Policy

Innovation of Defence Excellence Needs Start-ups

Brigadier General Kevin G. Whale, Director General and Component Commander – Space, Department of National Defence

If it is said that innovation of defence excellence is the Canadian Department of National Defence’s research and development goal, then it could be noted that Canadian space industry “start-ups” may possibly provide an answer to the space capability requirements that have been listed in the Department’s recent defence policy document.

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Governor General’s and Science Policy Conference Message of Creating a Science-Literate Society Lost in Media Frenzy

Governor General Julie Payette's speech at the 2017 Canadian Science Policy Conference

The Evening of Celebration and Inspiration, Celebrating 150 Years of Canadian Science Achievement, lived up to its title at the ninth annual Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa. The lineup of fantastic featured speakers, as well as the presence of sensational scientists and policy makers made for a truly inspiring evening.

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Lawlessness on the Final Frontier

Signing of the Outer Space Treaty at the United Nations in June 1967

The space industry is, quite literally, taking off. Commercial, for-profit actors mark the dawn of a new age of space – one pioneered not by governments, but by private sector trailblazers pushing the development of human space activity to new heights.

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