Space Canada represents Canada’s space innovators and ecosystem to convey the value of space technology, research, and investment to domestic and international audiences.

Space Canada, launched in March of 2022 by nine founding members, now has over 50 leading Canadian space innovators and organizations from coast-to-coast as members that is composed of the private sector - from startups to large global companies - academic institutions, and not-for-profit organizations.


Brian Gallant, K.C., is the CEO of Space Canada. He is a business executive, thought leader, and he was the 33rd Premier of New Brunswick.

Brian is a Special Advisor to the President of Ontario Tech University. He also frequently provides business and political analysis as a media commentator.

In addition to serving as Premier of New Brunswick, Brian was the Attorney General, the Minister responsible for Innovation, and the Minister responsible for Women’s Equality. In 2018, he led his Premier colleagues as the Chair of the Council of the Federation.

Prior to elected office, Brian practiced corporate commercial law. He has university degrees in business and law from the Université de Moncton as well as a Master of Laws from McGill University.

Brian is the co-author of a major research report linking profit with purpose entitled Canadian Voices on the Role of Business in Society.

Brian is supportive of many causes and initiatives as a member of several boards of directors including the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, and the Beausejour Family Crisis Resource Centre.

  • Brian Gallant

    Brian Gallant, K.C.

    Space Canada

Event details

Date: May 18, 2023

Event contact

Philipp Kornitzky
Team Lead
Advanced Technologies Branch


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