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Angus Hamilton Lecture Series
Brings Astronaut Julie Payette to Fredericton

On 9 April 1998, Julie Payette, a Canadian Space Agency astronaut in training at NASA in Houston, was the featured speaker at this year's Angus Hamilton Lecture Series. Payette, an engineering graduate from McGill University with a Master's degree in computer engineering from the University of Toronto, is currently working towards a doctorate in electrical engineering at McGill. Payette is scheduled to participate in the construction of the International Space Station.

The Angus Hamilton Lecture Series was established by the Council of Maritime Premiers in honour of our former department chair and professor. The lecture series is organized by the Champlain Institute which in collaboration with the Canadian Institute of Geomatics and the University of New Brunswick, brought Payette to Fredericton.

An interesting sidelight to the noontime event was the encouraging turnout by the Canadian Association for Girls in Science. This organization numbers 152 public school girls in Fredericton, of which 104 attended Payette's presentation.

Click on the thumbnail image to view scenes from the event, 176 KB.