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Dec 2009-Dec 2013
Canada is an important player in the international space industry. Since 1962 with Alouette I, Canada’s first satellite, and the development of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in 1989, Canadians have initiated great innovations. Young professionals and students continue to share their passion and increase their knowledge through conferences and by studying space-related topics in renowned universities. Canadians can benefit from a variety of activities and forums where all the generations meet to influence the future of Canada in space. This century, marked by globalisation, exploration and environmental concerns, the space community will see a new generation of explorers emerging with a new vision for space and a continuous enthusiasm for inspiring the future of the Canadian space industry. Please join us!
Young Space Activities Overview in Canada
There are numbers of groups in Canada where young professionals and students can meet to share ideas and projects related to space. The World Space Week (www.worldspaceweek.org) and Yuri’s Night are also celebrated across the country.
Country-Specific Events in 2013
- McGill Lets Talk Science: McGill has adopted an extensive outreach community to elementary schools, high schools, and post-secondary institutions in Montreal and surrounding areas speaking about various aspects of science with the goal to inspire students to enter into these disciplines. A new component of this foundation is geared towards space education, in which many McGillians are involved.
- Canadian Student Participation Program – IAC 2013: The Canadian Space Agency is funding Canadian students to participate to the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) scheduled to take place in Beijing, China. The individuals selected will also be given the opportunity to participate to the International Student Program as well as Canadian-specific events held during the congress.
- NASA Academy 2013: The CSA may be sponsoring Canadians for this program. NASA Academy is a unique summer institute of higher learning whose goal is to help guide potential future leaders of the Space Program by giving them a glimpse of how this interactive system works. One goal of the Academy is to provide insight into all of the elements that make the NASA missions possible, while at the same time assigning the student participants to some of our best researcher groups where they can contribute to ongoing missions. The student participants are selected through a combination of mentor and agency sponsor endorsements, scoring panels, interviews and selection by a national panel.
- 2013 Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) Conference, Chicago: Registration is now open!
Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Canada
Groups, People, Institutions
Scholarship for the International Space University
Aerospace engineering University of Carleton
Aerospace Engineering École Polytechnique Montréal (French)
Aerospace Engineering University of Alberta
Aerospace Medicine Univerity of Toronto
Many other universities offer programs in aerospace engineers or other department that includes research projects related to space.