The infographic features the latest data, as of February 2, 2017, on the candidates who have been selected for the next step of the selection process in the Canadian Space Agency’s astronaut recruitment campaign.
There is a map of Canada with dots on it to show which universities the top 72 candidates graduated from. Here are the universities, from west to east.
- British Columbia: Royal Roads Military College, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria.
- Alberta: The King’s University, University of Alberta, University of Calgary.
- Saskatchewan: University of Saskatchewan.
- Manitoba: University of Manitoba.
- Ontario: Carleton University, McMaster University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Ryerson University, Queen’s University, Royal Military College of Canada, Seneca College – School of Aviation and Flight Technology, University of Guelph, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Western University.
- Quebec: Concordia University, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Laval University, McGill University, University of Sherbrooke.
- New Brunswick: University of New Brunswick.
- Nova Scotia: Acadia University, Cape Breton University, Dalhousie University, St. Francis Xavier University, Technical University of Nova Scotia.
- Newfoundland and Labrador: Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Some candidates also obtained degrees outside Canada (38 universities).
Of the candidates selected for the next step of the selection process, 68% are men and 32% are women.
The candidates hold a total of 210 university degrees.
Here is a breakdown of their degrees by field of study:
- Engineering: 79
- Medicine/health: 38
- Physical sciences: 35
- Biological and biomedical sciences: 23
- Aeronautics and aerospace: 14
- Other: 21
Note: Numbers are based on available data, and percentages are rounded.