COVID-19 and its effect on academia in the space community

The University of Manitoba is effectively shutdown like other schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: University of Manitoba.

COVID-19 is leaving no aspect of our lives untouched including at universities where students and professors have had to adapt to our new reality.

To better understand how COVID-19 is affected different parts of the space community SpaceQ has been talking to and interviewing people.

Today my guest on the SpaceQ podcast is with someone from the academic world who teaches students and runs a research lab.

That professor is Philip Ferguson from the University of Manitoba where he’s the NSERC / Magellan Aerospace Industrial Research Chair in Satellite Engineering. Ferguson teaches undergrad and grad courses and manages a satellite engineering lab. He’s also married, has two children, two dogs and lives outside of Winnipeg on a hobby farm.

The interview isn’t just about the academic life of Ferguson and his students. COVID-19 is affecting every part of our lives. So we get a little personal with our interview.

Listen in.

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About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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