Physics and Astronomy professor Sarah Gallagher was named the first Science Advisor to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
Supporting the vital work done by Canadian researchers and ensuring that government science is fully available to the public, Gallagher will help shape the future of space science in Canada and ensure our investments effectively support the Canadian space industry.
In the role, Gallagher reports directly to CSA president Sylvain Laporte to shape Canada’s direction in space science and champion Canadian space research. During her two-year mandate, she will work closely with Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor, to support “the integrity, openness and the impact of science in government.”
Gallagher will also help promote space science and its relevance to our daily lives by engaging with Canadians and inspiring our next generation of space scientists.