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Wednesday, February 14 • 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Engaging the Next Generation

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Dr. Marianne Mader- Royal Ontario Museum (Moderating)

  • Dr. Bhairavi Shankar, BeSpatial Consulting Inc.
Presentation Title: Using Small Satellite Data to engage the next generation

  • Anais Gagnon, Space Concordia
Presentation Title: Benefits of Creating a Space Youth Council

  • James Costa, Space Apps Canada
Presentation Title: Empowering Canadians within Space and Technology through participatory engagement 


Moderators
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Marianne Mader

New Executive Director | Nouvelle directrice générale, Canadian Association of Science Centres | Association canadienne des centres de sciences
Dr. Marianne Mader is a Planetary Scientist, Science Communicator, the incoming Executive Director at the Canadian Association of Science Centres, and Co-Founder of STEAMLabs community makerspace. She has dedicated her career to sharing her love for space exploration through planetary... Read More →

Speakers
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James Costa

Organizer, Space Apps Canada
James Costa is founder of Space Apps Canada, a national initiative to bring together people, projects, organizations, and events to push the space industry forward. Combining his love for technology and civic innovation, James began organizing NASA’s Space Apps Toronto in 2012 and... Read More →
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Anaïs Gagnon

Mechanical Engineering Student, Space Concordia
In the first year of my undergraduate degree, I was chosen to participate in a highly-selective apprenticeship program designed to train future design engineers in the aerospace industry. During my first two years of University, I participated in national and international competitions... Read More →
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Bhairavi Shankar

Founder, Education Consultant, BeSpatial Consulting
Bhairavi is a Planetary Scientist and founder of BeSpatial Consulting. Through her company, she actively focuses on public education in space science working with school aged students. She also works with teachers on curriculum development in the subjects of Astronomy, Geology, and... Read More →



Wednesday February 14, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
North York Room