WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Tickets are now available for Professor Chris Hadfield's free public lecture that will take place next month at the University of Waterloo.
He was the first Canadian astronaut to command the International Space Station, and is now retired from the Canadian Space Agency. He will join Waterloo as an adjunct professor of aviation next fall.
"It is our pleasure to welcome Professor Hadfield for this exciting event, the first time he will visit the campus since his appointment to our faculty," said Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo. "His talk has already drawn a wealth of attention, and the tickets are sure to be in high demand. He has inspired the world with his accomplishments, and will no doubt continue to motivate our students and community to strive for excellence."
Following his lecture, Professor Hadfield will sign copies of his book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, in which he offers readers extraordinary stories from his life as an astronaut, and shows how to make the seemingly impossible a reality.
When: Noon, Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
Where: JG Hagey Hall of the Humanities, Hagey Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario. Map.
Parking: Free public parking is available in Lot C.
This is a ticketed event. Members of the public and the media are required to register in advance. The public reserve seats by clicking on the Event Registration link on the event page.
Members of the media register by contacting Pamela Smyth at 519-888-4777 or Nick Manning at 519-888-4451. There will be a media availability for registered members of the media at 10 a.m.
About the University of Waterloo
In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada's technology hub, has become one of Canada's leading comprehensive universities with 35,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Waterloo, as home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program, embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery. In the next decade, the university is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration to create solutions relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow. For more information about Waterloo, please visit www.uwaterloo.ca.
Attention broadcasters: Waterloo has facilities to provide broadcast quality audio and video feeds with a double-ender studio. Please contact Nick Manning on 519-888-4451 or 226-929-7627 for more information.
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