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Marie Lucy Stojak to chair the Space Advisory Board

April 20, 2017

The federal government has appointed Marie Lucy Stojak, Director of the HEC Montréal Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society, as Chair of the Space Advisory Board.

The Board will advise the government on the country’s long-term objectives for the space sector. It will engage with Canadians to develop a new vision for Canada's space sector and define key elements of a strategy that will be launched this summer.

The Board's input will inform the strategy, which will focus on using space to drive broader economic growth and innovation, while inspiring the next generation of space scientists.

In her role, Marie Lucy Stojak will be supported by various Board members from the private sector, the business and academic worlds, the research community and the not-for-profit sector:

  •  Dr. James Drummond, Professor, Dalhousie University
  • William MacDonald Evans, President, W. MacDonald Evans Consulting Inc.
  • Stéphane Germain, President and CEO, GHGSat Inc.
  • Dr. Douglas Hamilton, Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary
  • Michelle Mendes, Executive Director, Canadian Space Commerce Association
  • Dr. Gordon Osinski, Asssociate Professor, Western University, and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Chair in Planetary Geology
  • Michael Pley, President, Pley Consulting Inc., and Chair of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada's Space Committee
  • Dr. Afzal Suleman, Canada Research Chair in Computational and Experimental Mechanics and Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Centre for Aerospace Research, University of Victoria
  • Christine Tovee, independent consultant

Marie Lucy Stojak has over 15 years’ experience in developing international, interdisciplinary and intercultural educational programs. She has directed the summer session of the International Space University (ISU), a nine-week professional space studies program.

She is a space law expert, with a special interest in space and security issues, along with space commercialization. She has several times been a member of Canadian delegations to such international organizations as the United Nations and the European Union.

Source: Government of Canada




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