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Topic: “Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe”

Prior to entering the Canadian Space Agency’s program, Dr. David Williams worked as an emergency room doctor and director for emergency room services at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. He was formally the director for the McMaster Centre for Medical Robotics. In June, 2012, Dr. Williams was inducted into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame. He blasted into space aboard the space shuttle Columbia, and again on the Shuttle Endeavour where he has logged more than 687 hours in space, including three spacewalks. Having also lived and worked in the world’s only underwater ocean laboratory, he became Canada’s first dual astronaut and aquanaut. NASA also appointed Dr. Williams as director of the Space and Life Sciences Directorate making him the first non-American to hold a senior management position. Dr. Williams will hold a book signing of, “Defying the Limits” following his presentation.

Location: Centennial Hall, 550 Wellington St., London ON