Ottawa Bureau Chief, Global News
Mercedes Stephenson is Global News’ Ottawa Bureau Chief and the host of the network’s flagship national political affairs program The West Block. Leading Global News’ coverage from the nation’s capital, Stephenson interviews the biggest names in Canadian and international politics.
Dr. Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Dr Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty is an assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society with a courtesy appointment at the Sandra Day O Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, USA. Dr Aganaba-Jeanty was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) based in Waterloo, Ontario Canada where she focused on environmental governance.
Science Advisor to the President, Canada Space Agency
Dr. Sarah Gallagher's research focuses on studying growing supermassive black holes at the centres of distant galaxies and the interactions between galaxies in crowded environments. She has over 100 refereed papers that include data from 10 different space observatories, and her research has been recognized with an Ontario Early Career Researcher Award and a Western University Faculty Scholar Award. She regularly speaks to the public of all ages about black holes and other wonders of the universe.
President and CEO, Telesat
Dan Goldberg is President and Chief Executive Officer of Telesat, a leading global satellite operator providing communications services to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government
customers throughout the world. Prior to joining Telesat in 2006, Mr. Goldberg served as Chief Executive Officer of New Skies Satellites and then SES New Skies following the purchase of New Skies by SES.
Brigadier-General K.G. Whale, CD,
Director General, Space, Royal Canadian Air Force
Originally from Wallaceburg, Ontario, BGen Whale enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1986 under the Regular Officer Training Plan. Achieving his pilot's wings in 1990, he has achieved operational qualifications on Kiowa, Twin Huey, AH-64A/C Apache and Griffon helicopters providing a comprehensive background in tactical aviation mobility, reconnaissance, and aerial firepower operations.
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