Appointment of Julie Payette as Scientific Authority for Quebec in Washington

Longueuil, Quebec, October 24, 2011 – The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is pleased about the appointment of Julie Payette as Scientific Authority for Quebec in Washington, announced today by Quebec's Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Sam Hamad.

"It is with great enthusiasm that I accept the challenge of representing Quebec knowledge in the United States. I hope to use the experience that I acquired working with our Southern neighbors over the last 15 years to advance scientific issues that are of interest to Quebec. I will work hard to develop strategic partnerships and collaborations with key American players in innovation on Quebec's priority issues", said Ms. Payette.

For more information: www.mdeie.gouv.qc.ca (French only)  
http://communiques.gouv.qc.ca/gouvqc/communiques/GPQF/Octobre2011/24/c6733.html (French only)

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