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Elected Executives and Board of Directors

January 2008

Congratulation 2007/2008 MSC Executives and Board of Directors!!!

Mark Crossman: President

Mohammad R. Karim: Vise-President & Board of Fundraising

Kevin Sandell: Secretary and Treasurer

Tim Essington: Director of Membership, Education & Chapters

Randy Shelaga: Director of Expeditions

Carole Gilbert: Director of Science

Paul Graham: Director of Project

If you like to contact us please view “Contact Us” on the top left column




Board of Directors Elections

November 1, 2007

COMING SOON: Online voting for the 2007/2008 MSC Board of Director elections. Polls will be open on the MarsSocietyCanada yahoogroup from November 8-15. When voting you will select the 7 people you want to be on the board.

Specific positions will be determined within the new board, once selected. Candidates will continue to be announced via the website over the next week, so stay tuned!

The current list of 2007/2008 MSC BOARD CANDIDATES:

Mark Crossman

Randy Shelaga

Mohammad Karim

Carole Gilbert

Paul Graham

Ruey Chao

Kevin Sandell

Tim Essington

Candidate bios can be found here

Write-ins will be allowed both during the online voting, and the AGM.

If you would like to add your name to the list, please let us know, by sending your name, position applied for (and why) and a brief bio to info@marssociety.ca.

**ALSO**, please note that in order to run for a board position, and also to vote at the upcoming election, you must be a paying member of MSC. If you're not already, please visit the Membership page to officially sign-up.



Mars Society Annual General Meeting

Event: November 17, 2007

The MSC Annual General Meeting will take place on November 17, 2007 in Calgary, AB as part of the Canadian Space Summit. Elections will also take place on the 17th. Please contact the MSC Board if you are interested in running for a board position.

For more information or to Register for the Space Summit, please see http://www.css.ca/summit2007/. The summit runs from November 16-18th.



Ex-Delta and Epsilon Application Deadline Extension

July 29, 2007

The application deadline for researcher has been extended to September 24, 2007. We are no longer accepting engineering applications. However, engineering related research proposals will be accepted.

The successful engineering candidates will be announced by the end of August. For any questions about Ex-Delta and Epsilon or the application process, please email the ExMATS organizing committee at exmats@gmail.com.


Ex-Delta and Epsilon Application Deadline Extension

June 16, 2007

Due to popular demand, the application deadline has been extended to Saturday, July 14. If you have any questions about Ex-Delta and Epsilon or the application process, please don't hesitate to email the organizers at exmats@gmail.com.

Click Apply to go to the expedition website.



FMARS 2007 Crew Land on Devon Island

May 1, 2007

Read reports from the FMARS Crew as they spend four months in the Mars Society's arctic base on the lip of Haughton Crater.


Expeditions Delta and Epsilon - Call for Applicants

April 14, 2007

Due to the overwhelming response to Expedition Gamma last year, the Mars Society Canada will be holding two Mars analogue training missions dubbed Expeditions Delta and Epsilon (ExDelta and ExEpsilon) in February and March 2008 at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah.

The Mars Society of Canada (MSC) is now accepting applications for ExDelta and ExEpsilon – two-week training and research missions to the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah. The purpose of ExDelta and ExEpsilon is to certify new recruits for participation in future large-scale research expeditions, to expose researchers to the facilities and environment typically available in a Mars analog setting, and to cross-train participants in several areas including geology, biology, technology and operations as they pertain to human Mars exploration. The two-week expeditions will take place in February and March of 2008.

Applications and research proposals are due June 15, 2007. Click Apply to go to the expedition website.


Four Canadians on Crew Chosen for Four-Month Mars Arctic Mission

Released: November 6, 2006

The Mars Society today announced the selection of 7 crew members and 2 alternates for the four-month Mars mission simulation that will be conducted at the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS) on Devon Island between May 1 and August 31, 2007.

The selected team is:

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Rocket Science!

Posted: September 22, 2006

MSC member Brian Smith last year created a new educational tool for teachers to use to teach students about basic rocket science, specifically using the challenge of plotting a course to Mars. The Mars Society of Canada is happy to host this resource as Brian develops it.


MSC Call for Applicants to Participate in Four Month FMARS Stay in the Canadian Arctic - 2007

Posted: September 4, 2006

MSC will be submitting a proposal to the Mars Society FMARS 2007 selection committee with a proposed team of 6 crewmembers consisting of 2-3 Canadian and 3-5 international researchers and engineers, out of which some or all of the proposed team members may be selected for the mission.

The Canadian and international calls for applicants can be found here: MSC Call for Applicants


The 9th International Mars Society Conference

Event: August 3-6, 2006

The 9th International Mars Society Conference will be held August 3-6, 2006 at L`Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington DC.

Highlights of the conference will feature numerous prominent speakers, including Michael Griffin, NASA Administrator, Scott Horowitz, NASA Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems, and Elon Musk, Founder and CEO of SpaceX. Additionally, conference attendees will be able to participate in the 2006 Mars Blitz, learn more about the upcoming 2007 4-month mission at the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station, attend the 2nd Annual Advanced Spacesuit Symposium and a special track session on Risk and Exploration, and view a special screening of the documentary The Mars Underground.

For more details, visit http://www.marssociety.org/conference/2006/index.asp


Expedition Gamma - Call For Applicants

MSC Needs Six New Crewmembers for MDRS Training Expedition

Posted: July 10, 2006

The Mars Society of Canada is now accepting applications for Expedition Gamma – a two-week training and research mission to the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah. The purpose of Expedition Gamma is to certify new recruits for participation in future large-scale research expeditions, to expose researchers to the facilities and environment typically available in a Mars analog setting, and to cross-train participants in several areas including geology, biology, technology and operations as they pertain to human Mars exploration. The two-week expedition will take place in January of 2007. MSC will be accepting application until August 31, 2006. Click HERE for more information.

Applications and research proposals are due August 31, 2006.


Canadian Involvement in ExoMars


Posted: June 20, 2006

Mars Society Canada has drafted and distributed a policy statment relating to Canada's participation in ESA's ExoMars mission. Further information can be found below.

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MSC Annual General Meeting Summary


Posted: June 19, 2006

The Mars Society of Canada's 5th Annual General Meeting, held this 9th and 10th of June at the University of Toronto, revealed to all comers the exciting possibilities now opening in Canada for Mars exploration. The AGM featured five speakers from government, academia, industry and citizen groups, as well as a tour of the university's Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS). The meeting, one of the best in recent memory, afforded literal glimpses into the future that no other event in Canada can match.

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