We welcome James Veilleux, a member since 2012, to the CASI Member Spotlight for a very special reason. James' dream of become an astronaut may come true! He has made it through the last round of cuts (03/17) to become one of the top 32 candidates vying for a spot in the CSA's space program. Well done James!! [...]
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Halfway through the European Space Agency's new film, we're at the part where — if this were some happy space documentary from yesteryear — Carl Sagan might be giving us a tour of a distant galaxy. But it's 2017, Sagan is dead, and this is a film about space trash. So six minutes in, we're stuck a mere 800 miles above Earth, watching [...]
Don't miss the revolution!!!!! The Hybrid Airship Revolution – A Hot Topic for Dr. Cool’ You can watch this exciting, free webinar from the comfort of your home or office, or on the go on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 13:00 – 14:00 EDT. Join us for the next CASI [...]
Catherine Mavriplis is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She teaches and does research in computational aerodynamics and other fluid dynamics at the University of Ottawa. Catherine Mavriplis What is your most memorable CASI experience so far? Well, I was a member back in the 1990s but being in the U.S. I let [...]
*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *** March 29, 2017 CANADIAN AERONAUTICS AND SPACE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES 2017 SENIOR AWARD HONOUREES Dr. Ian Fejtek, President of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute for 2016-17, has announced the recipients of the 2017 CASI Senior Awards. The Awards and the recipients are: The Trans-Canada (McKee) Trophy Mr. Chuck Ellis and [...]
This week we feature Mr. Koji (Victor) Ujimoto, a Professor Emeritus who now mentors aviation students. He has been a CASI member for 62 years! How long have you been a Member of CASI? I've been a CASI member since 1955. I joined when I was a RCAF Flight Cadet at the Canadian Services College Royal [...]
Apply for the Charles Luttman Scholarship for 2017 - Deadline is March 31! Lauren Reid, our 2016 winner, is a 3rd year Aerospace Engineering student in the Engineering Science program at the University of Toronto. She is inspired by Elon Musk and his business ventures, including SpaceX, and hopes to similarly have an entrepreneurial career [...]
Apply for the Elvie L. Smith Scholarship for 2017 - Deadline is March 31! Brittney Cooper, our 2016 winner, is a 4th year undergraduate student at York University, completing an Honours Bachelor of Science double majoring in Atmospheric Science and Astronomy. She’s worked as a research assistant for Dr. John Moores since beginning her studies at [...]
Around the Dial: The Evolution of Human Factors in Aviation with John Maris. With both a Doctorate and test pilot specializations in Human factors, President of Marinvent and CASI Fellow, John Maris gives us a light-hearted look at the evolution of human factors in aviation.