Science and health:

Roberta Bondar – Roberta Bondar was the first neurologist and Canadian female to go to space when she launched on NASA’s shuttle Discovery in 1992. After a distinguished career in research with NASA, She now is an avid photographer and a sought-after speaker.

Julie Payette – Julie Payette was a member on the Space Shuttle Discovery crew in 1999 and was the second Canadian woman in space. Her second flight into space was in 2009, aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. She has logged more than 611 hours in space. She started a fellowship as a public policy scholar at Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C in 2011. She has also accepted an appointment as the scientific authority for Quebec in Washington on behalf of Quebec’s department of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade.

Mary Jo Haddad – Mary Jo Haddad is the president and CEO of SickKids Hospital in Toronto. She has held this position since 2004 after serving as interim president and CEO. She has held numerous executive positions at SickKids, including executive vice-president, chief operating officer, and chief nurse executive. She holds board member positions with MaRS Innovation, Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario and Provincial Council for Maternal Child Health.

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