Signature event

MADE in Space: McGill astronauts share their experiences

May 3, 2022

During Bicentennial’s Space Week, on the evening of May 3rd, see McGill’s astronauts in a public panel discussion: MADE in Space – McGill astronauts share their experiences.

In this special event, learn more about the contributions they have made to the fields of space/aerospace and the exploration of the universe. Hear them share their adventures in space and their experiences at McGill. 


Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

McGill University, Leacock Building, 855 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T7


Who are McGill’s Astronauts?

Since 1983, 14 Canadians have been named astronauts, including five McGill graduates:

  • Dave Williams (BSc’76, MDCM’83, MSc’83, DSc’07)
  • Robert Thirsk (MDCM’82)
  • Julie Payette (BEng’86, DSc’03)
  • David Saint-Jacques (MedResident ’07)
  • Jennifer Sidey (BEng’11)