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Tuesday, November 24 • 10:30 - 11:30
Canada's Role in Lunar Exploration/Gateway

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Canada is going to the Moon! With Canada's participation in the Lunar Gateway program officially announced in 2019, Canadians want to know what we should expect from this program. In this session, three panelists from different fields will share their thoughts on the importance of lunar exploration, and why it is significant for Canada and for humanity.    

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Speakers
avatar for Upasana Dasgupta

Upasana Dasgupta

Erin J C Arsenault Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University, Canada, McGill University
Upasana Dasgupta is an Erin J C Arsenault doctoral fellow at the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University (IASL). Her doctoral thesis topic is “Preventing Collisions in Outer Space: Towards Better Implementation of International State Responsibility”, which she is writing... Read More →
avatar for Xiaochen Zhang

Xiaochen Zhang

Marketing Director, Canadian Space Society
Xiaochen completed the Master in Space Studies with Thesis program at the International Space University in France, where she developed a strong interest in lunar exploration and settlement. Currently, Xiaochen is pursuing further graduate studies at the University of Western Ontario's... Read More →
avatar for Ali Nasseri

Ali Nasseri

Executive Research Coordinator - PLAI Group Manager, University of British Columbia
Ali is an Executive Research Coordinator at the University of British Columbia, managing the Programming Languages at Artificial Intelligence (PLAI) group at UBC. He is also the Moon Village Implementation Support Officer at the Moon Village Association. Prior to joining UBC, he worked... Read More →
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Shawna Pandya

Director, Space Medicine Group, International Institute of Astronautics
Dr. Shawna Pandya is a physician, scientist-astronaut candidate with Project PoSSUM, aquanaut, speaker, martial artist, advanced diver, skydiver, pilot-in-training, VP Immersive Medicine with Luxsonic Technologies and Fellow of the Explorers’ Club. She is Director of the International... Read More →


Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:30 - 11:30 EST