Biography - Peter Calamai

Peter CalamaiPeter Calamai


After 15 years as a staff science reporter for Canadian daily newspapers Peter Calamai now freelances science articles to magazines and newspapers at home and abroad. A contributing editor of Australia’s Cosmos magazine, Calamai is a member of the steering committee of the Science Media Centre of Canada. A founding member of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association, he is also a three time winner of Canada’s highest journalistic honour, the National Newspaper Award, and an adjunct research professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in Ottawa. Calamai graduated with a B.Sc. in Physics from McMaster University in 1965 and worked as a correspondent and editor with the Southam company for 30 years, with postings to Ottawa, London (U.K.), Nairobi and Washington. His quasi-scientific pursuits include conchology with specialization in the cowry (Cyprae), ornithology, astronomy and the genetic engineering of tomatoes.

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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