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This flagship series brings together Parliamentarians with experts in science and engineering, showcasing outstanding Canadian research accomplishments. Its purpose is to provide unbiased insight into topical scientific issues, within a non-partisan forum. This prestigious forum represents a unique opportunity for scientists to communicate important findings to a distinguished and influential audience.

The series is organized by PAGSE, an umbrella group of 25 + science and engineering organizations operating under the auspices of the Royal Society, and is supported by NSERC.

Bringing Space Down to Earth

Elizabeth Cannon, University of Calgary

There are currently millions of users of the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) and the global market for GPS devices is expected to exceed $30 billion by 2005. To help capture more of these opportunities for Canada, the federal government has just launched a new Network of Centres of Excellence in Geomatics.

Dr. Elizabeth Cannon will tell us how GPS works and how it is revolutionizing a wide range of human activities from farming and forestry to aircraft and ship navigation.

Elizabeth Cannon is recognized worldwide for her GPS research and technology transfer activities. This year she was picked as one of the Financial Post's "Top 40 Under 40." In 1995, she earned the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers' Young Engineer Achievement Award Elizabeth also holds the NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (Prairie Region).

DATE: Thursday, November 5, 1998 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am