News and Events - archive

Glen Hospital panorama

Event: 22nd December 2015, Montreal

 

Dr Kass was invited by the President and Executive Director of McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Mr Normand Rinfret, on a tour of the MUHC’s newest and largest facility, the Glen site, which Mr Rinfret personally conducted. The MUHC is a teaching hospital and one of the largest medical institutions in Canada.

EC-DG-GROWTH

Event: 17th December 2015, Montreal

 

Bombardier Aerospace division in Montreal invited Dr Kass to address their C-Series team on the experiences gathered along a career of over 30 years in the domain of human spaceflight. Dr Kass talked about his exciting career and lessons learned in this challenging domain.

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Event: 18th June 2015, Brussels

 

The European Commission (DG-GROW) held a high-level conference on the subject of giving a Second Chance to honest failed entrepreneurs, which is one of the priorities of the European policy for SMEs and entrepreneurship. A session on Entrepreneurship Education was moderated by James Kass.

Agnico Eagle gold mining

Event: 5th July 2015, Toronto, Canada

 

Dr Kass was flown in to Agnico Eagle HQ in Toronto, Canada, for a meeting with CEO Sean Boyd and president Ammar al-Joundi, to discuss the potential introduction of a Lessons Learned system at Agnico Eagle. The meeting was organized by Agnico Eagle Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, Jean-Luk Pellerin, who also participated at the meeting.

Concordia university logo

Event: 3rd June 2015, Montreal

 

A public lecture was made by Dr Kass at his alma mater of his first university degree, on his exciting career in human spaceflight. He was invited on the occasion of the Concordia Univesity’s Summer Research Institute, whose theme for 2015 was Space.

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Event: 1st June 2015, Brussels

 

As part of the European Commission’s Learning week, Dr Kass delivered a lecture on the subject of “Learning from mistakes”, followed by a workshop. The events were well attended – indeed, the presentation was oversubscribed!

Concordia university logo

Event: 3rd June 2015, Montreal

 

Dr Kass has been invited to conduct a session at Concordia Univesity’s Summer Research Institute 2015. The session will start with a talk open to the public, which will be followed by a more intimate interactive session with the students.

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Event: 1st June 2015, Brussels

 

The European Commission’s Learning and Development Unit (DG Human Resources and Security) has invited Dr Kass to make a presentation and conduct a workshop on the subject “Learning from mistakes”. This workshop is part of a Learning Week organized by this unit.

long-duration isolation

Event: 29th April 2015, Leiden

 

At a recent Mars Meetup event held on 29-April, Dr Kass talked to the young Mars enthusiasts of the recently formed group about the special challenges facing astronauts in orbital weightlessness and long-duration separation from mother Earth.

long-duration isolation

Event: 29th April 2015, Leiden

 

The 3rd Mars Meetup event will host an old hand in the domain of human spaceflight, Dr Kass, who will speak on the subject of psychology of long-duration isolation. This subject is of especial concern and relevance with regard to potential human missions to Mars and eventual settlement of humans on the Red Planet.

Website launch

We are proud to announce the launch of an upgraded version of our James R Kass Space Consulting website! This new website is based on Joomla 3.x, which is a highly sophisticated upgrade from the previous version used, Joomla 2.5. One of the major improvements is responsive design of the website, which provides visitors the opportunity of comfortable viewing on all devices, including smart phones and tablets.

The Human Mission

Event: 6th January 2015, Vaudreuil, Quebec

 

All classes were cancelled for the afternoon and pupils of 7th-11th grades in the small Quebec school near Montreal listened spell-bound to Dr Kass describing an exciting career in human spaceflight.