Government of Canada announces new President for the Canadian Space Agency
“Lisa Campbell has worked tirelessly in the service of Canadians throughout her career and has the experience and abilities to move the agency forward on future explorations. Her experience in defence procurement will hold her in good stead as she takes over some of the most important procurements for the space sector. I’d like to thank Sylvain Laporte for his excellent work leading the agency for the last five years, and I wish him every success in his future endeavours.”
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
Established in March 1989, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is a federal agency responsible for managing all of Canada’s civil space-related activities.
The CSA focuses its activities and resources on three main areas:
- Space exploration: Participation in astronaut missions, astronomy and planetary studies, scientific research in space (execution and support);
- Space utilization: Earth observation by satellite and collection of space data; and
- Space science and technology: Development of innovative space technologies and applications used on Earth.
In 2016, the Government of Canada adopted a new approach to Governor in Council appointments. This approach respects the principle of diversity and is based on an open, transparent and merit-based selection process. It results in the recommendation of competent candidates who reflect Canadian diversity.
All appointment opportunities within the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Portfolio are posted on the Governor in Council appointments website as they become available. Those interested can apply online.
Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
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