In order to encourage the next generation to pursue careers in engineering and technology, Kumudu Jinadasa, project engineer and mission manager at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), will talk to young Canadians about her career.
Researcher Dr. Guy Trudel will talk about the Canadian experiment MARROW, conducted in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency, which is examining the effect of space on bone marrow and blood cells.
He will give a speech to the participating university students to describe what the career of an astronaut entails and encourage these future professionals to diversify their skillsets and value collaboration.
On Saturday, March 3, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will be at the Claude Robillard Sports Complex for the FIRST Québec robotics competition to cheer on the 5000 or so young participants. The festival, now in its seventh year, is for young people aged 6 to 18.
On Thursday, February 15, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will be joining Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen and 60 Grade 6 students in a pollution awareness activity as part of the Canada from Space Giant Floor Map Program.
On Thursday, February 1, Jeremy Hansen will talk to 700 young Canadians to inspire them to pursue an education in science and technology. He will answer the students' questions during a virtual presentation live from Houston.
To inspire future generations, David Saint-Jacques is taking time out of his busy training schedule to answer questions from young Canadians. On Thursday, January 25, he will give a virtual presentation live from Russia to about 400 high school students.
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