non-American woman to fly on the Space Shuttle
Born December 4, 1945
Birthplace Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Elementary and Secondary
Sault Ste. Marie
Bachelor of Sciences in Zoology and
Agriculture University of Guelph, 1968
Master of Sciences in Experimental Pathology
University of Western Ontario, 1971
Ph.D. in Neurobiology University of
M.D. McMaster University, 1977
Fellow as a Specialist in Neurology
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Assistant Professor of Medicine
(Neurology), McMaster University, 1982-1984
scientific staff, Sunnybrook Medical Centre,
Distinguished Professor, Centre for Advanced
Technology Education, Ryerson Polytechnic
University, Toronto, Ontario, 1992-present
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology,
University of New Mexico, 1992-1994
visiting research scholar, Department of
Neurology, University of New Mexico, 1993-1995
Visiting Distinguished Fellow, Department of
Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster
Visiting Distinguished Professor, Faculty of
Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario,
One of the six original Canadian astronauts
selected in December 1983.
Began astronaut training in February 1984.
chairperson , Canadian Life Sciences
Subcommittee for Space Station,1985-1989.
member of the Ontario Premier's Council on
Science and Technology, 1988-1989.
Designated a prime Payload Specialist for the
first International Microgravity Laboratory
Mission (IML-1) in 1990.
Flew on the Space Shuttle Discovery
during Mission STS-42, January 22-30, 1992, where
she performed life science and material science
experiments in the Spacelab and on the middeck.
Left the Canadian Space Agency effective
September 4, 1992, to pursue her research.
Touching the Earth
Canada -- Landscape of Dreams
Passionate Vision: Discovering Canada's National
The Arid Edge of Earth
Down to Earth
The Art of Adapting
Wobblers are for the Birds: Reality Check
Wanting to Dream
Driving Through Chaos
Reality Sucks Energy Big Time
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