Women in Space

Canada in Space, Diversity in Space, Women in Space

Meet Margaret Ikape

Margaret Ikape is a PhD candidate in the department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto. She was born in Nigeria and completed her undergraduate degree in Physics and Astronomy before obtaining a Masters degree in the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. Her current research focuses on understanding the nature of the early universe using simulated data.

Canada in Space, General, Missions, Women in Space

Meet Dr. Nathalie Ouellette

Dr. Nathalie Ouellette is the outreach scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope Mission in Canada. She acts as a bridge between the scientific team and the general public, developing video content, online content, social media posts, blogs, infographics, and more. In this blog, you’ll learn about her role in the mission, the Canadian instrument, and her journey to becoming an astrophysicist.

Canada in Space, Diversity in Space, LGBTQ2+, Women in Space

Meet Catheryn Ryan

Catheryn, a PhD student in Geology and Planetary Science at University of Western Ontario, shares their journey to their career studying microbial habitability of Mars-analogue volcanic environments. They also discuss the importance of LGBTQ+ representation in leadership positions and share their hobbies of sewing, knitting, and rock climbing. In order to build a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ community in the Space sector, Catheryn believes that having as many LGBTQ+ people in positions of leadership as possible to act as examples and mentors would make a huge difference.