The Outreach Division implements a wide range of initiatives that serve educational goals, K-12 exposure, and general public awareness and inspiration towards STEM and aerospace. With a historic strength in high school outreach and professional development through conferences and public events, the Division is an internationally recognized leader in aerospace outreach.
Primary Project Areas:
- Public Engagement & Awareness
- K-12 Exposure & Early Involvement
- Professional Development for Students
Upcoming Major Initiatives
SEDS Canada Ascension Conference 2017
Ascension is SEDS-Canada’s annual flagship event, which is hosted by one our chapters every year at their local institution. Ascension 2017 will be hosted by the University of Toronto Aerospace Team (UTAT), one of largest chapters in the country, from March 3rd to 5th in the vibrant city of Toronto. The conference will attract more than 100 students in the Great Toronto Area (GTA), as well as other parts of Ontario and out of province. Our conference creates an excellent atmosphere for companies to network and recruit graduates of the best caliber in engineering, science and other space-related disciplines.
Our conference theme exemplifies the road-map required to launch future missions to remote places within the solar system, and focuses on the critical technologies, human capabilities and policy framework that will facilitate taking humans beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to visit an asteroid, the Moon and Mars
Our three-day conference is packed with talks from international and local speakers from industry and academia. Ascension 2017 offers a unique opportunity for students to interact with their peers and speakers. Our space entrepreneurship competition will take place on Saturday afternoon, and the winners will be announced at our Awards Banquet. Sunday will include the Young Space Leaders Round-table and elections for the 2016-17 Board of Directors as students look to the future and get energized to flourish in the year ahead.
Ongoing high school outreach workshops and presentations (contact for details)
Toronto Students Advancing Aerospace Conference 2017
Past MAJOR Initiatives & Achievements
Plenary Speech at Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference, 2016
Guest Speaker at German Aerospace Center Institute of Space Propulsion, 2015
Co-organized International Space Development Conference, 2015
Organized the Aerospace Research Challenge, 2015
Ryerson University's Best Professional Event, 2014
UN-SGAC Member of the Month, Nov 2014
Co-organized Toronto Students Advancing Aerospace Conference, 2014
Panellist on Student Involvement in Space, International Astronautical Congress, 2014
Memorandum of Understanding with the UN-SGAC, 2014
Co-organized Space Generation Congress, 2014
...and numerous appearances at high schools, TEDx, Ontario Science Centre, Engineering Clubs Fair, U of T March Break Open House, and public events such as Science Rendezvous.
Photos coming soon!
Others (not shown): Salman Khan, Shrey Parikh, Tongwha Kim, Hannah Scott
This page last updated 2017-01-21