Biography - Hon. John Milloy

Hon. John MilloyHon. John Milloy

Minister of Training
Colleges and Universities

Minister of Research and Innovation
Government of Ontario

The Hon. John Milloy was first elected Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener Centre in 2003. He was re-elected in 2007 and appointed Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities on October 30, 2007. In June 2009, Milloy was also appointed Minister of Research and Innovation. Milloy’s political interest began at age 13 when he worked as a Queen’s Park page and continued as he worked in political offices at both the provincial and federal level. From 1997 to 2002, Milloy served as Legislative Assistant to Prime Minister Jean Chretien. In his first term as MPP, Milloy held the position of Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. He also served as Chair of the Federal Interprovincial Municipal Relations Cabinet Committee. In November 2007 he was appointed to the provincial government’s anti-poverty committee. Milloy holds a BA (Honours) in History from Carleton University, a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a doctorate in Modern History from the University of Oxford where he was a Commonwealth Scholar. Milloy is past Director of Public Affairs for the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Kitchener-Waterloo. He has written on both international history and governance in the information age, recently publishing The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1948-1957: Community or Alliance. Milloy and his wife, physician Dr. Sara Pendergast, live in Kitchener with their son, John Patrick.

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Symposium Speakers

George Dietrich, President, SPACE Canada
John Mankins, CO-Chair, IAA Study Group
Nobuyuki Kaya, CO-Chair, IAA Study Group

International Policy Forum
Bob McDonald, Master of Ceremonies
Hon. John Milloy,
Marc Garneau

Dan Fortin, Key Note Speaker

PANEL: Space-Based Solutions to Earth-Bound Problems
Richard Peltier
Bryan Erb
Wael Almazeedi

PANEL: From Space Research to Commercialization
Ted Hewitt
Kieran Carroll
Robert Zee

PRESENTATION: Entrepreneurs in Space
Bob Richards

PANEL: Space Policy
John Siebert
Ram Jakhu

MEDIA PANEL: Political Will and
Public Perception

Peter Calamai
Stephen Strauss
Iain Carson
Alanna Mitchell