Space Day


Event Details:

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 9:45 AM - 7:30 PM

Location: Physics and Astronomy Building, Room 100 and Atrium


09.45-10.00: Welcome and Opening Remarks - Atrium Mezzanine 

10.00-11.00: Panel Discussion: Space Resources: The Next Frontier in Exploration - Atrium Mezzanine
Neil Banerjee, Industrial Research Chair in Advanced Mineral Exploration, Western University
Tim Haltigin, Senior Mission Scientist - Planetary Exploration, Canadian Space Agency
Holly Johnson, President’s Business Manager, MDA
Charles Nyabeze, Vice-President Business Development, Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation
Mike Villeneuve, Director Central Canada Division, Geological Survey of Canada
Michael Winter, Market Conduct Investigator, London Life Insurance Company

Parallel Sessions:

11.00-12.00: Industry, Government, Faculty Speed Networking Event - Atrium Mezzanine
For faculty only. Sign up required.
12.00-13.00: Lunch - PAB159
For faculty, industry and government only. Sign up required.

11.00-12.00: Using Social Media as a Tool for Teaching and Connecting - PAB 100
For undergraduate and graduate students.
12.00-13.00: Lunch - PAB100
For all students presenting posters.

13.00-14.00: Poster Session Part 1 - Lower level Atrium  

14.00-15.00: Panel Discussion: The Return to the Moon and Canada’s Role - Atrium Mezzanine
Martin Bergeron, Manager for Planetary and Astronomy Missions, Canadian Space Agency
Nadeem Ghafoor, Canadensys Aerospace Corporation
Ben Feist, Researcher, NASA Johnson Space Center / Jacobs
Mike Greenley, Group President, MDA
Marianne Mader, Canadian Association of Science Centres

15.00-16.00: Poster Session Part 2 - Lower level Atrium ** coffee, tea, light refreshment served during this session**

16.00-16.30: Western University-Arctic College Cubesat Presentation - Atrium Mezzanine

16.30-16:45: Western University Student-Led High Altitude Balloon (HAB) Presentation - Atrium Mezzanine
16.45-17.00: Break

17.00-18.00: Keynote Public Talk: Dave Williams, Astronaut, Canadian Space Agency (retired) - Atrium Mezzanine

Defying Limits - From Science Fiction to Science Fact

There have been many remarkable achievements in the first fifty years of human exploration in which many things that were felt in the past to be science fiction have now become science fact. As we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo lunar missions, we look to future missions beyond Earth orbit, of sending humans farther into space and developing technologies that will enable them to stay longer. For the past nineteen years humans have had a permanent presence in space on the International Space Station. The next fifty years of human space exploration will result in a permanent human presence on the Moon, Mars and potentially other planets. For some that may appear to be science fiction, for others willing to accept the challenge, there is an opportunity to help make this a science fact.

18:00-19.30: Reception and Cash Bar- Lower level Atrium 


For more information on our panelists, click here