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Lisa Campbell becomes the first woman to head the Canadian Space Agency

September 09, 2020 09:47 | Todd Legault (Administrator)

For the first time ever — and as Canada works to reposition itself in the crowded global space race — the federal government has tasked a woman to lead the Canadian Space Agency.

The Government of Canada announced today that Lisa Campbell will replace Sylvain Laporte as president of the CSA. The news release announcing her appointment noted that new appointments to key agencies and departments "respect the principle of diversity."

"One thing I have learned through my career is you've got to dream big and you've got to reach for your own stars. So I tried to do that throughout my career," Campbell told CBC News. "I am humbled and honoured by this opportunity."

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