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January 28th, Dr. Michael Rudniki
Stem Cell Research

How soon might stem cells be used to treat or even cure a specific disease? In some cases they are already helping but in others the road seems unpredictably long. However, stem cell research has already given birth to a whole new field - regenerative medicine - and there is an air of excitement and hope that benefits will flow increasingly from the work.

Dr. Rudniki is a leading researcher in this field. He is a senior scientist and the Director of the Regenerative Medicine Program and the Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He is Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and the Scientific Director of the Canadian Stem Cell Network.


February 25th, Janet Young & Ben Mortimer
Barrack Hill Cemetery

Janet Young is the Curator of Physical Anthropology at the Canadian Museum of History, and Ben Mortimer is a Senior Archaeologist in a local group of consulting engineers. They were brought in when excavators, doing preparatory work for the LRT system near Metcalfe and Queen, found human remains.

It appears from a close study that the remains are from burials in the original cemetery that were overlooked in the removal and relocation work done in 1845.

"These discovered individuals who lived alongside the founders of the nation's capital were amongst its earliest inhabitants. They lived with, or possibly even were themselves the people who helped build the Rideau Canal."

Janet and Ben's findings are just being made public and we will be one of the first groups to hear the details.


We are a 'Combined' Club. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except December - 2nd Wednesday). Meetings begin at 10:00 with a few minutes of announcements and then a speaker. Members start to arrive about 9:30 for coffee, cookies and chat (tea, Tim-bits and talk).

Meetings are at:

Gloucester Presbyterian Church
91 Pike Street

Pike Street runs north from Hunt Club just west of Conroy. The church is at the corner of Lorry Greenberg and Pike. Parking lot entrances are off Pike.

PROBUS' Vital Purpose …

... to stimulate thought, interest and participation in activities at a time in life when it is easy to become complacent and self-centred.

Guests and Visitors from other Clubs are welcome.

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