Let’s Talk Dinosaurs! A Virtual Museum Event

Interactive Q&A with a paleontologist from the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Canada’s Dinosaur Capital – Drumheller, Alberta!

About this Event

We’ve got a sure-fire solution to those winter blues… DINOSAURS! (RAWR!) Time to dust off those trowels and khaki pants and have a chat with the paleontologists at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology about some of the prehistoric creatures you might have seen prowling around the Japanese countryside if you were an OG (like really OG) JETAA.

This event will be hosted via Zoom, with one ticket required per connection/device. You will receive an email confirmation immediately upon purchase, links for the event will be sent out 24hrs before the event.

Who: JET Alumni + Community friends
Date: Thursday February 25th, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:35 p.m.
Location: online over Zoom
Cost: $5 per device/connection
RSVP: Required through Eventbrite (click here!)

Questions? Email events@jetaaottawa.ca


DECEMBER 12: Annual General Meeting (AGM)

JETAA Ottawa will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 12, 2020 online over Zoom! As a volunteer-based registered not-for-profit organization, JETAA Ottawa will soon be looking for new and excited individuals to help run the chapter. The AGM is where JETAA members vote for the next year’s Executive Committee as well as reminisce on the past year’s events! This year’s AGM will be held virtually, but that doesn’t mean the fun can’t continue!

For more detailed information about the current positions on the JETAA Ottawa Executive Committee, including the time commitment involved, check out this page! Email us at exec@jetaaottawa.ca if you want to submit your platform ahead of the AGM!

Date: December 12, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom (link will be shared with participants ahead of the event)
Registration: RSVP on Eventbrite here! (JETAA members only)

Learn more about the 2020 Executive Committee here, read the descriptions of Committee positions here, and consult our By-Laws here

The current list of positions for 2020 are:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Event Coordinator
  • Communications
  • Web Editor
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • External Relations Coordinator
  • Newsletter Editor

Any willingness to help will be accommodated. You can submit a platform, a few sentences about yourself and what you’d like to do in your role, ahead of the event to be posted on the website. To see the platforms that have been submitted, click here!

*Note: a platform is not required to stand for election. Your platform can be submitted verbally at the AGM.



Join us on November 29 for JETAA Ottawa’s first ever DIGI-AKI, a celebration of Japanese culture online! Come discover and support Ottawa-based wonderful artists, performers and businesses, and learn more about Japan, Japanese culture and Japanese community! 

Click here to find stream link, information and more!!

Date: Sunday November 29, 2020 
Time: 1:00 p.m. 
Location: Youtube Stream
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required


Job Opportunity: Paper Selection Committee (PSC) Member

The Embassy of Japan is looking for candidates for a full-time two-month contract on the JET Programme Paper Selection Committee (PSC). Check out the link below to see the full job description and send your résumé and cover letter by November 24th, 2020

Click here to see the job description! 


Call for Content for DIGI-AKI Matsuri

As we live and adjust to a new reality of work, life and social relationships, JETAA Ottawa continues to bring new and fresh programming to you.

The DIGI-AKI Matsuri will be streamed live on October 17, 2021, from 1pm EST on YouTube. We are in the process of gathering and cultivating content from our friends and partners in the Ottawa-Japanese community. Many have already submitted their content and we are proud to have such a strong community here in Ottawa.

We invite JET Alumni to submit their content or ideas for the DIGI-AKI Matsuri. We are accepting conten. Content may be in English or Japanese (if in Japanese please provide subtitles). Time limit for video is 15 mins.


Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Time: From 1 p.m.
Location: Youtube Live Stream