Biography - Marc Garneau

Marc GarneauMarc Garneau

MP Member of Parliament
(Westmount-Ville Marie)

Marc Garneau has served his country his entire professional career, beginning with the Canadian Navy and then as an astronaut and President of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and now in political life as an elected Member of Parliament. Marc was made a Companion in the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour. He is honoured to have two high schools named after him, Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute in Toronto and École Secondaire Marc Garneau in Trenton, Ontario. Garneau began his service to Canada as a Navy combat systems engineer on HMCS Algonquin, was promoted to Commander in 1982 while at Staff College and was transferred to Ottawa in 1983. In 1986 he was promoted to Naval Captain and retired from the Navy in 1989. Marc began astronaut training in 1984 after being selected from four thousand candidates and made history as the first Canadian Astronaut to fly in space as a payload specialist on Shuttle Mission 41-G in October 1984. Garneau has logged over 677 hours in space.

Symposium Panelists & Presentations
Quirks & Quarks Interviews

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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