The W. Rupert Turnbull Lecture

In 1955, The Canadian Aeronautical Institute established the W. Rupert Turnbull Lecture to commemorate the pioneering work in aeronautical engineering carried out by Dr. Turnbull.

The lecturer is selected for his/her association with some significant achievement in the scientific or engineering fields of aeronautics, space-associated technologies or their application, and for his/her qualifications to present a paper related to it. The lecture is delivered at a major meeting of the institute.


2018 Turnbull Lecture

The 2018 W. Rupert Turnbull Lecture will take place on Thursday, May 17 during the CASI ASTRO’18 Conference in historic Québec City and will be presented by Marie Lucy Stojak, Director at HEC Montréal.


Past Lecturers

1955 – Mr. J.H.Parkin, National Research Council
1956 – Dr. Somon Ramo, Ramo-Wooldridge Corp.
1957 – Dr. G.N. Patterson, University of Toronto
1958 – Dr. A.E. Russell, Bristol Aircraft Ltd
1959 – Mr. D.N. Kendall, Photographic Survey Corp.
1960 – Mr. A.E. Raymond, Douglas Aircraft Co.
1961 – Mr. J.C.M. Frost, Avro Aircraft Co. Ltd.
1962 – Mr. R.F. Chinnick, Defence Research Board
1963 – Mr. G.R. McGregor, Trans-Canada Airlines
1964 – Dr. G.V. Bull, McGill University
1965 – Prof. B. Etkin, University of Toronto
1966 – Mr. B.S. Shenstone, British Overseas Airways Corp.
1967 – Prof. I.I. Glass, University of Toronto
1968 – Prof. H.S. Ribner, University of Toronto
1969 – Dr. B.G. Newman, McGill University
1970 – Mr. R.J. Templin, National Aeronautics Establishment
1971 – Mr. J.P. Beauregard, United Aircraft of Canada Ltd
1972 – Dr. H.H. de Leeuw, University of Toronto
1973 – Mr. J.E. Steiner, Boeing Commercial Airplane Co.
1974 – Mr. A.W. Fia, Bristol Aerospace Ltd
1975 – Mr. R.T. Jones, Ames Research Centre NASA
1976 – Dr. E.P. Cockshutt, National Research Council
1977 – Mr. Ian S. Macdonald, Air Canada
1978 – Mr. Harold Masursky, US Geological Survey
1979 – Dr. G.V. Parkinson, University of British Columbia
1980 – Dr. Anatol Roshko, California Institute of Technology
1981 – Dr. K.E. Money, Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine Canada
1982 – Dr. J.S. MacDonald, MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
1983 – Dr. G.M. Lindberg, National Aeronautical Establishment
1984 – R.D. Hiscocks, retired (de Havilland Aircraft of Canada)
1985 – J.L. Orr, Victoria, B.C.
1986 – Dr. P. Mandl, Carleton University, Ottawa
1987 – Dr. P.B.S. Lissaman, Aerosciences
1988 – Mr. Max Ward, Wardair
1989 – Mr. W.J. Rainbird, Carleton University, Ottawa
1990 – Mr. Elvie Smith, Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc.
1991 – Prof. R. Tennyson, UTIAS
1992 – Dr. K.J. Orlik-Rückemann, IAR/NRC
1993 – Dr. S. MacLean, Canadian Astronaut Program
1994 – Lt.Col. J.R. Popplow, Canadian Forces Medical Service
1995 – Mr. Bruce Burlton, Telesat Canada
1996 – Mr J. McNally, Canadian Space Agency
1997 – Mr. John MacNaughton, Spar Aerospace Limited
1998 – Dr. Keith Raney, The Johns Hopkins University
1999 – Prof. James DeLaurier, University of Toronto, Institute for Aerospace Studies
2000 – Dr. Fotis Mavriplis, Bombardier Aerospace (ret.)
2001 – Mr. Brian Eggleston, Bombardier de Havilland (ret.)
2002 – Dr. Leroy Cogger, University of Calgary
2003 – Dr. Gerald F. Marsters, Aerovations Inc.
2004 – Dr. Marc Garneau, Canadian Space Agency
2005 – Dr. Fassi Kafyeke, Bombardier Aerospace
2006 – Dr. H. Gordon James, CRC, Industry Canada
2007 – Dr. Ronald Kruk, CAE Inc.
2008 – Mr. John Keating, COMDEV International
2009 – Mr. Bjarni Tryggvason, Canadian Space Agency (ret.)
2010 – Dr. Robert Thirsk, Canadian Space Agency
2011 – Mr. Alan Epstein, Pratt & Whitney/Hartford
2012 – Dr. Richard Herd, NRC
2013 – Dr. Jerzy Komorowski, NRC of Canada
2014 – N/A
2015 – Dr. David Zingg, University of Toronto/Institute for Aerospace Studies
2016 – Assoc. Professor Michael Daly, York University
2017 – Mr. Jeffrey Kirdeikis, Bombardier Aerospace