(L to R) Harry Kowal, Geoff Languedoc, Jacques Giroux

Mr. Geoffrey Languedoc, Executive Director of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, is pleased to announce the results of the election of senior executives of the Institute for the 2018-2020 term.

Dr. Jacques Giroux has been elected President.  Jacques Giroux is Business Development Manager for Space and Defence Systems in ABB’s Measurements and Analytics Business Unit located in Québec City, Canada.  This business unit is part of ABB Inc., a Canadian corporate member of the ABB group that operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

Dr. Giroux obtained a BSc degree in Physics from Laval University in Quebec City. He earned his MSc and PhD degrees in Nuclear Physics also at Laval University, followed by post-doctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, Germany, under an NSERC (Canada) fellowship.

Dr. Harry J. Kowal has been elected Vice President.  Dr. Kowal is Principal of the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.  Dr. Kowal recently retired from the Canadian Forces with the rank of Brigadier-General. Harry Kowal also serves as the Senior Academic Advisor to the Commander of the Canadian Defence Academy and is considered the senior academic in the Department of National Defence.

His educational background includes a BEng and Masters of Defence Studies from RMC; an MA in Strategic Studies from Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia; and MSc and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tennessee Space Institute.

Dr. Ian Fejtek becomes Past President, while Dr. Iain Christie steps down from his previous position as Past President.

For more information contact the headquarters of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute at (613) 591-8787.

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