New uLethbridge grant to help train the next generation of space scientists

June 9, 2016

The University of Lethbridge’s Astronomical Instrumentation Group has received a $500 K grant from the Canadian Space Agency to train up-and-coming astronomers and engineers. The grant will be supplemented by additional supports from uLethbridge and several industrial partners, bringing the total funding to approximately $1.2 M. According to Astronomical Instrumentation Group Director David Naylor, over 90% of the funding will go towards training students while they contribute to the development of a core instrument for the space observatory SPICA. “The CSA deserves credit for providing this funding to prepare the next generation of Canadians for opportunities that are on the horizon,” said Naylor. “The students trained by FAST today will become the mission scientists of tomorrow.” uLethbridge