Women empowerment breaking all the barrier’s glasses has again proved the ability to reach the limit of the skies. For the first time in its 31years of history, the space agency would be supervised under a women advisor.
Canadian Space Agency procured its first female president as the space race continues to heat up, with private firms working along with the government to put humans once again on the moon.
On Thursday, the government announced that the longtime public servant Lisa Campbell would take over as head of the agency while replacing Sylvain Laporte, who has been president since 2015.
Campbell spent the last two years of her experience as a senior executive for Veteran Affairs Canada. Before that, she spent her three years monitoring as assistant deputy minister of defence and marine procurement, where she led the organization procuring Canada’s military and marine equipment.
According to TVNews, it is said that she contributed her three years managing some of Canada’s costliest military project designated as an assistant deputy minister of defence and marine procurement, from 2015 to 2018, which will be most relevant for her new position.
Upcoming projects at the CSA would include finding ways to protect Canadians and its allied satellites from being attack, expanding the Canadian industry with expertise and participation in space, and in the US government’s plan to establish a space station around the moon.
Her defence procurement experience would consume her abilities in a good state. She took over some of the most crucial procurements for the space sector,” Navdeep Bains, federal Minister of innovation, science, and industry, in a release.
The Canadian Space Agency was established in March 1989 and is responsible for managing all of Canada’s civil space-related activities.