SGAC Canada

National Points of Contact Canada

Welcome to the Canadian page of the Space Generation Advisory Council! Our main objective is to foster an environment where Canadian students and young professionals can access and embrace opportunities, nurturing Canada’s next generation of space enthusiasts and innovators.

From Canadarm to the fine guidance sensors of the James Webb Telescope, and having a Canadian astronaut as part of the Artemis II mission, our nation has left its mark on the global stage.  The Canadian space sector offers a variety of opportunities for students and professionals across diverse fields. Moreover, the cooperation agreement between Canada and the European Space Agency (ESA) opens doors for Canadians to actively participate in ESA activities. Our mission is to empower our members to seize these opportunities, contributing to Canada’s position in the space community

Our Activities in Canada and on the International Stage

The SGAC Canadian community is growing and becoming increasingly vibrant.  We’re proud to engage with a diverse and enthusiastic group of members who are passionate about space exploration. Our community is actively involved in various initiatives, including hosting both formal and informal events, and engaging in online discussions on a wide range of space-related topics. Additionally, we proactively share space-related opportunities and events across Canada via Slack, ensuring our members stay connected and informed.

5th Edition of NCAC Space Generation Workshop

The 5th edition of the North, Central America & the Caribbean (NCAC) Space Generation Workshop will be held in Halifax, Canada, at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law on July 13 and 14, 2024. This year’s theme is “Responsible Commercialization: Developing a Resilient and Sustainable Space Sector for All.” For further details, click here.

Delegation at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Roksana Sheikholmolouki (National Point of Contact for Canada) and Aathira Preetharani represented the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) as Canadian delegates at the 67th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, alongside other SGAC delegates. This event was organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and took place in Vienna, Austria from June 19th to June 28th, 2024.

SGAC x SEDS-Canada Webinar Series

Each year, we host a webinar series in partnership with the Canadian Chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS – Canada). The concept involves inviting experts to share their insights with students and young professionals on various themes. The recordings are uploaded on YouTube for further reach.

Get to know the Canadian Space industry!

Whether you’re a young professional, student, or space enthusiast, there are ample opportunities to connect, collaborate, and stay updated. Dive into the following comprehensive list to discover groups and resources tailored to various interests and regions:

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Northwest Territories

Yukon

Nunavut

Are we missing an opportunity? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We would be happy to include them.

Stay in touch!

We’re dedicated to supporting you every step of the way! Feel free to reach out to us via email or join our SGAC Slack community and the #co_canada channel. You can also stay updated on our latest activities by following our regional Instagram page.  We can’t wait to connect with you!