Engagements

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Speaking Topics can include: Space and Business, Human Spaceflight, Space Policy, Earth Observation, Exploration, Robotics, Space & Astronomy, Space Careers, Space Economy, Microgravity Research, Technology Utilization, Event Emceeing, Judge.

Upcoming 2021 engagements

2020 engagements

  • Invited Mentor | SEDS-Canada ActInSpace Challenge | Canada | Topic: Business and Management
  • Invited Speaker | Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School STEM Mentor Session | Canada | Topic: STEM Careers in Space
  • Podcast | The Space Economy by SpaceQ | Canada | Topic: Earth Observation
  • Invited Speaker | SEDS-Canada International Space Apps Challenge | Canada | Topic: Space Careers and the Space Economy
  • Podcast | Space, Eh Podcast by Canadian Space Society | Canada | Topic: Human Spaceflight
  • Invited Speaker | ISTAR 2020 National Leadership Summit | Vancouver, Canada | Topic: Space Economy & Technology
  • Invited Speaker | IGNITE 2020 Conference | Calgary, Canada | Topic: Space Careers
  • Invited Human Spaceflight Expert Mentor | International Space University | Strasbourg, France | Topic: Human Spaceflight
  • Invited Space Expert – Webinar Q &A | United Space School | Houston, USA | Topic: Space Careers
  • Invited Speaker | Montessori Learning Centre | Calgary, Canada | Topic: Space
  • Invited Speaker | Royal Canadian Air Cadet League | Canada | Topic: Space Careers
  • Webinar Q&A | International School English Second Language Class | Mexico | Topic: Human Spaceflight & NASA/SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch
  • Keynote Speaker | TED-Ed Encounters Club – ILLUMINATE 2020 Conference | Vancouver, Canada | Topic: Space Careers
  • Workshop Contributor | International Space University | Adelaide, Australia | Topics: Space Policy, Economics, Law, Space Management & Business

2019 engagements

  • Speed Mentoring | Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School | Okotoks, Canada | Topic: Invited Alumni Mentor – Engineering & Project Management
  • Canadian Federal Election Campaign Local Constituency – Election Night | Calgary, Canada | Topic: Event Emcee
  • Webinar | Canadian Space Society – Toronto Chapter | Toronto, Canada | Topics: Space Careers
  • Invited Lecturer | International Space University | Strasbourg, France | Topics: Space Policy, Economics, Law, Space Management & Business
  • Charania-Rajwani Wedding | Edmonton, Canada |Topic: Event Co-Emcee
  • CSA Invited Lecturer | Ismaili Professionals Network (IPN) | USA | Topic: Space – The Final Frontier

2018 engagements

  • CSA Invited Lecturer | Business Day – Polytechnique Montréal | Montréal, Canada | Topic: The Business of Space
  • CSA Invited Lecturer | International Space University | Delft, Netherlands | Topic: Space Economy

2017 engagements

  • CSA Invited Lecturer | University of Alberta – Life Long Learners Association | Edmonton, Canada | Topic: Space 101 – Introduction to Human Spaceflight

2016 engagements

2015 engagements

  • Panelist | Ismaili Council for the Prairies | Calgary, Canada | Topic: Career Conversations: A Glimpse into Your Future
  • Panelist | International Space Development Conference 2015 | Toronto, Canada | Topic: Challenges of leapfrog technology – OOC
  • Programming Chair| International Space Development Conference 2015 | Toronto, Canada | Topic: Breakthrough Technologies – OOC

2014 engagements

  • Western Regional Championships | FIRST Robotics | Calgary, Canada | Topic: Event Emcee

2013 engagements

  • 52 City of Calgary Squadron | Royal Canadian Air Cadet League | Calgary, Canada | Topic: Space & Astronomy – OOC-0004
  • Adults-Only Night | Telus Spark Science Centre | Calgary, Canada | Title: Spacewalk Challenge – OOC-0003
  • Adults-Only Night | Telus Spark Science Centre | Calgary, Canada | Title: Life In Microgravity – OOC-0002
  • Café Scientifique | Stratford Hall Science 9 | Vancouver, Canada | Topic: Space Exploration
  • Western Regional Championships | FIRST Robotics | Calgary, Canada | Topic: Event Emcee

2012 engagements

  • Astronomy Night | Telus Spark Science Centre | Calgary, Canada | Title: From Inspiration To Orbit – OOC-0001
  • 52 City of Calgary Squadron | Royal Canadian Air Cadet League | Calgary, Canada | Topic: Space & Astronomy
  • Data Collection Briefing | National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) | Houston, USA | Topic: Microgravity Research
  • Dr. Egbert Junior High School Special Needs | Calgary Board of Education | Calgary, Canada | Topic: Space & Astronomy
  • Public Audience | Aga Khan Education Board for the Prairies | Calgary, Canada | Topic: Space Industry Careers
  • Ramotar-Mitha Wedding | Toronto, Canada |Topic: Event Speaker

2011 engagements

  • Brownies Group | Girl Guides of Canada | Calgary, Canada | Topic: Space & Astronomy
  • Astronaut Experiment Briefing | National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) | Houston, USA | Topic: Microgravity Research
  • Alibhai-Nathwani Wedding | Vancouver, Canada | Topic: Event Co-Emcee
  • A.E Cross Junior High School Special Needs | Calgary Board of Education | Calgary, Canada | Topic: Space & Astronomy
  • Public Audience | Ismaili Council for the Prairies | Calgary, Canada | Topic: Event Co-Emcee
  • High School | Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School | Okotoks, Canada | Topic: Careers and Networking
  • Public and Media Audience | Calgary Aero Space Museum | Calgary, Canada | Topic: Event Emcee & Space Industry Careers

Full list available upon request.

Abstract Title: Preparing for orbit & beyond – Astronaut training and operations

To go where no human has gone before. Curiosity is engrained within our species. How do we prepare for it? Current on‐orbit time costs anywhere from $30,000‐$60,000/hr (sources vary) – human spaceflight is expensive. Ensuring that investment is used effectively is paramount. Dedicated people in the space operations and training teams on the ground make certain ventures, such as the $100‐Billlon International Space Station (ISS) and former NASA Space Shuttle program, are successful. Both public agencies & private commercial ventures must learn from our efforts past and present for a sustained future in spaceflight. As a result, we stand to reap benefits of significant scientific research, a safe spacecraft, and continue to push the envelope of the human body and mind.