50 and Non Members $34.50. Advance payment required via this link: http://www.srs.aero/wordpress/casi-ottawa-branch-event-page/

Rocketry and Launch Viewing

Hosts: Ottawa Rocketry Group

June 3, 2018 Begins at 9:30AM

Connaught Range – Rifle Road Parking lot P1. Off Carling, North of Moodie Drive Exit 417.

RSVP to Jeff Bird

Overview of the Canadian CubeSAT Project

Presented by Mays Ahmad, Canadian Space Agency

March 27, 2018 Begins at 6:00PM

University of Ottawa

Colonel By Bldg. Room A707

161 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa ON*Take the small elevator (not the double ones) to the 7th floor

RSVP to Jeff Bird

People, Places and Planes – My 50 Years in Aerospace 

Presented by Peter W. Maddocks

The CASI Ottawa Branch March 2018 Meeting – Joint Meeting with CMAS

This meeting has been postponed due to University strike – New date TBA

6:30 – 7:00PM: Meet and Greet – Pizza and drinks will be served.

7:00 – 8:00PM: Presentation

8:00 – 8:30PM: Question and Answer Session

Room 2104, Canal Building, 1125 Colonel By Dr., Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

RSVP to Jeff Bird

Note: Guests and non-members are welcome but we will be beginning new initiatives to build CASI membership.

How Aeronautics will Impact the World Over the Next 30 Years 

Presented by Dr. Ian Fejtek, CASI President

January 17, 2018

6:30PM – Meet and Greet with pizza

7:00PM – Presentation of Awards

7:15PM – Presentation and Discussion

Carleton University

Canal Building, Room 3101

Jointly sponsored with the Carleton Mechanical and Aerospace Society. Bring a guest who would like to learn about CASI and the benefits of membership.

RSVP to Jeff Bird

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