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Thursday, October 10
 

16:00 EDT

Student Rocketry Panel
Reunion of all Quebec student rocketry teams answering all your questions regarding Student Rocketry. 



Speakers
avatar for Adam Trumpour

Adam Trumpour

President, Launch Canada Rocketry Association
Adam is a rocket and gas turbine propulsion professional with broad involvement in the industry. He is a turbine engine concept designer at Pratt & Whitney Canada and a founding partner of Continuum Aerospace, a small company devoted to engineering consulting and developing innovative... Read More →
avatar for Alexandre Rivard

Alexandre Rivard

Student, Groupe Aérospatial de l'Université Laval
Aerospace has been part of my life ever since my first year of University. Two years later and still a whole lot to learn, I engaged myself to be the technical co-director for the Groupe Aérospatial de l'Université Laval (GAUL) rocket team, ready to face new challenges.
avatar for Aliénor Lougerstay

Aliénor Lougerstay

Team Lead, Oronos Polytechnique
avatar for Charles-Frédérick Gauthier

Charles-Frédérick Gauthier

Electrical Engineering Student, Université de Sherbrooke
Team lead of Sherbrooke's first rocketry team and model rocketry enthusiast. VP Outreach of the QMSat project, participating in the CSA's Cubesat Initiative
avatar for Daniil Lisus

Daniil Lisus

Captain, McGill Rocket Team
I am a fourth year mechanical engineering student at McGill University and am passionate about furthering Canada’s space industry. This has led me to become involved in the McGill Rocket Team where I held the position of Payload Lead and am one the team Captains for the upcoming... Read More →
avatar for David Bourgault

David Bourgault

Student/ Member, RockÉTS
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Oleg Khalimonov

Chief Rocket Designer, Space Concordia


Thursday October 10, 2019 16:00 - 17:20 EDT
Room CR2 ICAO - 999 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montréal, QC H3C 5H10
 
Friday, October 11
 

10:30 EDT

"Science communication 101" Workshop
This workshop aims to briefly go through what science communication is and to focus on the best practice in the field. Through an activity of science communication speed dating, you will learn about tools to better communicate science with different audiences. Different ways to easily engage in science communication will also to explore.

Speakers
avatar for Frédérique Baron

Frédérique Baron

Scientific and EPO coordinator, Institut de recherche sur les exoplanètes (iREx)


Friday October 11, 2019 10:30 - 11:30 EDT
Workshop Area - Foyer ICAO - 999 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montréal, QC H3C 5H10

12:30 EDT

Transitioning from University to a Job in the Space Sector
Space is a highly interesting field, but finding a first job in the space industry is not always easy.  The current members of the Engineer Development Program of the Canadian Space Agency discuss their transitions from university students interested in space to employees working in the space domain.  They discuss the strategic decisions one can take at the undergraduate level, the need to acquire soft skills (including interviewing skills) and the ways to do so, the value of a master degree including how to carefully pick a program and a supervisor, and finally, life as an employee in the space sector.

Speakers
avatar for Marie-Josée Potvin

Marie-Josée Potvin

Manager, Engineer Development Program / Senior System Engineer, Canadian Space Agency
Dr. Marie-Josée Potvin holds a bachelor degree in Engineering Physics from Polytechnique Montréal, a master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University. Over her career at the Canadian Space Agency, she has... Read More →
avatar for Chelsea Taylor

Chelsea Taylor

Engineer (Development Program), Canadian Space Agency
Ms. Chelsea Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 2018. Since joining the Engineering Development Program at the Canadian Space Agency over a year ago, she has worked on lunar rover integration and deployment, simulation... Read More →
avatar for Miranda Taylor

Miranda Taylor

Engineer (Development Program), Canadian Space Agency
Miranda Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in 2018. During her degree, she had three co-ops in diverse fields, including medical devices, measuring instruments, and the automotive industry. She partnered with NASA’s... Read More →
avatar for Annie Rosenzveig

Annie Rosenzveig

Engineer (Development Program), Canadian Space Agency
Ms Annie Rosenzveig graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 2016. Since joining the Engineering Development Program at the Canadian Space Agency in February this year, she has supported the design, launch and recovery for a scientific stratospheric... Read More →
avatar for Peter Kazakoff

Peter Kazakoff

Engineer (Development Program), Canadian Space Agency
Mr Peter Kazakoff graduated from the University of Victoria in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. During his undergraduate program, he was a member of UVic’s Canadian Satellite Design Challenge team, doing hardware design for ECOSat-2 and systems engineering... Read More →
avatar for Shaan Muhammad

Shaan Muhammad

Engineer (Trainee Program), Canadian Space Agency
Mr Shaan Muhammad graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a Biomedical specialization from the University of Alberta in 2017. During his degree he had three co-ops in both academia and industry, which included orthodontics research,  test rig design, and... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Wright

Thomas Wright

Engineer (Trainee Program), Canadian Space Agency
Mr. Thomas Wright graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 2008. Following his degree, he worked in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning industry. He completed a Master of Science in Earth and Space Science and Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Neell Young

Neell Young

Engineer, Canadian Space Agency
Mr. Neell Young graduated with a Masters of Applied Science from the Institute of Aerospace Studies at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the Division of Engineering Science at the University of Toronto. In the middle of his undergraduate studies, he... Read More →


Friday October 11, 2019 12:30 - 14:00 EDT
Room CR1 ICAO - 999 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montréal, QC H3C 5H10

16:00 EDT

Simulation de l'impact sur le système squelettique trois mois dans l'ISS | Simulation of the impact on the skeletal system within three months on the ISS
Il est connu que la microgravité présente dans l’espace occasionne une perte osseuse et augmente la fragilité des os des astronautes lors du retour sur terre. Les astronautes restent en moyenne de trois à six mois à l’intérieur de la Station Spatiale International (ISS) où ils sont aussi sujets aux radiations spatiales dix fois plus importantes que celles retrouvées au sol. La conférence exposera la magnitude du potentiel effet délétère de l’interaction entre l’apesanteur et les radiations ionisantes sur le système squelettique, spécifiquement dans l’ISS. En commençant par une courte revue de littérature pour poser les bases de l’actuelle compréhension de l’impact individuel de ces facteurs sur le remodelage osseux, ainsi qu’une description des techniques utilisées au sol pour simuler l’environnement spatial (hindlimb suspension, bed rest study). Il sera ensuite question de l’étude à laquelle j’ai participé, utilisant des souris males C57BL/6 suivant un protocole de suspension des pattes arrière afin de simuler l’absence de contraintes mécaniques sur les membres inférieurs retrouvée en apesanteur, en concomitance avec une irradiation ponctuelle aux rayons-X (25mGy) représentative d’une exposition de trois mois dans l’ISS. Le but étant de déterminer si l’irradiation serait suffisante pour créer des effets délétères sur les paramètres osseux, et si ces effets sont additifs ou synergétiques. Des analyses micro-architecturales et histomorphométriques ont montré que l’épaisseur des os trabéculaires et corticales diminuait (-16.77% et -10.98%; respectivement), alors que les marqueurs cellulaires de résorptions osseuse montrent une augmentation (34.70%) par rapport au contrôle. Les résultats obtenus suggèrent que l’irradiation a un effet délétère additif sur la perte osseuse et modifie la balance entre résorption osseuse (ostéoclastes) et formation osseuse (ostéoblastes). La conclusion montrera les techniques futures (microscopie confocal et histochimie) qui permettront une analyse plus précise des composantes cellulaires (ostéoblastes, ostéoclastes, ostéocytes) agissant sur le remodelage osseux.

Speakers
avatar for Antoine Farley

Antoine Farley

Étudiant, King's College London
Bachelier en Sciences Biologiques à l’Université de Montréal je termine une maîtrise au King’s College London à Londres en Space Physiology. Je suis captivé par l’extrême complexité de la vie dans l’espace et par la façon dont la microgravité et la radiation interagissent... Read More →


Friday October 11, 2019 16:00 - 16:20 EDT
Room CR2 ICAO - 999 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montréal, QC H3C 5H10

16:00 EDT

Developing a Repairable Composite Rover for the Moon
The lunar environment is very challenging with extreme temperatures, no atmosphere, and a very abrasive dust that is pervasive.  Composite materials could be a material of choice to lower the mass of the rover, but also provide the right protection to allow survival of the instruments during the lunar night, where temperatures can drop to -200˚C and remain such for the equivalent of two weeks on Earth.

A large multidisciplinary team funded by CREPEC groups professors and students from Polytechnique Montréal, École de technologie supérieure, Université Laval, and the Canadian Space Agency and aims at developing a thermoplastic composite rover that is 3D printed to save on mass, prevent heat loss, and provide dust protection.  The use of space compatible thermoplastic composite material will allow for repair using induction methods.

This talk will present the challenges brought the lunar environment from a material, but also system point of view, the design strategies usually considered and the material options, and finally, the innovations this research group will bring forward.

Speakers
avatar for Marie-Josée Potvin

Marie-Josée Potvin

Manager, Engineer Development Program / Senior System Engineer, Canadian Space Agency
Dr. Marie-Josée Potvin holds a bachelor degree in Engineering Physics from Polytechnique Montréal, a master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University. Over her career at the Canadian Space Agency, she has... Read More →


Friday October 11, 2019 16:00 - 16:20 EDT
Room CR1 ICAO - 999 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montréal, QC H3C 5H10
 


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