Western students land five of 23 Canada Space Fellowships

Five self-described Space nerds, now pursuing studies in engineering, medicine and business at Western, are looking to leave their mark on Canada’s Space industry.  Those five students make up almost a quarter of the Zenith Canada Pathways Foundation program, dubbed “Canada’s Space Fellowship,” which includes 23 university students in total.  

“For us, it’s so impactful to have that talent in Canada.  Our country is huge, we have diversity of talent, people who work in different industries who are primed to contribute to Space research and technology, and we need to tap into that. So that’s a huge success for us,” said Hira Nadeem, MESc‘23, president and co-founder of the Zenith Canada Pathways Foundation.   

Nima Abbaszadeh, Cameron Brooks, Jessica Kerr and Sana Raisfirooz have been matched with mentors in the Canadian Space industry through the Zenith Fellowship.  

“Western is very interdisciplinary. Having the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration here definitely helps. It gives an opportunity to science students as well as engineering students to apply what they’ve learned,” said Cameron Brooks, a third-year electrical engineering student.

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