August 18, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Today the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) released a report produced by the government’s Space Advisory Board (SAB) on Canada’s space sector. The report identifies six issues for the government to consider as it develops a new space strategy:
- Designating the space sector as a national strategic asset essential to Canada’s sovereignty, security and economic growth;
- Strengthening the capacity of Canada’s space sector to compete globally;
- Adopting new policies and regulations to allow the space sector to capitalize on technology advances;
- Maintaining balanced, sustainable programs and funding for space;
- Enhancing public education and outreach programs to inspire and prepare young Canadians for future participation in the space sector; and
- Revitalizing Canada’s space program to ensure it remains responsive and relevant to its international partners.
Space Advisory Board
The Space Advisory Board was tasked by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) to consult with stakeholders on a new space strategy and to report its findings. The Space Advisory Board held seven roundtable discussions across the country and two webinars focused on youth and the North, involving a broad cross-section of stakeholders in the Canadian Space Program. Members of the Board were impressed with the level of engagement and knowledge shown by all participants, especially their deep conviction in the value of space activities to Canada.
OTTAWA, April 19, 2017 (AIAC PR) – Yesterday evening the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), announced the renewal of the federal Space Advisory Board, including the appointment of new members and a new mandate. The board has been tasked with consulting Canadians on a new vision for Canada’s space sector and providing advice to the government on key elements of a new Canadian space strategy that will be launched in the summer.
Canada Space Advisory Board
Marie Lucy Stojak
Dr. Marie Lucy Stojak is the Director of the School on Management of Creativity and Innovation at HEC Montréal, Canada’s oldest business school. She is a space law expert and has over 25 years of international experience in the aerospace sector, including interests in space commercialization, space and security, and Earth observation data policy issues.
OTTAWA (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada PR) — Canada’s world-class space sector can shape our future as a nation of innovators, while also addressing some of our most pressing challenges.
To this end, the Government of Canada is renewing the Space Advisory Board with the appointment of new members and a new mandate. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, today announced the new members of the board. These talented and diverse individuals from industry, the academic and research communities, and the not-for-profit sector have been appointed based on their significant knowledge of, and expertise in, the space sector.