Media Advisory: York University to host live feed of national Canadian Space Agency initiative announcement


 TORONTO, May 3, 2018 – Media are invited to attend a special national announcement by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) tomorrow, Friday May 4, 2018. CSA astronaut Jennifer Sidey will unveil the university research teams that have been selected to participate in a new national student space initiative.

The main event will be hosted at the University of Manitoba live and in-person, and universities across Canada, including York, will participate in the announcement via live feed.

York University is home to the only space engineering program of its kind in Canada. York’s Lassonde School of Engineering will participate in the announcement and host a demonstration of equipment.

What: Announcement of a new CSA initiative with York’s Lassonde School of Engineering space technology team

Where: Petrie Science and Engineering Building Room PSE003, York University, Keele Campus, 4700 Keele Street, please refer to the interactive Keele Campus map

When: Friday, May 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm (please arrive by 11:50 am)

The press conference at the University of Manitoba will be broadcast live on the Canadian Space Agency’s YouTube channel and via Facebook Live.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 25 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York U's fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.

 Media contacts: Anjum Nayyar, York University Media Relations, 416 736 2100 ext. 44543

Canadian Space Agency, Media Relations Office, (450) 926-4370